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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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Ruling and Appeal (alert failure)
3????????????? Can I get a prescription for his medicine? How much do I expect to enjoy 3 facing a 4, 5 hand?surely 3H is p or c?
BBO Vugraph - Where are the women?
But what about the Men's teams?
BBO Vugraph - Where are the women?
I'm sure RF is right
BBO Vugraph - Where are the women?
JA why should a match be broadcast just because it involves women? If it is worthy of broadcasting, broadcast it, if it isn't - don't be sexist - ignore it. The only criterion of "worth" is quality of bridge - not gender of participants
BBO Vugraph - Where are the women?
Can someone explain to me why in bridge, a game in which physical advantages are relatively trivial, it matters a jot whether a competitor is m or f. When I watch vugraph, I want to watch the best players available. If there is a choice of matches, I want to ...
Bridge Training Suggestions
There is a set of books by David Bird and Tim Bourke called something like "Test Your Bridge Technique" each concentrates on a particular aspect of declarer or defensive play. I think they are excellent. In the same vein Reese and Trezel produced a superb series 30 or 40 years ...
Advise The Tournament Chair: A Tale Of Three Pairs
Maybe I'm dumb but I don't understand your problems in the first 2 cases Pair 1 - speak to X - he has "impeccable ethics" - point out to him the UI that his partner is transmitting and ask him to sort it out. If he doesn't then forget the ...
The books have got to go.... Part II
This whole discussion is bizarre. At my club EVERYONE plays multi - no exceptions, The sessions I play are mostly open but with a few intermediates or juniors (not juniors by age but by experience) I have NEVER seen a written defence and guess what, nobody cares nor feels deprived.
Chess Philanthropist
No, surely that's not business - if you can afford to be a sponsor then there are lots of other ways to make money through your investment - you're not going to make much by winning a bridge tournament. It's not philanthropy either - let's be honest - if I ...
A bidding poll with a twist
If Henry's memory is accurate then this is a HORRIBLE story, imho. To me this is gaining an Ave+ by NOT playing bridge - sorry but to me (in the vulgar tongue) "this sux" and inflicting an Ave- on opps who were being ethical - they didn't HAVE to tell ...
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