Going for 3500 in a GNT qualifier just after the scoring penalties were increased. Partner made a great bid I didn't figure out - raised her void to the seven level. She gave up the game soon after. Four teammates never played with us again. Sorry partner. My fault. Really painful for a couple of years. Now my favorite story.
Fell asleep playing on vugraph in the semi-finals of the Senior Knockouts. Haven't revoked in a while. Once upon a time, I was on a winning 0-5000 GNT team. After I retired, made 676 points in sectionals one year. Who can play that much bridge when they've got a real job ... or a family ... or pets?
Regular Bridge Partners
Patricia and Adrian Dovell, Candace Griffey, John Moschella, Julie Zhu, Nancy Mitchell, Craig Hemphill, Charlie Miner, Spike Lay, Bruce Ohmann, Susi Ross, and a cast of thousands ... well, a dozen or so anyway
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Jacksonville (Florida) School of Bridge, St. Augustine Bridge Club, Gainesville Duplicate Bridge Club, Vero Beach Bridge Club
Spring Nationals, Florida sectionals, District 7 super-sectionals in Atlanta, Palm Beach Gardens Regional, Gatlinburg Regional
Any short-suit showing convention, bids that show the number of trumps partner holds in support of an opening bid or overcall, Smith echo, Trump suit preference, UDCA, Low from odd-3rd from even
Ed Reppert said: "Cranial rectumitis is a big problem in all bureaucracies. :-)"
Ed's kidding, but that's not a bureaucracy problem. That's a people problem ... whether we act as individuals and in groups.
When we kid that it's a bureaucracy problem, the joke's on us.
Actually, the problem isn't limited to Swiss Teams. The consistent trend in this part of the country is that attendance at sectionals is dwindling for all sessions, pairs and Swiss.
For several years now, at most of the Friday-Sat-Sunday sectionals in Florida that I've been to, the pattern ...
In the Florida and Georgia sectionals I go to, we play 6 rounds of 8 boards.
Good thing too. If we played more than 6 rounds, attendance would be even lower than it is, and it's dwindling.
45 years ago when I started playing bridge, wasn't it common ...
One reason I don't like help suit tries is people have different definitions of "help suit". Is it "a suit where you have some stuff but need more," or is a "help suit" try a holding of xxx or xxxx, or is it "the suit with the most losers ...
Neither "agreement" nor "discussion" is necessary for an implicit partnership understanding. If the partnership's prior experience is that partner could (a) bid 3NT on anything (b) sometimes is a bluff, or (c) is almost always bid to make, but on rare occasions is a bluff, that partnership knows more ...
Melanie: You're sure the U.S. Team would have been eviscerated by "the BW peanut gallery" - not a very generous characterization of people who might have a different opinion than you. On an American internet site, it not unexpected that the comments are heavily biased towards US players and ...