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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.

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United Kingdom

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The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I'll have you know that the Flat Earth society has members all around the globe...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I echo Peter's view above. I've long held the view that the rest of Bridge world can and should learn from the juniors how to play the game properly.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Don. I'll certainly be doing that when Avon does the companion volume on Fantunes.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I'd have only had 2* in those words, not 3.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Interesting. I'll read it and make up my own mind. It would be interesting as a purely intellectual exercise, whether if one were to take any other famous international pair in history, if you could construct a case against them too if you looked at enough hands.
What are your pet peeves?
High-fiving or other comparable gestures are pretty much de rigeur in such situations in the junior game. And long may it be so.
What are your pet peeves?
How many minuets in a concerto or symphony? I'm thinking these are imperial rather than SI units.
What are your pet peeves?
Poor standard/inadequate selection of biscuits to accompany my cup of tea - and that's before we get to kettle etiquette. Don't even get me started on dunking, especially at the table.
Changing The Guard - attracting younger players
The current reputation of the England juniors couldn't be more different - they are received in pretty much universally glowing terms and seen as a massive credit to both themselves and English bridge. This can be seen by the fantastic response to the fundraising drive for the teams that went ...
Changing The Guard - attracting younger players
They have a lot more disposable income than the Millenials. I recall the first time I played Brighton Pairs in 1993 there were over 600 entries. That had already comfortably more than halved before the move to Eastbourne a few years ago. Now I appreciate that the costs extra to ...
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