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Bill Searcy
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Member Since
Sept. 17, 2015
Last Seen
Aug. 14
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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Silver Life Master
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Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
If a casual player who enjoys both the competition and social aspects of our game read this discussion, would they not say, "Why am I doing this?" I am one. Bridgedom wonders why membership and attendance is dropping. Do clubs now need to drug test our Club Championship winners? Bye ...
Call for Quorum ATL ACBL Annual Membership Meeting
Who cares who did what. Just get to the meeting.
First Dupli-Swiss at ACBL club - positives and negatives
Tom and all, An interesting side bar for our club games. The 2 Tuesday team games a month are drawing 10+ teams consistently in 2018. The Sunday games get 7-8 teams. Our Tuesday pair games are at 7-8 tables and Sunday is 3.5 to 4 tables. That tells us ...
First Dupli-Swiss at ACBL club - positives and negatives
We used a typical swiss set-up, where matches were 2 tables apart. Since all tables were playing the same board sets, I did not have 2 adjacent tables playing the same boards at the same time. The team matches were never at adjacent tables. Our playing space will handle a ...
First Dupli-Swiss at ACBL club - positives and negatives
Director's thought on running our Club's second dupli-swiss. I set up the table structure similar to Bud's grid. 10 tables with 5 head-to-head matches. I did take care to set out the boards so that side-by-side tables were not playing the same boards at the same time ...
Common Game/ACBL hand generation and a request for information
Board 9 of TCG on Monday, 4-23 was wild enough that it may be should have not been included. Was not much fun to play from any direction.
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 ...
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