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Gordon Rainsford
Gordon Rainsford
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Oct. 30, 2013
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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.

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Jan Kamras elected EBL President
My spell check changed it to Karma's and my Polish colleague had it changed to cameras.
Is there a good reason to declare an overall winner comparing both directions?
8-table Howell would give 2-board sitouts
Is there a good reason to declare an overall winner comparing both directions?
Depending on the numbers involved, you might not be playing all the boards (or all the opponents) even when playing a two-winner movement.
"Playing Up" - An open letter to Jay Whipple
Thanks Steve. So if the reason is master points, maybe the solution is to change the master point structure for Swiss events. One of the reasons we find both Swiss Teams and Swiss Pairs events to be popular is because of masterpoints being awarded for each match won or drawn ...
"Playing Up" - An open letter to Jay Whipple
Speaking from a far-away country where we have only twice, I think, tried bracketed teams events and found them to be unpopular, what is the reason that this format is chosen in preference to just having a single large Swiss Teams, which would do most of the things that seem ...
Meaning of 2NT
Since we are told that double was for takeout, it seems a little unreasonable to insist otherwise.
Procedure After Failure to Call Director
I wonder what you would do with all the other cards played since the opening lead, since you're busy making up rules? :)
Procedure After Failure to Call Director
Not much help when you are the director.
Procedure After Failure to Call Director
Had they not tried to make their own ruling, the D5 lead would not have been made.
Procedure After Failure to Call Director
It is not my reading of the original post that West was told to lead a diamond, merely told to lead something.
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