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Peter Gill
Peter Gill
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Basic Information

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

I've won over 40 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.

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, Liam Milne, Liz Sylvester, Martin Bloom, Jane Dawson, Mathew Vadas 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
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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USBC Round of 16, Day 1
I hope Max Schireson's team can keep up the good work tomorrow.
Finish this sentence
Smart
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: Q9 --- JTxxx AQJxxx
Vulnerability and lead-direction add to the merit of 4C.
The arrow switch doesn't work
I'm not sure if this in on topic but .... Is Arrow Switching done correctly nowadays? An Aussie bridge player named Mike Bush had a lot of time to spare, so he created massive grids of the full round by round draw for each pair in various Mitchell movements such ...
Say No To Cheats
Oleg - the WBF has a High Level Players Commission for that role - http://www.worldbridge.org/governance/high-level-players-commission/.
David Birds Inappropriate Comment
To Rohit (and many others) - neither 3H nor 4H had any implications of being a slam try. A passed hand opposite a simple 2S raise willl almost always not go to slam - the bidding is all about simply reaching the best game. With a six loser hand, bidding game at ...
Tainted Boards Left In Play At EBU Event
Law 6 of the 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge states: "unless the purpose of the tournament is the replay of past deals no result may stand ... if the deal has been imported from a different session." Simple solutions include: (1) For example - if there are two board rounds and four ...
Australian Gold Coast Tournament???
The event's website is http://www.qldbridge.com/gcc/. The Event's online Partnership Desk is at http://www.qldbridge.com/gcc/partners.php but none of the requests there are for the Open events. The organisers like trying to help players from overseas, so it might be worth ...
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.
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