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Nov. 9, 2011
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Grand Life Master
Copy of Weinstein-Grabel
2/1 except in competition; Transfers over 1!c ; many transfers in competition
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sorry - asked stupid question and deleted
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
I personally have enough trouble trying to remember my own system. Trying to go through say 60 pairs ASFs or SSFs, some of which may actually have things worth addressing in advance, then having to remember those defenses ahead of time when the chances of actually playing that pair in ...
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
I haven't run into this issue behind screens, possibly because I have never played anything in decades where the opponents would use written defenses, and I have never been aware of partner consulting notes -- possibly because partner is quite quiet or perhaps because I am hearing challenged and oblivious ...
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
Aren't all matches, even the RR ones, behind screens? If the opponents playing the convention have provided each opponent with a written defense, there should ideally be no source of UI. If an opponent is carelessly making sounds audible to the other side of the screen from handling the ...
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
I am going to disagree with Michael. I strongly believe not allowing written defenses, particularly if open+ is allowed in the RR, is both unfair and onerous to the opponents. Written and approved defenses should be supplied to reduce the obligation on opponents, with the option of being able to ...
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
I agree with this approach. BTW, are we allowing open+ in the short RR matches?
Senior USBC seeding from 2020 on
Put me in David's column. I would much rather have a completely objective method based upon current performance than a method which subjectively includes events like prior senior trials where not everyone was eligible or was otherwise unable or unwilling to participate. I also strongly prefer using the RR ...
Senior USBC seeding from 2020 on
Assuming there is even a reason to seed the Senior Trials, I have always opposed counting any senior events. Basing seeding from senior events is suspect to start, as many players choose to alternatively play in open events considering themselves still sufficiently competitive, weren't yet eligible for senior events ...
POLL - Should Players who Qualify for an Open WC Event be Eligible to Compete in Subsequent Trials?
This is more than fine with me, but seems to be in conflict with what the USBF Board was previously proposing.
Back again about Players who Qualify in two USBCs
Jan -- would still prefer to add to B2: If the losing finalist cannot play, then the next team considered for replacement is the semifinalist which lost to the winning team, followed by the other losing semifinalist.
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