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Jeff Ford
Jeff Ford
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Member Since
Jan. 8, 2011
Last Seen
42 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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

United States of America

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Use of UI
I don't think people are criticizing the action of calling the director. People are criticizing asking about a hand and then telling all the people who don't say what you wanted them to that they are wrong.
Use of UI
To not bid on with this hand after getting cooperation in the one suit you are worried about would be quite poor. I do not think signing off in 4 would be found to be a logical alternative.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: K654 Q94 KT873 5
FWIW I thought the question was whether to bid 3 or 3. My partner and I were both on the same page that this was a flawed in some way takeout hand. I think you need to be able to do this unless you are bidding 3NT on ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: KJ9852 976 --- 8632
To be clear, 4 doesn't promise a spade fit. And partner would certainly need to be ready to be raised to 5.
Kevin Cline's bidding problem: Q7 K KQJ864 T974
I would have bid 5 the first time.
Query re playing/non-playing directors
Those aren’t the only two options. There is also just not playing the hands where you have UI and giving an artificial score.
Query re playing/non-playing directors
I'm not sure why you would presume that? I've never heard of any playing director doing that.
Query re playing/non-playing directors
The club I directed at on Saturday had 7.5 tables of players plus someone who showed up without a partner. I can't imagine that it would have been better for the game for me to be a non-playing director than to fill out the movement, and it would ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: KT42 J97 A AJT98
I think you have to have a max to bid 2 over 2.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: K KJ2 8642 AKJ75
A jump to 3 would be a natural 5-5 max with both minors. If there was a system bid for “Good clubs and three hearts” I would have mentioned it.

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