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Alvin Levy
Alvin Levy
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Member Since
Oct. 4, 2011
Last Seen
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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).

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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.

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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

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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.

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Led the recent project to completely update the WBF website. On-site coordinator and chair of the organizing committee of the recent World Youth Open Bridge Championships held at the Atlanta NABC. See my summary at www.worldbridge.org/al-levys-summary.aspx

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Took initiative in settling the recent world affair involving the Israeli Venice Cup team qualifier that was blocked from participating in Bali. Working behind the scenes with the Israeli Bridge Federation, the WBF and the Mind Sports Association, the matter was settled.

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Member of ACBL Laws Commission and WBF Laws Committee. Edited the Laws of Rubber Bridge 2014 version in coordination with the Portland Club.

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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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#saynotocheats
@Joe The National Bridge Organizations (NBOs) are the United States Bridge Federation (USBF), the Canadian Bridge Federation (CBF) and the Mexican Bridge Federation (MBF). These NBOs fall in zone 2 of the WBF. The ACBL has acted as the zonal authority for zone 2, but because the ACBL does not ...
#saynotocheats
@Paul I know it is confusing, but the ACBL does not conform to a zonal organization as specified by the WBF. The recognized organizations all agree to recognize the rulings of CAS. The ACBL does not. That is one reason that there is no reciprocity between the ACBL and other ...
#saynotocheats
I don't blame anyone for being p**sed. Recent rulings are causing havoc without a clear solution. The ACBL has expelled F-N and F-S and it will require an appeal for them to get reinstated. L-B (racecars) have appealed more than once and have been denied. While there is ...
#saynotocheats
I wish that wasn't the case, but there appears to be legal issues involved. As in the case of Balicki - Zmudzinski, the WBF credentials committee disinvited the pair without giving a reason.
#saynotocheats
Since the events are by invitation, I cannot foresee F or N or F or S or the Drs. just showing up. If they come to play the credentials committee will exercise its duties.
#saynotocheats
This is insane! After all the damage they have done to our game, and over such a long period of time, to welcome them back is insane! I await a statement from the Italian Bridge Federation (FIGB). The organizations that have play 'by invitation' cannot openly express their response before ...
Open Orlando Discussion Thread
The WBF Pair events are run barometer style, with the same boards being played at the same time, at all tables. This is the only way to allow "running scores." The combination of same boards being played and running scores is a favorite for the players and spectators.
Open Orlando Discussion Thread
15% discount for food and non-alcoholic beverages in all restaurants (not Starbucks). Food carts will not be available after 9/24. The Central Pantry is the closest place to get a snack or sandwich.
Open Orlando Discussion Thread
I want to confirm Jan’s comments. The addition will affect overall response time, and players can be seen by quarter in their table positions.
Open Orlando Discussion Thread
I’ll get back tomorrow after checking with our techies.
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