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David Thompson
David Thompson
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 20, 2011
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

National Youth Coordinator with the Australian Bridge Federation. Occasional BBO commentator. Please note that any comments, views and opinions expressed in my posts here are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of the various organisations with which I'm associated be that by way of employment, membership, office holder or volunteer.

Country
Australia

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Beating Ish Del'Monte and my older brother in the final of the National Youth Teams in 1993.
Bridge Accomplishments
Won the 1993 Far East Youth Teams
Regular Bridge Partners
Jamie Thompson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
VBA
Favorite Tournaments
NOT
BBO Username
mrdct
ACBL Ranking
None
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IRS of NORWAY is on bridge pros!
If I understand the situation in Norway properly, the government (which is democratically elected) provides free education, free healthcare, robust social welfare, etc. These things cost a lot of money which comes from taxation. If people don't pay their taxes, the system doesn't work. If you don't ...
Is there a Director in this room?
I'm yet to see this feature in action, but I really like the idea of not having to holler "director".
Great Grand Slam auction in the Transnational playoff in Lyon
The video of auction is quite interesting: https://youtu.be/diMipYWGr3c?t=20293 The auction took 12 minutes including 3 minutes for the 7 bid and 5 minutes for David Gold's final pass. Whilst 7 was certainly a brilliant bid by Robson, Gold's pass was pretty ...
2 world championship questions
There is obviously a school of thought amongst world class players that pre-empting as often as possible is winning bridge. Sure, you will get bad results here and there, but on balance it seems to be a good idea to loosen one's rules about side suits, placement of values ...
WOOHOO! USA2's IN BB FINAL and D'ORSI FINAL!
Paolo, the UK competes as a single entity in the Olympic Games which are one of the few sporting bodies that restricts entrants to actual countries.
Number of qualifiers in the Transnational teams event
I have an opinion but it's not encapsulated in any of the three options, so I have to abstain. The number of teams going into the KO should be linked to the size of the field (as it is currently with a cut-off of 120 I think before the ...
WOOHOO! USA2's IN BB FINAL and D'ORSI FINAL!
Membership numbers for all NBOs are readily accessible from the WBF website. I don't have a particularly strong view on whether or not the USA should be able to send two teams and whilst having a large membership base is a reasonable argument for getting a second team, what ...
WOOHOO! USA2's IN BB FINAL and D'ORSI FINAL!
Paolo, football and rugby both allow multiple teams from the UK to compete in the World Championships. I'm sure there are plenty of other sports that do the same. That being said, it is certainly the case that the USBF is the only NBO that is allowed to send ...
WOOHOO! USA2's IN BB FINAL and D'ORSI FINAL!
France got two.
Obeying signals vs being practical
Other - I'd like to take into account the entire auction and all the cards in my hand and dummy.
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