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Bill Cubley
Bill Cubley
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
Last Seen
42 minutes 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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BOD Restructure Vote
The Western Conference, the Mid Atlantic Bridge Conference. Districts create conferences so all the sectionals and regionals do not draw from each other. The players get to play in tournaments with larger fields and more masterpoints. D21 usually has 3,000+ tables in its regionals with being in the Western ...
BOD Restructure Vote
We have recently faced a loss of hundreds of thousands for the Honolulu NABC, failure to properly report the results of an NABC results, stagnant membership, hundreds of club closings. Changes need to be made so the ACBL can function to run and sanction tournaments and properly plan for major ...
Bad bidding practices that you nevertheless see many long-time players engage in
I played Standard American for years after 2/1 became common. I just hated it when I played Standard with someone who 'played " 2/1 who kept saying over and over that he could not understand Standard American. The 2/1 system is an improvement on Standard American, not a ...
Another Proposal for SF
When I was in D21 [San Francisco] it took years of effort to get get a 7:30pm start instead of 8:00pm so players actually could get their scores and make the last BART train home. Parking is scarce and expensive so the players had to use public transit ...
Bidding philosophy
I pass and revalue after I see partner's bidding card. Some preempt because they have a suit and sowing confusion is a part of the game. There are hands for all of our methods and hands difficult for our methods. The real question is, "Did partner drive me and ...
Origin of the Phrase Double Dummy
I submitted a hand to an NABC DB. Henry Francis was tired so he erred in his editing. I was both declarer and dummy in the write up. So I claim to be the official first double dummy player. ;-)
The Most Important Card
Paragraph one ends "... partnered by Pamela, and this was my problem." A very well placed comma. But some ambiguity exists. :-) Good of her to play the king of hearts to remove the dummy entry.
Complaints at clubs/bridge anywhere.
Humor rather than strictness helps defuse a lot of situations. A player once said something rude to my partner. I said he was interfering with my right to be the only one to insult my partner. He smiled and apologized. I consider play in clubs to have a large social ...
Colour Coded Playing Cards
Good idea. Sometimes small changes work very well beyond expectations.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
I liked having the bar when I was in England at the clubs played at. In the Young Chelsea the barmaid one year appreciated the fast I could say hello in her native Polish. This was more upsetting to the players than my play. ;-)

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