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Donald Mamula
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Member Since
July 17, 2012
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6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Official
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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Improving the Seeding Process
Geoff: Although that may be a proper sentiment (not discussing that point right now), it's not the current policy, at least when you have 64 or fewer teams. Currently, if you make it to the round of 32 and lose, you get 0.50 SP. Losing in the round ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Brian wrote: [i]"Since we capped the WBF PPs, we have about 200 of Bob Hamman's seeding points that he can no longer use. The seeding committee is selling them for $500 each."[/i] I thought that Bob was insuring against a perfect BW bracket with the 200 points ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Brian wrote: [i]"- Making sure everyone on Bridge Winners and Facebook agrees"[/i] Glad to see that you finally recognized the true overarcing imperative. I know that you put it last so that you could have the dramatic build-up. Good luck.
Improving the Seeding Process
I remember it in Reno (my bracket). But could also have happened in NOLA. I remember that ACBL staff told me that they had no process for re-addressing those assigned MPs. So a "foreign" player could get MPs assigned early in their career, improve significantly and still have the same ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Gene: A while back, the Spingold was run as a double elimination event. Can't say when it was changed to single.
Improving the Seeding Process
Another issue is that the assigned master points given to a "foreign" player are rarely readjusted to reflect improved status. This resulted in two French women who won a world championship playing in bracket 2 of a regional KO.
Improving the Seeding Process
It might be relevant for folks to be able to see just how the seeding points are assigned.
Improving the Seeding Process
Thanks for your work on this subject. You wrote: [i]"It is difficult to remove all of the subjectivity."[/i] The C&C committee recommended, and the BoD passed, a "Subjective Seeding Committee" with the power to move teams from one shuffle group to another. This is for those with ...
National Bridge Organization?
c7 and c4 are very similar. One big difference is the taxability of investment income.
Open Kansas City Discussion Thread
Know how there is the Least Common Denominator in math? Well, events get run on the principle of Least Effort Required. That's the final four matches for 10 teams. Make it mandatory and it will happen. Leave it "when possible" and amazingly "something" will come up preventing a full ...

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