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Ray Hornby
Ray Hornby
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Learned the game & played a lot in the 70's & 80's. Started playing competitively again in 2005.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning and drinking all that local wine at the 2016 Penticton Regional
Bridge Accomplishments
2018 CNTCA-2nd; 2017 CIPC-2nd; 2016 Winnipeg Regional; 2011 District 2 Flight A NAP; 2010 COPC-5th
Regular Bridge Partners
Marielle Brentnall
Favorite Tournaments
Canadian Bridge Championships, Penticton Regional, Council Bluffs Regional
Favorite Conventions
MISER, Fit Jumps, Turbo
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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John McAllister's bidding problem: QJ743 T A2 AKQ32
Another example of why I think opening 1 on these hands is superior to opening 1. In a way, clubs are the higher ranking of the touching black suits.
Team match hand records on BBO
I've been getting the dialogue box with the "try again" button and the "team match boards not found" message. Every time you click the "try again" button the message appears. I bookmark the link to the hand records and keep trying until they become available. Yesterday was about an ...
Jacob Freeman's bidding problem: x --- QT9xxx AKQJxx
Partner knows the colours here and chose to pass. The opps might be going down or cold for 6. The preempt made them guess; your work here is done.
Rich Newell's bidding problem: 65 AT982 J72 JT2
Switch to Kickback, lol
Rich Newell's bidding problem: AJ9873 T75 AKT Q
My preference is a 4 fit jump with the responder hand, catching up on the shortness later in the auction.
Rich Newell's bidding problem: K Q84 K6 K876542
Systemically, how do you show a good but not quite GF 1-suiter vs. a minimum 1-suiter after a 1M opener? If that's 1NTF followed by 3C then that's my bid. The alternative played by many is an immediate jump to 3C to show this hand.
Are Gazilli jump-shifts non-alertable?
Why not alert as a matter of full disclosure since most players would expect the JS to be forcing
Competing after Partner's Strong NT and LHO's Balance
Having failed to transfer or X 2, East should bid 2 to compete. It should show 4 spades, short hearts and at least 1 minor.
Placing a whole heap of bidding cards on the table.
There's still a lot of those screens (and bidding trays) in use in Canadian national events. Picking has its advantages.
Placing a whole heap of bidding cards on the table.
There's grabbers & there's pickers. I'm a picker, it might be a Canadian thing, though my partner is the serial opposite and just loves the "phone book" slam bid.

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