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Scott Needham
Scott Needham
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Member Since
Oct. 8, 2010
Last Seen
July 10
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Grew up in Kansas, and left as soon as was polite for schooling in LA. Thought I wanted to be a scientist. Huh.


Learned K-S in college and played a bit at the old Wild Whist in Westwood. Then I moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in 1978 and took the next 30 years off (with only sporadic club experience in the Denver area). Started playing regularly again in Boulder, Colorado, and played my first sectional and regional tournaments. Learned to love Bracket 2/3 KOs. Favorite tournament: Palm Springs. Much prefer 10 & 3 schedules. Worst bridge characteristic: Black Hole Moments when I leave the planet and do really stupid stuff, usually when declaring. 


Former scuba diver, beach bum, general laborer, rocknroll bum/writer, ski bum, carpenter, bartender and tax lien investment fund manager. Currently, reformed (retired) lawyer, orphan, very happy husband, parental unit and grandfather.


More personal disclosure than I have ever done. Weird.

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Is it my imagination, or has navigating this site slowed down of late?
Not only navigating, but initially getting connected.
Response Structure after nebulous 2!C over 1M Opening
Skeleton: Opener's rebids in order of necessity: 2OM = 5+M-4+OM. Must make this bid with 4+OM 2M = 6+M, denies 4+OM 2N = denies 6+M and 4+OM, 18-19 bal, might not hold stopper 3C = 5M-4C at least Hxxx. splinters 2D = denies all of those ...
XYZ Sequence - Consensus sought!
IMHO: The best feature of this XYZ style is that it enables us to recover that warm, fuzzy feeling we had in olden times when partner made a Strong Jump Shift response.
Best way of alerting in BBO
BBOalert requires nothing but to make the bid. If you have defined the sequence, the explaination is automatic.
Best way of alerting in BBO
You can join under an assumed name and never post anything to your pages. This way you get access to pages that do you some good. Perhaps set Chrome to d/l the latest version? Bad syntax is the most common reason for glitches. The github page contains a "How ...
Best way of alerting in BBO
Steve: Post issues such as these to the facebook group. The developer will respond. it is possible that you are using one of the superceded buggy versions.
Best way of alerting in BBO
BBOalert. Easy peasy. Just resist the temptation to generate 10,000 lines of code explaining bids that wouldn't have to be alerted or announced at the table. Invaluable for big club systems and folks with typing disabilities.
FRIEDLAND Disqualified From Reynolds Spring KO
What if -- for example -- someone in another room in Mr. Friedland's house, using his wireless, was kibbing?
It's a real plus for Precision pairs with lots of artificial calls. Pre-written Pre files on the website run to 12000+ lines, but you don't need to describe every possible auction in order to prepare for the auctions that would require an ATT announcement or alert. Our Pre ...
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