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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours 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. 78% game in 2017 playing 2/1 in 5 table game.
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
Mosca Strong Club
Strong Club with Canape
Copy to my cards View/Print
Copy of Precision - Lowell/Donner
Precision Club - with transfers
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Copy of Larry and Steve
Mosca Club, Canape
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Copy of 2/1 Stephi
2 over 1
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2D = 18 to 19 balanced allowed by ACBL GCC?
Yes, this is allowed and I have played it in ACBLand recently and years ago. Responses and Rebids in the GCC, 7. is listed ...... "after strong (15+ hcp), ..... Added @ 5 pm, 3/18/18 Also see #2 on GCC under Opening Bids: ... (15+ HCPs) indicating a strong hand. (Thanks to ...
What's the correct ruling?
Suction is a mid-chart convention, is Flight A unrestricted? If not, suction is not allowed.
The difference between winning and success;
Later in life Lombardi regretted repeating Sanders quote and pushed his own saying: "Winning isn't everything. The will to win is the only thing."
Search Capability
Also try: subject site: in your browser.
Another ruling case
North said he put the alert card in the middle of the tray. Apparently this caused the problem. It is North's responsibility that East is aware of the alert ....
Canape Agape
Our solution is to not Canape with both majors. See the link, page 38-39, for a 2 page discussion of canape adapted from George Coffin's Natural Big Club:
Fewest HCP for game bid and made?
5 hcp for a Grand Slam from The Italian Blue Team Bridge Book: : J9842 : - : 8765432 : 2 : AT7653 : 8765432 : - : - and split 4-2 and 1-1 and 8-4
Responding to opening 2!D showing 18-19 balanced
Play Transfers, even better open 2 with 18-20 balanced.
Books on Meckwell Precision?
SMP is well written and has advanced methods in detail. Disclosure: I was one of several strong club players that proofed the manuscript.
Signal on first trick in trump contracts
You are correct, Obvious Shift is NOT easy.

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