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Mark Leonard
Mark Leonard
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 24, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Almost beating Nickell team in Houston Vanderbilt
Bridge Accomplishments
2010 0-5000 Mini-Spingold Winner
Regular Bridge Partners
Phil Clayton
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Improving the Seeding Process
This discussion sounds a lot like an argument for implementing an ELO-based system for awarding seeding points. Fivethirtyeight has used this for ranking many types of competitions.
Late Start in USA - Spain Match
I disagree. The captain is the person I would expect to present his/her team's side of a situation. By presenting the facts of the situation as well, Oren is filling a gap that tournament officials should be doing. The WBF championship website mentions the late start but give ...
University of Illinois wins Collegiate Bridge Championship
Go Illini!!
ACBL Task Force Takes on Cheating
In my opinion, the existing policy against bogus allegations is what allowed the recently exposed cheating pairs to flourish for so long.
Flagging and Fairness
Joanna's suggestion has been tried. It's called YouTube comments, and it's a cesspool.
Life Ban Deserved?
How do you think community standards are enforced?
Life Ban Deserved?
You stated that you don't believe in monitoring because you are not a fan of censorship. To me that sounded like you were equating the two, especially when you said censorship is described "by some as monitoring". But then you said that that not all enforcement of standards are ...
Life Ban Deserved?
Then I am confused as to how your reply above is consistent with your reply to Gary. How are community standards maintained unless there is monitoring for violations?
Life Ban Deserved?
@JoAnna - are you truly of the belief that all community standards (and the enforcement of those standards) are the equivalent of censorship?
Captains meeting
@Jeff - it is a sign of respect, but certainly no surprise.

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