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Donald Mamula
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July 17, 2012
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about me

Trying to do what's best for the game, often by clearing up misconceptions and misinformation.  All opinions are my own and reflect no bridge organization or group.

United States of America

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ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
According to both the ACBL minutes and Bob Heller, this was authorized as a regionally-rated game, not an NABC event.
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
However, Greg, all of those were specifically passed by BoD action, creating the event and assigning masterpoint awards. Also, they are "nationally-rated" in terms of MP awards. This was authorized as an experimental "regionally-rated" event. Somehow, between the time it was authorized by the BoD and when it was announced ...
Withdrawn Invitation - Vivaldi & Rossano
Seems as though neither is "like a son to me".
What do you think?
John A wrote: [i]"It's not that 1♠ is not passable. It is limited, so of course it's passable. I just don't pass it."[/i] A distinction without a difference??
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
One can always find that something isn't specifically a "competitor". I'm talking about the macro principle - there is a finite bridge pie. Too many think that more and more can be put into the bridge calendar without canibalizing existing events. But it doesn't work that way. More ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Sabrina - One of the great falacies within bridge administration is the belief that if it is "bridge", then it is good for the game. There is a fundamental lack of understanding when it comes to the economics of the game. With few, but notable, exceptions, there is a finite "pie ...
ACBL Bulletin Ruling the Game column - adjusted score or not?
Sorta like the differences when opening the bidding (without boxes) "club" "a club" and "one club".
What do you think?
Oren: You might want to check with your friendly ACBL TD about that. Have been told by more than one that as few as two "incidents" are enough to establish an implicit agreement. So your 500 sessions seems a bit of a stretch.
What do you think?
John D: Trying to reconcile three postings of yours: [i]"[b]I don't know a single expert who would pass the North hand[/b] white on red when partner opens 1♠, so I don't see how it could be a systemic agreement."[/i] and [i]"What do I ...
What do you think?
Oren - Unusual to the expert bidding it or unusual to the LOL defending it??

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