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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
58 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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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What should the selectors do?
For next year's Gold Cup only half of the teams being considered for seeding and six of the top 16 seeds in the last Spring Fours are eligible to play for England. This influx of strong foreign players is what makes these events better and great to play in ...
What should the selectors do?
The problem is that even 'hardly difficult' solutions require detailed CoCs, as the Women's trial showed. Even foreseeable problems do not have easy solutions: what happens in a team of ineligible players for England, but EBU members, wins the event is simple, but what if a team of six ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
I'm always amazed by pairs who carry around very large system files have so much white space on their system card with no continuation notes.
What should the selectors do?
Presumably the majority of those eligible to select the Open think similarly, since they both selected and had trials for the same team.
The cost of a bridge game
As it happens I am working on the history of the club at the moment, now in its 48th year. Berwick-upon-Tweed is indeed in England: Scotland is about one mile north or five miles west of the town. The club was formed by members of the local Round Table and ...
The cost of a bridge game
An evening at the Berwick-upon-Tweed club cost £2 for members and visitors. This includes unlimited tea and coffee if you can be bothered to get up and make it. Annual membership is £1, although you also have to join the SBU (£10) although not necessarily through the club. The club ...
What should the selectors do?
Abi is a fine young player who won the Lady Milne this year. Her partner was not available for the Europeans otherwise they would have been selected, but she was selected for the Open team following another trial with a different partner. I expect Abi and her partner have no ...
What should the selectors do?
If it were so certain that any pair would enhance a team, then you'd expect the selectors to have pre-selected them (or an entire team) rather than run a trial. As they did for Robson and Forrester in the Open team. The selectors are in their normal no-win situation ...
What should the selectors do?
The time difference will be over twelve months. I'm not sure the football analogy really works, because the footballers continue to play high quality football between qualification and the championship so their form can be judged. There is not the same week in, week out, bridge tournaments of sufficient ...
What should the selectors do?
The selectors are in their normal no-win situation and they may feel that they should not make a decision until after the AGM in November since the composition of the committee will change. It is a facet of selection in most British sports that your stock will rise when you ...
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