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Neal Smith
Neal Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 4, 2013
Last Seen
19 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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Upcoming chart change looks HUGE for the open field.
Implement just before fall nationals. That way we can be sure this isn't used in any regionals first, where any bugs/ confusion might be addressed. Let all the confusion reign at once in national events!
Philly Slam Poll 3 of 3: Responses to Queen Ask
isn't it amazing how BW topics frequently cover things that just came up at the table...last week. Playing with a pick-up partner, the bidding went 1 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 4NT - 5 - 5 - Pass! Making 5, but lost matchpoints to all the 5 ...
NABC event schedule
Call me chicken, Yu!
NABC event schedule
That doesn't help us who like playing the IMP Pairs without all the Platinum Pairs competition...
Do you pass
I enjoyed the anecdote, Giorgio, thanks for posting the link and auction. What in the world was South's X of 1NT?
Valuation of (Sub?)-minimal 5 Card Major Openings
Not able to find the reference bidding problem. Link?
Score Adjustment in Berg v Lavazza
"Sadly there was no commentary at all" Actually, props the VG or commentator (can't recall which) for mentioning a possible pending adjustment at least twice in the 4th quarter.
Was this ruling correct?
They are pre-printed by ACBL on yellow card stock with the appropriate boxes already checked. In theory, directors should have them available at every league event. Of course, no one plays Yellow Card voluntarily, at least not at NABCs.
UI: What does it suggest? (Part 1)
If you allow 3 by South, then you must allow 3NT by North. North has no UI.
Who will watch the watchers?
Lexi Thompson, for replacing her ball on the green incorrectly. Cost her the win.

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