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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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6 hours ago
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about me

Project Manager of Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY)

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Real success in limited national events (1st NAP C, 2nd 0-1500 LM Pairs, 3/4 GNT B, 4th 0-5000 Blue Ribbons) and limited success in real national events (11th national 2-day swiss, 22nd mixed swiss, 22nd 3-day swiss, 26th fast pairs, and other low overalls)
BBO Username
MBodell
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Monaco Decline 2014 EBL Gold Medal!
Well you could have other than last if you have a separate disqualified. Because arguably qualified and finished in last is better than did not qualify. But I really don't understand leaving things vacant and not moving teams up. It makes sense to me to do so. Also, it ...
Honolulu BOD Journal
183-12 should fail. The whole point of announcements of NT only really works properly when people always do it. As it is today I need to ask people when they don't announce it about once every 5 sessions or so. And while it is usually a 15-17 that has ...
Honolulu BOD Journal
Plus a lot of electronic devices are harder than one thinks to turn off. Like people turn off the ringer and "turn off" the phone screen, but it is still on and able to get amber alerts, presidential alerts, disaster alerts, etc. If there is one of these during a ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Fair, I'm personally more positive on the proposed change, but would not have posted without Jan's post. So maybe the negative folks feel more strongly or more moved to action. To be clear, I'm not strongly positive, but moving cost of space from hotel room cost to ...
Ash Hamilton's lead problem: 98 6 KQ762 KJ762
Not everyone agrees, but I think there is a fair amount of value in the Bird and Anthias book. However: There are a lot of assumptions that are made that you should be aware of. One very large one is double dummy results. While double dummy results decently tracks single ...
Ripped Off
If bridge winners threads make it around with such wide readership then we'll have solved any demographics problems as so many people will be interested in bridge. :)
ACBL Attendance Dropoff - 2016-2018
They've also removed the physical bulletin from some membership classes, so depending on how they count circulation, there may be some members with no magazines due to that.
Ripped Off
Wasn't there a famous kidnapping at a bridge tournament in our distant past? I mean the average ACBL member is worth millions of dollars (the most famously wealth two members alone are worth enough to put the ACBL average over a million just with their net worth), but you ...
Ripped Off
Allow credit cards and advance entries to be sold is the obvious right fix. For that matter, you could allow after the fact billing too. ACBL members give their ACBL number to collect their masterpoints, ACBL could offer a service where they collect your bridge information and then bill the ...
ACBL Attendance Dropoff - 2016-2018
I don't know if you are intentionally misunderstanding Eric's point, but I strongly suspect based on the Canadians I know and the press about border hostilities increasing (for instance https://www.thestar.com/news/cannabis/2018/09/18/canada-us-urged-to-compromise-on-cannabis-at-border.html ) that the political hostility is not bridge related ...
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