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Thomas Rush
Thomas Rush
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 10, 2015
Last Seen
Feb. 5
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Being in 3rd place in the Rockwell Mixed Pairs after Day 1. Wining Sheinwold GNT 2019.
Bridge Accomplishments
GNT Flight B 1st, 2019. NAP Flight B 3rd, 2016. Made Silver LM 2017, Ruby 2018, Gold 2019.
Regular Bridge Partners
Wes Peirce, Christine Denny, Harry Elliott, Dolores Aquino
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Westside Bridge Academy, Bridge Club of Houston
Favorite Tournaments
Houston Regional! Palm Desert, CA. The Nationals!
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Christine Denny / Thomas Rush
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How to think . . . .
Richard Willey -- I recently had a demo of the game Hool at the nationals. It does (IMO) a good job of introducing people to the idea of telling about their hand in order to determine the level and strain. It does this by having two rounds of 'sharing', where each ...
Club Table Counts Revisited
D16 has pre-registration for the Superflight and Flight A. From the D16 Conditions of Contest: "We would appreciate flight ‘A’ and ‘Super flight’ teams planning to play at the district finals to let the GNT Coordinator know at least one week in advance: (email address). If you do not let ...
Systems Down in ACBL-Land?
Not up for me at 10:30 Pacific. Oh well.
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
I was in that game as well, I believe -- The second Friday open pairs, right? It was quite a ruckus. Thankfully, it did not distract my partner or me. :)
Open San Francisco Discussion Thread
@Bill Cubley -- Nordstrom's is a great idea. Just don't ask them for the chocolate chip cookie recipe. :)
Partner wanted for Events in SF Nationals
Hello, Liz. I'm looking for a partner for the last weekend. Mixed teams would be great if we can find another pair. I was captain of the winning Grand National Teams this year, and have a power rating somewhat over 60.5, if that matters to you. I'm ...
Condo looking for guests for 2019 Palm Springs Regional
I'm very interested. Please send me a text 832.228.7835 with a good time to call Wednesday or Thursday evening.
Origin of the Phrase Double Dummy
One kibitzer watching me play would be enough to establish a "double dummy" situation. Maybe even no kibitzers.
[Female] partner needed for SF Nationals Mixed Teams or [M/F] Keohane NA Swiss
Why, thank you, Nancy! Sorry we won't get a chance to play there.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
I don't know necessarily about class of players or how common it was ... but I seem to recall that the American style of cuebids was 1st-round controls first, then 2nd-round controls. Doing that, one needed a keycard ask much less often -- and I was personally proud of successful slams ...

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