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Tom Moore
Tom Moore
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 23, 2013
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Became a ACBL member in the Army serving in Germany.  1968

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Been a director for several years.

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On Unit 183 Board  for three years.

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Instructor: Easybridge!, Better Bridge, Learn Bridge in a Day?, and TAP certified.

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Regualar ABTA member.

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All 5 of my grandchildren are ACBL members and have all played in Youth NABCs. 

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Worked in computer sales and support before retirement.

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Did Dallas Unit 176 web page back when few were on the internet, then a new concept. Currently do local club's webpage(http://d16acbl.org/U176/ABC/adbc.htm).  Do various bridge utilities to fill in bridge composer(not accepted by bridge composer), bridgemates, and reporting to the common game situations.

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Get to play bridge about 2 times a month, go to tournaments to get a chance to play.

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Have many, but having our team Kibitzed by 3 players I knew were on the top 500 list, wondering who our opponents must be.
Bridge Accomplishments
Obtaining a silver ribbon with essentially brand new duplicate players in NABC Senior Swiss Teams; a few years later they realized the importance of the 11 Gold points they had won. Awarded Texas Star by District 16 for Bridge Contribution.
Regular Bridge Partners
My Spouse - Dorothy
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Arlington Duplicate Bridge Club (Texas)
Favorite Tournaments
NABCs in new places; Regionals - OKC; Gatlinburg and local
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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More National Events
Mike in general your thinking is right but I've found my club players in I/N games in Memphis, Nashville, and Atlanta. I live outside of Dallas, Tx. Took my sister in law and her new to bridge at the time to Washington D.C. They played KOs mostly ...
More National Events
Greg I think I'm in basic agreement with you. When I go to a NABC and see one of my club players over 199 masterpoints playing in the I/N room - I ask them why they are not playing in the Gold Rush or a bracketed event to try ...
What If Gold Rush Meant Something?
Once out of Gold Rush they can go to a bracketed event like KO or Bracketed Round Robin (a.k.a. as Bracketed Swiss). Just a reminder - before GR the bracketed KO were the place to get gold. Some larger Regionals have separate B/C events too.
BoD results
Since my name is mentioned let me add some to this discussion. Before the BOD meeting I sent my DD a statement on non-approval for this item. The response from him made it obvious that the proposal was going to pass without much discussion. I did state to him that ...
BoD results
Steve you are correct and I edited my original content. The only way ACBL could force some club Swiss is to required a certain amount of black points being required from team play to make life master. The biggest problem for new players is if they are unaware of team ...
How to handle "anxious" newcomers?
Mike thanks for the comments, they are so right on. I have students that are similar, but to them a 2NT is always a two minor suit (unusual notrump) hand. Likewise, opponent opens 1 heart and they overcall 1 spade (think they are responding to their partner) with a 4 ...
Do Free Plays for Winners increase attendance?
Randy - first time players at our club get a free play for future play, as well. Finds this works great. Glad you mentioned it since I think it works to get players back to your club.
Is Bridge "Dying" or are the demographics simply changing?
Randy, if you want bridge to grow. Get younger kids to play trick taking card games. I can't throw a ball, so you don't see me playing hard or soft ball.
Is Bridge "Dying" or are the demographics simply changing?
It shows that the ACBL games are really a nation wide game to new players. It allows the ACBL to run ACBL wide games reports easier. --- I was surprised by my I/N players love to go to their bridge friends scores for the same boards using the common game ...
Is Bridge "Dying" or are the demographics simply changing?
Ed actually it appears (observation, there is not a way to formally measure) to be the opposite in our area. Mid size clubs having a physical site are dissolving with small community or Senior centers we one or two games a week are growing.
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