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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
6 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 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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Disappointing Responses to Bidding Problem-Posted on 8/12
The BW world is sometimes harsh and disappointing responses typically reflect a disappointing problem. Often the masses will not find the problem as fascinating as the setter, who might see it as a tough problem they should have got right or a situation where their partner could have done better ...
Minor Suit Gazzilli Problem
We play a short club, into which we put the balanced hands, and so we can play 1-1-1NT as Gazzilli. With 1444 hands, we open 1 and either rebid 1NT to show clubs or 2 to show four hearts, depending on quality. We also play transfer ...
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
A quick Google suggests it is 3000 miles for me and 2900 miles from San Diego.
Foreign Competitors in ACBL masterpoint limited events
In my experience the ACBL was happy to revise the eligibility points if you asked.
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
My final thoughts on the Vegas NABC can be read at The big difference for me was the sea change in attitude of everyone with regards to less familiar methods. Now all, save our Multi, are permitted at Open Chart rather than ...
Foreign Competitors in ACBL masterpoint limited events
Traditionally foreign players can ask the ACBL for eligibility points to reflect their standing at home in order to improve seeding in events. This is an art rather than a science and there appears to be little consistency, although if you have played for your country you seem to be ...
Teammates for Roth needed
We are now fixed.
QI is the most played word in tournament Scrabble. It is permitted in North America and the rest of the world.
Spingold - where are the first round results?
The first round Spingold scores can be seen in these two photos of the results sheets.
Iain Sime on Countdown
Iain's 'Bronze to Silver' course at the New Melville Bridge Club in Edinburgh is incredibly popular. It is intended to take regular club players to a level where they can compete in national events. The bronze category in SBU events is for players with fewer than 25 national points ...

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