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Congratulations to you and your Board, Robert. Good luck in your endeavors!
July 8
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Perhaps all cases should be looked at separately. I would treat a pro, who has won the ‘NABC+’ event, differently than a person who hired a pro (or a team of pros) and managed to win such an event. Furthermore, winning the Spingold is a wee bit different than winning IMP or Mixed Pairs.
March 23
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I am aware of that and if I remember correctly, Chairman Deng stated that any junior officer in his army has no chance of advancement if he is not a good bridge player
Sept. 7, 2018
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Actually … I live in Canada's Toronto area, a most ethnically diverse area. For a few years now, we have had an amazing influx of players of Chinese descent. All ages, and kids starting to play at the age of 8 or 9.

There are probably several reasons for the above, one that is outstanding is that there have been several dedicated Chinese bridge teachers and I tip my hat to them.

But a new trend has been developing now - these kids' mothers and their girlfriends have been takin lessons and began to play in tournaments! And they don't want to play in limited events; they enter open events. The number of players of Chinese descent at our last Sectional were staggering.

I hope that bridge organizations everywhere will draw the right conclusions from such developments.
Sept. 7, 2018
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ACBL Casebooks (from 1996 on) can be found at http://www.acbl.org/tournaments_page/nabcs/past-nabcs/nabc-casebooks/
May 7, 2018
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Hey Champion! Congratulations!!!
March 8, 2018
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Arvind, I agree that forcing pass applies here. I am surprised no one else has mentioned it.
Feb. 27, 2018
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I have just notified the appropriate people in WBF, hopefully I will have some answers for you soon.
Jan. 11, 2018
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I would get to 4 quite easily:

2 2N
3! 4H

I use Hamman-Soloway agreements where 2N is an inquiry and the responses are:

3 = MIN or MAX
3 = Fair
3 = MIN with 4 of OM
3 = MAX with 4 of OM
3NT = Great suit
Dec. 19, 2017
Paul Janicki edited this comment Dec. 19, 2017
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What does ‘normal 2NT’ mean?
Aug. 16, 2017
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April 7, 2017
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The Board of Governors meeting will take place on Sunday at 10 am in the Reno Ballroom.
March 10, 2016
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“ Letting Gawrys/Kowalski play (why were they here in Chennai if they did not know of the case against B/Z?)”

Eric, the 3rd Polish pair will be Gawrys-Klukowski … but they are still in Poland right now
Sept. 27, 2015
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How can one agree or disagree with this ruling at this point? Everything so far is pure speculation. Is it possible that you don't have all the facts? Why not wait for the Appeal Committee's write-up?
Aug. 15, 2015
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JoAnn Sprung, re ‘database reflecting the current status of NBO members and whether they have had any charges related to ethics that have resulted in punitive action’
… ACBL has taken steps in this direction - “Members Currently Under Discipline” are posted on the ACBL website at http://www.acbl.org/tournaments_page/ethics-and-discipline/
Aug. 4, 2015
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Motion 152-04 in Chicago reads:
When a player is suspended or expelled by the ACBL for cheating, the player’s pair/team and all the players are subject to retroactive disqualification from the events where there is sufficient proof of cheating and so stated by an ACBL disciplinary body. Initially, this regulation will apply to NABC events only.
(Effective immediately)
Is that a step in the right direction?
July 31, 2015
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About the ‘formal complaint’ process (as per Mark Raphaelson's comment) … ACBL does have such a process … and it was written up superbly by Christina Van Leeuwen in July 2015 Bulletin on page 27.
July 31, 2015
Paul Janicki edited this comment July 31, 2015
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You can expect that this Appeal will be written up in the Sunday Bulletin
July 26, 2014
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