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Steven Gaynor
Steven Gaynor
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
7 hours ago
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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ACBL Membershp Follies
You are correct. The Grand Slam game on Friday averages 3-5 tables fewer (about 9 - 14). No other night game ever comes close to these two.
New KO formats
That is part of the reason I insisted that only 1/2 of each match was completed in the first session.
Could this happen in top-level bridge...?
If you would spend 8-9 hours a day, studying the game and developing a partnership with a pro, someone with a decent brain (which she appears to have) could become pretty good at bridge in a relatively short time.
New KO formats
With only 7 or 8 teams fighting for four slots, teams wishing to drop out should be as common as dodo bird sightings.
NABC Contracts
Jan, thanks for your comment. After discussing my concerns with several ACBL staff and BOD members, you are the first one who pointed out this item, which, in my opinion, is significant.
Director, please!
You are always the king of the road, especially when commenting on a doo whacka doo ruling.
ACBL Membershp Follies
When the director does not charge to run the game and the rent for the space is low, table fees can be low. What happens when the venue decides to raise the fee or the director wants to be paid for their time? Some around here disrespect the full-time club ...
New KO formats
I am also a big proponent of 1/2 of each match per session, which was in my original plan. Using a B-A-M style movement, it allows for hand records with everyone playing the same boards. That makes it fair as all teams get a shot at all the hands ...
NABC Contracts
The playing site for Vegas NABC in summer, 2019 (Cosmopolitan) is one of the most expensive properties. The casinos adjacent to it (Bellagio, Monte Carlo, Aria) are right up there in price. Across the strip are less expensive properties (Ballys, Flamingo, Planet Hollywood, Paris) but it is a pretty hot ...
Does the ACBL need more Washrooms at NABCs OR should players be kicked out of tournaments with cause?
1. They could have put more garbage receptacles in the playing area. That may help the mess found just about everywhere. 2. The elevators from 18-30 were not all working on the first weekend. Two of the four were down for some period of time. Apparently they had no one ...

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