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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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
ACBL Ranking
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On lead, having a Minor PC
If a player on lead chooses to lead his minor penalty card, is it authorised information for his partner that he has to lead this card? For example, is he obliged to treat it as a normal spot card lead, say 2/4 if that is their method?
Most European NBOs can barely afford to send one team to the Open Series of European Team Championships.
EBU National Teams: youngest ever winners?
I may well be, although I recall playing in the National Swiss but don't recall a Swiss Teams Congress!
EBU National Teams: youngest ever winners?
The full history of the event is given at, although I concede the fact that there were winners before the event started in 1976 is a little strange. For much of its history, and I believe through the 1980s and 90s, there were ...
Cheating at Scrabble
Ilexes doesn't strike me as a great play unless the ex is tripled both ways. Even then it's only six letters and you seem to have wasted an ess. It might have been the highest score available on the board, but that's only of interest to those ...
A Taste of Junior Bridge: The White House Finals 2017
It is an invitational tournament, not an EBL event, which is why there are mixed-nationality teams and multiple teams from some countries. If anyone wants to send a junior team, then I suggest you contact the organisers; I found them very approachable and it is an excellent event in a ...
True North American Championships Coming
This view that Scott reports, plus some comments in this thread, shows a misunderstanding about the European events. The ACBL runs three great open events every year. The USBF runs one Bermuda Bowl qualifier every year. The European Bridge League runs one imo-not-so-great open event every two years. The EBL ...
To Show or Not To Show?
These days most of the cons are caused by people who think they completed their bridge education more than fifty years ago. It is the juniors who are well-behaved.
Opening with a short club
This may be what you'd like the regulations to be, and your view is reasonable, but it is not what the regulations actually say. Alert Chart: State “may be short” for non-forcing 1 and 1 calls which may be shorter than three cards You are also required ...
Brink - Drijver withdraws from BB
I also doubt whether there will be many additional juniors given the cost and there is the European Youth Teams Championships in July which will take most of the funds from their NBOs.

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