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Nicolas Hammond
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Bridge player. IBPA member.

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Wernher OP Final -- Royal Screw-Up
It was more complicated than that because it was a Web movement.
Orlando - The ACBL Reacts!
Several people, myself included, got sick from the tournament. Some quite serious. I was able to get some carpet samples. If anyone has the time, expertise to analyze, please PM me. Something was wrong with the playing site. They got inspected by the state for mold after the tournament but ...
Buffett's & Gate's World View
To be fair to Jeff, he was unaware of the 2005 initiative. B/G were going after something big - trying to put bridge in schools. They tried. It didn't work. A lot of money was spent. There was little support from the various school systems.
Buffett's & Gate's World View
Couple more posts from 2005 Buffett/Gates initiative: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/odyssey-atlanta-students-learn-bridge-business-from-two-jeff-cohen?articleId=8720123696294739470 http://actuary.ca/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?p=1648283 When B/G went to San Francisco school district they were rebuffed. The Odyssey program is the one I am familiar with from back in 2005 ...
Buffett's & Gate's World View
The School Bridge League has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/School-Bridge-League-118555538200364/ The ACBL talks about the School Bridge League in its 2009 book on "Teaching Youth Bridge In Schools and Communities Materials Designed to Help Teachers Start New Programs" . See http://www.cincybridge.com/youth/Existing%20youth%20programs ...
Buffett's & Gate's World View
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett created a $1,000,000 fund for junior bridge in schools in 2005. See http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/education/2005-12-19-bridge-schools_x.htm It was initially administered by Sharon Osberg. Both Warren and Bill were active in the early days of this program. I know first ...
BZ Signals and Codes Explained
I am told that the 9 signal is more of a scratch of the neck, typically just below/in front of the ear. I am also told that there is a probable 8 signal. But too few instances to verify. The D and S signals can be confusing. The S ...
The Chosen One
Your south teammate opened 2 and ended up in 7. My partner led a spade. After cashing A at trick 2, and getting the bad news, declarer thought a long time, essentially giving away the distribution. With the bad breaks it ended up down 1, but not ...
In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
As counterpoint, both Warren & Bill sponsored an inner-city schools summer program - Odyssey - and paid for all children, and teachers, to attend the Omaha Regional. This was a few years ago.
Improving the Seeding Process
@Gary: Gatlinburg is a regional. There is nothing that exists between a National and a Regional. It just happens to be a very well run Regional. The FA Cup is seeded in that nearly every round (if you include the qualifying competition) introduces new seeds. The rounds are not seeded ...
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