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Barry Dehlin
Barry Dehlin
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
First NABC (DC 2009)
Bridge Accomplishments
District GNT B champion
Favorite Tournaments
GNT
BBO Username
bd71
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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For your consideration: Are Bridge and Baseball facing similar problems appealing to youth?
Remember him as a player? No, I'm not near old enough. Remember his story and the book about him? Heck yes... https://www.amazon.com/Catcher-Was-Spy-Mysterious-Life-ebook/dp/B005U3V2NG/
ACBL CEO: Post-Mortem
"I can see feelings being hurt when someone is asked to play and they are told, quite frankly, that they aren't good enough..." We should hold no illusion that this doesn't happen now -- sometimes explicitly but more often indirectly with fudges and evasions -- based simply on masterpoints. If ...
Is This a Legitimate Question?
Mike H: I appreciate you pointing out the potential ethical issue here. Richard beat me to my response...we should always ask. I suspect that I'm not 100% compliant, but this is a good reminder to get better.
ACBL Search Committee Up and Rolling
Can anyone link to the BW post on this presentation?
Is This a Legitimate Question?
When playing matchpoints, I have this agreement with my primary partner. I've struggled with the issue of whether we should actually alert the agreement (i.e. in the OP auction, whether I should alert my partner's 3D IF we knew there was an 8-card fit). We don't ...
The real reason Bridge is on the decline
You're right that commute times are higher, but the magnitude of increase isn't even close to negating the reduction in work hours. This article... https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/02/22/the-american-commute-is-worse-today-than-its-ever-been/?utm_term=.dacbca6843ea ...suggests that the total increase in commute times over the last ...
The real reason Bridge is on the decline
In the United States, data do NOT support the assertion that people are working more hours than ever, even when you limit the focus to those who are employed. https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/USAAHWEP
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
"...do you really think masterpoints are that important?" Absolutely yes. Your logic is like saying that because there is a skewed distribution of lifetime earnings (most at lower levels, very few at the highest levels), it's therefore proof that people don't care about money. I don't buy ...
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
What were the reasons they disliked him?
Advise the Tournament Chair: When a BAM movement gets whammed ...
"As a practical matter, it should not make any difference whether this is an NABC event or a regional or sectional event." Respectfully disagree. I think the relative importance of the GNT event permits consideration of a broader solution set. I don't think an extra session and the prospect ...
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