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Brett Kunin
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 16, 2012
Last Seen
22 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

semi-retired attorney, living in northern New Jersey; Tournament Chair, NJ Bridge League (Unit 140)

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Winning KO and Swiss in same NYC regional
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Shrine Bridge Center, Livingston, NJ
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Grassroots Participation in ACBL Elections
TY, Ed. I'd like to think we have one of the hardest working and active Unit Boards in the East, for a Unit with 3000 bridge players. In addition, although our District is in deep financial trouble, 140 finances are in excellent shape, despite the attendance loss at Unit-wide ...
Grassroots Participation in ACBL Elections
To Ed and Steve Bruno: Ed, your cynicism is unwarranted. In Unit 140 (central NJ) board members receive no remuneration (except for an "optional" $100/yr to the Tournament Chair, whose expenses for transportation and other items are 2-3 times that amount); I hardly considered a bagel during our Sat ...
Grassroots Participation in ACBL Elections
Mike: I cannot speak for your unit. In our unit, 140, Central NJ, all nominees to the Unit Board must be approved by the membership at the Annual Meeting. Quite frankly, our most difficult task is getting people to agree to serve on the Board. We have a 2-term limit ...
What's going wrong with Gatlinburg ??
I'm with Steve on this one. With the ACBL median age (not average) over 74, and the most of the "new" members being retired people, as opposed to young people, the fact that such people are not willing to travel to such an "out-of-the-way" (90 min. drive from nearest ...
ATB- missing spade contract
Len: Since almost none of my regular partners would play that 1nt is natural here (and, BTW, I agree with you that I would never do so, even if it were natural, with Ax of d's), I assigned all the blame to South, as I would have cue bid ...
Do you add 1Hcp for all 4 Aces?
Len: I made my comment, before reading the full thread. Please q.v. my comment above.
Do you add 1Hcp for all 4 Aces?
I agree completely. In a suit contract, this hand, with 9.5 controls, is a g/f opposite a response. However, IMO, the lack of intermediates negates a 2n opening under ANY circumstances. At imps, changing the hand slightly to AT9, AQJx, AT9x, Ax, and I would risk it.
1H - 1NT - 2C (ACBL Alert Procedure)
John: I agree it is not alertable. However, if asked, you should state it promises three, unless opener is precisely 4-5-2-2. Under the ACBL's "post-Alert" procedure, the same explanation should follow if asked after the auction is concluded.
A Difficult Grand
Ken: Unfortunately, the answer is "yes" -- you are barred from the bid in all but the highest NABC championship events, as the ACBL does not consider "length points" in its calculation. With less than 10 HCP, it is considered a "psych" of an artificial bid. (As an aside, I would ...
Junior Entry Fees at ACBL NABC
I would agree with Ray. Many Sectionals, such as our Unit, #140 (Central NJ), offer a 50% discount to juniors. (Regionals tend to vary in their approach.) Since it is likely that the intent of the original Board resolution was for a 50& discount, if there are any Board members reading this, why not propose a new Resolution, stating: "At any NABC, any Junior player under the age of 20 may play in a regionally rated event for free. Any Junior player playing in an NABC event may receive up to a 50% discount on the entry fee; however, if the Junior is NOT playing ...

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