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Jeff Ford
Jeff Ford
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Member Since
Jan. 8, 2011
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about me

I recently completed six years on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Bridge Unit. I am on the ACBL Board of Governors and the Competitions and Conventions Committee. I also help manage and direct a once-a-week bridge club on Mercer Island. And occasionally I find time to play bridge too. Smile

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Official Version of New Convention Charts
I think the text of the chart is clear. Basic+ in its final form only allows 1 or 1 if they are at least quasi-natural (unless they are strong and forcing). "Any 1 or 1 opening bid showing at least Average Strength" would have been too ...
Michael Christensen's bidding problem: A4 KJ6 84 AJT965
Just to be clear, the standard is not "without UI South would have doubled". That would be an accusation that South changed their call because of the UI. The standard is that double is a logical alternative and pass is suggested by the UI. Even if you really were going ...
Alexander Woo's bidding problem: AQT8754 --- 765 A42
You don’t know our club well if you think colors stop people opening their 10-13 NTs with bad 10s.
Official Version of New Convention Charts
2 showing a balanced 18-19 meets the definition of Quasi-natural, but I don't see anything on the Basic+ chart that would allow it.
What does 3!H mean here?
No one has ever psyched a weak 2?
Official Version of New Convention Charts
Yes, with the caveat that 3NT+ is still subject to the restriction on purely destructive openings.
Official Version of New Convention Charts
Steve, I'm not sure you've read the rules correctly. Your same example team with <250 MPs doesn't know until the brackets for a KO come out whether they are going to be in a Basic chart bracket or Basic+ since it depends on whether they end up ...
Official Version of New Convention Charts
Steve, I don’t think that’s any different than a team that enters a KO event that needs to confirm which chart applies. I agree it should be explicit.
NABC event schedule
Gene, assuming I am the Jeff you are referring to, I am on the Competitions and Conventions committee, but not the Board of Directors. The implication that no one is considering how the schedule drives attendance seems bizarre to me. I was part of the subcommittee that worked on the ...
Official Version of New Convention Charts
"Bid" instead of "call" was intentional. It's not considered a psychic control to pass Stayman when you psyched 1NT.

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