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Sam Marks
Sam Marks
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
51 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
United States of America

Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridge Club of Atlanta (owner)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Club Table Counts Revisited
The number of events for large clubs will not be accurate. The ACBL only lists one open and one limited event per session. The larger clubs may well have 3 separate events per session.
Bridge club furnishings
I don't know if Alamo Woodworking is still in business but we got beautiful tables from Dan. The use of wings let us avoid having to use corner tables.
Sam Marks's bidding problem: 93 K9754 K3 KT95
Aviv hit it on the head. There was a hesitation before the 3 bid. I was called to the table and told them to play it out and call me back. I was not called back, the defenders assumed that West was always bidding game after finding heart support ...
On Ethics, Proprieties, Laws, Regulations and Beginning Bridge Players
I have not taught a formal class where I charge for the class. However, I have done free 15 minute lectures in which I have occasionally covered some ethics issues. I would not teach them to beginners. I think when they start to play duplicate is early enough.
What's your club policy ...
We guarantee a partner for our under 100 games. The director who only runs that game (5-12 tables) will partner an extra single. They will be ineligible for masterpoints. For our regular games we ask people to let us know ASAP and we have a call list we work through ...
Advertising your club
Very little paid advertising has worked. I advertised at local tournaments for the first year after I opened up. I also did google adwords for the first 5 years. Now, I rely mostly on word of mouth and new people to the Atlanta area using google to find me. I ...
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
No, that is the Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club, which is still around. The BCA was founded in 2012.
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
Jeff, The Bridge Club of Atlanta is a for profit full service bridge club founded in 2012.
Advice for new club owners?
I try to maximize the extra point games. So each month I have to check the calendar for unit champ., local sectionals, regionals etc. Then schedule charity games, gnt swissses, nap game in summer, club appreciation games in October, etc. I also publish information on upcoming classes on the back ...
Advice for new club owners?

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