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Mark Aquino
Mark Aquino
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 5, 2010
Last Seen
Aug. 22
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
75% game to win 1036 table Olympiad Fund Pairs with John Hrones, Jr. in first tournament I ever played in - 1970 Boston NABC
Bridge Accomplishments
Winner 2015 NAP Flight A with Shome Mukherjee, 2nd 2004 LM Pairs with Jon Green, 2nd 1995 Las Vegas Invitational Calcutta with the late, great Charlie Coon, 3rd 2009 Silver Ribbons with Shome Mukherjee, 4th 2015 Werner Open Pairs with Andrew Chesterton
Regular Bridge Partners
Susan Aquino, Bob McCaw, Pat McDevitt, Selen Hotamisligil, Shome Mukherjee, Andrew Chesterton
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Westwood, Bridge Spot
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Bitterman and Bendure Win Wernher
Congrats, Bob and Mark!
Discuss a Tardiness Penalty
I completely agree. The directors are excellent. That is not the issue. I would like to get their input before casting a vote on how to proceed. My sense is that if the rules as Peter points out have been in place but are not currently being enforced, then we ...
Discuss a Tardiness Penalty
Sounds like Michael has outlined an excellent approach, but without specific changes in our enforcement protocols, we aren’t going to be any better off. Should the discussion be around how to make these necessary changes in enforcement?
Frivolous Appeal Penalty VOTE
There are two issues here, as I see it. First, there is a practical matter. As Jan stated in her initial thread on June 12, “There is a serious downside to us from having silly appeals - we have to find a committee and provide information to the committee, which takes ...
Frivolous Appeal Penalty VOTE
Michael, I think I understand what you’re getting at. I’m still having trouble understanding how or why major championships have been decided despite ridiculous bidding due to committee rulings that changed the results at the table. But I don’t see how someone would ever appeal a ruling ...
Frivolous Appeal Penalty GCOC section
Peter and I went to different schools together and I've been a big fan of his for a long time. I'm not so sure, however, how effective and uniform the application of seeding point penalties will be as a deterrent to frivolous protests. For some teams this would ...
Frivolous Appeal Penalty GCOC section
Thanks, McKenzie. The key sentence in Law 92B is the last. While every player may appeal, if his request is deemed to lack merit, the question will be iwhat are the limits of the authorized sanctions.
Frivolous Appeal Penalty GCOC section
Hi Dave, I was thinking about the NFL when considering how to deal with rather subjective terms as “frivolous” or “ridiculous”. I was also thinking how we could fairly punish a player for protesting a ruling that he/she may completely be unfair - even though a committee or a random ...
Frivolous Appeal Penalty GCOC section
The easiest thing is to prohibit a player who has filed a protest that was unanimously rejected from submitting another protest - under any circumstances - for the duration of the competition.
How the matches are set in the senior trials
Mike, Thanks for this great add as well as for your insights into the extensive work behind the scenes that factored into the formulation of the current policy. It is sad that we have to keep an eye on dumping and other unethical aspects of the game that have emerged ...

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