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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

District 7, Unit 165, East Tennessee.

Retired Chemical Engineer.

I have most system books in English and a few in Italian and French.

2019: Looking for Strong Club partnership, District 7, TN, GA, NC, SC, V

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, Naida Lamb, 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
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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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2/1 Jerry - Larry
2 over 1
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Pratt Precision
Jeff Pratt = Larry Lowell
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Copy of Larry Lowell + Steve Moese
Transfer Precision
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A Reply to David Yates' Articles
"I could no more play BLue Club ... than fly." I played Blue Club last year at the Atlanta NABC and while I did not like responder's canapes, we did not run into any problems in 10 sessions of bridge. Previously I played a Fantune version with modified 2-bids again ...
An Overcall Structure (John Fout)
Also authored by Don Laycock (who I partnered last week) and John Hodges.
A Reply to David Yates' Articles
Page 17, #2: 1 X p ? Playing Herbert negatives (to takeout doubles), modified: East could bid 1NT = 6+ hcp and 4s (replacement bid) as several of my partnerships have played responses to a Power Double (15+ hcp, any distribution) for several years now. Edited: 4/16/19 This ...
Using two bidding systems according to vulnerability
Goldman said he would outlaw Attack at pairs. I played it for a season at all vulnerabilities.!topic/
Which version of Precision?
1 - 2 is now any 5-5 in some versions of Meckwell. I played it in 2017. Now I include 5-5 hands in 1 - 1NT.
ACBL Bulletin Review of When to Bid Notrump
NT defenses have evolved to such a high level that sometimes opponents can find a fit over 1NT that they might not find over a suit opening. Just saying ...
2019 Memphis BoG Report
A real Irony if true. Is Match Point Precision actually illegal in acbl-sanctioned pairs games/events?
I play Precision with an artificial 1 opening that promises at least one 4-card major (The Diamond Major by Peter John Oakley). This was and still is ACBL legal in Open / Open+ category.
What percentage of the cost of attending ACBL Nationals are Card fees?
9644 tables I drove and stayed in the host hotel, 20%.
More Memphis Mishappenings
Slam auctions frequently are not in tempo and this is to be expected. Nothing admiss here IMHO.

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