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Hugh Kevill-Davies
Hugh Kevill-Davies
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Member Since
May 17, 2011
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about me

I'm a self employed motor mechanic with retirement looming up. Happy memories of time spent on football and cricket pitches. My dream is to play a tournament in New Orleans and fill every gap between sessions listening to hot jazz!

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
1st. tournament win
Regular Bridge Partners
peter mallett, joanne norman, jon holland, phil norman
Member of Bridge Club(s)
allendale b.c., christchurch b.c.
Favorite Tournaments
autumn congress, bournemouth, u.k.
BBO Username
diggory
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A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
I can't see how calling this hand strong is lying, whereas the 12 point weak no trump hand you quote above would certainly raise the odd eyebrow if described, by agreement of course, as strong.Anyway, the hand is featured in my Daily Telegraph this morning, so will probably ...
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
The main purpose of this type of regulation seems to be protect expert players from being duffed up by "little old ladies" who take a different view of the worth of hands like this. Anyone in our local club who invoked this bit of the Blue Book would find scant ...
Non Timeo Danaos et Dona Ferentes Compulsus
We were taught at school that Virgil would have liked to write etiam (also or even), but this didn't fit into his dactylic hexameters, so he abbreviated it.
Is the double a comparable call?
Henrik, as you have guessed, I am confused enough to have forgotten when this wretched business all started! I'm not sure that changing "same" to "similar" really clarifies things.
Is the double a comparable call?
It's threads like this that help to convince me that this is a daft law. If any number of eminent players and directors can't agree on the meaning and application of the comparable bid concept, how can ordinary players and lowly club directors be expected to understand it ...
Permissible enquiry?
Surely the answer to the question "active or passive?" is "yes, probably".
Asking out of turn
In our club players who ask about a 1c opening, whether alerted or not, are usually showing at least five to a couple of honours. This is useful information if the 1c bidder ends up as declarer.
Experts playing against newcomers and director calls
When I was a novice, expert opponents often got undeserved tricks, and never offered them back! However, I soon learned that playing in a tough game was educational, and that knowing the rules was an advantage, especially the one that says the director should sort out problems, not your expert ...
A pet peeve in club games
If you double opponents it's worth insisting on seeing a pass card from everyone to avoid an argument at the end over whether or not you did actually double. My partners know (I hope!) that if I haven't put out a pass card it's because I don ...
A remarkable bid
If south paused after the 4H bid, he might have been just complying with local regulations about calling after a skip bid. Anyway, I can think of plenty of north players in my neck of the woods who would have done the same.
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