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Jeff Ford
Jeff Ford
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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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United States of America

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BBO Username
jeffford76
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
Good point. All responses to strong opening bids should be under responses.
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
The goal is to have a chart that fits the wants and needs of the players in these games, not to make people play against things they "should" have to play against. I agree that a large number of the players in a 0-200 game or 0-750 game would prefer ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
We don't have a "GCC-Replacement" yet. The plan was to settle on high end and low end charts first then decide what was needed in the middle.
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
It is intended to allow subsets. We will clean this up.
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
Ping, some people advocated for not having strong club on this chart at all. This was the compromise. Any chart intended for open club games, Flight B at regionals, etc. will be more permissive.
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
Corey, that 50% number is 50% among ACBL members who have actually earned points so far this year. It doesn't count any of those who have not.
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
It is intentional not to allow 1 as a "catch-all". It's fine if it includes balanced or semi-balanced hands outside your 1NT range, but it's not ok to play 1 as 0+ on this chart (unless it's strong).
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
I can't remember if we specifically discussed 1 as strong or natural. I'll add it to our list. As the chart currently stands, if your bid is possibly Quasi-Natural, it must show average strength. I would expect the rule to be enforced whatever it turns out to ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
Max and Gary, the actual chart is currently just called "Level 1". I should not have used the word "Novice". Gary, I don't know where you got the number 20 from. There are currently 4 charts, although only 2 are in wide use. I suspect that the new proposal ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
XYZ is allowed since all calls are allowed starting at opener's rebid.
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