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Harald Berre Skjæran
Harald Berre Skjæran
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Member Since
May 16, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing bridge at home when i was 9 years old - filling in when there was only three players.


Started playing in a club at age 12, and played my first tournament at 13, with my brother (one year junior to me).


Became a district authorized TD at age 17 and certified as a national TD in 1991. Got an A+ at the EBL TD seminar in Amsterdam 1992. Been chief TD in our national pairs championships final 10 out of the last 12 years.


I don't play very much, later years mostly in our national league, in the 2nd division and in our national club teams championships, and in one or two tournaments on our national bridge festival. My team won the Norwegian Swiss Teams Championship at the festival in 2010 (quite a surprise to all participants), netting an average of 22 VPs (max 25) over the last eigth matches.


I've been working at the Norwegian Bridge Federations office in Oslo since October 1991.




Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Becoming a Norwegian Bridge Champion
Bridge Accomplishments
Nordic School Teams Champion 1987, Norwegian Swiss Teams Champion 2010
Member of Bridge Club(s)
bliBest.bridge (Larvik)
Favorite Tournaments
NOR Club Teams, NOR Team League, NOR Swiss Teams
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Who Will Direct the Directors?
You never assign a score like 309.23, David. That's completely wrong (and insane too). What you do is assign weights to different scores, compute the corresponding MP/IMPs and apply the weights to these.
Liam Milne's lead problem: 8754 KJ986 J Q64
Ok, I misunderstood what you wrote.
Liam Milne's lead problem: 8754 KJ986 J Q64
The opposition don’t find a 4-4 spade fit? Odd, since negative doubles should ascertain they do. They might have trouble with some 5-3 fits, though.
Who Will Direct the Directors?
Hm, that was odd. I’ve heard from one of our players and the team coach that the explanation given on Tony’s side of the screen was different: That they didn’t have an exlicit agreement in the actual auction. Therefor north couldn’t be sure if it was ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
There was a separate reviewing team: Ton Koijman and Einan Levy. I suppose they decided this issue too.
2018 European Championships Results
Julian: Only 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 had a different format (two groups with a round robin and a 2nd round robin with the nine top teams from each group). All championships prior to 2008 had a single complete round robin. And the same format was back again from 2016.
Liam Milne's lead problem: 8754 KJ986 J Q64
I know that too. But if partner has a good hand we easily bury a 44 spade fit. Prefer 1 by far.
Liam Milne's lead problem: 8754 KJ986 J Q64
The cost of a bridge game
At my local club in Larvik, Norway, affiliated to NBF, we pay NOK 70 per session (ca. € 7.5) per session and an annual fee of NOK 450 (ca. € 47). Of the NOK 450, NOK 200 is to the national federation, NOK 70 to the district federation and the rest ...
Boye Brogeland
Declarer dropped a small trump on the table when trying to play another (adjacent?) card. Boye told him to take it back. Thus the slam was made and Norway lost 13 IMPs, when the slam wasn’t bid at the other table.

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