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David Thompson
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 20, 2011
Last Seen
Feb. 19
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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Poll on the World Bridge Federation's involvement with the Olympic movement
NABCs are only open to members of the ACBL ... sure foreigners can join the ACBL reasonably easily but the ACBL can deny membership to people of ill-repute which I imagine is exactly what they will do if Fantunes ever re-applied to join the ACBL.
Poll on the World Bridge Federation's involvement with the Olympic movement
Sadly, bridge is not a recognised sport in my country, but having IOC recognition has absolutely been helpful for several of our representative youth players being able to get deferrals of exams or assignments at uni. There are many countries where bridge is recognised as a sport due to IOC ...
CAS Decision on Fantoni and Nunes
Clean sweep? Are Fischer-Schwartz in the clear now too? I don't recall seeing the final outcome of their appeals process.
Controlling the Tray to Avoid Giving Partner UI
A technique that can be employed to reduce the irritation factor on East-West is to rather than overtly holding the tray, ask your screenmate a question (in writing of course and possibly a lengthy question) to suck up 15 seconds without them really noticing.
Should I have been harsher?
I agree with Gary.
Phil Ivey loses his appeal
I think it may have been posted somewhere in the original thread, but the character that I love in this saga is Kelly Sun, "The Queen of Sorts" who gets a bit more coverage in this ESPN podcast:
How would you have acted?
Kit is on the money as usual. I have never seen screens regs which proscribe calls which are not allowed to be alerted and I’ve never heard of anyone getting an adjusted score against them for alerting a call which arguably should not have bern alerted playing with screens.
How would you have acted?
Niels, does Denmark have separate regulations for play with screens?
How would you have acted?
In pretty much every jurisdiction I've ever played in, the alerting rules for with and without screens are always different. Virtually everywhere, the golden rule with screens is that if there any possibility that your opponent may not know the meaning of one of your side's calls - you ...
How would you have acted?
Playing with the screens the double of 2 being penalties should always be alerted.

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