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Mike Cassel
Mike Cassel
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Member Since
June 24, 2010
Last Seen
19 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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

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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
Forcing Club
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Terry Lijewski mx1920
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Bill & Sue Treble
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Mike&Peter 15May15
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Mike Kamil Gabby Sherman Mike Cassel
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The GNT's, a modest proposal
I'm not sure what the question is but if district champions in the lower flights of special events received A REAL REWARD, $1,500 or $2,000?! I would bet we'd find a big increase in the event's interest from less experienced players. D Waterman kind of ...
Can You Explain This Auction...?
If the team that had these hands were down 50 they may have made the assumption that their counterparts were surely going to stretch to bid a thin game, so they decided to go the other way.
Gatlinburg Regional 2017
a link to online gold points? never mind http://web2.acbl.org/documentLibrary/about/163OrlandoBoDMinutes.pdf Item 163-46: On line Events Management will continue to experiment with holding online events at Regional tournaments, using the following conditions provisionally added to the Codification as guidelines, for a period of two years ...
Gatlinburg Regional 2017
If anyone thinks it important it would not be difficult to determine how many Gatlinburg 2016 attendees were in Victoria or Tyler this year. We went for a few days this year BECAUSE of the fire. Local service staff were uniformly appreciative of bridge player support. We received a survey ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
If you restricted the top four to choosing from 13-16 instead of 9-16 and randomly seeding 5-8 with 9-12 some of the less accomplished teams might have an easier road to a quarterfinal or better finish. If two really good squads had a bad Swiss the teams that finished third ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
re Unit Qualifying in our D14, in the old days before Flight A was carved out, you had to qualify in a unit final to be eligible to play in the district final. this kept the field sizes manageable for a 2-session Swiss on Saturday morning and afternoon that would ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Although it has been a number of years since I studied ALL Open Flight team rosters it seems like there has been a more egalitarian feel to the rosters, particularly last year. I previously mentioned the stillborn proposal of starting the Open GNT Flight on Spingold Day 1. A study ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
I was thinking Grass Roots Swiss Pairs. Only played them once in Iceland and it was a gas moving back and forth as you did better or worse...and hope you don't get demoted to the basement LOL. Rounds could be a little longer. You would qualify by playing ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Ira got a goodly number of likes for his post which included: [i]What I see manifesting in the GNTs, the NAPs and other parts of the game is a culture that seems, to me and others, that clearly takes the “core” of players that most support the game for ...
Revoke followed by incorrect concession/claim--Result?
When RHO showed out you assumed, but didn't notice, LHO played a royal?
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