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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Member Since
Oct. 24, 2015
Last Seen
18 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
about me

I am giving up playing the game due to , in my opinion, the ACBL's colluding with known collusive cheaters to defraud ACBL members from titles and sponsorships. I am also disgusted with inept management (who schedules a national in Hawaii anyway? It's beautiful but out of many's affordabilty...B.O.D., this looks BAD when you grant yourselves a trip, room, and board there.)

 

I will continue to teach but will no longer support the ACBL until these issues have been addressed to my satisfaction.

 

 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the second competitive bridge game I ever played in after finishing dead last in the first one
Bridge Accomplishments
the thanks of my students.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
None, now
Favorite Tournaments
Doesn't much matter anymore
Favorite Conventions
Ones that don't involve cheating
BBO Username
not much of an issue now
ACBL Ranking
None
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“Could have been aware” - when doesn’t it apply?
But Peg, we all 'zone out' from time to time; also, beginners often take time working out that they don't have a problem :) The 'inference at your own risk' is pretty much IMO what the Law should be here. I will agree that some experienced operators take advantage in ...
Bidding Deep Finesse
I must be cranky today :) "How should the bidding have gone?" Without knowing the systems and methods context, that question is impossible to answer (for both pairs).
ATB, if any, for this missed slam
I have an issue with the premise of this ATB. The choices seem more accusatory than balanced; I doubt I would ever reach this slam but the choices do not reflect that opinion. Hence my abstention. This poll seems more like two partners arguing, not like a constructive dialogue.
THE RULE OF 9
Wow, another rule I get to learn. Wonderful. In my experience as a teacher, getting students to play by rote is a sure way to stunt their development; yes, a few rules are good 'to get them off the ground' but reliance on aphorisms doesn't develop skills. Everyone would ...
Bob Okker's bidding problem: AJ52 K5 K93 AKJ5
@ Gregory I'm not planning to bid clubs later. Maybe partner might and that will be fine.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: T43 T83 T862 T93
Why Marshall, you've never talked your opponents out of something? :) In fairness, you are right IMO. I've just seen too many 'bad' bids pay a dividend to ignore (what I hope is) an innocuous bid to help derail an enemy auction.
Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: J876 T QJ52 K987
I do not have a gadget for this sequence, nor do I wish to ponder one. Trying to cater to everything IMO is a sign of insanity.
Robin Hillyard's bidding problem: --- A542 AK96543 53
Remember, we were all Juniors once...
Richard Willey's bidding problem: 932 K942 9 AKT62
I'd put 4 on the table, and after the hand was over tell them to cut the crap.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: T43 T83 T862 T93
I don't think 2 promises the earth, just some diamonds.
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