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Bill Cubley
Bill Cubley
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Basically a club player who gets to a nationals every other year. Very good slam bidder. Hideous Hog himself sent a postcard to my cat for helping me bid a grand slam which won that night by 1/2 of a match point!  Won 2 world wide bidding contests.  Greatest compliment was opponent Grant Baze tell partner Kyle Larsen, "He's playing the Hell out of this hand!"  I had only played 3 tricks.  This was an unforgettable score of 7 1/2 match points.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Compliments by pard Kyle Larsen, opponent Grant Baze at trick 3 in pro-am. Eddie Kantar calling my name and shaking my hand for 2nd OA in year long race on money tour. Played only June -December
Bridge Accomplishments
Ruby LM, lots of successful slams bid by me and played well by my partners.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
District 7, Unit 252 Low Country in the Bluffton - Hilton Head area of South Carolina
Favorite Tournaments
nationals, regionals
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
Kibitz Kat
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Five No Trump Bids
I have given up bidding 5NT. I only bid it once asking partner to bid the grand slam if he held the K&Q of trump. He held them both but lied because he had no aces. So 2 guys partnering for a quarter century somehow came up with the ...
Rebidding a second suit after Jacoby 2NT
The question is what bid will help partner the most. Rebidding 3M is normally considered the strongest response. It also conserves bidding space for slam exploration. Bidding a 5 card second suit on all hands seems unwise when you are trying to get to a slam or a grand slam ...
What do you call an 8 card suit?
A long ago partner bid 4D over opener's 3D preempt. I said it was probably for the majors. I held S Qxx H QTx so I bid 4 H. I was raised to 6H and dummy hit with S AKJx H AKJTxxxx D - CA Another hand with the same ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
This action is probably why many new players are driven away. It is usually accompanied by gloating. The new players simply do not have the tools to deal with this. I do not think it matters that it was bid in Flight A. The attitude I see is I cannot ...
Perfect storm
Mr. Courtney plays like a descendant of a POMMY or the famed Wild Colonial Boy. This is meant as a high compliment to an Australian.
Law 16, alerts, and ethical considerations
Playing a round in pairs is not limited to bidding and play. It includes alerts, asking for explanations, and director calls.
Law 16, alerts, and ethical considerations
I always try to explain the bid rather the name of a convention. Always remember we explain the agreement only. Never explain how you take partner's bid. Always consider the event you are in. Gold Rush events have a lesser skilled field. If there is an issue, call the ...
What are your rights and obligations when you don't know who hessitated at the other side?
I am waiting for Richard Pavlicek to post. ;-)
You be the Comittee .
Major MI from good players. As a director told me once, it is the player's job to call the director or appeal. This is a major case of MI. Still West might have reversed rather than pass over 2H by South.
Is the auction over?
When the opening lead is made, it is too late. If North says something other than "Any questions?" with a face down lead, it is too late. It may well be too late in any case. And of course if West has doubled and leads a card it is too ...

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