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Roger Bryant
Roger Bryant
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Member Since
Sept. 9, 2015
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6 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

I play in England and occasionally in Europe. From time to time I get involved with BBO VuGraph, as an organiser, operator or commentator.

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
chatting to Pierre Ghestem about the importance of having a full stomach when playing bridge
Bridge Accomplishments
hopefully creating an ambience within which opponents will enjoy playing bridge against me
Regular Bridge Partners
Rob Helle, David Kenward, Steve Green. Also my Menagerie team-mates
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Coventry (in central England). Also West Midlands (Solihull, England)
BBO Username
roghog
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None
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Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
Yes, Richard, but screens are great if your partner happens to be ugly. (Oh, apologies, I am not being Politically Correct, am I?)
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
I was also a member of the team that lost the 1984 Final. The was another issue which made the Final a farce: the organisers had introduced a bizarre new regulation that allowed you to play a Forcing Pass system in the Gold Cup from the Quarter Finals onwards. Such ...
How would you rule, and would you request a ruling?
Weird game, bridge, isn't it? One minute you're up against a champion, then you play against beginners. A reasonable player makes allowances in the latter case. We really need to empower TDs to restore equity in unfair situations such as in the hand we are discussing. You get ...
BZ - "People and their strange mannerisms"
Verhees (West) had xx QT AQxx AQxxx
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
Jeremy, I tried only once to get the regulation modified and I was unsuccessful; although, as you say, a modest change was subsequently allowed. I just think it bizarre that the sort of upgrades we see from Meckwell and other top players on BBO - often based on good intermediates - aren ...
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
I tried to get the English Laws & Ethics Committee to change their regulation on Precision 1 openers. It says you need 16 points or to satisfy the EBU Rule of 24, which just depends on HCP and suit lengths. I cited several instances where world class players - Meckwell inter ...
Vugraphing in Wroclaw
When the European Champions Cup was held in England last year, we used a similar system whereby the VG operator received one board at a time from a central server. (Presumably the software was commissioned by the European Bridge League, but I don't know whether it is the same ...
David Gold's lead problem: 3 J53 AKT3 KQ653
Round 10 Board 29 Wroclaw
Sexism In Bridge
Well, ageism can be as demeaning as sexism. In our Senior events, the TD is known as the Carer; and there's an extra 5 minutes leeway after the official start time to give players a chance to find their glasses. Well-meaning of course, but...
FS: What They Did NOT Do
Yes, Ron, my British irony. I must learn to suppress it.
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