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Alex Adamson
Alex Adamson
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Member Since
April 22, 2011
Last Seen
Nov. 17
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Author, with Harry Smith, of "Scotland's Senior Moment", Master Point Press, 2014

Author, with Harry Smith, of "If I Only Had a Heart", Master Point Press, 2016

 

Historian and project manager.  Author of a number of books on Scottish history and heritage.

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Playing captain of the Scottish Open Team at the World Bridge Games, 2016. Played for Scotland in two Camrose weekends. Winner of various national events in Scotland.
Regular Bridge Partners
Mike McGinley
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Melville (Edinburgh)
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None
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Did anyone ask for their money back?
I remember an aggregate (yes really) tournament over 24 boards where a couple of E/W pairs scored over +10,000, with the average score that way being about +6,000. The winning score N/S was about -2,500.
A definition of the good player (defender)
Since I am, on my better days, an okay player, I tend to think of a good player(bidder, defender, declarer) as one of the many people that I know is better than me. Some are very good.
Trivia - thanks to Barry for the idea
Yes. Thanks for the fun, Richard. The library in Dumfries is called the Ewart, but sadly there is no connection.
Trivia - thanks to Barry for the idea
As someone from Dumfries, I am very intrigued. I think I know the answer but will not spoil the fun for others (or show my ignorance)!
Selection Committee or National Title? Gimme One Good Reason....
Richard, they were told that it was Kaplan-Sheinwold, but no-one would recognise it as such. What was good was that Inverness produced a number of keen players at that time. One of them, Andrew McIntosh, has gone to great things. I remain grateful for having been one of the people ...
Running The Gauntlet In Poland
Sabine, thanks for writing this. I left early in the second week, while pairs qualifying was underway. I am glad to see what you wrote about the event. My own experience, as a player and a captain, was that the atmosphere was good and that the teams competitions were pretty ...
World Bridge Games Winners
They must have realised that they had to do better! Nice team to play against, though.
World Bridge Games Winners
Hi, Richard. Funding was the main issue. Also, with the Europeans in Budapest and the Chairman's Cup in Sweden, Scottish Open Team players (all amateurs) have had a lot of calls on their time this summer. A team of six would have made a big difference to us as ...
World Bridge Games Winners
Congratulations to the Scottish Women's team for reaching the semi-final, where they lost a very close match. As predicted, we in the Scottish Open team did not threaten, but we did beat the Dutch in the Group RR.
Who Will Win Open World Bridge Games?
I'll be playing for the first time, and look forward to meeting some of the people I read on this site. Having watched such events (online) for many years as a fan, I am just delighted to be taking part. I see that Scotland didn't make it into ...
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