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Stephen Castellino
Stephen Castellino
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 19, 2011
Last Seen
Sept. 26
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am from the San Francisco area and have been playing bridge for about 40 years. I was born in Karachi, Pakistan but my heritage is from Mangalore, Karnataka in South India. I am an ACBL GLM and enjoy tournament bridge, particularly the NABCs. 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the Education Foundation Pairs with my wife, Colette, at the NY 2004 NABC
Bridge Accomplishments
Philadelphia World Open Pairs,2010 Semi-Finalist.
Regular Bridge Partners
Paul Cornelius; Colette Castellino; Michael Heymann
Member of Bridge Club(s)
East Bay Bridge Center, Oakland, CA
Favorite Tournaments
NABCS
Favorite Conventions
DONT, my version UvU
BBO Username
Frog1948
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Chan and Heymann Win Silver Ribbon Pairs
Way to go, Michael, Richard. Spray me with your fairy dust:)
A SQUARE PEG in a ROUND HOLE
Michael, my objection to upgrading is not to upgrading per se, but that it seems to be done in isolation. I agree with all your comments on evaluation but if your evaluation methodology is materially different from Work's 4321 ( I agree that's crude ) then the WORK methodology benchmarks ...
A SQUARE PEG in a ROUND HOLE
Marty, of the responses so far, yours is refreshingly to the point. You, I know, are playing usually at the highest levels in ACBLand, where the approach is holistic. At my level ( struggling to make the cut in NABC events ) you will see indiscriminate and one-sided adjustments. Upgrades abound, downgrades ...
A SQUARE PEG in a ROUND HOLE
So, a favorable lead and lie of the cards:)
A SQUARE PEG in a ROUND HOLE
If you and partner are consistently using the above valuation, then I laud you. Note that a 40.8HCP deck suggests that you, and partner, should increase the "traditional" HCP requirement for 3NT by 1.
Nell and Savchenko Win Mixed Pairs
Hearty congratulations, Igor and Christal. A commanding victory!!
Insurance coverage in USA/ACBL
Playing site would cover all of the above. But it is the responsibility of the property-owner to provide a safe premises. A general liability policy excludes accidents arising from autos. Hence the requirement for a separate auto policy.
Insurance coverage in USA/ACBL
Don, the standard liability policy in the US has what is k/as the "Cross Liabilities" clause which gives separate status to each insured of a multiple entity policy in case of a suit against one another. WRT volunteers: acts of a volunteer are covered as regards the named insured ...
Insurance coverage in USA/ACBL
I retired 3 years ago from the insurance business after almost 50 years therein. WRT coverage a key point would be to review the "Who is insured" provision. If you are covered under this provision, then check the policy conditions to see if any activity you are involved in is ...
BBO format
When first I transferred over to the web version, I found it difficult but soon realized the web version was more versatile just fine. I have not missed the DL version
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