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Alan Shillitoe
Alan Shillitoe
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Member Since
May 4, 2015
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about me

English Bridge's chief babysitter.

United Kingdom

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the saint
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Selection Problems
Open, Ladies and Seniors may be spoilt for restaurants. Juniors often get venues well out of the way and are at the mercy of what is laid on. Quality certainly varies. Salsomaggiore great. Taicang...
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And very subjective, only a few people are capable of doing it properly of the level of play in question and it relies on perfect data capture of bidding and play - given what we've seen of VG I think that's a bit of a no no.
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DW. On the subject of email threads. Anyone with a conflict is removed from the circulation list. In this case Gillian and others would not have been party to the emails.
Alan Shillitoe's bidding problem: J AKQ6 75 QJT873
Partner has chosen to pass rather than XX, but we've already denied a diamond control by bidding 4H. There's lots of inferences to untangle and I'm interested in the consensus.
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Re: The emails. Obviously every decision can't be held until a meeting - the committee meets a handful of times per year - and many of the threads are sufficiently dull that people would be delighted for them to never be published - those arcane procedures and regulations that we'll never ...
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I guess the answer is to ask them who they think the second best player or pair in the country is!
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I'd challenge that view somewhat. You certainly need some players of top standard on the committee - there is room for others who excel at governance and process. While data can be gathered, it can't tell the whole story. Therefore there is a significant component of judgement through observation ...
Crouch and Cope Win Silodor Pairs
Nice one guys!
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That will definitely be self-funded...
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@Richard. Give us a few more junior cycles and I reckon we could put a dent in that £200K!

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