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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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Continuation of "First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey"
With everyone turning their backs toward the offenders.
Continuation of "First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey"
Good thing I wasn't drinking coffee when I read that. All those grand pronouncements from the WBF. All those pronouncements from the ACBL CEO. Sound and fury signifying nothing.
Continuation of "First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey"
Barry wrote: [i]"Too bad there's no online registry of bridge cheaters."[/i] Not just no registry, but bridge officialdom has done everything possible to keep disciplinary decisions as private and hidden as they can. Even in cases of flagrant cheating, when regulations required publication of those findings, the ...
Continuation of "First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey"
Note that in both this case and the German Doctors, it was not the NBOs that imposed the mild punishments, but outside groups that are not bridge organizations. As long as our internal disciplines will be subject to "outside" appeals and modifications, we will have to accept that ultimate control ...
Birth Announcement
All changes in unit and/or district boundaries are approved/rejected by the BoD. Also, they have the authority to make those changes effective at whatever date they choose. In the past, the BoD has often deferred to the wishes of the changed group when it comes to time frame ...
San Diego Director Calls:
I've seen top directors with an interesting spin when they are at a table with I/N players (or similar). They read the relevant section of the laws, then explain what that means to the situation at hand and how it determines the ruling. Not just a ruling by ...
Birth Announcement
400 members is a good size for a unit. Not so small that it can't really service the membership and not so big that it is unresponsive. Are you now in the new unit, or still with 166?
One Law for the Rich?
I can remember when the CEO instituted seating assignments at the NABC Volunteer Dinner - it was the only way to break up full tables of BoD members and distribute them among the volunteers. Even then, in the cocktail hour before, you could see the BoD sticking with themselves. Mixing with ...
ACBL NABC Schedule Analysis
FWIW, in the 80s and 90s, the ACBL ran nationally-rated NLM events for both pairs and Swiss. Both were phased out due to diminishing participation (mostly due to the relative ease of regional KOs for earning gold points).
Reschedule the Schedule
[i]"It would take a lot of data crunching to discover what and how many events 10K particpants were involved in before the events existed, how many 10K participants have played more sessions during NABCs, whether the events drew new NABC attendees, etc.[/i] That data crunching was promised. Never ...

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