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Chris Hasney
Chris Hasney
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2016
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I was active in the Professional Bridge Tour during its brief but interesting life.  I play once or twice a month in my club and attend regional and national tournaments when able. I've authored several bridge books and articles including the beginner rubber bridge book Simplicity Bridge in 2009. I'm focused on finding ways to promote our game of contract bridge at the high school and college age levels using new tools and marketing methods. Somewhere along the line I managed to make Bronze Life Master, but not liking the echelons above LM concept I just claim LM. I will continue to play at bridge, hoping to someday come close to learning the game.

E-mail me at acolpair at gmail dot com

Here are my websites.

Books, articles, and some free lesson plans

Bridge videos:

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Opponent cue bid a conrol he didn't have enroute to a small slam, luring me into a bad lead and making. I congratulated him, and learned from it.
Bridge Accomplishments
I have 6+ Platinum points! (They are now the only ones I covet.)
Regular Bridge Partners
Bob Walton (old Acol + some new SAYC stuff), any NLM who works at the game away from the table.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Thunder Mountain Bridge Center, Sierra Vista, Arizona
Favorite Tournaments
Las Vegas Regional
Favorite Conventions
3-Way Super Accepts
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
Always the danger. That's why I don't worry about trying to enter newbies into the Ace of Clubs contest. Any one of those you describe could join on 1 Jan and crush the field.
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
@Mike, OK, thinking cap on! Perhaps this thread could prompt some discussion among those who make recommendations to the Board. I'm sure our new President this year would be a cheerleader, if I read her opening message correctly.
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
You deal with a lot of newcomers (I'd say younger players but, well...). Would they get excited about going to nationals if there were such events, especially if the payoff for winning the "major" NLM events was automatic LM?
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
Exactly. Why not create some premier events in which the winners are ineligible to defend the title, having moved up by virtue of the win. Art, I have non memory of a National Non-Life Master Pairs event, and my bridge memory goes back to the late 1980s. Was it a ...
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
Yes Art :-) I'm just sayin' that if we want to do all this foolishness then why not do something really cool to stimulate interest among us unwashed <2,500 (way too high for the event, I believe). Get rid of the under 10,000 mini-nabc events entirely, and stratify ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Wow, that's pretty cool. I've sent that link to our novice/intermediate teacher and to my D17 Board rep.
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
Agree with all that. Don't agree with making changes at the GLM level. Enough nitpicking is enough. ("My win's better than your win, cause I eat kennel Ration...") I would like to make one change, for the benefit of the Long-Term longevity of the game. Make Red Ribbon ...
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
The greater prize is in redoubled motivation.
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
and, of course, they'll invariably pick the one that's right for that particular hand, for a top, and then look at you quizzically as you shake your head, even if it doesn't actually move.
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
So, do they also play a 2H opening bid as Flannery, so they can avoid learning how to bid that hand too?
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