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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Author of the Beer Card blog, living in the Scottish Borders. Our house is located in a very beautiful rural area overlooking the river Whiteadder. We have a retired rescue greyhound, Gillie, who keeps us busy when we are not playing bridge (me), Scrabble or knitting (Hels).

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing the Nickell team in the Spingold in Zia's first and last years in the team.
Bridge Accomplishments
Improving from the #106 seed in the Spingold to the #56 seed in the Vanderbilt over the past few years.
Regular Bridge Partners
Alex Gipson, Helen Gipson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Berwick Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
EBU Spring Foursomes, any ACBL National that I can get to
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to one club, transfers in competition (not for the faint-hearted)
BBO Username
paulg
ACBL Ranking
None
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Software for scoring and live results presentation
Thanks to everyone who responded, including those who messaged me privately. You'll probably see the result of my deliberations in January.
Would you let 7!H stand?
Taking longer than the regulations say is normal is a long time to sign off after a key card auction. The initial reaction from partner will be, "I wonder what took him so long", and then partner *may* start thinking in a position he would not normally do so. Even ...
Second Thoughts about U31 Junior Event
Another ageist US-centric comment :) None of the current Scottish juniors has ever shuffled or dealt a pack of cards for bridge. The U16s may not even understand the concept.
U31 junior event
I'm sure the WBF will eventually catch up with itself - http://www.worldbridge.org/competitions/wbf-championships/youth-teams/
U31 junior event
The initial reaction when I posted this to the Scottish Juniors has been positive. Scotland does not have anything like the number of juniors as England and have never qualified for the World Championships (or even finished about halfway in the Europeans). None of the players are professionals or semi-professional ...
U31 junior event
Or, more likely, have to choose which series to drop funding for in order to support this one.
Isn't the score for USA-2 vs. Denmark in the d'Orsi wrong?
It is easy enough to check the Bridgemate scores from the WBF results page, either through the running scores for each match (Seniors: http://db.worldbridge.org/Repository/tourn/wuhan.19/microSite/RunningScores/Asp/RoundTeamsConditStatClassicMod.asp?qtournid=1642&qshowflag=1) or afterwards on the round results. The Bridgemate results are ...
Defense From the Bermuda Bowl
I'm sure many of my club would have found this defence as they played to cut down the ruffs in dummy.
Anyone else not thrilled with the "new" BBO
I'm quite happy with it. And my newest juniors are happily playing on it and they like the fact it is very similar to the mobile app.
Anyone else not thrilled with the "new" BBO
I reported this issue with creating matches to BBO very early in the life of this version. Given the lack of response, I suspect it is a feature of Flash that cannot easily be emulated in HTML.
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