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Mike Cassel
Mike Cassel
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Member Since
June 24, 2010
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about me

Lobby your ACBL Board rep to move the 10K event at the start of the Spring NABC to Sat-Sun rather than starting on Day1 of both the Platinum and the IMP Pairs. Bueller?  Bueller?  Hello?  Strive to schedule 10K events on day2 of 3 day NABC+ events. Having a 10K event final on day 1 of a new NABC+ event is WRONG

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The ACBL doesn't need a one size fits all policy for team entry fees.  If you want 100% of the masterpoints then you pay your 100%.  A 6 person team willing to receive proportional overall awards, as we do in Swiss team events, can pay the 4 person team entry fee.  We already track the sitouts.  This is not rocket science.

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Live tournament bridge will sputter if we don't engage new club players to enjoy play in a larger venue.  It's time for a new grass roots approach:  North American Swiss Pairs.  Qualify during the Grass Roots Fund month in May and earn the right to play at the fall NABC.  The grass roots events, NAP and GNT, should be designed to excite newer players, not just reward those who are already coming to the NABCs

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
23imp pickup in Vegas mini-Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Editor for the Gopher Regional & Minneapolis Grand Slam Club Bulletins
Member of Bridge Club(s)
D14 GNT Coordinator
Favorite Tournaments
any one with Web Movements and level playing fields
Favorite Conventions
Xfr advances/1MX, Def vs. Michaels(majors), Reverse Smith, 4way 2H/1m, 4way 2C/1M
BBO Username
mickcryn
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Officer's Club Mentoring Team Card
2 over 1
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Mike Cassel & Barry Purrington
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Carol Mahoney
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Mike Cassel & Harry Sapienza
Forcing Club
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Terry Lijewski mx1920
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Bill & Sue Treble
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Mike&Peter 15May15
2/1 GF
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Mike Kamil Gabby Sherman Mike Cassel
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Last Board Dbl Digit Slam Swings in 21 of 33 Matches in Lyons
does that make you a devotee of the 'Oddfellows' fraternity?
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
All play all in a RR format gives less experienced teams from smaller countries an opportunity to play for an extended time against a quality of competition they don't normally face. This is good for the future of the game. Maybe the schedule can be adjusted by a kind ...
Last Board Dbl Digit Slam Swings in 21 of 33 Matches in Lyons
sry too late to change OP balance of your comment escapes me
Last Board Dbl Digit Slam Swings in 21 of 33 Matches in Lyons
[code]Contract BB VC d'O 6 9 11 7 27 6 2 2 0 4 6 2 3 4 9 6N 2 1 1 4 7 2 0 3 5 7 1 1 1 3 7 2 1 4 7 7N 1 0 ...
Open Lyon Discussion Thread
Crunch time in the d'Orsi with 2 matches to go: [fontface="courier"]1 USA2 260.59 2 FRANCE 245.24 3 ITALY 239.00 4 AUSTRALI230.22 5 SWEDEN 225.66 6 USA1 225.19 7 JAPAN 211.52 8 ISRAEL 208.96 9 AUSTRIA 205.68[/font] 10 ...
Lyon Round-Robin, Day 6
Bermuda Bowl 7. CHINA, 204 has to play Netherlands (R19) & USA1 (R21) 8. EGYPT, 192 to play Sweden Bulgaria & USA1. They haven't fared well playing other high ranked teams 9. MONACO, 188 vs Brazil in R19 and also the Netherlands in the last round. That could be a great ...
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
I'll come off ignore to claim: FOUL! before you offer up a question concerning a whiff of impropriety you ought to do at least a modicum of analysis. the first double digit swing was a 50% slam that might have been better but there was duplication. the grand slam ...
What's the Best Line?
Televised poker has gravitated from hole card cameras to RFID technology https://ca.pokernews.com/news/2014/01/explaining-rfid-technology-and-poker-2999.htm I'm curious what the cost and security issues would be utilizing this kind of tech for vugraph presentations. Would/could bridge players learn to place their played cards on ...
Excluding Exclusion
There is a lot to like about a response structure for exclusion that mirrors the ask over preemptive openings. Has there EVER been a common agreement re. the response structure to ERKC?
Steven Gaynor's bidding problem: 65 T5 K82 AJ9875
I'll take my +1100
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