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Joel Shapiro
Joel Shapiro
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Member Since
June 28, 2013
Last Seen
51 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Club owner in Toronto.  Reasonably average player who manages not to revoke too often.


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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Is playing the same boards in a pairs event important?
Sometimes, the discussions and arguments get so heated that one would think it was a thermometer game.
Is playing the same boards in a pairs event important?
I have used hundreds of web movements at my club, and I try to use them at tournaments when I can. One problem with webs at tournaments is that they can be unforgiving of latecomers. The other thing is that they require 2 or 3 identical sets of boards, which ...
Reserving Rights
Would a long BIT (say, 8 times as long) be a byte?
San Diego Motions
If the 25-mile rule were to be applied strictly in Toronto, then only one club would ever run a STaC, instead of six or seven. 25 blocks would make more sense.
Question re bridge clubs and the ADA/ACBL regulations
no problem, just curious
Bridge Stories and Jokes
Several years ago I was driving from Toronto to Kansas City for their December regional. When I arrived at the border, the US customs official asked me why I was going to KC. When he heard it was for a bridge tournament, he spent the next ten minutes holding up ...
San Diego Motions
I wouldn't mind a much higher non-member surcharge either, but only for open games. I wouldn't want to discourage newbies from trying out a tournament for the first time.
Question re bridge clubs and the ADA/ACBL regulations
I sure wish we could name and shame the offending club and director. It would not be libel or slander if the story is really true. Can we not know, at least, approximately where this occurred (state, or district, or unit)?
San Diego Motions
I see that the non-member surcharge at sectionals is to be $4 instead of $3. When does this take effect? The surcharge at regionals remains at $4.
Bridge Stories and Jokes
Several years ago at the student game that precedes the Toronto Easter Regional, one young fellow, maybe 10 years old, doubled his partner. When I, the director, arrived and asked about it, the doubler calmly stated "I don't think he's gonna make it."
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