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Peter Gill
Peter Gill
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 5, 2010
Last Seen
Dec. 11
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've won over 30 National Championships and usually play for Australia (2017, 2016, 2014 etc). I'm a Sydney bridge pro who plays, directs and teaches bridge. My best recent result was 4th with Adam Wildavsky in the Platinum Pairs in Kansas City in March 2017.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Going minus 4000 when I should go minus 4600 and actually gaining a lot from it - google Smile Sweetly After Disaster for full story.
Regular Bridge Partners
Eric Leong, Andrew Peake, Liam Milne, Liz Sylvester, Martin Bloom, David Hudson and Elizabeth Gilbert.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
NSWBA in Sydney, Kings and Queens in Sydney, North Shore Bridge Club in Sydney
Favorite Tournaments
Gold Coast Bridge Congress in February in Australia, American Nationals
Favorite Conventions
None - is that too many?
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Unusual Pairings and names.
In the HCL tournament in India a month ago, our round of 16 match was against the Dutch junior team named Drink. Their name honoured their idols and mentors who did well in world youth events 15 years ago as Drink Driver until they matured into Brink and Drijver.
Club bridge in Athens and Rome
We played duplicate at Alfredo Versace's bridge club on a houseboat on the Tevere (Tiber) River in Rome recently. The enjoyable game started late in the evening after dinner. If you message Alfredo on Facebook, I would expect him to reply positively.
Last night's viewing of John McAllister's movie Double Dummy, starring Adam Kaplan and his parents among others, was really cool, but Adam's young team beating Monaco is even cooler. Well done and good luck against the Rayner team tomorrow.
Yeh Bros Cup 2017
Tomorrow's Grand Final is between Eric Kokish - Fred Gitelman, Curtis Cheek - Huub Bertens and Josef Blass - "Pepsi", Greco - Hampson, Kalita - Nowosadzki. Pepsi's team narrowly won the three way match from Monaco and the Kranyak team.
In 2019 the European Championships will be held in Opatija Croatia. Do you think that will be a better venue?
Peter Gill's bidding problem: AK862 A QJT9875 ---
Correct. Partner had QJ3 K76 K43 AQ42. 6D was a big winner due to a diamond ruff sometimes beating 6S. 3NT scored OK. Nobody bid to 6NT. 4S scored below average.
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: 84 762 95 KQJ632
At the other table, my opponent Alfredo Versace bid 3C over 2D after the exact same start to the auction.
Scoring errors
While the above ideas are good, I do not share Kit's enthusiasm that such changes will make scoring errors virtually vanish. Example 1 In the last session of the 2015 Reisinger, there's this typical scoring error where Multon and Zimmerman got an impossible plus 90: http://live.acbl ...
To Sabine and Roy
Al - it wasn't a Howell - it was a Snake movement (a faulty Snake movement too, in my opinion, but that's another story). The sequence of tables from 1 to 26 had been reversed for that session so that 1 was now 26, 26 was 1 etc, i.e ...
Wroclaw - the Pairs Schedule
I liked the shorter breaks on the last day (Saturday - 9.30am instead of 10am start, finished at about 6pm instead of almost 8pm). I know that was intended to get play over in time for the Closing Ceremony, but it seemed better than the previous days, in my opinion ...

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