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Joel Shapiro
Joel Shapiro
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Member Since
June 28, 2013
Last Seen
June 23
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

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


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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Is filing a recorder form warranted.
Good luck with that.
Proposal: ACBL Membership Growth Fund
I used to spend quite a bit on advertising (daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, radio, outdoor signs, flyers, postcards, Yellow Pages, internet) when I had a club, until I finally realized that absolutely nothing except good old word-of-mouth actually worked.
Is filing a recorder form warranted.
So, did you fill one out? And if you did, what happened to it? Inquiring minds want to know.
How A Junior Would Teach Bidding
Sorry to rain on everyone's parade, but teach real beginners play and some defence first. Just give 'em the contract - how to bid it can come later.
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I used to pay my sanction fees in US dollars on my club's corporate Canadian Visa card and the bank charged me the going exchange rate.
Does it have to be cards? How about Mah Jongg? That's a rummy-type game (tiles instead of cards) which I will bet lots of bridge players already know. Especially the ladies. So get the bridge-and-mah-jongg players to get the mah-jongg-only players out to try bridge!
Proposal: ACBL Membership Growth Fund
I don't think a surcharge of $1 per person per session would ever fly in Toronto - bridge is expensive enough already at the everyday clubs and a lot of players would either go to non-sanctioned games, or clubs would start holding those, or players would just stay home. Which ...
I think Hearts or maybe Klaberjass (pronunced like "clubbyish") would be a better introduction to trick-taking games than canasta. Bridge tables generally aren't big enough to hold all those melds.
Bad Habits of Intermediates
And then there's the Stonehenge Double. You hold S - Qx H - Jxx D - AJxx C - AJxx RHO opens one of a minor and you double, because "I couldn't pass, partner, I had 13 points!" Why is it called the Stonehenge Double? Because it's been around just as ...
A list of "Just bridge" situations
Don't hearts outrank all the rest on February 14?
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