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Melanie Manfield
Melanie Manfield
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Member Since
May 24, 2011
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19 hours ago
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Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
While it's impossible for any of us to know exactly what we would have done in South's position, as someone who recently was a playing sponsor on a team in a high-level event (the World Mixed Teams), I just thought that I would try to put myself in ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Hi Ray, I don't think that we should assume that at all. I have called the director, yet would not seek a ruling in this case (assuming that I knew about the comment East made to North about the possible Diamond void). There must be other people in this ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
To sum up my thoughts at this point: Mistake #1 -- bidding 7NT. Completely forgivable -- people make mistakes. Mistake #2 -- making an honest comment that one realizes one's partner might be void in Diamonds. Completely forgivable -- people make mistakes. Then, partner asks for a ruling. An experienced TD listens to ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
It seems that when the eventual winners appealed, they accused their opponent (North) of being unethical in his choice of lead. That choice of words was unfortunate, just as some of the things being said about the winners are.
One Disillusioned NLM
I disagree, Jan, that one can be certain that the comment would not have been made had there not been a BIT. Who knows? I am sure that it was an honest comment, blurted out spontaneously. I have no way at all to know whether or not it would have ...
A Recommendation for USA Bridge
Roger, I am not an accountant either. However, you inspired me to look at the ACBL financial filings for 2016 and 2017 as well. Some of the same things jumped out at me. Here is something additional. There was a very large increase in the "Travel and Entertainment" category from ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
I do not see why East's remark was not authorized information. I agree that there should have been an explanation following the appeal if, indeed, it was determined that the comment by East should not be considered. Given the auction and North's right to ask questions about it ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
It is impossible for a player to "un-hear" a comment such as this. I believe that it should be considered authorized information, which can be used (or not) at an opponent's own risk. Otherwise, it's putting the people who heard it (and it wasn't their decision to ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
David, I completely agree with you, that had I made the comment that pretty much invited my opponent to lead a diamond, subsequently I would not have called the director. I just wouldn't have. And, I certainly would not appeal later and accuse my opponent in the reasoning presented ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
I empathize with South. He must have been very surprised when 7NT was bid. It was difficult to make an instantaneous decision about what to do. People talk about how it is important to think and plan one's calls in advance. This was a very unusual situation, though.

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