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Glen Ashton
Glen Ashton
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Member Since
Nov. 26, 2011
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Bridge Writer
about me
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 My military history site can be found at

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Balanced 17+-19 hcp hands in competition
I’ve played the following method for years with my wife and we usually play 24 online boards a day except when minding the grandsons, like today. She finds the method okay even though she doesn’t like complexity. Vast majority of the time it goes 2 - 2 ...
Balanced 17+-19 hcp hands in competition
My solution is to pack everything into 2
The Three-card Limit Raise: There must be a better way
It is better to play 2 as GF balanced or either minor, 2M-1 limit raise, and 1-2 as transfer
Ruling in Montreal
When faced with new stuff, I suggest confirming with the opponents whether their bid is or is not artificial and forcing. This can be necessary when their explanation is dense with meanings, and one should not make assumptions (for example if their 2red responses were natural and non-forcing then their ...
TEAM BLASS Wins Spingold
Look at the multiple event photos of the Monday bulletin and see mostly international players. No longer North American Championships.
Moss and Demuy Win LM Pairs
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
Thank you for saving bridge, enjoy your retirement!
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
As noted by others "Conditions of Contest (COC) ... the District and the ACBL have determined that they do not affect the outcome" makes no sense at all
Montreal Relay with 0 Clubs?
Disallowed Basic and Basic+, allowed Open or Open+ if average strength or stronger. For example there have been various systems where the 1 opening promises a four card major, and the 1 opening denies a four card major.
Congrats:Canadian Womens Team 2019
Congratulations to all
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