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Steve Eginton
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Member Since
March 27, 2014
Last Seen
April 6
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Duplicate and Rubber bridge player over 45 years.  Former England selector.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Asking Albert Benjamin (94) in an individual if he wanted to play Benjaminised Acol and being told not to be ridiculous as he'd never played it in his life (He did invent it though).:Monte Carlo Philip Morris final (mid 70s) when Omar had to restrain Belladonna after John Crawford inferrred that Garozzo had some illegal knowledge when he found an (absolutely obvious) opening lead from Kx. Crawford had to apologise before the start of the 2nd half. :) "American Cowboy" was the expression that Giorgio used, as I recall
Bridge Accomplishments
European Silver, Camrose, sundry national events, captaining English Juniors
Member of Bridge Club(s)
TGR, Young Chelsea, Amersham, South Bucks
Favorite Tournaments
The old easter Guardian, the old format European Pairs, Brighton, Charbonnieres les Bains, Juan les Pins
Favorite Conventions
Roman Club - shame it's almost impossible to play it now!
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DB. I believe it is the D7 as the card to finish with, because that is the card to start with in some domino style games. It is certainly a fine if it costs a trick to make D7 last trick. I wish I knew the whole hand but I ...
A really entertaining and instructive hand - Thanks Michael and well done Kit. However I do worry about this "Juniors" bit. The first people I played the seven of diamonds with (known here as the drinking team in the eighties) are now close to or have achieved Senior status!
Selection Problems
It is certainly true that international representation is a major expense for any sports or "mind-sports" organsation. However, what do people think the role of a national organisation, in any field, is? People complain about football prices and wages, but would anyone seriously expect that the FA cease to fund ...
Selection Problems
Well not exactly John, but it was considered suitable for the Open. Arguably pairs is a lot more appropriate than teams where there are fewer top level applicants. As the pairing up of team-mates may have an contentious outcome, should a team be unbalanced and the weaker pair qualify on ...
Selection Problems
Well it used to be the policy of the "ex-officios" that they voted on broad policy or financial matters but never on election issues. Peter Stocken told me that, although ex-officios may have appropriate qualifications, the method of their appointment was too capricious as to make selection voting desirable, whereas ...
Selection Problems
In the mid 1970s a NW team (B Myers, P Hackett, Wood, Farrington, Meises, Toffler) drew a London team (Flint, Sheehan, Rose, Priday, Rodrigues) in the Gold cup round of eight. When Farringdon died (and Toffler was required elsewhere on MoD business), the London team generously allowed a substitute. It ...
Selection Problems
Your point is absolutely valid Tony. Actually she missed the rather disappointing European in Pau, but came back for the next Olympiad in her new partnership with Sally in which they were outstanding. My personal feeling is that this decision is mistaken, but selection is always a tricky matter. However ...
Bridge not a sport for VAT purposes says EU court
You may want to reserve judgement on that for a few years
Bridge not a sport for VAT purposes says EU court
I am not sure of how much the EBU invests in promoting bridge beyond its present constituency or, considering that it has admittedly now fewer, but still ample, liquid assets, why it needs a tax refund in order to do so. Of course it is true that, were the cost ...
Are system psych allowed?
That is interesting richard. had they agreements that certain sequences revealed a psyche, or just identified that. because certain sequences were inconsistent, they effectively revealed psyches? i.e. they had made an effort to clarify when psyches had clearly been exposed, which seems legal. On a slightly different, but related ...

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