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Peter Gill
Peter Gill
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 5, 2010
Last Seen
15 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've won over 50 National Championships and usually play in the Australian Open team (2019, 2017, 2016, 2014 etc). I'm a Sydney bridge pro who plays, directs and teaches bridge. Perhaps my best recent result was 4th with Adam Wildavsky in the Platinum Pairs in Kansas City in March 2017, or 2nd by one imp in the 2019 Yeh Cup Pairs in Shanghai. 

Country
Australia

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, Sartaj Hans, Liz Sylvester, Tony Leibowitz, Martin Bloom, Jane Dawson and Elizabeth Gilbert.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
NSWBA in Sydney, Kings and Queens in Sydney, North Shore Bridge Club in Sydney
Favorite Tournaments
Yeh Cup, Gold Coast Bridge Congress in February in Australia, American Nationals
Favorite Conventions
I like to play my partner’s preferred bidding system, so I have played a huge variety of systems.
BBO Username
petergill
ACBL Ranking
None
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Peter Gill's bidding problem: --- AK96 J98654 QJT
Partner was insistent about 3S being forcing, so it seemed like a good idea to check here.
Peter Gill's bidding problem: --- AK96 J98654 QJT
Partner thought 3S was forcing. Pass was not a success with 6D on.
Bridgemates: Rules and Etiquette
Julian Foster is in Australia. The relevant rule in Australia for National events is 14.3 on page 23 of http://www.abfevents.com.au/events/tournregs/ABFTournamentRegs2018.pdf. That is, it is acceptable here to check either Julian's way (entirely at the end of the match) or to ...
Wall Street Journal
Australia's Gold Coast Congress had a record total table count of about 9,000 two months ago. Gatlinburg was about 7200. Honolulu about 6,000. Memphis about 9,500. And we have Avon too. So we have some claims of being where it's at, in the bridge world ...
Using two bidding systems according to vulnerability
We played against China in the Yeh Cup today. The Chinese pair were playing Precision not vul and Standard when vul.
Eric Leong's lead problem: 5 KJ9765 Q32 982
D2 was the winner. Partner had AK of diamonds to cash against us.
Double Standards
Bd 28 - if I have to adjust the score, I think I need to poll to see how the bidding would go, to see how many pairs would reach 6H. Am I meant to do this? So I need to know what agreement NS would play if 3S was prealerted ...
Double Standards
I want to imagine I was the Director on Bds 26 and 28. From Aaron Silverstein's comments in this thread and from Michael Kopera's links, I can figure out some of it, but I want to imagine how I would approach this with the limited facts we have ...
Terrible Tempo
The countries where I'm pretty sure we played without Stop Cards in 2017 and 2018 were New Zealand (abandoned them recently), Poland (Slawa), Bulgaria I think (Albena), South Africa, Austria, France, South Korea and also WBF and Asian events. But I did write "as far as I know". That ...
Once accused for cheating then I got cheated
That particular Pairs Final was complicated by the directors putting out the wrong movement guides, resulting in a very long delay in the middle of the first session while it was decided whether to replay boards or not. IIRC that did not affect the total number of boards played.
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