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Nigel Kearney
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Oct. 2, 2010
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Live in Wellington, New Zealand. Don't play much bridge these days due to work and family commitments. In the past have represented NZ several times including a silver medal in the 1995 Junior World Championships in Bali. 

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Pass out of turn and later using a call not normally chosen
It would be clear if they had not used the word 'assistance'. On the facts in the OP, I would suggest there was no 'assistance' gained through the infraction. The infraction made things more difficult but the pair achieved a good result due to the random effect of luck. If ...
ATB-Today's Common Game bd.7
Maybe it depends on style. For me, two aces and QJx of partner's suit is quite a lot better than a minimum cue bid.
The future of bridge and technology
Sorry they are player numbers per year not table numbers (i.e. tables x 4).
ATB-Today's Common Game bd.7
In that case East is blameless. 2NT by West is ok, but passing 3NT is not because the stopper is too flimsy and tricks (both side suits and heart suit) are too slow.
ATB-Today's Common Game bd.7
Did East guarantee heart support or could he have other hand types e.g. Axx Ax AQxx xxxx?
The future of bridge and technology
I'm in Wellington, New Zealand and the playing numbers in our club are: 2010: 12755 2011: 13164 2012: 13828 2013: 14236 2014: 13842 2015: 13848 2016: 14073 This is in a city of 400,000 which includes six other clubs. Some things we are doing differently might be: 1 ...
ACBL Cell Phone Policies & Penalties
Refusing to be reasonable and wisely exercise discretion ruins everything. Bridge is no exception. If someone forgets to turn off their phone and it rings and they quickly turn it off and say sorry, just let it go. You're dealing with human beings. Preventing cheating is a red herring ...
Pros and Cons of Having Committees in Your Club Games
It may depend on the club. Some of the more complex issues require bridge judgment, not just knowledge of the laws. Where I play the people with the best bridge judgment tend to be playing not directing.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AK Q862 9854 763
Leaving aside the limit raise issue, when they balance with a double, the next player needs to help their partner make the competitive decision, i.e.: Minimum and no extra shape: pass Minimum with extra shape: bid one more Maximum with no extra shape: redouble Maximum with extra shape: redouble ...
Assess the blame (14)
South 50%, bad luck 50%
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