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Morris Jones
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2010
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March 20
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Bridge Teacher
about me

Teacher and Club Director, NAP Coordinator for District 23 (Los Angeles). Software engineer for DreamWorks Animation, amateur astronomer.

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United States of America

Bridge Information

BBO Username
MojoLA
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Tor Hylbom
2/1GF
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Evening games at the clubs
I personally find this very attractive. I hope you try it and let us know.
Director question
I asked Dave White, "At what point do you allow a partner to correct a mistake?" His answer was, "when it's obvious to everyone at the table." That description seems to fit this situation. Luckily no penalties required in this instance.
How to handle "anxious" newcomers?
I think if you offer a social game (a la Honors club), you need to think of it as a separate product with a separate market from the duplicate game. You're likely to see very little crossover from those players who don't, won't, can't, couldn't ...
Wanted: recommendations for a portable ACBLScore computer
Indeed part of the problem with my friend's existing computer is that it's an old XP machine, and can't be upgraded. It's also painfully slow.
Teachers, I could use some help
What Jeff said. Drop Mary a note.
Questions about running a Swiss team club game
1. Have helpers at the game. 2. Scoring manually empowers them to hold their own team matches at home -- and it's still how the ACBL tournaments are run.
Questions about running a Swiss team club game
At my non-Life Master club BridgeMojo I've held three Swiss Teams events this year. (It's our first year.) We play a shortened game on Monday evenings, usually 14 boards. So for the Swiss Team games, I planned to play three five-board matches. Nearly all of my players had ...
On the road to bridge: Whist
In Audrey Grant's Bridge Basics 1 you play a few hands of whist before advancing to Auction Bridge. It manages to include all of the things you mention: long suits, sequences, and so on.
Everything You Need to Start Play Bridge (???) -(Believe me I Know ) (NOT!!!!!!!) - New York Magazine
If people are buying bridge tables, bidding boxes, cards, and books, I'm tickled pink. Like the author said, the game "sucks you in."
Advice for new club owners?
Mike, it's true that you can register a domain name, and when someone types it in (or uses it as a link) you can redirect to bridgewebs. But the location that appears in the browser, the bookmark that's saved, and the link that appears in a Google search ...
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