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David Thompson
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 20, 2011
Last Seen
10 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.


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)
Favorite Tournaments
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ACBL Ranking
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Alertable or not?
Other. Depends on jurisdiction. In ABF events, no alert (but a pre-alert would be required). In WBF events, alert.
More VuGraph Coming
It's interesting that the WBF manages to overcome these security risks for round robins in events such as the Bermuda Bowl. I would've thought a combination of video surveillance, no electronic devices and supervised toilet/smoking breaks would do the trick. You could even go a step further ...
Play Six Hearts
It kind of feels like I'm screwed if are not 3-2 so I'm going to assume trumps are breaking, in which case I can roll home with any 3-3 break and some Kx layouts. Accordingly, I'll win A, cash K, J to A, ruff ...
Interview with Eric Rodwell
Were they filming a Bollywood dance sequence in the room next door?
Poll for those who watch vugraph
I'm somewhere between 1 & 2.
When is shuffle/deal/play appropriate?
Abstain. Any remotely serious bridge should use predealt boards.
Yiting Wins Women's Swiss
That font looks so realistic too.
How Would You Rule on This Claim?
Abstain. Use a hand diagram with all four hands and tell us what the contract is.
Second to last seed advances to round of 16
It depends on the objectives of seeding a KO field, of which I assume a major one is seeking to void having the top 8 or perhaps top 16 teams meeting each other too early. Being seeded 32 rather than not at all has the advantage that you won't ...
Ethical Dilemna to the Extreme
The "late play" system is stupid. If you miss a board you take an average. If you were the cause of the missed board you take an average minus. Simples.

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