Join Bridge Winners

Bridge Winners Profile for Shireen Mohandes

Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
  • 17
    Following
  • 20
    Followers
  • 44
    Posts
  • 0
    Favorites

Basic Information

Member Since
April 9, 2014
Last Seen
17 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live and work in London, England. My profession is "Business Analyst" in the Broadcast and Advertising Industry.

\n

I compete in events in the UK, USA (about once every 7 nationals). Have played in festival and championships in many countries (25+) so I appreciate the need to adapt to the conditions of the contest, variations of regulations that apply to the event.

\n

I write a regular 2-3 page column for a UK title called Bridge, published by MrBridge. In the past i've written for 5 other titles.

\n

My current series of articles focus on bridge between 1925 and 1965.

\n

Am researching the life of S J Simon and Carmel Withers and would appreciate any input from people.

\n

I sometimes direct at clubs.

\n

A long time ago I read the laws of bridge. I re-read the parts that have changed and are important. I think it is important to know the rules (not the really obscure ones) and I also thing that it is great idea to follow them. This levels the playing field.

\n

I would like people to come to the table with a completed convention card. Sometimes I want to look for something without them knowing what I am trying to find out it. If I need details I ask.  The response "I don't have a card, just ask me and I will tell you", is just terrible.

\n

When I can improve on something or disagree with something, instead of ranting, I write to the authorities to ask them to reconsider the matter.

\n

Along with Andy Bowles, we warmly invite bridge players to participate in Online Barbu  (see www.barbu.co.uk ). If you are interested you will be in the good company of fellow bridge players.

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Andy Bowles
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Young Chelsea (London, England)
Favorite Tournaments
Fall Nationals, USA
Favorite Conventions
Rosenkrantz double of splinters
BBO Username
shireen01
ACBL Ranking
None
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Switching North-South and East-West for the last 2 rounds of a Pairs competition
As an aside: One unusual advantage of wanting two winners (N/S and E/W) is that you can choose to seat in the East West pool all pairs who have never won a duplicate. One pair will obviously win for their first time.
Elinescu and Wladow win their case against the WBF
there is another solution: every time you play them, cough non-stop. Loud.
Elinescu and Wladow win their case against the WBF
Can somebody explain please, what is the role of the EBL in all of this? What I mean is, might it be that the EBL can achieve something, and therefore, have the same result on preventing them from playing?
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
Jan, Yu: the WBF / EBL print the unique id on the badge. That would help, wouldn't it? Obviously only for WBF and EBL type events.
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
Yu: might ACBL allow use of tablets?
Claim ruling poll
I recall that at a EBL event in Ostend a director told me that a world class player had claimed without mentioning drawing trumps (one outstanding). They ruled that he would lose a trick to that trump. They then said: "if we are going to let him lose to a ...
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
re Bridemates ... altho I have not used them, I am told by others that BriAn https://www.brianbridge.net/brian/main.html is a bridgemate-like system that just needs smartphones. That is it - all you need is a smartphone on each table. Maybe that is something that can be explored ...
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
Maybe map to WBF unique identifier? I am currently helping with a minor clean up exercise of that list, on a volunteer basis.
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
3NT vs 4M Please will you consider this request: 1. Filter out all goulash events AND 2 Only include auctions where declaring side bid (ie oppo silent at both tables throughout) rationale: Am trying to ignore deals where the oppo have shown/inferred 4 or 5 cards in the M ...
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
Is it possible to filter out the goulash deals and show the main data you've presented?
.

Bottom Home Top