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Steven Gaynor
Steven Gaynor
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
April 21
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

ACBL member since 1971; Certified club director (but I'd rather play); I love music of all sorts - I've made a top 50 list every year since 1961, as well as a top 510 of all-time.  Licensed and active insurance agent since 1986.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Meeting my Sweet and Lovely Bridge Playing Wife, Jean, at the Aquatennial bridge tournament on July 14, 2002
Bridge Accomplishments
Finished in overalls of all three ribbon events
Regular Bridge Partners
Jean Boettcher; Brian Crossley; Evan Sachs; Terry Beckman; Mike Cassel; Wayne Gergen; Keith Connolly; Barry Purrington
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Twin City Bridge Center; MGSC
Favorite Tournaments
Las Vegas Regional; Omaha Regional; Mn State
Favorite Conventions
Mini-Roman; Intermediate Jump Overcalls
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
Correct, Bernie. The boxes reduce unintended ethical conflicts.
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Actually about 1/3 of ACBL home office employees have been eliminated. There were about 90 (non-director)FTE a few years ago and now I understand there are about 60.
How would you rule, and would you request a ruling?
Sorry to the newbies, but it needs to be a lesson learned. Down 3.
Club Ruling
Ave minus to both sides for misinformation. That is probably fairer than my first thought of -50 to E/W and -520 to N/S.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: 973 86532 Q93 AK
Unfortunate. Would partner open 2D with the same hand minus the Spade Ace? If so, bidding 3D may help them assess their lack of diamond losers bid a makeable game.
Should bridge go green?
I also highly prefer f2f bridge, I like to visit other cities and countries and see the friend I have made over the years.
Part I - GNT Subsidies for Winning Teams
I answered on a per team basis (district 14).
The GNT's, a modest proposal
And here in MN there is only one TG - Larry Oakey, not only for his world class bridge ability but for all he did for the game.
The GNT's, a modest proposal
To Don: In 2016, District 14 started to sweeten the pot to both NAP and GNT winners, the latter now receiving $500 per person. ------------------------------------------------------ Also, when the ACBL funded the GNT there was an at large team awarded funding based on per capita participation at the club level. District 14 ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
How about having two open flights: a 'professional' championship flight and an 'amateur' flight? A lot of other activities separate players this way like golf and bowling.

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