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Doug Rankin
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Member Since
July 24, 2010
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Member Type
Bridge Director

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Strange Regional Format: Gold Rush + Side Game, No Open Pairs??
It appears from the recaps that the scoring is across multiple sections, but the ranking is only within the player's own section. When scoring across multiple sections, there are two options for ranking. First is rank across all combined sections, and second is within each section. Looks like they ...
Montreal Summer 2020 NABC Canceled
Randy, I said it stays in a CDN$ bank account, not a Canadian bank. I wasn't sure about clubs being able to pay in US$ any more, especially now that Live for Clubs is the route for payment, but Canadian tournaments still have the option to pay in US$.
Montreal Summer 2020 NABC Canceled
The ACBL keeps the CDN$ payments in a CDN$ bank account. It pays no exchange either way (unless the CDN$ account has insufficient funds to pay an invoice, I suppose). When Bahar was CEO, he instituted a set exchange rate that was to be reviewed annually. Previously, the ACBL set ...
Montreal Summer 2020 NABC Canceled
The ACBL just increased its set exchange rate for payments from Canadian clubs and tournaments from 24% to 35%.
Tournament Cancellations
The Penticton regional in June has just been cancelled.
ACBL Nationals Online
Who wants to be that trustworthy person?
Columbus Hotel Cancellation and ACBL response
This is from the ACBL web site: CANCELLATION POLICY: A one-night room deposit will be charged to your credit card when booking your stay. This charge will be refundable for reservations canceled before or on January 15, 2020 (additional cancellation charges from the hotel may apply). Note the part in ...
ACBL director fees increase
These amounts are US$. Add 24% for CDN$.
12 IMPs penalty against the opps - what would you do ?
It is worth showing paragraph 5 of the CoC as well: 5)The DIC may, at any time, seat a substitute until a missing player arrives. The DIC may later apply or waive the provisions of paragraphs 2), 3) or 4) immediately above if compelling reasons exist.
ACBL surcharge at tournaments good or bad?
One way to avoid it is to designate the Pro-Am game as a charity game, in which case no surcharge applies.

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