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Bill Cubley
Bill Cubley
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
Last Seen
8 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
Complimes by pard Kyle Larsen & opponentGrant Baze at trick 3 in pro-am where we beat 7 world champions.
Bridge Accomplishments
Silver life master, 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
Silver Life Master
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Do Players Still Sort Their Cards in the UK?
Ed, I have ben to some tournaments where we were actually instructed by the director to sort for a handicapped person. I kibitzed a legally blind player several times. So blind he had special decks which he brought to tournaments. So when I played against him I asked if I ...
Continuation of "First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey"
Thanks Michael and Tom
Continuation of "First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey"
@ Steven M, We have convention cards to fully disclose our methods. Making an alertable call which is NOT on the convention card AVAILABLE TO YOUR OPPONENTS IS UNETHICAL. When there is NO cc at all, you no longer have a legal alertable bid. You cannot make transfer bids. Fielding partner ...
How to Probe for a Slam?
I'd start with a 3 Hearts cue bid as North after the takeout double. I have a huge hand loaded with aces.
What's "Normal"?
Thanks Ed and Peg for your comments.
What's "Normal"?
What is marked on the convention card applies. The boxes are 1) Forcing, 2) Non-Forcing Constructive, Non-Forcing. Without the card being marked, I would say Non-Forcing as the most ethical way to play. I feel it is unethical to make up an agreement during play and expect partner to field ...
San Diego Slow Play Penalties
Last year in the D7 NAP Flight B our opponents sending us players were late. Late on ALL 13 rounds. Despite Director calls every round, nothing was done. No board was taken away even when they got to 6 minutes behind in a 2 board movement. I was told I ...
Continuation of "First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey"
We seldom think of cheating or a fair game for the field in our rules. When the rules do not mention something, you cannot expect third parties to accept anything not written. I learned this in an arbitration class many years ago. It is time to ask our NBOs to ...
One Law for the Rich?
The In Crowd never loses in the ACBL.
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
I would rebid 2H with something like S xxx, H AK98x D KQx C xx rather than declare NT. You can switch spade s and diamonds. I would raise Clubs with 3+ clubs, bid Diamonds with 4+. So rebidding 2H with 5 hearts could right side 3NT. Partner will rebid ...

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