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Amy Downing
Amy Downing
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Member Since
March 16, 2014
Last Seen
Dec. 8
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
playing bridge with my mother, Frances Downing
Bridge Accomplishments
qualifying for day 2 of my first VZLM pair when I barely had 500 points. Placing 6th Overall in Mixed Pairs - none of which I could have done w/o Michael
Regular Bridge Partners
Michael Schreiber - my husband
Member of Bridge Club(s)
none
Favorite Tournaments
none
Favorite Conventions
still learning
BBO Username
amydowning
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Open San Diego Discussion Thread
http://cdn.acbl.org/nabc/2017/03/bulletins/db2.pdf Just change the number before .pdf. 2 is Saturday Nov 25
2d response to opening strong artificial 2C
Very interesting comments. I asked the question because the conversation on another bridge site indicate most of the folks played 2d as waiting. A bid for which I don't see much purpose but on this poll most folks play as waiting rather than GF. Enlightened I am. I play ...
Did anyone ask for their money back?
We played in an 8 is enough team event where it was shuffle deal and play 6 boards 4 rounds. My partner or I declared every hand we played. It was amazing.
Retiring TD -- Roger Putnam
San Diego - more decades than I care to remember (1976?) When airport screening had just begun - Roger took out his Swiss army knife and put it in the "coin bowl" saying "I'll just set this here before it goes off." Now we all know Roger and know he meant ...
Feedback: ACBL Convention Charts
Off topic but since Linda Trent mentioned "2000 mps is in the top 9% of ACBL members" I thought I would mention: 2000 MP makes you ineligible for some club games in Memphis. Seems to me setting MP limits higher than the normal sectional is simply a way of circumventing ...
Partner fails to alert. Should you do the same?
I believe the technical obligation on the declaring side is to announce "failure to alert" before the lead and let the opps ask and let them call the director if they feel the director is warranted. On the defending side the technical obligation is to announce there was a "failure ...
Henry G. Francis
From the Boston Herald where he worked for 25 years http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonherald/obituary.aspx?pid=186273204
Dinner for six (or twelve)
If you are having a dinner party with bridge players and do not intend to play bridge - the guest list would not be multiples of 4 so they would know bridge is not on the agenda.
Henry G. Francis
Henry was one of the funniest and smartest men I have ever known. Michael is on his way to see Dorthy right now. Great loss to the Bridge world and the print media. Nothing like an old school newsman. I think I worked for the NABC Daily Bulletin for at ...
Toronto NABC Entry Fees in Martian Currency?
And every TD and bridge pro who works in Toronto must declare Canadian revenue for tax purposes.
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