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ACBL BoD Votes Possibility of NO NABC+ Winners Ever

Moments ago, this morning, July 19, 2019, at the Las Vegas BoD Meeting, an amended Motion was passed that vacated all NABC+ victories and second place finishes for any pair, or team with such a pair, convicted of collusive cheating on or after August 22, 2015. No ethical pairs or teams would have their previous position elevated.

 

The result is that there will be a plethora of vacant NABC+ Titles and Second Place finishes extending back decades. (There will now be a lucrative job for erasing numerous names from the hallowed Vanderbilt and Spingold Trophies!).  It would seem that those playing by the rules, and apparently deserving of the vacated first and/or second placings, would have been deprived of that rarified opportunity and honor, and will be so deprived for the future?

 

NABC TOURNAMENTS WITH NO NABC+ CHAMPIONS?!:

It is now unlikely, but a vague possibility, that ethical ACBL Members could attend an entire NABC, where in the fullness of time, all NABC+ Titles be vacated, and no NABC+ Champions designated. In fact, it is remotely possible (admittedly far fetched) that the ACBL will NEVER have another permanent NABC+ Champion!

 

SOME TITLES VACATED, OTHERS NOT:

(There is no "statue of limitations for charges of cheating in the ACBL CDR.  As a curiosity, why do Katz-Cohen, resigned under threat of expulsion, Sion, twice expelled, and Cokin, once expelled, avoid their titles and/or second placings being vacated? As a precedent, Moses Ma & Company, on their way to the 1984 Spingold, were evicted and the match "loser" was elevated to "winner").

 

ORIGINAL MOTION, VERBALLY AMENDED AT LAS VEGAS BoD MEETING:

(Item 192-02 (and 192-03): Vacating Title Resolution Option 1 (or Option 2), Deferred from Spring 2019 Memphis

"Resolution on Players Convicted of Collusive and/or Premeditated Cheating"

http://web2.acbl.org/documentLibrary/about/192LasVegas/LVWebMotions.pdf)

 

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No NABC+ Titles Should Be Vacated
All Vacated NABC+ Titles Should Remain Vacant, Per BoD
Elevate Remaining Pairs For All Vacated NABC+ Match Point Titles
Elevate Remaining Teams For All Vacated NABC+ KO Titles
Vacate Placings of All Convicted, Even Before 8/22/2015
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