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Margaret Devere
Margaret Devere
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Member Since
June 28, 2010
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about me

Hoping to improve my game by osmosis and sporadic uncoordinated efforts. So far, it's a slow process.

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Paula Warren
2 over 1
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2 over 1
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Devere - Judy
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Andrea and Margaret
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The ACBL: a Byword for Incompetence?
Of course it's not a free lunch -- the costs are just covered elsewhere, and the players are paying for it, whether they eat the lunch or not. Makes me think of the airlines, where they're now charging for every little thing. I actually like this -- if I don ...
The ACBL: a Byword for Incompetence?
Not my personal experience, but what I've been told several times: Sectionals: Board members have gone out to alert local restaurants to expect a lot of people at unusual times. They've never gotten any response from the restaurants, who continue to be overwhelmed at the unusual meal times ...
How light can your 1M responses to 1D be?
That's a really helpful comment. In the past, I've been guilty of auto-bidding with an ace. Hopefully I'll be smarter in the future.
The ACBL: a Byword for Incompetence?
Here in Denver, the regional tournament chairs do a LOT of work. They are responsible for ensuring that hotel contracts are set up for 5+ years in advance, providing input on schedules and budgets, arranging support from the hotel (which includes food), making sure that people are in place to ...
Does the ACBL need more Washrooms at NABCs OR should players be kicked out of tournaments with cause?
At our sectionals, TDs who are ACBL employees are paid by the session. There is a scale based on skills and experience. I think it's the same at regionals, but I don't have direct knowledge.
Mr. Sportsmanship Shows His Stuff
Congrats Alex Perlin!
On a side note: I looked at the ACBL's report of this game, and saw that the results were preliminary, subject to analysis for cheating. This bothered me. It seems to me that if the results are changed, one of the winners is essentially accused (and convicted) of cheating ...
The cost of a bridge game
In Denver, the two largest clubs are both privately owned, and rent commercial space. They charge $10 or $11 for a game, depending on day of the week. You can set up a prepaid account and get a discount of $0.50 per game. One provides a meal (main dish ...
What are your responses if playing Ogust?
Absolutely. Mediocre mediocre.
What are your responses if playing Ogust?
Somebody once defined good suit for me as: "Has the potential to take five tricks if you can lead up to it enough." This has worked well for me.

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