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I do not think players representing their country in the World Championships should have to spend their time between matches watching videos from the European Championships to try to figure out why a pair was disqualified from the event.
Sept. 28, 2015
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Nat:I don't think you know me very well. I would hardly consider myself a young up and coming player. I played a lot of bridge in my teens, but that 15 years ago! I am in my 30's. I haven't played bridge in almost 2 years because I have a young daughter. So I am not an up and coming player. So your argument that this is the reason I am not critical of the ACBL doesn't hold water with me.

The reason I am not so critical of the ACBL, is because I have a lot of first hand experience watching closely the tireless work that their volunteers do so that we can all come to bridge tournaments and compete and enjoy them.

If you read the rude attacks Gabrielle has made it in this tread, I would not remotely consider what I said to be an attack.

Gabrielle,

It was comments such as these that I thought were attacking volunteers:

“I have no interest in joining ACBL board. I am a bridge player and your organization has nothing to do with the game… Most involved in administration are just looking to subsidize their hobby with travel perks.”

I consider the ACBL board to be volunteers. Do you have any idea of all the different volunteer positions most members of the board have likely held before, during and after their volunteer positions on the ACBL board. Helping to run units, districts, regionals, nationals, clubs, teaching lessons are a few that spring to mind. What have you done to volunteer to help better the game of bridge?

I am not sure why you think it is solely the ACBL's fault that the level of bridge in North America is not up to your high standards. I don't think bridge is all about being a world class player. I think it is perfectly fine to play for the love of the game!!! I am sorry that people who are enjoying the game, but not at your world class level are ruining the game for you. Instead of insulting most of the players in this country by commenting on how our game is laughable, perhaps you could open a bridge school.

Here is a quote from you as an example of how you have been rudely talking about players that don't meet your high standard:

“At the recent Jacksonville Regional there was only a SINGLE PLAYER outside my team who would have qualified as above average at Bergen Bridge Center (in the 1980s). Wrap your mind around that!”
Aug. 12, 2015
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Gabrielle,
I find many of your comments about the ACBL and its volunteers to be completely disrespectful and uninformed. If you don't like the way the tournaments are being run you don't have to come.
Aug. 11, 2015
Erin Feldman edited this comment Aug. 11, 2015
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Just wanted to pass my condolences on to Paul and the rest of Henry's family. So sad that the bridge world lost such a kind man.
June 12, 2015
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Congratulations to the Fireman team! Well done!
July 28, 2014
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Greg, I was so excited when you told me that you were not only going to my home country, but my home province (born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan!). I am so glad you enjoyed our true Canadian hospitality and that you were able to see the true natural beauty that is Canada. Now just keep talking up Canada to my husband and tell him what a great place it would be to live. Don't mention the mosquitos to him :)
July 16, 2014
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Moose Jaw even has a regional some years. Just think how much trouble Greg could get into with a whole week in Saskatchewan :)
July 16, 2014
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Congratulations to Eugene and Helen! Welcome to the world Beatrice!
June 18, 2014
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I think Rufus the dog should become the official mascot of the Nickell team. He seriously knows how to celebrate a win! Jason and I should bring our golden retriever to a bridge tournament. Casey and Rufus could start a winning partnership.
March 31, 2014
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I was fortunate enough to get to play with Barry many times in my younger days at the Regina Duplicate Bridge Club. Barry was kind enough to play with me when I was a young local player. I really enjoyed not only playing with him, but socializing with him as well, and I was always glad to run into him and catch up at the National once I moved away from home. He also knew how to make a delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookie! He will be greatly missed at the Regina Duplicate Bridge Club and by the entire bridge community.
Feb. 16, 2014
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Yes, congratulations to team Monaco on a great win! However, I wouldn't call their early exit in the Spingold “accidental”. They were just outplayed. Some thought the ruling to allow them to play at all was controversial.
Dec. 9, 2013
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Congratulations Vince! Felicitation!
Nov. 1, 2013
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I am also really enjoying these articles. It is so great to get to know more about the players that we watch on BBO. Keep these great articles coming!
Oct. 18, 2013
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This is such a great picture! That is one proud daughter :)
Oct. 2, 2013
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Good luck to everyone in the finals! A Wolpert can still bring home gold :) And go USA 1 for the bronze!
Sept. 27, 2013
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These videos are great! Thanks for posting the link :)
Sept. 25, 2013
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It was poor planning on the organizers part. I do believe though that Gavin has requested to sit out in this match.
Sept. 19, 2013
Erin Feldman edited this comment Sept. 19, 2013
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Good luck guys! Glad everyone got there safely. Also good luck to the other US teams and the Canadians, of course :) We will be watching the first match Monday night at 8 pm, here in California!!!
Sept. 15, 2013
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Greg, I am SO excited that you want to visit Regina (my home town). I doubt we will have a nationals there any time soon, but every 4 years there is a regional. Let's play in the next one together :) My mom is a fantastic cook!

Also, I am going to have to speak to my husband, Jason Feldman, about this offer for everyone to stay at our house in San Diego! Maybe a BBQ though? :) No matter what Joe Grue tells you I make delicious brownies. I only used Splenda that one time, and wont make that mistake again :)
Sept. 6, 2013
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The ACBL president always begins his/her term on January 1st and it would normally end on December 31th.
Aug. 2, 2013
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