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Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor
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Member Since
April 25, 2015
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Bridge Writer
about me

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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Would you DELIBERATELY take advantage of a penalty card?
Bridge is a game. As a game it is played by rules. Unlike most games, the rules are enforced by a director/referee/umpire who ISN"T watching the action. The d/r/u is invited into the action by the players. (s)he then has to adjudicate according to ...
These are a few of my unfavourite things
How many ways can I like Andy's comments? Not enough!! Love the OP Armstrong comment too
ATB - Matchpoints, grand played in second best game
CORRECTION. After 4D North raised to 5
Question re bridge clubs and the ADA/ACBL regulations
Once again, I am staggered (to say the least) by a description of bridge in the US. I may well be wrong, as I frequently am, but I thought there was a Law in the book that the director would direct seating arrangements. At my club, it's simple. If ...
A possibly crazy idea for ACBL skip bid procedure
"is just going to get you labeled as a jerk." which explains in a nutshell why UI offenders are never going to learn - the UI non-offenders just suck it up.
Ten Seconds
NZ regs require the announcement of club length and NT strength when partner opens 1C or 1NT. We are required to pre-alert special agreements. We are required not to alert doubles or redoubles. My partner and I play what would be, by US standards a lot of artificial openers and ...
A possibly crazy idea for ACBL skip bid procedure
Randy, how is that an "easy" solution. You put out the card and bid. LHO reaches for a pass or a bid (and of course RHO can distinguish between them) and you tell him he needs to wait but the UI has already been transmitted - instapass or instabid as the ...
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
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