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Daniel Jackson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 19, 2011
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Houston-area resident. Used to live down the street from James Kirk.

At one time was ranked #23 in the entire ACBL in "Pending Points".

I'm related to Louis Coulon DeVilliers, who was the only soldier to force George Washington to surrender. So there's a long tradition of winning in my family!



United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
meeting the woman whom I would later marry
Bridge Accomplishments
National wins: 2014 GNT B, 2013 NAP B, 2009 Red Ribbon, 1990 NLM Swiss National 2nd: 2015 10K Swiss
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridge Club of Houston
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Daniel Jackson/Mike Doyle
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The cost of a bridge game
Yep, depending on location I pay from $12.40 to $24 for a club game, counting tolls plus a dime per mile of car cost. Buddy's even farther away than I am.
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
$250K? That unit is not serving its members. Which unit is it? Even $100K is completely ridiculous. It's just not needed. We've got like $75K and that is plenty of reserve in case of an ice storm or whatever ruining our regional for a year.
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
We've had games in community centers for years in Houston. The only job worse than running a full-service bridge club for little money is running a bridge club in a community center for no money. But Jeff Bayone is right, IMO. Just getting a piece of the first year ...
What event would you play in?
Mine was the same as Randy's. I was very angry about what the directors did. I spent a great deal of effort promoting the event only to have my efforts undermined.
The Death of 4-Session KO's
Yes, it is experimental.
The Death of 4-Session KO's
Cincinnati (see AJ Stephani's comment) is trying a hybrid KO where the first two sessions are a round robin to qualify the top four teams to a KO. This would eliminate some of the schedule uncertainty as there would be no first-round losers to worry about. Third round losers ...
The Death of 4-Session KO's
I had a fairly large role in designing the schedule for Houston. The non-pro players loved it. Most of the pro players tolerated it. Some pros boycotted it, but that is their choice. I am not sure about 4-session KOs being "revered". As far as I am concerned they can ...
The Death of Teams
Agreed. This thread might be more accurately called "The Death of Knockouts". The Bracketed RRs are thriving.
"Playing Up" - An open letter to Jay Whipple
I don't recall us allowing teams to play up in that tournament. Timo's team had about 35K points and I believe that would have made the top bracket anyway. The top bracket was super strong, there were tons of great players stuck in the second bracket.
Blocked suit squeeze
That looks like a stepping-stone squeeze, but also like an endplay.
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