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Frank Stewart
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July 25, 2011
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Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, Associate Justice, SCOTUS
In 1984, prior to the Summer Nationals in Washington, Justice Stevens played in a Congress-Parliament match that I helped cover for the Bulletin. The deals and play had been recorded, but the account of one deal I wanted to use was incomplete. I called the Supreme Court, got a law ...
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
I have never had the pleasure of meeting Fred Gitelman, but I am well aware of the extraordinary impact he and those who supported him have made on the game. His vision and resolve have changed the face of bridge, and for the better. You can take your retirement, Fred ...
What killed American Bridge--a Poll from the Year 2040.
Mr. Clayton, I can’t speak for my colleagues, but I routinely report some deals from every NABC. A year or two ago I ran an entire week of columns touting the many rewards of playing duplicate bridge and the benefits of ACBL membership. I have also made occasional references ...
Joe Jones's Recruitment Strategy
I agree with Mr. Jacobs that word-of-mouth is far and away the ACBL’s most effective marketing tool. Please refer to my post near the end of this thread.
Joe Jones's Recruitment Strategy
In my opinion, the ACBL’s most valuable marketing tool, by a lot, is the proactive support of its current membership. It has been said that if every member recruited one new member, the membership would double, and I think that statement, though trite, contains some validity. If the figure ...
Mystery of Barry Crane
I recall an experience in a Regional Open Pairs in Mobile more than 40 years ago. I found myself at a table with three legends. I was playing with “The Elephant” -- Lou Bluhm -- and we’d had a 219 in the afternoon qualifying. I had basically sat in my chair ...
Mystery of Barry Crane
I must acknowledge that Ron Garber first cited S.J. Simon’s words in an excellent article about Barry Crane in the January 1975 issue of The Bridge World. Garber closed by writing that “Barry Crane is a Natural.” I am sure the Garber piece was familiar to me when ...
Mystery of Barry Crane
The sentiment comes from one of a series of articles I wrote in 1985 for the ACBL Bulletin (as its co-editor) about Crane’s achievements and persona. In discussing his unique style of play, I offered this: “S.J. Simon wrote that there are two kinds of bridge players, the ...
Wall Street Journal
Not so many years ago, one of AARP’s magazines had a feature article on bridge. They interviewed a couple of players who had won major ACBL Seniors events. At that time, I contacted AARP with a proposal and after some difficulty I corresponded with a senior editor. She was ...
Wall Street Journal
Indeed I could try, but the outcome might parallel the AFDA’s effort to market glass caskets: Remains to be seen.
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