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Robert Priest
Robert Priest
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 13, 2014
Last Seen
Nov. 25, 2017
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Club Director since 1967, Club Board of Directors since 1975, Unit Board of Directors since 1976, District Board of Directors since 1990, Sectional Tournament Chair since 1976, Regional Tournament Chair since 1994.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Losing to Ron Anderson and Kathy Wei as the 135th seed out of 136 in New England KO 1970s. Opening bid out of rotation, by me, caused loss.
Bridge Accomplishments
Running Regionals
Regular Bridge Partners
Linda Ivanoff and Robert Levey
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Harrisburg Bridge Club PA
Favorite Tournaments
NABCs Washington DC
Favorite Conventions
Third seat, white vs red, is not bridge?
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Lay off the Ethics Training in Clubs
As a club director called to the table in many such situations, I have noted a pattern. Those who have incorporated such practices into to their methods unconsciously, are the first to call out new players. The worst two cases in our club are an under 750 point player on ...
Insufficient Bid
Once had almost this exact auction in first session of a two session event. We spent almost the entire dinner break discussing the auction. As we returned from dinner we asked the director if we should alert. We were instructed that, should someone make an insufficient bid, we should call ...
Sabrina Miles's bidding problem: AKQ98532 --- --- AQ873
Start with 2H expecting 2NT from partner asking which minor. Follow up with 6C. Partner should recognize that K fourth or KJ third is enough for 7 and raise. Now the correction to 7 Spades. It is match points after all. If partner supports Spades, bid 6C. Partner should once ...
Paul Elstein's bidding problem: AKQJT8632 K 76 Q
Famous Ron Anderson hand. Pass by Ron resulted in pass out and lost the KO, when game made. Team mates asked Ron about the Pass and he responded, "Eight ever, nine never". It was wrong then, but I still loved the bid.
ACBL STaC Sanction Fee
Most clubs have (had) established a $1 add on for STaCs, though paying $1.50 to the sponsor. With two additional STaCs per year in D4, by charging $1 for all STaCs they now break even (annually) rather than lose $2 per STaC table in play. My home (member owned ...
ACBL STaC Sanction Fee
Unit 168 (Central Pennsylvania) has about 1000 members and 10-12 multi session clubs. Once a year Unit 168 holds a STaC with NO charge to the clubs participating. All fees are paid by the unit. It is the unit's method of rewarding the clubs for their efforts to keep ...
Difficult Ruling
Being a club director dealing with a good player who is giving too much potential UI by tempo during auctions, I have been suggesting that they should consider their second action in the auction over the most likely responses (here rebids after 1NT or 2S) before making their original call ...
Aviv Shahaf's bidding problem: K963 AT86 J6432 ---
Does no one double 1C bids with hands like this any more?
STaC Swiss Master Point Awards
NOT in STaC. In STaC the Open section, by Conditions of Contest, may receive no awards for under sections, even if Same Event, Same Time, Same Venue. STac is the ONLY time that is the case. That is the reason for my post.
STaC Swiss Master Point Awards
I said luckily because, had I run our other event and the under game had paid more than the open, all hell would have broken loose. I'm not sure I could have convinced anyone that I had done what I was suppose to do.
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