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Mike Bell
Mike Bell
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Jan. 21, 2011
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about me

England international and system geek

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Spingold semi-finalist. Winner of Yeh Bros Pairs, Spring Fours, Chairman's Cup, England Trials
Regular Bridge Partners
David Gold, Tony Forrester, Michael Byrne, Sarah Bell
Favorite Conventions
Stayman over 1NT, I've tried to come up with something better but to no avail!
BBO Username
mickyb
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Combatting slow play
Ian - can you explain to me why you wish to wait until you gain the lead as defender?
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
I did wonder if slow play fines from the void set would have stood.
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
It should be declarer requiring the ambulance after behaving like that.
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
Tom's suggestion would also halve the chance of the players sitting the wrong way for a set. However, it would also double the number of boards that would need to be replayed if it did happen, so maybe it's swings and roundabouts
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
I'd only expect 65 without screens so I doubt that's the reason. The EBU gives 130 minutes for 16 boards for Premier League, compared with the WBF's 140 minutes, no idea why but I suspect the reason for giving less time is the same for both events.
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
Only one of the semi-finals was on vugraph, that actually contributed to the problem - we were moved from the vg tables to the non-vg tables after set 5, then two pairs who had sat out set 6 played each other in set 7.
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
All eight players were fined in set two. The time limits weren't particularly generous IMO (70 minutes for eight boards with screens).
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
I don't see why the a change in regulations can't be issued for three matches a year from now. Only reason I can think of is if someone contends that they wouldn't have entered under the new regulations and that seems unlikely to say the least (were ...
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
I agree on interpretation, but I would better understand the rule if a team couldn't avoid the increased fine by sitting out the pair who had just been slow. Besides anything else, this regulation unfairly penalises teams of four.
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
What does being 25% responsible for a delay of less than 5 minutes mean? That you used 30 seconds extra and oppo used 90 seconds extra?
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