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Michael Donnelly
Michael Donnelly
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Member Since
July 26, 2016
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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

Country
Ireland

Bridge Information

Favorite Conventions
Takeout Doubles
BBO Username
Malswan
ACBL Ranking
None
Copy of Bridge Winners Standard
2 over 1
Copy to my cards View/Print
Junior Entry Fees at ACBL NABC
half price or lower is simply financially beneficial for the ACBL in the long run. Over the course of an NABC those discounts represent 200+ dollars for full-time students like myself and is the difference between me being able to afford to go to these things and not. Around 24 ...
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
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