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Michael Donnelly
Michael Donnelly
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 26, 2016
Last Seen
17 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Business undergrad. "You should play the game for fun. The instant you find yourself playing the game for any other reason, you should rack it up and go on to something else--court tennis, maybe, or old maid. Anything but bridge." - Charles Goren


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Round 23. European Youth Bridge Championships 2017
Favorite Conventions
Takeout Doubles
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Copy of Bridge Winners Standard
2 over 1
Copy to my cards View/Print
Michael Donnelly's lead problem: 853 QJ8 T95 AQ82
4♥ was showing a minimum for their 2♠ bid but with extra heart length
Here goes....
Tom Hanlon, a must.
The Junior Camrose 2019 - Irish Junior Bridge Adventures
Great idea Chris, already planning it for our next event.
"Social media"
I run a Bridge Facebook page which is mostly followed by younger people (in bridge terms). It has over 1200 likes and 0 funding so I'd say it's doing pretty well. I reached out to the ACBL a while ago saying they could use that platform whenever they ...
Olympic status. At what cost?
In Ireland we just survive/thrive off of our own membership and a few big fish to send teams to international events. The juniors do a lot of fundraising as our budget isn't enormous and we have big ambitions but for the most part the organisation itself has enough ...
Master Classes: Bridge
Why not a young world champion to give the public a better look into the top of the game? Bilde?
Master Classes: Bridge
Peter Hollands of Australia (Open team) does a series of videos uploaded weekly where he runs through hands under his own thought process.
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
My point is don't ask what can be done. If every bridge pair could get just one player to take up the game we'd be alright. That doesn't happen with elaborate 5 step plans, it happens with present minded conversation and enjoyment and love for the game.
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - Buddha
Nutrition/fitness levels of top bridge pros
It's interesting to note the last 4 ACBL player of the year winners are all; at least to the naked eye, pretty in Shape. Lorenzini, Greco, Bilde, Greco are also all relatively young in comparison to the average age of just the players in the NABC National events. Just ...

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