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Mike Becker
Mike Becker
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2010
Last Seen
July 2
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Listening to Star Spangled Banner on podium after Bermuda Bowl win in 1983
Bridge Accomplishments
ACBL Hall of Fame and all that goes with it
Regular Bridge Partners
Mike Kamil, Allan Graves, Aubrey Strul, Warren Spector
Favorite Tournaments
Vanderbilt and Spingold
Favorite Conventions
X of STR NT shows S+another; 2C=C+H, 2D=D+H
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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FRIEDLAND Disqualified From Reynolds Spring KO
Bobby et al: Rich is a first class player and person. Rich was invited to be on the HoF Ballot when he turned 60, but declined. I don't recall "why," but I suspect his reasons are similar to Mike Lawrence, another player who declined. Mike's "declination" was because ...
Montreal NABC in big trouble
For Columbus, I thought there were three possibilities: 1. The government prohibits the event from being held/or the tournament location being open. 2. The ACBL cancels the event. 3. The players can elect to attend or not. I might have been wrong. It’s possible that the ACBL could ...
NABC Coronavirus Precautions
So there are apparently 3 ways to “cancel” an event. 1. The organizers cancel the event. 2. The government cancels the event. 3. Those coming to the event just don’t come – it’s up to them. All three scenarios are playing out worldwide. I think our convention is special ...
NABC Coronavirus Precautions
I wonder whether the City of Columbus or the Convention Center people or whoever is in charge of deciding whether to hold the event know that: 1. the median age of the attendees is well over 70 and, 2. of the 2,000+ (now less) people expected to attend, about ...
Senior COC seeding details
Oh. I forgot about the Soloway increasing the SPs available. But since the Soloway is just starting, the cap of 70 should be phased in somehow. Above my pay grade. Yes, the Platinum points component of Master points is double counted. Let’s see what the ACBL C& C committee ...
Senior COC seeding details
When I proposed the USSBC RR be the equivalent of the Reisinger, I thoughtlessly thought the USSBC RR was 2-3 days. If 1.5 - 2 days, the value should be less than the Reisinger. Apparently the current rules are in the “Special Conditions of Contest” which I could not find ...
The time has come: Senior USBC Seeding
I disagree with David but offer a compromise. We could make the RR, a 2-3 day event co-equal to the Reisinger, another 3 day event. There would then be 5 events that give SPs to set the USSBC bracket -- V/S/R/ Soloway/ RR. The Resinger scale is 85-60-42-29-21-17-14-12. About ...
Open letter to Robb Gordon
In the 1990’s, Ronnie Rubin and I were playing “The Ultimate Club,” and we had recently added an understanding, on our card and pre-alerted, that a 1M opening in 1st or 3rd at F.V. was either an opening bid or not (likely a psyche). Our Vandy opponents were ...
VOTE on scoring a Round Robin that has more than 1 segment between teams
There were 8 comments in the discussion article, with, I think, 5 clearly in favor of scoring the 2 matches separately and 0 opposed. I wish more had commented. That said I will follow the commentors. A review of matters discussed by the Tournament Policy Committee suggests that this matter ...
Frivolous Appeal Penalty VOTE
When there is an appeal I presume the entire team is appealing. Is that right? I would probably approve the change but would need to first consider what the parameters of the penalty could be. It might be that, after discussion, we cannot come up with an agreed upon penalty ...

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