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Steven Gaynor
Steven Gaynor
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
3 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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Unscientific ACBL Membership Poll
Virtually everyone wants to be the best they can be at whatever they do. At bridge I have the desire and a willing partner to spend non-playing time to sharpen our game and compete in open events. We attend an NABC and enter national events, regularly qualifying for the 2nd ...
Gatlinburg Regional 2018 hits 8109 tables
Why did they not run the gold rush pairs every day? This seems to be a very popular event with over 100 tables on the weekdays when it was run.
Motion: Bank Deduct Monthly Membership Dues
I read it. It does not change anything I believe. This will be a waste of time and money, servicing an inadequate # of members to make it worthwhile at a large cost to the ACBL. Let's move on to more important things.
New Performance Metric for the ACBL
In 2017 there were 4 regionals at sea (RSEA's) 1-29 to 2-5 out of Ft Lauderdale; 859 tables, 262 players 5-10/24 out of LA 1058; tables, 178 players 7-10/19 out of Vancouver; 307 tables, 91 players 10-22-29 out of Galveston; 742 tables, 209 players Note: # of Players ...
New Performance Metric for the ACBL
"So, increasing the number of tournaments may have a negative effect on overall tournament attendance. " 'May' is an underbid. Also, the ACBL now is allowing themselves to hold up to 8 regionals at sea each year. Many attending those events probably would have gone to another land based regional somewhere ...
Your opinion on partner's opening bid Gatlinburg KO.
I would pass before I would pre-empt. In fact, that may work out the best when 4th seat opens 1H and now I bid 4N. They are favorites to bid 5H.
Motion: Bank Deduct Monthly Membership Dues
Has anyone posting here have experience administering automatic payment plans for their customers/clients? I do and it is a frustrating and time consuming endeavor. It is necessary when payments are sizeable, like in insurance where I work, but when we are talking about $5-10/month all it will do ...
ACBL Memphis (Spring 2012) Casebook published with panelist comments
Thanks, Adam for your work on this project.
What does this 4Heart bid mean ?
Hasn't anyone had an auction (without puppet) of 2N - 3C, 3H - 3N, 4S?
Where did East-West go so far wrong on this hand?
Common result for those who open crap and raise to game on crap. Pretty unlucky also. I use losing trick count to help me decide whether or not to open 11 or 12 counts, and would have passed both E and W hands, competed later and sold out to 3H ...

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