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To be fair, I didn’t asked for it 5 times. It might’ve been given to me. I saw Walt asking who they clearly hate.
May 30
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I would be happy to do that too. But I’m sure the other team would have nothing to do with that.
May 30
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May 30
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Michael Kopera, I don’t think the declared winners are in a bad place. They don’t have bridge winners and they got declared the winner of an event they came second in.
May 30
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Of course, he has spent much time working with us on this. Some people could care less about who wins this event. Even if I disagree with how he is running this.
May 29
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Your right I shouldn’t have said that. Thanks for pointing that out. That’s what it felt like when they adjusted it to that single scale that has us losing. Secondly he is know to dislike one of our team members
May 29
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The other problem though, is legally(in ACBL) they are required to have the COC on site and available at request. This was not satisfied, we asked for it 5 times and were not given.
May 29
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This was my team playing with Rick, Walt, John Coufal, and Mark Perlmutter. For clarification we won on the first scale, but then the person running the event adjusted it to a different scale . There are no rules on which scale it is run on but they selected the single scale that we lose on, any other scale we would have won on.
May 29
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It seems like standard is that if is like 14-16 or something but a better treatment(that I play) it is like 10-13 or so.
May 5
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Sorry for false info, the Rosenblum does have a little seeding but if they perform very well in the swiss it doesn’t matter… But they don’t use the 75-25 split(as far as I know)
April 29
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We didn’t know about the free entries for juniors but when we came it was a very pleasant surprise, the entry fees for adults were pretty high so making it free heavily encourages juniors to come back!
April 28
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I just looked at the conditions and was disappointed, it sorta defeats the purpose of the qualifying swiss to still use seeding points. Why would we use this derogatory 75-25 split be used when no other top events use this(Rosenblum, Europeans etc.).
April 28
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True thanks
April 26
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Why no option to vote for drop-ins to 3rd day?
April 26
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Well said, I certainly understand your point and it makes sense. But when a strong team gets a tough draw early it is usually from their own doing of not performing in the swiss(most likely) and strong teams can get tough draws when seeded if a team has far less seeding points than their skill. For example, the Indonesians that entered the Spingold, they are very strong but had a bad seed from lack of seeding points, therefore if they had played the swiss they could easily get a high seed like they may have deserved and not given an undeserving team a tough draw. I also understand your point for the team trials although unless a bye is given it is done by swiss either way. Also, when a team does well in the swiss that signifies how they have performed(sorta) so if a team gets a bad draw because they played badly in the swiss they have earned that draw where as with seeding points they get a good draw from their previous results. So I feel that the swiss should be the fairest way to decide any event because the draw given is based on performance.
April 22
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I don’t see how the predictive ness of the Swiss is relevant to the fairness of an event. With seeding points the higher seeds have a huge advantage in an event because of there past results, in what way is that fair for an open event?
April 22
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Why couldn’t you just do the same schedule but with full day matches so the Soloway ends on Sunday that seems far superior to me. Also Brian, you claimed that the Soloway is somewhat randomized by the qualifying Swiss but to me it seems the opposite. Currently the teams with a lot of seeding points have a huge edge over teams without many seeding points, so a qualifying Swiss just gives all the teams and equal chance.
April 22
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Mike: You make the suggestion that some newer players might want to “dip their toes in the water”
and not be worrying about playing vs the top competition. But in my experience when newer players play in top events THEY WANT to play against the toughest field. Newer players who don’t can play in there senior mixed pairs, regionals, gold rush, 299ers etc.
April 21
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It seems penalty-ish but partner is welcome to pull and all it promises is some extras and defense.
April 20
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I see a lot of comments about how they wish the Soloway wasn’t approved but to me it seems like the best event the ACBL has made. When I play in a top event like the Spingold if I make it to the round of 64 I have to play one of the top seeds because I have little seeding points. In the Soloway all the teams have a fair chance to be seeded(almost). I understand that it hurts some other events strength but I think it will be worth it to make such a great event.
April 19
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