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Dwayne Hoffman
Dwayne Hoffman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 5, 2010
Last Seen
June 26
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I reside in Nashville, TN, and am playing these days a variety of bridge systems. Former Unit 243 Board Member, and ex-liason to the Sunshine Bridge News, District 9's newsletter. Used to teach bridge, but these days am more of a student. Currently working on a strong diamond method with Larry Lowell, and reading Santa Fe Precision. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 4S on a 3-2 fit.
Bridge Accomplishments
I've made LM and BLM with victories.
Regular Bridge Partners
Larry Lowell
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Vanderbilt Bridge Center, Nashville, TN
Favorite Tournaments
Virginia Beach, Reno, Victoria, Nanaimo, most in Florida
Favorite Conventions
KERI, transfer advances, comfy canape versus NT, Turbo
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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A ACBL BOD Report, June 2020
Did we not lose 500k due to Honolulu (hotel nights not met) or is my mind playing tricks on me again?
Potential cheating in the coming ACBL Endless Summer Tournament
The one small thing that might end up being a benefit for the ACBL, is that the recorder system is being used in earnest. This runs counter to my bridge experience where I've seen units in the past actively discourage recorder memos and handle things in a hush hush ...
Re Learning Precision
I'm in the SMP camp too; Santa Fe is definitely a bit more nuanced in areas.
ATB - Missed Slam
I can't disagree with this.
ATB - Missed Slam
My gut feeling is 1N - P - 2H - 4H; P - P - X (showing values, 2nd place to play) - P; 4S - P - 4NT and then get to slam that way.
Count the ACBL In
Kevin - I agree with that approach as well. What I am hopeful of is an unified and clear set of steps for the ACBL to take forward on. Peg & Gene - Considering that our attendance at many regionals are down, the space issue that screens present would not be terribly imposing ...
Count the ACBL In
Kevin, my good friend - I can answer partly why they are waiting until Spring 2016. The CEO might be required to run the idea of the cameras, in concert with the tech group that is modernizing the ACBL, at a formal get together (i.e. NABC) first. As it relates ...
Proprieties regarding 'Leading Questions' ('Gotcha' Questions)
If there is a question that I consider to be potentially inappropriate, I call the director immediately. This also applies to any follow-up question that is seeking information. I've gotten to the point where I carry a pad of paper to ask my questions.
The Way Forward
4 card majors! :-)
It Happened in Chess, What's in Store for Us?
Dawn - I appreciate your thoughtful response. Let me offer a few thoughts of my own. #1 - It is very true that the rate of cheating in chess has skyrocketed. So has the accusations of such, which when proved to be false, is quite damaging. Unlike chess tho, bridge at least ...

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