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Roger Bryant
Roger Bryant
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Member Since
Sept. 9, 2015
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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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Which Pair's Resume is This?
And their imaginative defensive false-cards could really bamboozle declarer. Mine only seem to fool partner...
Bridge Players and the movie world
I remember playing against the violin maestro Alfredo Campoli during a London tournament in the 60s. Trying to be friendly, I said "Well played, Alfredo" at the end of a hand. "I'm just Campoli", came the brief reply. Campoli was a keen bridge player and Wikipedia tells us that ...
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
The World Junior Online Championship ran on BBO over several months recently. A "player's Dad" told me that each player had a Skype screen-mate, mirroring playing with screens at a real table. I expect that I will be told - again - that I am out of touch, but it's ...
Konstantinos Doxiadis's lead problem: 63 9842 JT9876 5
Depends who your partner is, I guess. Mrs Giggins, a prominent player at my local club, is a firm advocate of trying for a ruff. "Always lead your singleton", she tells her partners, "unless it's a void"...
Bridge Books
Many thanks, everyone, very helpful. I've passed everything on to the club. Hopefully they can keep the Hugh Kelsey books together as many have personal messages to Stuart. Stuart was a Scot who moved south to Solihull in England as a young man. I can only assume that he ...
Roger Bryant's bidding problem: QJ753 J64 QT7 AT
Doesn't promise support, I'm told, Thomas.
TD: You Land the Squeeze 2 Times out of 3
I felt W would be too threadbare for his X without J. After all, I had made a slam try on the way to 5. He'd played several of the earlier stanzas against us, so he knew we were solid. I had to place Q with E as ...
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 ...
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