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Gordon Rainsford
Gordon Rainsford
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Member Since
Oct. 30, 2013
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Bridge Director
about me

I'm the Chief TD and General Manager of the EBU as well as an EBL & WBF Tournament Director, but my posts are my own opinions and don't necessarily reflect the official policy of either the EBU, the EBL or the WBF.

United Kingdom

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Aren't you sick of reading about bad director rulings
Perhaps this is a linguistic confusion. For me, a club director is one type of tournament director. Maybe your different experience in North America leads you to use the term differently.
Aren't you sick of reading about bad director rulings
I don't think it's accurate to present the money a club organiser might make from their enterprise as a TD session fee.
Aren't you sick of reading about bad director rulings
That sounds to me like a club organiser's income, not a TD fee. But even then, where do they get to play where they aren't charged room hire? Or equipment hire, or purchase?
Aren't you sick of reading about bad director rulings
Do American TDs really get that sort of money? I doubt any European directors get anything like that, including those directing EBL or WBF events.
What do you say? (Part 1)
Me too. About as much as declarers who say nothing, expecting dummy just to play it.
Do Players Still Sort Their Cards in the UK?
A sharp practitioner could send information to team-mates by sorting with suits or cards in different orders, since in most cases it would elicit re-sorting at the other table.
San Diego Slow Play Penalties
It is in the ACBL but not in (most of?) the rest of the world.
Would you DELIBERATELY take advantage of a penalty card?
His poll did not have the appearance of trying to fairly represent any issue.
Is this a correct ruling?
There's a good reason for using shortened forms when calling for cards from dummy - it gives less UI to those at adjacent tables.
Is this a correct ruling?
See Richard, we solved that in a civilised fashion! Yes, I do agree that the 3 is played.

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