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Steve Eginton
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Member Since
March 27, 2014
Last Seen
March 18
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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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 ...
Did anyone ask for their money back?
I don't believe it for a minute. I had a friend who religiously recorded points at rubber bridge for about 3 years, It was extremely rare to average 9- or 11+ in any session and if you did he said that "it felt like you'd held yarboroughs/ strong ...
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
To be honest Richard, if you can't remember who your partner is, it is highly improbable that you will play many events requiring screens. :)
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
You are correct Richard about the 84 finals, although I doubt that, unusually, the South African was the slowest in the match. As I understood it, a major factor for leaving was that Graham had a room which had major roadworks outside that started about 7 in the morning. Others ...
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
I hadn't heard of incorrect seating happening since the infamous 3 o'clock finish in the late 80s. Were there no officials to prevent it at the finals? There usually are.
The problems of over-alerting
Sorry Frances, it wasn't meant to be a rant. I think the correction from Paul came whilst I was writing the comment or perhaps I missed it. But is does show that there is some confusion over the rule. And there are rules, like the stop rule, which are ...
The problems of over-alerting
A valiant attempt, but that involves subjectivity doesn't it? E.g. is a support x "unusual". It is certainly common. I would be happy with any arrangement that says: This sort of double, and this only, is not alertable. If many "unnatural" doubles are not alertable you have to ...

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