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John Brady
John Brady
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
March 23
Member Type
Bridge Player
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United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
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.
Bridge Accomplishments
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
Favorite Tournaments
Spring Nationals, Florida sectionals, District 7 super-sectionals in Atlanta, Palm Beach Gardens Regional, Gatlinburg Regional
Favorite Conventions
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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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For years, I've played a lot of Sectionals in District 9 and District 7. Of course, club game attendance is diminishing. That's a product of the bridge playing generation dying out faster than it's being replaced by new players. But attendance at Sectionals is dying even faster ...
BW 2/1: Opener's Reverse
"Always" and "Never" Are words we don't use They only mislead us And give us the blues
Announcement Required?
There is a checkbox on the ACBL convention card for "Minimum Offshape Takeout Doubles." That covers all doubles with non-classical shape including 4333 hands and 4432 hands short in an unbid suit, hands with length in the opponents suit instead of support for all the unbid suits, Equal Level Conversion ...
Hamman's Rule
There's a corollary to Hamman's rule: "If several bids are possible and one of them does not take you beyond 3NT, bid that."
EOC case in Orlando - view from the peanut gallery
Well, Orlando has come and gone. So what happened? Was there a resolution of this incident at the Orlando Nationals? If so, what was it? If not, why not?
Game Of Chance? College Club Shut Down
Sorry, I've got no money to bet on this Saturday's UNC basketball game. I spent it all on North Carolina lottery tickets.
Game Of Chance? College Club Shut Down
The most idiotic university ruling you've ever heard? You must be very young. ;)
Game Of Chance? College Club Shut Down
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.
Seeking Ideas on How to Increase Attendance at Sectional Sunday Swiss
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 ...
Seeking Ideas on How to Increase Attendance at Sectional Sunday Swiss
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 ...

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