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John Adams
John Adams
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2011
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Board member and Past President unit 448 (Spokane/Eastern Washington).   Bridge Teacher.  Club director.   Opinionated. 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing rubber bridge in college
Bridge Accomplishments
Dozens Regional victories, Top 5's in Nationals, Lovenberg winner. Was once in top 10 all time Platinum point holders.
Regular Bridge Partners
Gard Hays, Catherine Creer, Lea Rogers, Charlie Bennett, Dave Westfall
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Spokane Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
WBL sectionals/Regionals
Favorite Conventions
2/1 with Kickback, xyz
BBO Username
KJADAMS
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Lasota-Shaw 2/1
2 over 1 with transfers over 1C opener
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Robinson-Adams 2/1
2 over 1 with transfers over our natural 1C opener
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Stan-John 2/1
2 over 1
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Cole-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Shi-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Gill-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Pete C and John
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What should the selectors do?
So long as the arguments are made in advance, I don't see any problem whatever is decided since it's fair. What's not fair, is using the above criteria to justify a decision after the fact. Built in prejudices can too easily sway which factors are given more ...
What should the selectors do?
Any good bureaucrat can justify his or her own existence. In this case, justify why the teams should be determined by committee instead of by the players.
Ivey V Genting (the Supreme Court case in 2017, in England)
Groundhog day?
What should the selectors do?
BB - How often would you expect 1 of 2 teams to beat 8 or more equal teams? Olympiad - Since 1988 is only 7 events. How often would you expect 1 team to beat 8 or more equal teams? Europe gets to field far more strong teams in these events than ...
What should the selectors do?
And why not have WBF selectors decide who won.
What should the selectors do?
Why not?
Bad Habits of Intermediates
Hog quote to Walrus, "How many points does it take to avert a total disaster?"
Craig Zastera's bidding problem: K AK4 KQ9873 J32
I'd bid 3 if it were forcing. 3 is artificial saying nothing about hand(FSF). I gives room to find our real fit.
What should the selectors do?
In my ideal world, a team could determine it's own replacement players, subject only to moderate checking of credentials to prevent the addition of a weak sponsor after the qualification period.
What should the selectors do?
Those are boundary issues. My objection is to the notion of a panel choosing teams rather than letting teams earn it. Suddenly politics can come into play.
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