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Glen Ashton
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Nov. 26, 2011
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I'm a software developer, writer, bridge player, and military historian currently living in Ottawa Canada. Writing is a hobby, and I like to write novels, screenplays, and military history books. Bridge is a great pastime, and I play tournament bridge when I can and watch online bridge while doing other work or writing on my computer. I also write about bridge, and many articles and a former blog can be found at BridgeMatters.com. My military history site can be found at PanzerMatters.com
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glen
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Silver Life Master
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New Event - Double Elimination KO - Toronto Regional
see ACBL schedule, the question is where in the GTA
New Event - Double Elimination KO - Toronto Regional
on/off topic question: where will the Toronto July regional be held?
Questions for people who play 12-14 1NT
One of the best system notes ever made is Kaplan's KS Updated https://www.bridgeworld.com/indexphp.php?page=/pages/readingroom/kaplansheinwoldupdated.html Playing this 1-1NT is 8 or less, and you can bid 1-2 with a long suit and less than a game invite
How frequent/useful is 1M--3m (nat inv) ? Im looking for hands where responder got INV and a long minor.
Bergen is far more frequent than IJS
Vaguely spade-oriented system -any thoughts on where it's from?
In a big club format ETM Spry has: > 1 is 15+, but 18+ if 5+s (except 15+ if 5-5+ in the majors) > 1 is 10-14 with 4s > 1 is 10-17, either 10-14 with 4 or 14-17 with 5+s, or 10-11 5s flat ...
"Natural" with limited 2m openings
Was playable in the 2017 Open USBC http://usbf.org/apps/teamforms.php?task=display&fid=1813&pid=220
Convention Chart Revisions
I love the renaming
Changes to ACBL rules on announcement of 1NT range.
This is now the rule on BBO for ACBL tournaments, but not elsewhere
Late Start Netherlands v NZ QF1
Personally I like the approach where if an unfortunate issue is raised, the teams working together with the TD ensure there is a level playing field, even if there is a minor time inconvenience
Late Start Netherlands v NZ QF1
In the KO Bach-Cornell play suction over some 1C and 1D openings http://www.ecatsbridgenews.com/wbfsystems/BermudaBowl/NewZealand/Cornell-BachBSforKO.PDF There was a filing issue: http://www.ecatsbridgenews.com/wbfsystems/BermudaBowl/NewZealand/A-CORNELL-BACH_README.pdf Then there was an issue that the Netherlands had not identified this change for the ...
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