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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired Chemical Engineer.


I have most system books in English.


2017: Looking for Strong Club partnership, District 7, TN, GA, NC, SC, VA

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing in the Vanderbilt 2002 in Houston and meeting Kathi Wei. Standing in front of Benito Garozzo in Chicago (2015).
Bridge Accomplishments
NAOP-C Winner TX 1998, Winning 3 KOs @ Atlanta Regional 2005, 89 GMP; 1st in Educational Pairs - Virginia Beach 2010 Regional, 67%; ACBL Goodwill Award, Unit 165, 2014. Winning 2015 Knoxville Summer Sectional with 41 SMP.
Regular Bridge Partners
Dwayne Hoffman - Keylime BLM, Robin Kell GLM, Robert Levedsque SLM, Charlotte Rueschenberg DLM
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Knoxville Area Bridge Clubs (Director of Thur AM), Oak Ridge Bridge Association (Teacher)
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, TN Regional
Favorite Conventions
Strong Club and Canape with 4-cd Majors, 2016: Mosca Club with canape.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Bridge Winners Standard / Eastern Scientific template
. 2 over 1
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Copy of Basic Precision template
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Copy of Toby Brown 2/1 card
[big]2 over 1 G.F.[/big]
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Copy of Basic 2/1 card peg
2 over 1
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Copy of Ed Judy & Larry
2/1 with Walsh Diamond & NMF Agreements
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Strong Club System With Reasonable MP Utility
Jim, for a discussion of canape in a Strong Club system, try Ultra Club Relay on Dan's web page. We also used positive transfers into 4-cd majors opposite 1. Canape discussion starts on page 38. We currently play Mosca without limited openings in 1, 1 ...
Unusual Major Jumps Over One Minor/Diamond Opening (UMJOOMO/(UMJOODO)
I played this recently at an ACBL Regional at the request of a new Precision partner. His notes had no follow-ons: 1 - 2 = 6-10 and 5 & 4. 1 - 2 = 11-12 and same distribution. Could be weaker with 5-5 shape.
Why play a Big !C or Precision?
I have been playing various Strong Club systems since 1967 and can count on one hand the number of times we had trouble finding the best contract after interference. Currently playing our version of Millennium (Mosca Club) where 1 is 15+ hcp and balanced or clubs primary. 1 ...
Always 2!s as range ask/clubs; 3!c as diamonds (after 1NT)
Yes, Keri over NT, by Klinger, is similar. After a range ask, 3// is a slam try in that suit asking for controls (Beta or RKCB).
Interesting game forcing treatment over minor suit openings
No, I don't think a doubleton is required to use 2 over one-of-a-suit opening as an artificial game force in ACBLand. I don't see any such language in their documents. The only ACBL GCC requirement for conventional responses with G.F. Values is that it cannot ...
Nominate a New Name for Fantunes
Yes, we use Mosca also.
Free Drew Casen & Friends (or not)
I don't and won't bid 1NT with any singleton, maybe 2NT with a singleton A or K. For my opponent's, you are welcome to bid any NT with any singleton. :-) Why, you might ask? I love all my defenses against the opponent's opening NT.
Score keeping should be disallowed in the semi finals/finals of all major national matchpoint type events
I made a personal score card in excel and use it for Pairs and Team events.
What would you do about illegal note taking?
Hmmm, I write down the auctions for every hand as well as the lead. Law 40 commentary by ACBL: Law 40 includes this provision: 3. (a) unless permitted by the Regulating Authority*, a player is not entitled during the auction and play periods to any aids to his memory, calculation ...
Looking for Information about Match Point Precision
Interesting approach which (IMHO) will get you too high if responder is only trying to improve the contract at pairs. Playing IMPs I would not respond to 2 without invitational or better values.

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