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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
42 minutes 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
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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The Road Less Travelled
Randy, thanks so much for this article. I still am going to play my Strong Club with canape schemes along with the Overcall System for defensive bidding. Our strong club is a synthesis of Fantunes & Nightmare & Millennium Club. I also suffered a bad board playing Precision when an opponent overcalled ...
BB Final, Final Day
Hmmm, looks like a takeout double to me?
Bermuda Bowl QF6: USA1 vs BULGARIA
I watched board 30. When the T was not played by 2nd hand, declarer end played LHO by leading the K and LHO gave a ruff and stuff and the defense did not get their 2nd trick (LHO only had 2s).
Anticipatory Responses
Interesting. There are also Paradox Responses to 2: 2 = An Ace or King, G.F. 2 = No honor trick or ruffing trick if s are trumps. maybe a ruffing trick if s are trumps. 2 = No honor trick or ruffing trick if s are trumps, but ...
Negative double distribution
We play 4-4 because with a 5-cd major we bid it. We use a RJO with 4 and 5.
Where did you learn to play bridge?
Other: At work during lunch, 1965, and reading 5 weeks to winning bridge by Sheinwold. Was already a good poker player, hearts, canasta, etc.
DIAMOND Wins Spingold
The other table won the 2nd with the Ace to push a through declarer. This was not a success. But, they rallied for the victory! Congrats.
Pros and Cons of Having Committees in Your Club Games
Yes, most of our clubs are run in that manner. In my Thursday game, there are frequently 2 or 3 local club directors playing and occasionally I consult with them.
ACBL Convention Card Editor (CCE)
Google: HCS Convention Card Editor 5.1 I am not sure if it is still available, my copy is over 15 years old and fields can be deleted.
A 'Litmus' test of a Bidding System
Yes, in an old Strong System opener's Jump Rebis after a positive response was a Beta for Controls (A + K). A later bid in trumps under game was TAB, Trump Honor Asking Bid. Still my favorite approach.

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