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Matthew Kidd
Matthew Kidd
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Member Since
March 10, 2013
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7 hours ago
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about me

ACBLmerge, ACBLgamedump, Payoff Matrix, and Lead Solver developer

La Jolla unit (526) webmaster and vice-president (former president 2012-2018)

Photographer / Photoshopper (over 2800 player thumbnails created)

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Winning a two session regional open pairs event partnering with a smart NLM (winning made him a LM)
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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An Open Letter to ACBL Unit and District Officers
I'm with Jeff that stratifying is generally good. It's the best of both worlds. You can't escape exposure to good players but still have a chance to collect a small award. Since the top award in each strat is based on fewer tables, i.e. excludes table ...
An Open Letter to ACBL Unit and District Officers
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An Open Letter to ACBL Unit and District Officers
For 2019 vs 2018, three of the D25 regionals have almost exactly the same attendance: Cromwell, CT (1013 vs. 1018), Warwick, RI (1366 vs. 1368 tables), Mansfield, MA (854 vs. 853). Falmouth, MA is down 7% (427 vs. 461). Nashua, NH is down 9% (1082 vs. 1191). Sturbridge, MA (623 ...
An Open Letter to ACBL Unit and District Officers
Three years ago I observed that D25 (New England) participation per district member in regionals was low for both regionals (lowest district) and sectionals. See [em]Tournament Table Counts[/em] ([url=https://lajollabridge.com/Articles/TournamentTableCounts.htm]full article[/url], [url=https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/tournament-table-counts/]shorter Bridge Winners ...
An Open Letter to ACBL Unit and District Officers
Speaking as one of the roughly 1200 unit officers about to receive an e-mail from Peter Marcus, this is not the hill I want to die on. I like the format of a two session round robin, followed by two sessions of knockouts on the next day. This makes it ...
ACBL Live über alles
@Jim, I'm not sure this is the time to rehash the entire ACBLscore+ saga, which I've already [url=https://lajollabridge.com/Articles/ACBLscorePlusDiscontinued.htm]detailed at great length[/url], with many references to articles on Bridge Winners. Calling it a "debacle" does not assign blame. My best guess ...
ACBL Live über alles
Ugh, just played in a club game where ACBL Live for Clubs pulled the wrong section from the electronic scoring file (BWS), applying the contracts from the limited section to the open section. But it only does this if both the N-S and E-W pair numbers match, which is infrequent ...
ACBL Live über alles
"Print Scn" is the combination Fn + F11 on Windows. On my Dell laptop the Function (Fn) key is bluish-purple and "Print Scrn" is written in the same color on the key below the F11. It might be Alt + F11 on some computers. But while sending a partial screenshot of a ...
ACBL Live über alles
For setting priorities, I think the two biggest ACBL Live pain points are (1) copy-and-paste is very bad, and (2) board results are not shown for all combined sections. Maritha Pottenger, a local San Diego expert and teacher, emphasized item #1 to me today after a club game. She sends ...
ACBL Live über alles
Interesting. I haven't heard this but it certainly a sensible approach to take.
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