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Alan Taylor
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20 years NZ championships Bulletin editor, 10 years Australian NOT editor  . 2 PABC bulletin editorial stints, NZ Open trialist (horribly inconsequential) 2 NZ Seniors titles. Habitual psycher, habitual over-bidder, eternal optimist at the table, eternally disappointed

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Not Dead Yet
It's working? way ott. One swallow does not a summer make.
Your first involvement in Bridge -Survey 2
No answer fits. I hated the game when my father taught my brothers and me to play. Other factors cause me to rethink my attitude and then I immediately started to play in clubs
Your first involvement in Bridge -Survey 1
No response fits - I learnt as a grade school pupil
Swiss teams - with hand records, bridgemates and less waiting time - it IS possible!
The "hand record" part of this discussion can only be described (by one from this part of the world) as @#$%^& bizarre. I cannot remember the last session of bridge that I played without hand records - even 40 years ago when we dealt and played, we would fill out the traveller ...
A definition of the good player (defender)
Jeff Rubens was the winner in third year of the Bols Tips with an article on just this topic.
First unpleasant experience of changed 2017 Laws
I have always wondered why this law exists. If I miscount trumps - I get no redress. If I bid 6NT because I forgot that we are playing a weak NT not a strong, I get no redress. If I pull out a bidding card and don't bother to check ...
The Fallacy of Restricted Choice
Al: I think you'll find that the English title was "The Exper Game"
The (Very) Hideous Hog
Why would anyone express anything except contempt for this person? If one tenth of the tales above are even vaguely true then he should have been banned from playing the game for ever. Read Michael Hargreaves story above 2nd part and tell me I'm wrong. The Hog called the ...
Bowling Along 8 - Slip Sliding Away
Thanks, ben. Really enjoyed these
Original Bridge Event Formats
We tried this one at a NZ congress as a late night fun event. Players teamed up in 3s SO you are East and and your teamies are West 1 and West 2. NS aligned in a similar way. Say you are dealer you call, S1 calls, W1 calls, N ...
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