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Michael Roche
Michael Roche
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Member Since
March 30, 2011
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

2 NABC wins in Mixed BAM. Added a 3rd with LM pairs in Atlanta 2018.

5 Canadian Team Championships wins

Finally hit 10k to become GLM. 50 years X 200. Play better or play more


Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Mike Hargreaves Daniel Lyder Karen Cumpstone.
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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I think it’s EAAC. Every adventure a couch. But 3C was certainly a possibility.
Congratulations. Great win.
Please comment on the Ruling
Here’s an online idea. Both opponents alert their bids, as opposed to self-alerts. Tie goes to the person who explained their own bid. That way at least the non offending side havs a clue as to what’s going on.
A thought much would it be worth to see dummy before the lead?
I’m reminded of an Edgar Kaplan quote, when playing with Norman Kay. If the opponents play perfectly, the best they’re going to do is tie us.
Mystery of Barry Crane
Just by chance I picked up a random issue from my Bridge World collection. It was January 1975. A nice article by Ron Garber - Busy Bidder : Barry Crane. Article features hands from Barry and Kerri.
Congrats:Canadian Womens Team 2019
Congrats to the winners. Condolences to 2nd place team. Good showing by all
What other sport or mind game competition allows bad players to become champions by hiring good players ?
A completely useless statistic in my opinion. I play with friends and learning players at the club. As dummy I put down mostly “exactly as advertised”. Usually the right contract, and occasionally maximum # of tricks yielding a good matchpoint %. On the other hand as declarer I am often in the ...
Priorities for the WBF?
I had a similar situation in Chennai. When I queried the difference between their carding versus the Convention card disclosure, I was informed that they had lost theirs so were using their teammate’s card.
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Max: There are a tremendous number of bridge players with far more skill, but if they choose to not attend a Nationals, or are otherwise unable to play in an event for any reason whatsoever, I would not let their absence affect my degree of pleasure. I personally feel that ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
As you might guess, my comment was a little tongue in cheek. My chances of winning the BRP lie somewhere between your chances and their chances. Bring it on! But you gotta start on Day 1.
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