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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
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Mike Cassel & Barry Purrington
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Carol Mahoney
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Mike Cassel & Harry Sapienza
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Terry Lijewski mx1920
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Bill & Sue Treble
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The Bracket Size Adjustment Factor
Len Your commentary is appreciated and I will forward it to our tournament committee members. In fact we had 800+ players. I guess ~10% of them scored no masterpoints. I did do an analysis of sessions played. 159@2, 128@4, 94@6 sessions were the largest numbers of players ...
The Bracket Size Adjustment Factor
re. Len's #3 Maybe Nic can provide real data on why the T was bumped to 1.25 for pairs and how the MP awards count, in some fashion, the GR table lying beneath the Open Pairs. this is certainly a disincentive for MP hounds to gravitate away from ...
The Bracket Size Adjustment Factor
What's the point here Len, Don, & Nick? We had ~800 participants in our Spring Regional. The median MP holder had about 350MPs Over 500 of the 800 were Gold Rush eligible. These folks like GR events. There are and may be many reasons why less experienced players aren't ...
The Bracket Size Adjustment Factor
Steve is being disingenuous at best re siphoning. In keeping with the fluid hydraulic analogy I'd say he's spouting nonsense. The spring Gopher regional, a tournament averaging 1,000 to 1,200 tables is a case in point: in 2011 our premier KO event had 4 brackets and ...
Are partnership agreements & "inferences " thereto, alert able in ACBLand?
and if they start to lead without asking any questions you prompt the opening leader by saying: you might want to ask about our auction? Or do you stop them from leading and go through the possible hands partner might have: "has three card support in a hand that opener ...
Are partnership agreements & "inferences " thereto, alert able in ACBLand?
how far does full disclosure go is, or can be, problematic. last night we had an auction 1m - 1M, 2M - 2N*, 3C* - 5m. http://thecommongame.com/NitePDF/171017NiteHandRecord.pdf bd 14 EW At the end of the auction the opening leader asked about the auction and we said that 2N ...
The Bracket Size Adjustment Factor
I'd heard about the Soloway idea and was responding to Marty's comment that it had been scheduled. ty for the clarification
The Bracket Size Adjustment Factor
I had a discussion today with an ACBL board member who suggested that the two-session RR could be used to begin a 4-session KO in any smaller bracket, 9-12 teams. As it is now the good teams grumble that they got put in a head to head in the first ...
The Bracket Size Adjustment Factor
i think Gold Rush events suck the life out of the bottom of KO fields, maybe because the bottom bracket only pays a %gold. i also think that there was a tweak to the MP formulas a few years ago that made racking up points in two pair games over ...
Who needs to try harder?
The telling statement for me is that South's raise did not promise 4 hearts. In my partnerships, with 2way NMF, we don't raise on three without a trick source in the minor AND a singleton. That singleton is going to be working and North should follow up with ...
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