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Alan Shillitoe
Alan Shillitoe
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May 4, 2015
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about me

English Bridge's chief babysitter.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Research on Sexism and Bridge: Have your Say
I still think we should have sent Women's U26 teams in that period (2010-2015) regardless, and argued for it and I believe we may have lost medals through the selection committee not doing so. Having been part of those conversations, I can confirm Andy's statement though.
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
The aim should be to encourage more disclosure, not less. It's difficult enough to get anything out of most people as it is. ACBL-style cards would be an entirely retrograde step. It's funny how the people who supposedly play the most basic methods often have a surprising number ...
Orlando 2016 BOD Minutes and Exhibits
I think threatening them with having to read the whole thread on the subject would be more effective.
The Price of Information
Really interesting. This is the sort of analysis that cuts through all the old wives' tales and 'truths' about the game to try and take it forward. Much more of this sort of thing is required.
Time for a rethink
If only the recent World/Euro junior events had been so interesting systemically. My coach was lamenting the lack of interesting stuff to defend against. A couple of wonky pre-empts aside, there was nothing but cookie cutter 2/1, some transfer Walsh, a bit of Strong club and the usual ...
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
As usual with these issues, I don't see black and white but many shades of grey - which probably explains a lot about what a session of bridge with me is like... There is the responsibility of the expert player to promote the game widely and at club level let ...
We don't know why more young people aren't playing bridge
Since you have a lot of direct and current experience, then share it. Otherwise us old gits will just keep getting it wrong.
We don't know why more young people aren't playing bridge
OK. My experience (as someone on the front line) is the following. Young people will play and be engaged with the game if they are exposed to it. The problem is keeping them playing in the long term. Drop out rates are extremely high if you don't actively keep ...
We don't know why more young people aren't playing bridge
David, I guess I might answer that. Numbers are significantly up, but this is to a large degree of some of the recent initiatives and how those members are now counted - and it was an increase from virtually nobody to still a very low overall number (large percentage increase on ...
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