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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 saint
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David Burn's bidding problem: A65 KQ92 J43 T65
I double. Keeps most options open. (We all would if we could)
What’s the Point of Keep Bridge Alive?
If you're interested in kids and effects on performance at schools I should put you in touch with SYBA at Stamford in England. Might be some scope to help each other.
Challenges and concerns for the bridge community
Everyone needs to make a conscious effort to go out, engage and teach new players. Where clubs and organisations have done this they thrive because the core product - the game - is great. Where they haven't they have died. Anything else is just hot air.
The 3 word challenge
Carved another one...
The Most Sensational Story Ever in Bridge History
The 'Award the 1965 Bermuda Bowl to Argentina' campaign begins here!
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
Not really - they want to strip fat as much as feasibly possible.
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
I've long said that reclassifying Bridge, Chess and the like as 'Mind Sports' would solve a lot of the problems. Then you could have an appropriate PED list (yes, cognitive enhancing drugs should be banned, many others are nonsense)and a classification of the mind sports which fits (with ...
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
It's laughable. How much money has the Zimmerman project cost and nobody could be bothered to cover this? You may or may not like the rules but they are what they are and everyone has to play by them. It takes very little effort to research the WADA list ...
Using Twitch as a Platform for Bridge
Was looking at doing this for the England Juniors - thanks for the info and insight.
Value of Support Doubles?
Indeed. Play something that both forget instead.
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