Having thought about this some more I find the 4NT bid by
Gawrys to be even more insidious. He had made the
very questionable bid of 4C (given that by system it
agreed Spades, according to what we are reading) with
a stiff S and 6 good D. It is ...
I'm going to take what David Gold says are the facts at
face value. There doesn't seem to be valid reason to
do otherwise at this point but my analysis depends on
this assumption being correct.
The following should be clear:
1. Gawrys was the recipient of UI ...
I'm stunned. I had no idea she was ill. Not only
was Carolyn one of the nicest and classiest
individuals I have ever known -- she added so
much to the bridge world. I had the pleasure
of playing with her on numerous occasions.
My condolences to Peter and the ...
Quite possibly so Marty. I didn't read any of those
carefully and it just occurred to me that this would
solve the KO problem, though not perfectly.
At least the other teams that don't advance would
have lost to someone who was not disqualified.
And, we should consider ...
Last try Michael, I do understand what you are saying even if
I think these circumstances do merit a reconsideration.
When the #1 and #2 players are disqualified that has
enormous impact, not to mention F-S.
I do think for sure the titles should be vacated. If that is
Marty: if there is only one disqualified team, then 2nd
moves to first, 3/4 moves to 2nd etc. If there are two
disqualified teams playing in the Final, then the
1/2 tie could arise. Sorry if I didn't make that clear.
There are plenty of events where ...
Michael, I see the rule there and I agree that anything
retroactive is problematical. However due to the
severity of the situation I think it is at least possible
for reconsideration of the matter. I'm not saying it
would happen because it is some amount of work
to amend ...
I have an idea which I will call "string theory".
Disclosure: I would be one of the beneficiaries
but even if I were not I would favor it (anyone
can choose to believe me or not on this point).
Suppose a win is vacated. If you look down
the bracket ...