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Morris Jones
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2010
Last Seen
22 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
about me

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

United States of America

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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Two over one game forcing
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Best Practices Workshop
When I took the TAP course in 1995 (from Jerry Helms), you were taught how to teach the ACBL Club Series, which is what I did for a dozen years or so. I ran through a refresher in 2009 to discover that they only offered a smorgasbord of available curricula ...
What rules do you ever let "slide" based on experience level?
As I was directing District 23's first NAP Unit Final last weekend, I overheard at a Flight C table the declaring South player asked to see the trick again, and her opponents refused with a bit of attitude. South was taken aback, naturally. Since I was floating nearby, I ...
What rules do you ever let "slide" based on experience level?
Let me just say ... It's really hard for me to refuse when an opponent says, "Can I see that trick again?" after quitting their played card. First I want to say, "You mean 'may I?'" then I bite my tongue and show them my card.
What rules do you ever let "slide" based on experience level?
Well now here's part of the problem. If a player asked you to point to the rule about announcing partner's notrump range, would you be able to show it to them? The alert procedure is not in the Laws of Bridge, it's in the ACBL Alert Chart ...
Book Report: Grant/Rodwell 2/1 GF
If you're one of Audrey's teachers, she has an excellent teacher's manual to go with the book on It makes an excellent six week class. Four weeks go through the four chapters of the book, and two weeks of practice hands. (Same pattern as the ...
Questions on Bridge Mates and Dealing Machines
I clean my Dealer4 between every couple of board sets. Some cards leave more dust than others. Sometimes I have to clean the feed roller mid-set. The new ACBL plastic cards seem to be the cleanest I've used, and I don't have to clean the machine as often ...
Request to Teachers: Knock It Off with the dang POINT COUNT!
I don't get it. You can't expect beginners to use judgment to decide how high to bid. You prefer to leave them with no evaluation tools at all? What do you suggest?
How long should it take?
What Jeff said. :)
Motions before the BoD.
I believe the club help line is already staffed by a number of people working off site or from home, especially during evenings and weekends.
ACBLScore in a multiple monitor environment
Snipping tool is a good idea -- takes an image of the screen and puts that up. Instead of that I've been doing "select all" "copy" and "paste" the text of the results into a Notepad window. Then I can change the font size, and so on.

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