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Neal Smith
Neal Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 4, 2013
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

After 40 years as ACBL member, finally had time to play regularly starting in Jan 2013, and made LM June 2014.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Wins: Regional 0-20 pairs (1970s); D21 Flight C GNT, 1998; Phoenix (OR) Sectional Swiss, August 2013; Seaside (OR) Regional Gold Rush, Sep 2013; Sun River (OR) KO Bracket 2, May 2014; Medford Regional B Swiss, May 2017.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Phoenix, OR
Favorite Tournaments
Medford (OR) Regional, Seaside (OR) Regional, Sun River (OR) Regional
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Master Points for Foreign Players
Please tell me ACBL directors do not actually use a spreadsheet. Surely the “world class” acbl score technology has a data element for “International equivalent MPs” that, once determined, is automatically applied at game time.
Deportment -- who's at fault?
Cornelia, I’m always looking for a new gadget. What’s Yoder 2 ;)
How to deal with a problem at the local club
Where is he director/club owner in this discussion? Is their intent is to have a club for old folks who play American Standard only? If so, find another place to play. If not, they should be counseling this individual on better behavior.
Putting together a Strong Club (Precision) - any insights into why and how these issues matter?
OK, that makes sense, especially at the expert level and above. Maybe I was coming from a viewpoint of less experience than most here.
Putting together a Strong Club (Precision) - any insights into why and how these issues matter?
Always interesting to see people try to build a better mousetrap, when good books are available from the finer minds in bridge (see recommendations above).
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
In the Tour de France, the maillot blanc and is awarded to the best-placed rider age under 26. Therefore Cycling is a sport for old folks;)
Monday morning quarterbacking
After the Q was covered, one commentator wrote “oh well, cancel the write up” or words to that effect.
Buck the Odds
“Some players may rush their play if they have the ace, to make it look like they don't have a problem. Some players may make an involuntary slight huddle when they don't have the ace, while when they have the ace they will never do this. This isn ...
Chinese Food & The Big Picture
Try the General Tso’s chicken. It’s better than Chow’s.
Chinese Food & The Big Picture
28 is a perfect number!

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