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Peter Fordham
Peter Fordham
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Member Since
Sept. 23, 2015
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2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
Australia

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Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing in final of NZ open teams C'ship 2000, screen mate for 64 boards, RHO, Geir Helgemo, on defence, I knew I had to switch to card from K10x with AJx in dummy to have chance to defeat contract. I selected K which proved to be good enough. Geir, graciously, privately said, "Well defended Peter. If you examine the possible spot layouts closely, you'll see that the 10 is slightly better." Geir, champion, gentleman, scholar.
Bridge Accomplishments
Int'l: Played one Bermuda Bowl[2001], two Far East/Asia Pacific C'ships [1985, 2001], several Zone 7 C'ships [winning 2001]. Nat'nl: Won most open teams c'ships in Australasia including both Aust. and NZ Open Teams and Aust. Seniors teams.. Represented Qld, ACT and NSW at Aust Nat'nl C'ships[Open]. ACBL: Won Montreal Regional KO teams 1986?
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Not currently playing regularly
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Favorite Tournaments
Australian Summer Festival of Bridge [includes National Open Teams and National Seniors Teams]
Favorite Conventions
The only good conventions are those that partner and I both understand thoroughly and use wisely.
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Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
Richard, If you are referring perchance to the Zone 7 situation, which for the big boys means, Australia, New Zealand and a number of island states in the South Pacific, the Zone gets one position by right. The second spot is based on performance in the immediately preceding Olympiad/Mind ...
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
Nat, I strongly believe you're on the wrong tram. New Zealand teams come to win, Japanese teams turn up to win, Macau, if it could gain a zonal place, would turn up desperate to win. Everybody turns up to win. Nobody takes a dive in nation based world championships ...
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
@ Steven Mc (humour coming.) Hockey? Surely you jest, 90% of the world knows that Hockey is played by teams with eleven players on clay, turf or astro-turf. It's only those frozen lands that call ice hockey, hockey. And I challenge my eleven, men or women, against your crew anytime ...
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
Ah, Richard, We have found a point of agreement.
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
Richard, The British Empire and the colonial powers of Europe are long gone and USA hegemony is heading for the same dustbin. The 21C is the Asian century. Why don't you get in early and suggest the four team knockout format? Rd 1 China v Rest of Asia/Western ...
Bowling Along 7 - Frustrating Friday
@ Ben T Time for 'rubber to the road' or if you prefer 'nose to the grindstone'. Don't forget Ben, you've got to crave that tattoo. Good hunting!
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
I suppose the next suggestion will be, knockout for many teams where USA and France(or some other 'leading' European team) are seeded directly to the semi-finals. Spare me!
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
You just proved my point. I said 'supposedly lesser nations' and you said 'the lesser NCBOs' QED
Obeying signals vs being practical
This poll makes no sense to me. How can the Q be emphatic about asking for a switch? there must be a natural way of continuing the suit to knockout declarer's ace without accidentally dumping a trick to declarer' 10. (Partner doesn't know you have it. The ...
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
Play knockouts by all means. With a random draw perchance? yes, excellent USA1 v USA2 in Round 1. Oops! France v Monaco in Round 1 Oops! Again! Oh, you want a seeded field based upon national teams that meet every couple of years? There seems to be an underlying assumption ...
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