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Henk Uijterwaal
Henk Uijterwaal
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Member Since
Dec. 29, 2011
Last Seen
Oct. 14
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Learned the game from my parents at the kitchen table in 1973 or so. Started to play club games and tournaments around 1980, give or take a year. NBB member since 1980 as well. ACBL member when I lived in the US, DBV member when I lived in Germany.

Certified director with the NBB since 1987, running everything up to the national championships in Holland. Accredited teacher since 2013.

Current activities:
  • District director District 7, responsible for running all district-wide games in the Arnhem region.
  • Teacher/Trainer for the TD directors course.
  • Teacher for the beginners course in Doesburg.
  • Playing in the national teams and pairs competition.
  • And a zillion other things, including my blog.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Reisinger Semifinals in 1998
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Denktank, Interbridge, Dombo
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Lose the Bermuda Bowl With Me
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Lose the Bermuda Bowl With Me
There is also board 2, you pick up xx/Qxxx/KQ/AKxxx. Partner opens, 1st seat, 1 , RHO overcalls a natural 1 NT, you double, pass, 2 from partner, double on your right, pass, 2 on your left, passed back to you. Your turn? The player in ...
Did The Blue Team Cheat?
I've abstained. First of all, I haven't read the book by Avon, second the accused have not had a chance to defend themselves (and in some cases, will never be able to do that as they have passed away). That makes it impossible to answer the question.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Garozzo and Forquet apparently denied to comment, most of the others have passed away.
Master Points for Foreign Players
The Dutch system also limits the number of events per year that count towards your ranking, in order to avoid that playing a lot automatically means a higher ranking.
Psychic Bids by US Players during the 1957 Bermuda Bowl and Related Deals
No doubt all of them are capable of assessing (bridge) evidence, but at least 2 or 3 of them have said (or strongly suggested) before this series of articles that the BT cheated. If you have an opinion on something, it is hard to assess new evidence no matter how ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I wrote about the same match a year or so ago:
Psychic Bids by US Players during the 1957 Bermuda Bowl and Related Deals
Interesting, I wrote about the same match on my blog a year or so ago. For more deals, go to:
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
IMHO, there is something else happening here... After the discussion here and elsewhere, owners of the various bits and pieces of text quoted without a proper reference, started to take action against MH/NBM. At that point, MH's lawyer advised him to stay quiet for the time being and ...
I have just read this - Fantunes
Gene: the cheating has NOT been proven as the highest body that had to deal with the case decided that it has not been proven. The fact that a lower body said otherwise is irrelevant. If you don't agree: consider the case where a person is found guilty in ...
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