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Karen Walker
Karen Walker
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Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Tournaments
Illini Regional, Champaign IL
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Karen Walker & Nate Ward
2-over-1 Third Hand High
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Confused old man
I can relate to your problem and I have a lot of sympathy for the position you're in, but is it really so bad that it "ruins" the game for everyone? I've dealt with several players like Harry during the decades I've been running club games. They ...
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
Dan Requard passed away a year ago. He played tournament bridge for a few years after he was readmitted, but was inactive in recent years.
Zero Tolerance Card in Club Games
A local married couple printed and laminated "Sorry, partner" cards and added them to the bidding boxes. Much more useful than ZT cards.
What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
Another program for the not-to-do list was Easybridge, which was ACBL's attempt to dumb-down the game. The theory was that if people got hooked on an ultra-simplified form of bridge, they would move on to playing in their local club games and tournaments. That general concept might have been ...
What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
ACBL tried this about 20 years ago with its "Bridge America" program, led by Audrey Grant. It created a "Social Division" of ACBL and offered separate memberships, magazines and sanctions for clubs that wanted to offer this type of game. I thought it was a good idea in theory, but ...
A Request from Ms Manners
Robb -- That was you, and it was my favorite response in that long, acrimonious thread. I laughed out loud again when I found it in the archives.
A Request from Ms Manners
Thanks for posting this Peg. It reminded me of my attempt, almost 25 years ago, to request some civility in the old Usenet newsgroup Although most responses to my plea were positive, a surprising number of grouches saw it as another opportunity to hurl personal insults. I ...
A Request from Ms Manners
Some are non-native English speakers . . . and some are men. In general, women are better at being diplomatic and courteous in written communication. Men tend to be more "economical" in expressing themselves -- they blurt out their opinions without adding the extra words that might soften a criticism. I concede that you ...
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
To me, a convicted cheater with any redeeming qualities at all would be so shamed that he would bar himself for life. I don't understand why these criminals would even want to force themselves back into the bridge world and deal with the contempt and suspicions. Unless, of course ...
A Recommendation for USA Bridge
Online publication would save a lot of money on printing and postage, but there are other downsides that defeat the magazine's purpose. A printed magazine is a tangible benefit of membership. It enhances engagement and communication with members because it's in their homes, where they may pick it ...

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