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Jeff Ford
Jeff Ford
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Jan. 8, 2011
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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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GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
In the good old days you also weren't choosing between an event with free entries and one without.
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: Q84 KT6 K75 K984
If you are bidding 2NT, please post your follow-up plan.
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: A74 Q953 843 J63
Sure, they might make it, but it's matchpoints, and you have to try to get the 300 since we likely had a partscore available.
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
I think the point is that having a KO and taking the two finalists is a bad format. When the US selects two teams losers drop into a second KO for the second spot.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: AT QJ73 865 9876
I should have been a little more clear on the "max PH" -- we open all 11 counts.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: AT87 KT T963 Q53
Can’t imagine passing the first time.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: AT QJ73 865 9876
At the table I thought it was between 3 and 3 and thought 3 showed a little better offense. On this hand as long as you’re at the three level you take away the 3 cue by responder to ask for a stopper and they ...
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
In my district I think there are very few teams that would have any interest in playing a third place match rather than beginning the drive home.
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
It definitely isn't required to run the GNTs as a KO event. Our district runs flight C as a one day Swiss or Round Robin depending on the number of entries. And since switching to a one day event the turnout is much higher.
JoAnn Sprung's bidding problem: AKJ7 Q43 T QJT97
I'm willing to force to 3 assuming I have the mini-splinter available to let partner make a good decision about 4.

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