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Jeff Ford
Jeff Ford
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 8, 2011
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me


I helped write the new ACBL Convention Charts and now I'm working on updating the alert procedure. I've been on the ACBL Competitions and Conventions Committee since 2014. So basically I'm a rules nerd, and I'm happy to get any comments you have on possible improvements.

I learned to play bridge in grad school. Our department offered us free donuts once a week with the caveat that we had to stay in the common area while we consumed them. Someone taught us bridge as an activity to do while we ate the donuts (because unstructured socializing would have been just terrible) and I got hooked.

I still work full-time so bridge has to fit around that, but I usually manage to get to at least two of the three NABCs.


United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
+1800 for only a 90% board
Regular Bridge Partners
Kim Eng, Chris Gibson, Ray Miller
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Undo or No undo ?
I have never understood why BBO thinks I want my cards moved around as defender.
Is this psyche legal?
I'm not completely convinced the language about psychic controls in this document still applies given the redefinition of "psychic control" in the new convention regulations.
Brad Rind's bidding problem: AKJ9 --- 95 KJT9876
So what happened?
In every partnership where I have played Suction it has been on in direct seat over a strong 1 or 2 and also over the corresponding diamond bid by responder, but no other auction. So yes to 1 - 1, but no to 1 - 1 ...
Kevin Cline's bidding problem: AQT KT 764 A7643
I love to bid 2 over 1 and will do so on any excuse (just ask Kim). But not with this.
ACBL BOD Reorganization Passes First Reading
Don I think you are missing that at the time of the election at least one of the district directors' terms is expired. So you will go from two district directors to either one regional director or one regional director and one district director.
Steve Willner's bidding problem: QT9 87632 53 Q85
Is this a test to see how many people read the text?
Auction after 1NT 3X
Definitely disagree that the opponents can walk all over you if you don't have a penalty double available.
Auction after 1NT 3X
I like this as well, but for teaching intermediates it's probably better not to switch up 3 and 3.
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: AT64 J75 J3 9765
Because -50 beats -90 and -100 beats -120.

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