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Neal Smith
Neal Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 4, 2013
Last Seen
Jan. 19
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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New Convention Charts: Artificial? 2 Level Responses
That would be cause for disqualification from the event if it happened today. See acbl CDR.
Auction Whacking
Perhaps not that unusual, but I had this auction 1 - (2) - 3 -(4) 5 all pass. Making 5
A most Singular beer card
It sure has CW ever seen someone beer with a singleton. Congratulations!
Why a balancing 1NT should be any different from direct NT overcall?
What does said partner expect you to do when the bidding goes (1) - X - (4) and you have a good hand with 4 spades?
A curiousity... Burt Marks proves bridge is a game of skill
If it's a game of skill, qualifying as a sport for the Olympics can't be that hard LOL.
Tales from the Attic: Punch-Counter Punch.
Neat hand. It would be an ever better story if West turned out to hold KJ tight in and a 3rd
Zero Tolerance Card in Club Games
What a great use for all those leftover "Stop" cards! Red is the best color for ZT anyway.
Dummy Gets Tapped
Most Kit auctions have very close decisions with the alternatives carefully described. When the bid chosen wouldn't have been my choice, it is at least a reasonable choice. Not this time. That takeout X is just awful, as evidenced by the tough choices on subsequent rounds.
Taking action - please join me each morning and evening in Memphis
Max, I support you. You are finding a way to make your voice heard. I'm not about to question your method because your message is an important one.
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
I think you need a longer time frame. Seems to me clubs would lose many players who enjoy going to NABCs and Regionals and only play at the local club to "stay tuned up".

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