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Alvin Levy
Alvin Levy
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Member Since
Oct. 4, 2011
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Bridge Player
about me

A 'rocket' scientist in my previous life, working for Northrop Grumman on Long Island for 33 years after receiving PhD from Columbia University. During that time also taught, lectured, invented, consulted, authored nearly 100 refereed publications, on loan for one year to NASA as a visiting scholar and a short time to Cambridge University, England, as a visiting professor.  Retired in 1998 soon after being elected to the ACBL Board of Directors, representing NYC and Long Island (District 24).

 

Unit Board member (Nassau-Suffolk Bridge Association) and District Board member for as long as I can remember...maybe 40 years.  Past President and Tournament Chair.  ACBL Board of Directors, 1996-present, president 2003; WBF Executive Council 2004-present, currently1st VP and IT chair.  On ACBL I served as online-bridge coordinator (since 1998 when I initiated the position).  Trustee of ACBL 401(k) since 2000.

 

Originated the World Computer-Bridge Championship in 1997 and have run it annually at a major human championship ever since.  See the official website which I maintain, www.computerbridge.com

 

With an eye toward promoting bridge, I published a page of bridge links, titled 'explore the world of bridge on the Internet’ at www.allevybridge.com/allevy/worldofbridge.html/ See the June 2012 Bridge Bulletin and previous Bridge Winners article.

 

Member of ACBL Laws Commission and WBF Laws Committee.

Editor (chair of the drafting committee) of the Laws of Rubber Bridge 2014 version in coordination with the Portland Club.

 

 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
+7000 against Marty Bergen.
Bridge Accomplishments
winning the Advanced Senior Masters in 1967
Regular Bridge Partners
Beverly, also my partner in life
BBO Username
sartre
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Plea to BBO software developers
WBF running scores shows, for example, ‘after board 6 of segment 5’ along with the totals of each past segment.
Plea to BBO software developers
Good suggestions. On the WBF website (on your iphone) there was running scores, with the board number shown. It was never more than one full board behind.
Bermuda bowl 1/4 finals
Not to worry. USA wins last two sets, 113-15! Final USA beats England 195-162
SIVY B in Opatija
Kevin, thanks for posting. Congratulations to all the NA players. Thanks to all the adults that made this happen.
BBO Best Hand Idea
IMO the best setup is one used by some bot sites, namely, N-S is likely to be the declaring side on 2/3 of the deals.
Inexpensive, Portable Screens?
Maurizio di Sacco supplied the following. The WBF's (table/screen)s were built in Poland, but the producer does not make them anymore. A company in Turkey is now producing (basically) the same tables (actually, better ones: more solid and with an aluminum box instead of carton). Approximate cost ...
NABC Appeal
OK...The case for bidding on is convincing. 6C
Call to Action: ACBL Zonal Governance Reorg
As Stu mentioned my views, so I'll elaborate. A significant (by-law) change such as this requires a 2/3 majority. Since the motion does not specify the method of selecting the board within the ACBL board, referred to as the Executive Committee, it is not in keeping with responsible ...
NABC Appeal
Stuck...even though bidding on may be bridge logic, there is a good chance that if you bid on and make it, it will be taken away. Might as well live with it and avoid an appeal which you may lose. Maybe you'll get lucky and 6 goes down ...
YNABC Las Vegas July 25-27 is ready to rock & roll- we're all shook up!
Hi Anne, Looking forward to a great youth championship.
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