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At the time the Pianola contract was first signed, there was no payment from Pianola to the ACBL. I've not known of any change to that arrangement.

Also, the Pianola arrangement was done by the CEO and then reported to the BoD.
Jan. 14
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Let's see. The ACBL has a database that contains all the contact information for all ACBL members. ACBL gives full use of that information to Pianola, who then uses that data to generate revenue. And not only that…for three years the ACBL subsidized the company that uses their data for free.

Did I miss something?
Jan. 12
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And if anyone is interested in a big historic leap back in time, you might want to look at a book titled “Play My Card” that Max Hardy published long ago. It is a collection of convention cards from at least 75+ pairs of the day.
Jan. 10
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I'll have to download from Gutenberg and give this another read.
Jan. 9
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I live near Tucson, but it's not me.
Jan. 7
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Curious about the “swamped” part. Was this project something that could have been accomplished with a rolling transition rather than a fixed cutoff? Smaller or larger clubs first, or geographically transitioned over a period to manage the hiccups?
Jan. 5
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Thought problem…eliminate all “womens” events. Where do you suppose the loudest squeals and complaints will come from? Not from the rank and file of women members, but from the women professional players.

That's where the loudest complaints were over killing the Wagar - it was eliminating paychecks. Integrity of the event be damned.
Jan. 3
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Paul John is not a Scotch single malt.

It is Indian whisky.

You can't distill something in Goa and say it is Scotch.
Jan. 2
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No…South couldn't remember the actual agreement. So they bid according to their assumption, not the agreement.

Assumption does not equal agreement, nor does it equal psyche.
Jan. 2
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Which would lead to asking the bidder about any of their bids under the guise of “checking to see what THIS partner is doing”. Very slippery slope.
Jan. 2
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So, to put it simply, if

a) South makes a mistake in remembering what the agreements are, and
b) South thus makes a bid that doesn't match his hand, and
c) North explains the bid correctly according to the agreements, and
d) North bids according to the agreements

then

e) South is required to explain their hand? Because he forgot and the explanation doesn't match the hand?

Paging Mr Wolff – Convention Disruption alert.
Jan. 2
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Steve - how about this hypothetical.

I move to Cincy and want to open a club and run a few sessions a week in the unit facility. Will I get the same consideration as those already running on the days that I want? Or is the unit now in the business of picking and choosing who gets what (with the inherent favoritism)?

THAT'S why the ACBL advises against these kind of arrangements (among other reasons).

Now, if the unit had annual leases, and every year auctioned off the leases with sealed bids to any and all interested parties, then you might avoid that conflict of interest. But I bet Cincy doesn't do that, nor would chose to do so.
Jan. 1
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Time to go Galt.

After more than a dozen years of beating my head against the wall, it felt so good when it stopped. It will for you too.

We have only a finite, unknown amount of time left before us here on this orb. You have given your best, given your all. You owe nothing more.

The story of the Little Red Hen seems quite appropriate.

http://www.glodwick.oldham.sch.uk/_documents/%5B13748%5DThe_Little_Red_Hen.pdf
Jan. 1
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Who knows? But why have a system that can easily be “hacked”?
Dec. 28, 2019
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Jeff B: During the short lifespan of Bridge Ventures and its cash prize games, there was the time when a prize event at a west-coast NABC used the same hands as an ACBL-wide event that included clubs playing 5 hours earlier.

Official response: something along the lines of “nothing to see here…just keep moving”.
Dec. 27, 2019
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Apparently, you still can't find the blue words “Reply to this comment” and click on that. <sigh>
Dec. 26, 2019
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But they can, and do legislate against false and defamatory statements.

You can think all you want. When you make it a public proposition, then it becomes actionable.
Dec. 25, 2019
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Curious why that data is there, where only those who specifically know about it can find it?? Or has that URL been widely disseminated?

In any case, IMO, this should all be hosted on the ACBL website and maintained on that website.
Dec. 25, 2019
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I believe that D6 still requires it. And a few more districts as well.
Dec. 25, 2019
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Michael B wrote: “Yeah gnt and nap are gateway opportunities for newer players.”

Yes…gateway for the few that survived the cut at the district level.

Let's follow that logic…we have a way to introduce people to the idea of NABCs and bigger competition. But let's then restrict it to roughly a hundred NLM members for each NABC.

So for all those who didn't make the cut at the district level…tough. Nothing for you but side games.
Dec. 24, 2019
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