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and i dont. the rules which make as bid in the inferior way because the lawmakers belive they do someone something good for “someone” are always wrong. (look into my artile and see what players say)
Jan. 6, 2017
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At least we found out how big is english contingent on Bridgewinners!!!!
Jan. 6, 2017
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Ian.
And lets not discuss how you count your membership.
Jan. 6, 2017
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Ian
You made the selling pitch about the importance and hard work.
You didnt answer the most important question :whats more important for the BRIDGE federation than bridge? Money, rules,importance,never ending meetings?
Btw the number of people living in Norway is 4,5 million and they dont have great tradition of this game. are you really happy with the number of members and numbers of participants in the tournaments?
or is the commercial side of the “organization” more is in the center.
Jan. 6, 2017
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9 of spades broke camels back!!!!
Jan. 6, 2017
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Ian
“The EBU has a lot more on its plate than just getting people into tournaments and competitions. That's important, sure, but so, in varying degrees, is everything else. The game needs an organising body. The EBU is it. And if the EBU didn't exist, you'd have to invent it.”

You just confirmed with those words that EBU lost the way…
I worked in the bridge federation with about the same number of members, four people in the office, board and cometees. The number of people playing bridge in the countru (Norway) was 20 times smaller than here. Still we belived that most important role of the BRIDGE federation is to promote the game, teach new people how to play and make them play in organize form. Bridge is still going well in Norway.

Tell me whats those important tasks that EBU got?
Jan. 6, 2017
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Will
Maybe. But i still don't understand “why ?”
Jan. 5, 2017
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I didn't and I still don't understand how else should I bid this hand….
Jan. 5, 2017
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I don't think we will agree David and we got to live with it.

One thing surprises me. When you play you are one of the nicest non-sharkey opponents with understanding of human weaknesses and levels of competence. When you talk about the game and the rules you sound like the most strict defender of using them.
I have to ask: would you ask for ruling on this hand? (Playing by the rules)
Jan. 5, 2017
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The purpose of the article was to ask players how the game should be played not what they think about yet another silly rule.
Maybe it's time to listen to the players and realise that too many people who regulate the game are in odds with the most of the bridge society who wants to play in friendly and enjoyable environment rather than dipping into fully regulated sea of sharks.
Jan. 5, 2017
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Ian. Wouldn't be better for the game if officers of Ebu spend more time on encouraging people to play in different events instead of stopping as many as possible. Don't you see the numbers? Or making new rules and enforcing them (with great passion) is more important?
Jan. 5, 2017
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Definetly disagree with the last comment. If you tired and want to go home why would you start the whole performance ? I still don't understand why - was it because of some weird intellectual arrogance or just for showing their personalities…
Jan. 5, 2017
Artur Malinowski edited this comment Jan. 5, 2017
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In my opinion is not about regulation . It's about the way of playing, enjoying and let the others enjoy the game. I am afraid that if you read through the comments of people involved in running bridge in this country most of them are about the rules and enforcing them not about the people and the game…
Jan. 5, 2017
Artur Malinowski edited this comment Jan. 5, 2017
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Sorry Jeremy but its a cheap excuse (not knowing circumstanses) and yes you too (for a person involved in law and ethics for years) call the director and appealing they rulings too often.Dont you understand your responsbility to promote the game rather than showing that you know rules better than others?
Jan. 5, 2017
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Shame that you David( and (it looks to me) a number of competent players don't see it. Spirit of the game is dying and game is dying with it. You can discuss rules, percentages etc. forever on Internet but asked all the “normal”players who participated in all the bigger tournaments and stopped -“why?”. One of the most popular answers will be (I asked) unfriendliness and aggressive use of rules by more experienced players.

Btw. In my view the top players ( internationals even more) got a special responsibility to the game.By friendliness , answering questions, trying hard to win points by playing and not using director giving something to the game.
Look at Zia, Forrester, Robson- this situation wouldn't happened.

You can leave in a bubble of believing that if you follow the rules you don't do anything wrong but if you heard reaction of many people to such a behaviour - its arrogant to ignore it.
Jan. 5, 2017
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I am afraid our heroes and director agreed….
Jan. 4, 2017
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English Bridge Union got a rule (highly discussed in last weeks) on 2 clubs opening. They try to sell it as a protection for weaker players but in reality make us bidding haplessly and I hope to get the right hand to challenge it.
AKJ9xxxx,-,xx, AJ10
Is not strong enough to open 2clubs (according to this rule). Only option is to open 1 spade and hope or 2 clubs and hope you don't meet opponents who want to gain advantage whenever they can…
We shouldn't accept so easily every silly rule.
Jan. 4, 2017
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That's not right Andy. I wouldn't like to drop to the level of behaviour of some people I met at the bridge table….
Jan. 4, 2017
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National league played over three consecutive weekends a(and then nothing for the rest of the year) is a joke. It shows Ebu's priorities. Do it quick and who cares. And there is a notion of foreigners not playing in it (they could sabotage our “trials”) so we can't make it stronger…
Nov. 1, 2016
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And Sharapova got her ban reduced….
Oct. 4, 2016
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