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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours 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).

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-upon-Tweed 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
ACBL Ranking
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Most Pervasive "Bridge Club Myths" re Bidding?
My local club players have changed as they've aged. Thirty years ago some of them used to read bridge magazines and go to minor congresses. This caused an explosion in certain conventions because one player would hear about something and it would spread: Crowhurst became popular because they hated ...
Paul Gipson's bidding problem: AK642 A A762 KJ9
My partner held Qxx Q10xxx x AQ10x You may think this is a little light for a vulnerable takeout double and this is what my partner thought too. However he felt he'd taken too long thinking and it was better to take some action. I ...
England women's trials
One might hope that the selectors were watching all the boards and will have some idea who was unlucky (or lucky) over the four days and not just the last few hands. On the other hand, selectors are always in a lose-lose position by the nature of the job.
Setting up practice on BBO question
This is a good place to start - As Michael says, the latest Chrome update has broken constraints but not advanced scripts. BBO hope to fix this shortly but use Microsoft Edge if you want to try it out immediately.
Setting up practice on BBO question
The bigger problem is that you can only put prepared hands, use constraints, or create a script that defines the hands, for bidding or teaching tables. However neither of these types of table will get into your history so you will lose the hands and your bidding/play unless you ...
2020 Camrose Trophy
There are multiple Holiday Inns in the city, so I didn't want anyone going to the wrong one. It also means any screams at the venue are attributed to the howler monkeys next door. As the Blackadder is five miles south of me and joins the Whiteadder (pronounced Whit ...
Paul Gipson's bidding problem: J5 J8764 T65 AK4
Pretty sure seven of them did, I didn't ask the eighth.
Paul Gipson's bidding problem: J5 J8764 T65 AK4
This was not a UI problem but the poll confirms my surprise at the action of many of the participants in the event. The hand was rotated for the poll, but the original board can be seen at (It is ...
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
From my experience playing in Iceland is great fun and the January tournament is many people's favourite. However the system regulations are very relaxed and the locals are barking mad, so system cards are used to express precisely how their madness presents itself. You will come across pairs greeting ...
Transfer breaks after 2NT
I believe that 'fitted transfers' over 2NT are the norm in France.

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