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Ira Hessel
Ira Hessel
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Member Since
July 24, 2012
Last Seen
20 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Former president D16

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Board Member D16

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Coeditor D16 Newletter

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PH. D organic chemistry

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Retired UTSA

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Research director in Melanin SYnthesis

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Consultant toxicology labs

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4 Daughters-Love em

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BTW the blue color in walter White's product is copper ion, a heavy metal neurotoxin.

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"My dear Kepler, I wish that we might laugh at the remarkable stupidity of the common herd. What do you have to say about the principal philosophers of this academy who are filled with the stubbornness of an asp and do not want to look at either the planets, the moon or the telescope, even though I have freely and deliberately offered them the opportunity a thousand times? Truly, just as the asp stops its ears, so do these philosophers shut their eyes to the light of truth."

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
31 top 10s at nationals-16 top 5s-Four Seconds -zero wins :(
Regular Bridge Partners
Dan Morse Ellen Hessel Joe Quinn Steve Shirey Boris from Canada
Favorite Tournaments
All NABC and Houston, Dallas Hot Springs Regionals
Favorite Conventions
Raptor, Penalty doubles
BBO Username
LeSInge
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Director ruling
While 6H is not unreasonable and I can see S persuading a committee allowing it makes a mockery of those of us that try to bid in tempo. Really, having laws and the ability to make war is what separates us from the animals!
Partner Confused
Many players like to play many "advanced" methods. That is fine with proper alerts and prealerts but when a pair gets a high volume wrong it is quite disorientating to the field. Especially at club games." No legal reason to adjust" is a poor policy. It really damages the developing ...
Housing for LV NABC
I think it is "the love of resort fees are the root of all evil"
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
Yes Absolutely You can do it easily. Copy the mp winners list into word. Replace a city and get a count. Of course if a player played and did not win mps well they don't show up. Also, if you type in Dallas you also have to check Plano ...
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
Great stats Jeff I have analyzed District 16 and compared clubs, tables, membership and attendance at tournaments Lately the ACBL has actually enabled better access to data-club tables, improved stat on tournaments results . They have a ways to go but we should encourage them. District 16 has 15 Texas units ...
Hawaii NABC Report & ACBL Issues of the day
I will certainly check but I noticed just before the NABC my CC refunded that charge.
Hawaii NABC Report & ACBL Issues of the day
Tables Total NABC+ Restricted NABC San Diego 11748 2722 1148 Hawaii 6036 1686 710 33 % of San Diego tables were in NABC events 37.9 % of Hawaii So not surprisingly there was a bigger dropoff in Regional events Now many of those that make up the NABC events play in ...
Do we need the BOG?
Wow Do we really want to begrudge the BOG a breakfast??? Compared to the $3000 plus entries the BOD gets? Please elinate all the late nigHt treats intended for me and give them to the BOG.
Hawaii NABC Report & ACBL Issues of the day
Planning and managing these Tournaments are a daunting job. And negotiations and planning take a long time. What was telling to me is that key members of the BOD and BOG did acknowledge that there were flaws but passed the blame to "previous groups". These problems will more easily fixed ...
Hawaii NABC Report & ACBL Issues of the day
Happy Hanukkah Jason Hiu :)
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