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John Grossmann
John Grossmann
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 18, 2010
Last Seen
July 17, 2019
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Tony Russo - a thoughtful early partner who claimed all bridge mistakes at the table were somehow his!
Bridge Accomplishments
Gold Life Master
Regular Bridge Partners
I play with 60+ players in past 2 years
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Colorado Springs Unit 360
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, Albuequeque
Favorite Conventions
Ogust, Compressed Bergen, Minorwood
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Time for Bold New Leadership
Steve, thanks for the additional sources. I just read the arbitration ruling for Gidwani which suggests that ACBL tried to use the "residence" clause to terminate the contract. The arbitrator ruled against ACBL in all aspects concerning the termination but left the determination of damages to another hearing. Rack up ...
Time for Bold New Leadership
Let me clarify the sources of numbers in my post. ACBL has many pages devoted to all of the statements, minutes, motions, etc. from BOD meetings. You can find this at: https://www.acbl.org/about-acbl/administration/board-of-directors/meeting-motions-and-minutes/ The membership and table count data can be seen on the ...
ACBL Elections Forum
Jeff, I would agree that the player experience is a huge factor in growing table count. Negative factors come from many sources. A small number of players have awful table manners - gratuitous lessons, using director calls to intimidate and punish, rudeness, etc. A self confident director can make a big ...
Time for Bold New Leadership
I am a former club owner, and frequent current bridge director. In Colorado, the problem with bad behavior is relatively rare. My approach: start with comments to all about what is acceptable behavior, for more difficult players the next step is a private conversation about acceptable conduct done in a ...
Time for Bold New Leadership
Some of the answers to your questions can be found in BOD minutes and exec statements. The most recent snapshot I have seen is that regular clubs totalled 3.07 million tables, down 1.66% year over year. Online games were reported at 1.03 million tables, down 5% year ...
ACBL Elections Forum
I am John Grossmann, the third candidate on the ballot for replacing Bonnie Bagley who has term limited herself in District 17. ACBL has huge problems: membership is declining, regular club table count is down, and even online games are down. Five of the six statistics for regional/sectional/STAC ...
Grassroots Participation in ACBL Elections
D17 does not run its own regionals, but has a host unit/city cooperative agreement. The Unit proposes the types of events, hospitality and special programs. The District comments on the plan. When a tourney is profitable, the host unit retains the profits. If a loss occurs, the host unit ...
Grassroots Participation in ACBL Elections
I did not read every post in his sequence, but thought I could contribute in the narrow area of a Board reducing its size. The HOW part. About five years ago, District 17 made a major overhaul of our by-laws. One of the options we built into the new by-laws ...
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