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Alvin Levy
Alvin Levy
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Member Since
Oct. 4, 2011
Last Seen
March 21
Member Type
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, currently Executive VP and IT chair.  On ACBL I serve as online-bridge coordinator (since 1998).  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. Edited 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
Diamond Life Master
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Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
Nick - The NY Times article mentions some details not given elsewhere. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/sports/bridge-player-suspended-doping.html See David Harris' comments. In part, "Mr. Harris said Mr. Helgemo told the federation that he had been trying to control his weight and had been taking supplements - with ...
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
From the Anti-Doping Panel: This decision is not going to be made public, only an extract will be made public.
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
Geir Helgemo wrote today to the Anti-Doping panel, “I want to acknowledge to the WBF that I do not wish to appeal the decision.”
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
This will be a controversial ruling as the drug in question, and others on the banned list, are not necessarily performance enhancing substances. This should lead to further discussions on our Anti-Doping regulations.
NABF and WBF Positions Open
I was not in favor of an upper age limit. The WBF also now limits the age of electing its president, to age 75!
NABF and WBF Positions Open
Jan is correct about the age of under 76 to be elected, for the first time, to the EC. If once a member of the EC, then you can be reelected until the age of 79. From the recent updated WBF Statutes: Article 39 ‐ Eligibility requirements   … A President and/or ...
Maurizio Di Sacco interview - topics: LoveBridge (tablet bridge) and cheating
Hi Melanie, I had the pleasure of being the onsite coordinator of that 2013 Atlanta youth championship. It was a great experience for me as well. I loved that the youngsters took the table play seriously, while being friendly, and had fun after the games interacting with each other.
Maurizio Di Sacco interview - topics: LoveBridge (tablet bridge) and cheating
There is room for both. The more options, the more participation, the more the game will grow. For youngsters like Michael Xu, who have played in world youth competition, the experience must have been a thrill.
Maurizio Di Sacco interview - topics: LoveBridge (tablet bridge) and cheating
Barometer scoring is another plus.
Maurizio Di Sacco interview - topics: LoveBridge (tablet bridge) and cheating
For youngsters, it has already changed. They live in an electronic world. The more forms of bridge, the more attractive to a wider audience.
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