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Bill Searcy
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Member Since
Sept. 17, 2015
Last Seen
June 27, 2017
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I have been playing duplicate bridge for about 50 years. I have been a club owner, am a certified director for 40 years, and direct 6-7 club games a month.

I tell our club members frequently that this is a game to be enjoyed by the 60-80 players who come to the club every day. They come to "play", not "work" the game of bridge.

United States of America

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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Bridge Down Under - What a Difference!
I agree with both Ron and Christopher. And one of JoAnne's comments about the social aspects that everyone seemed to bring to the game. I feel this is missing, especially from our ACBL sectionals In the late 70s/early 80s, our club had 18-20 tables attend each Thursday evening ...
ACBL club policies - extremely light actions
Randy, good for you and I applaud your efforts. I play and direct in Bud Hinkley's club. Twice a week we have a 399er section. In our northern Indiana, bad weather January, we would not get 3 tables in the 399er section. We gave them the option of playing ...
For us who were 20 yrs or younger when first playing duplicate:
In the 1950s, bridge was a very(if not THE) social game of the times. My mother and father were at other couples homes, or had invited couples to our home, where they played rubber bridge. On the few weekend nights when they were not with friends, my father would ...
Quick question about seeding a STAC Swiss team event
Hi David, and thanks for the comment. I match"A" teams in round 1, but not the top two teams, although there is little difference. I am interested in your comment, "it evens out in the long run." Is there any documentation or experience in this? If it really does ...
Quick question about seeding a STAC Swiss team event
Our club does not hold Stac swiss events, but does hold a monthly team game. Normal entry is about 10-12 tables in 3 strats: 4 in A, 4 in B, and 2-4 in C. I try to pair the teams in like strats for round 1-imps converted to VP (20 ...
Bridge Students in Springfield, MA
Jeff illustrates a very interesting idea and program. My question is,"How to expand on it?" When my son was a junior in high school, I asked him if many students would be interested in learning bridge as an extra curricular club activity. He said "no" they are too interested ...
Annoying behaviour
I direct multiple games each month where Bud plays and directs. As a director, I do notice the tendency for players who are behind the clock at the end of a round giving the extra shuffles, especially when I am at the table urging them to move, and when I ...
Past NABC Bulletins
Peg. I have a copy of the last Sunday Bulletin from the Detroit NABC in 1981. I only kept it because I became a LM on that day by finishing 2 on the last Sunday Swiss. Although I am electronically challenged, I could get that one Bulletin to you.
Calling the director at a local club
We teach our club players to call the director whenever there is an irregularity at the table and not make a ruling yourself. Law 9 seems to support this, but Law 10 seems to allow it if all agree. I have never heard that a class of player, whatever it ...
ACBL regional attendance - evening games, especially top flight KOs and Swiss events
I also believe there are too many tournaments. Regionals are the life-blood of our ACBL Units Regionals are where units make their money. In Northern Indiana, we use a goodly sum to help our players by funding the extra sanction fees for special games, so that our players only pay ...
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