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Ian Payn
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Aug. 27, 2015
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Vice-Chairman, English Bridge Union

Chairman, London Metropolitan Bridge Association

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What should the selectors do?
Fair enough. What Inspector Morse reckoned then, was that it was a coin of little value, and it is, but further research on my behalf (treat that assertion with as much contempt as you reckon it deserves) suggested it also meant a price or rate. Either is plausible in context ...
What should the selectors do?
This seems to agree with you, and has at least the benefit of being amusing as well as informative: Inspector Morse, by the way, agrees with me, but citing dead fictional characters by way of evidence is a bit "slippery slope".
What should the selectors do?
"Damn" is, of course, derived from "damnation" - as in the phrase "Damn you all". This has somehow moved across to the phrase "I don't give a dam", "dam" being a Hindi (I think) word for value: "I don't value this", in other words. "I don't give a ...
What should the selectors do?
Well, I don't remember ever hearing you advocate that ex-officio members of standing committees (the Law & Ethics and the Selection Committee) shouldn't vote, but I'm willing to take your word for it. When I became the Vice-Chairman of the EBU (Edit: no, the chairman of the Selection ...
What should the selectors do?
No, sorry, I meant I asked the Chairman of the SC, not the Chairman of the EBU.
Bridge regrets
There are two types of regret. Regret for the things you did, and regret for the things you didn't do. Some things fit into both categories: regretting not playing better is probably a direct result of not working hard enough at it, for instance. A session doesn't go ...
101 Bridge Books To Read Before You Die!!
Isn't Tiger Bridge written by Jeremy Flint and Freddie North?
"Playing Up" - An open letter to Jay Whipple
I'm not sure that there's a great feeling that Master Points are useless, just that they and the NGS are different and measure different things, which is what both are supposed to do. When I was younger and these things mattered to me and my friends, it wasn ...
"Playing Up" - An open letter to Jay Whipple
Does the graph include players who hide their NGS rankings? The most common group of people who do that is likely to be those who have played for a long time and have a high MP ranking but a low NGS.
"Playing Up" - An open letter to Jay Whipple
The NGS is a much better guide to form than Master Points are. Master Points, in fact, have no relationship to form whatsoever. The NGS takes into account strength of partner and strength of field, and measures performance against expectation. I don't know what Tom Townsend's NGS ranking ...
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