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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player for over 50 years (hard to believe I don't play better).  Did take several years off a few times for family and work. Two grown children and four wonderful granddaughters (who don't play bridge but are all super softball players).

Professional computerist (everything EXCEPT electronics and hardware engineering) for over 40 years and still counting.  Education in Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Business Administration.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
World Mixed BAM - Lille, France
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in National Open Swiss Teams, Senior Swiss Teams, and Mixed BAM; Many Regional A, Open, and Bracket 1 Teams and Pairs wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
and favorite bridge partner - my wife.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Philadelphia and Lille World Series, New Orleans, San Francisco and Washington Nationals, Cambridge and Virginia Beach Regionals.
Favorite Conventions
Puppet over 1N, Exclusion Blackwood, Delayed Splinters, Michaels, Unusual NT
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Improving the Seeding Process
I am recalling this from long ago, so anybody correct me if I am wrong in part. As I recall, KO's at both Sectional and Regional level were "seeded" at one time. As time went on, the attendance for most of these events was becoming lower and lower. Some ...
Improving the Seeding Process
See my comment above. Who says long and short match skills are equivalent?
Improving the Seeding Process
Many of the comments about using the NABC+ Swisses or Round-Robin short matches as qualifications for seeding KO's imply that the skills and abilities of players for "short" and "long" matches are equivalent. My admittedly "amateur" opinion is that I don't believe this is true and can think ...
Seeding adjustments
The problem in this thread is the inherently subjective nature of the term "fair". Some may think it is the definition of "fair" for everybody to have the same chance at a bridge KO seeding position (i.e., "random seeding"). Others, may think it is the definition of "unfair" for ...
Bob Heller: ACBL Distict 7 March-April News
Bob or anybody, what does this phrase (in the Technology: Looking ahead section) mean: "if Microsoft Windows 10 continues to present problems". Of course I know what it means semantically, but what does it refer to specifically?
Ethical Dilemna to the Extreme
Does most anybody disagree that one does NOT have a right to know where you stand in a matchpoint event during the play of the event unless it is a barometer event? Otherwise, why would not every single player in the room go to the last round "burner sheets" to ...
Ethical Dilemna to the Extreme
Michael, Ed: I think we said the same thing in different words (probably at the same time). I was intentionally trying to give a definition with no value judgment or implication of fault (as it seems we all did). :)
Ethical Dilemna to the Extreme
A late play is a hand that was not played during the round it was scheduled but instead is played after all the regular rounds have been completed.
Congratulations Sharon Osberg and teammates
David, first Winnie made more money than anybody else in the world (in the last few decades, anyway) and then is probably giving away more money than anybody else in the world.
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Dave and Ron, this has gone far astray. I guess it proves again that it often doesn't pay to use figurative language or analogies on the internet. Once and for all, my point is this: If the basic nature of bridge competition changes in order to solve or diminish ...

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