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Ig Nieuwenhuis
Ig Nieuwenhuis
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 19, 2013
Last Seen
16 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Living as I do inthe Netherlands, I am a member of the european bridgecommunity.


My modest bridge-abilities are expressed playing in what in America is probably regional competition (hard enough for me)


I was hooked on this game as a student and have been playing ever since (when moving the first research-point is what bridgeclubs are in the area)


I have 4 kids in their twenties who are more and more selfreliant and selfsupporting. I enjoy the process of letting them go their own way but still supporting them very much.


Next to my passion for this game I also enjoy science fiction, crosswords, other puzzles and mindgames and of course supporting my kids in their endeavours


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
going 1 off in 1S after declaring (and making) my first 7NT. by the way: the other table made 1S +3
Bridge Accomplishments
scoring plus in the butler at the transnationals in Veldhoven in 2011
Member of Bridge Club(s)
BC Oog in Al
Favorite Conventions
weak NT, Transfer-walsh, unusual NT/double in sandwich
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Thibault Wolf's bidding problem: AQJ983 6 KQ KJ93
To answer this I need another piece of info: what would doubling first and follow up with spades have shown?
Sibrand van Oosten's bidding problem: AT42 A A763 K975
You will have an agreement about the range of a 1NT-rebid I presume. In my own agreements (with a 12-14 NT) the range would be 15-17. Here I bid 2 because there will be a fit in one of the minors and this is the way we identify it ...
Chris Derrick's bidding problem: JT5 43 KQJ43 KQ5
Is this posted because of the sub-par opening with 1516?
Impolite to compliment partner?
I try to be specific and name the action I'm complimenting. Doesn't make a difference to me who did it, partner or opponent. I want to acknowledge the beauty of the game. I also apologize to the opps if a harebrained action is successful (and to partner if ...
10 Questions In Lockdown
1. Favorite Film? Currently: Military Wives, but there are many others and another one could take it's place soon. Added bonus: try the miniseries Unbelievable (some very good acting) 2. Favorite Band? Almost the same answer: depends on when you ask me and my mood. I like good vocalists ...
Voting Problem
It's because these problems belong to the juniors. Other people than those registered to the junior forum cannot answer them (though there are some interesting questions there and I would love to read their discussions). I messaged Bridgewinners (very) recently about either removing them from the general pool or ...
Structure and organisation of clubs
Right, some answers. @ Ed: what I meant to say is that commercial use of the venue for meetings etc. complements the renting to mindsports-activity. The mindsports I mentioned were just meant as examples. Never heard of TAK, sorry. @ Samantha, Randy & Ed: don't have, nor want a definition. If people enjoy something in a social setting -> it can be a mindsport (in this time of isolation I find I can compensate for playing the game, but it's a lot harder to compensate for the social part of my club and competition evenings). @ Samantha: Yup, we don't really use weekly fees in clubs, other than for non club members. Not just Bridge but not that I know of for any clubs. It seems ' it's not in our culture'. I don't have exact numbers. As far as I know there are approx. 1000 clubs in NL that are part of the NBO. I seem to recall an estimate of several 100's of non-affiliated clubs, but have no way to verify. I distantly recall that a study was done several years ago, but you'd have to contact the NBO; which can be done via the website (www.bridge ...
Structure and organisation of clubs
Had to look it up: yearly fee based on total membership: 0-40 members € 50,- 41-140 members € 150,- 141-250 members € 300,- 251 - up members € 500,- Yearly fee / member of 26 euro/year 12 euro's for juniors (under 26). There is also a possibility of registering as a 'basic' club. Means ...
Richard Granville's bidding problem: KJT854 7 AQT83 K
Or even a specific 2-suit hand as in Ghesthem
Structure and organisation of clubs
Netherlands. Anyone could set up a bridgeclub. Whether or not you register it (lawfully) is your choice. Whether or not you subscribe to the National Bridge Organisation is also your choice. Legal registry requires some official documents, and brings with it some responsibilities (accountability, board required, etc). I don't ...

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