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Bud Hinckley
Bud Hinckley
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Member Since
June 30, 2010
Last Seen
Nov. 14
Member Type
Bridge Director
United States of America

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Charles Clarke, Richard Mao, Howard Piltch
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ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Charles Clarke - Bud Hinckley
2 over 1 of a major game forcing
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Richard Mao-Bud Hinckley-Howard Piltch
2 over 1 game forcing
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Tim DeLaney - Bud Hinckley
2 over 1 Game Forcing
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Vicki McIntire - Bud Hinckley
Standard American
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Richard Mao-Bud Hinckley
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Richard Mao-Bud Hinckley Sep2016
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ACBL and USBF hand generators are demonstrably insecure
The Big Deal program created by Hans van Staveren has been available for random deal generation since late 2000 and ACBL had been strongly encouraged by many individuals to change the antiquated deal preparation method being used and to use Big Deal (or something very similar). It took this "event ...
A possibly crazy idea for ACBL skip bid procedure
Sometimes it's easy to forget that the stop card was simply a tool to remind LHO of his obligation to make a significant pause before making his call. Not having the stop card really doesn't change anything. The LHO who insta-passes whether the stop card was available for ...
With competent Directors and players who understand how UI should affect their auction and play, then it would make sense to simply use the UI law only for all of these situations and nothing else. Unfortunately, that is never going to happen.
One thing I have learned both as a player and Director is when judgment is used to consider a call to be comparable (similar, but not the same meaning) and the UI law is deemed to no longer apply, offender's partner is best to think the UI law applies ...
I’m one of those who have suggested the range be within a queen. However, if I was told to allow up to an ace difference in strength (which would allow me to consider 1-level suit overcalls to be comparable to 1-level opening bids) and to be ready to use ...
Many, including myself, have stated we should have already seen a dozen examples from the WBF/ACBL Law Commissions on common situations. And the 1-level suit overcall being comparable or not is likely the most discussed judgment call, and has been debated back to the beginning of this year. A ...
Pass out of Turn
It may technically be AI, but if not for the irregularity (P.O.O.R), opener would not know responder (offender) is less likely to want to bid a long suit on his next call (due to no weak 2-bid or 3-bid). The subset criteria 23A is not quite met ...
Pass out of Turn
Even 23A1 would apply only if “similar” and not the same.
Pass out of Turn
From your description, it sounds like it would be a weighted average between 110 and 140.
Pass out of Turn
My thought on Law 23C is if the Director decided by his judgment a call was “similar” (not the same), he deemed it comparable, then later sees advantage was gained which he wasn’t expecting, he is still able to adjust the score. But if a call is easily deemed ...

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