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Normand Houle
Normand Houle
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 29, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I often work in cellular sales/customer service I love bridge and crosswords (french, nyt and cryptics) . I'm a bidding systems expert/geek I've been a pro player and director on/off for many years, but I now mostly play for enjoyment of this very frustrating passion. I'm a recovering alcoholic for 10+ years and will help anyone I can in that department


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
1st tourny playing mixed pairs with Francine Cimon
Bridge Accomplishments
15 flight A regional wins
Regular Bridge Partners
Marc Lachapelle, Stéphane Turcotte, Mikhal Czerwonko
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Shakespeare's Elbow, le Mirage, Bridge Quebec
Favorite Tournaments
Can Am
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to a forcing club
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Normand Houle's bidding problem: x x AQxxxx Kxxxx
Jim had the right feeling . Opponents soon found themselves in 4 X making
Gabay and McDevitt Win Mixed Pairs
Was this ruling correct?
As long as there is not a good guideline for directors to follow, it will create many problems. Usually I give offending pairs AV- or woerse (table result) and tell them to change it. I check 2 rounds later, they havent changed it so I give them 3 full boeards ...
Bridge vanity license plates
Also his avatar on line :)
Masterpoint Survey
There is a rating bearing a similar name to yours where I direct ( on OKB ) it is slightly controversial. Strenght of field is Utopia in bridge
Masterpoint Survey
Hard to answer Should be higher for bracket swiss ( competition a lot harder ) and lower fpr compact KO ( randomness / short matches )
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: J8xx KJT9 KQx Kx
Usually played as invite 11-12 here.
Normand Houle's bidding problem: QJT3 A8432 J7 K7
Player bid 3 went down 4 while 2 was not making
Play It Better Than Me
PS I d also say more sought after opponents, but maybe that wasn't your meaning
Play It Better Than Me
Is it best hand to human tourney ??? very important info

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