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If you read BOD motion for Philly, more gold points will be given away.
Feb. 13, 2018
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For regular club game overall award is only available for game with 16 tables or more, or with two sections.
Feb. 13, 2018
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There is a limit of 1.5 that correspond to 15 tables. So you would want to split if it is more than 15 tables. However if you run special game, there is no such limit.
Feb. 13, 2018
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The following link has club MP chart. You should be able to find your answer.
http://www.acbl.org/clubs_page/club-administration/resources-and-forms/masterpoint-awards-chart/
Feb. 13, 2018
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I have tried the following system in the past. It might be just what you wanted.

http://www.bridgeguys.com/pdf/BlueClubCalgaryKnox.pdf
Feb. 5, 2018
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Yes, all players need to agree. Here is the text.

(b) upon the request of the non-claiming or non-conceding side, play may continue
subject to the following:
(i) all four players must concur; otherwise the Director is summoned, who then
proceeds as in (a) above.

(ii) the prior claim or concession is void and not subject to adjudication. Laws 16
and 50 do not apply, and the score subsequently obtained shall stand.
Feb. 2, 2018
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In the new rule, player could request to play out after a claim and play should continue.
Feb. 2, 2018
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The revoke was not established when you made claim. NS should reveal it and call director. The result should be making 4.
Jan. 31, 2018
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That is completely different. Weak and strong NT with different range could not be comparable. Here both overcall and opening are not limited (to a degree) so they are comparable.
Jan. 30, 2018
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Here are the definition of comparable call.

A call that replaces a withdrawn call is a comparable call, if
it:
1. has the same or similar meaning as that attributable to the withdrawn call, or

2. defines a subset of the possible meanings attributable to the withdrawn call, or
3. has the same purpose (e.g. an asking bid or a relay) as that attributable to the
withdrawn call.

Comparable call is the one satisfies any one of above. 1 overcall would be having same/similar meaning as 1 opening. That is my understanding.
Jan. 30, 2018
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By definition it is a comparable call. It has to be allowed.
Jan. 30, 2018
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However there might be an UI in this overcall case because the comparable call is not a subset.
Jan. 30, 2018
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Yes, you are correct.
Jan. 30, 2018
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It was possible if there were 32 boards in play. If that is the case, the scores need to be normalized. You’ed better use ACBLscore.
Jan. 30, 2018
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Under new law offender could still bid after RHO, if he makes a call that is comparable to what “pass” shows, auction continues. If he makes a bid that is not comparable, his partner is barred for one turn. If his “comparable call” is not a subset of “pass”, there could be UI.
Jan. 29, 2018
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There is a set of videos about this.
http://www.acbl.org/clubs_page/video-resources/
Jan. 29, 2018
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I had a conversation with my son who is a recent college graduate about bridge in college. He said students in college are busy with three things: Homework, Friend and Sleep. They could usually only get two out of three. Besides there are so many activities in college, so bridge has to approve it is competitive against others.

He thought bridge might be a good idea for those recent college graduate. Because they would often find work and move into a new place and away from their friends and family. They need to make new friend and a social bridge club might be a good choice.

I'm also teaching some students to learn bridge. I find middle school might be the right place. When they get into high school they tends to get busy and not able to come regularly.
Jan. 26, 2018
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Playing ACBL Midchart, you could use 2 as multi weak two, 2/2/2NT as weak 5-5 two suits. These are hands with a lot of offensive values.
Jan. 25, 2018
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David, I think masterpoint will continue to be part of game. However it will mainly serve as a reward system.

A strength based rating system would be able to classify players based on their ability and group them into appropriate “stratum”. It is more like the chess rating and chess tournament where players are grouped by their rating and only compete within the group. If a player is really good, his rating increase will put him into the higher rating group next tournament. So most players will compete with their peers in term of ability, not someone much stronger or weaker. Of course you might not be able to avoid to put different level players together for pair event if there is an attendance problem, but rating system could still be used to calculate a proper handicap and still have each group compare within itself.

The Commongame has run my rating system for a couple years. We found players could be divided up to 9 different levels (similar to chess from master, expert to class A-G), not counting new players who are unrated or provisional rated (not have enough game in database). This has much more granularity than A, B, C three strata in ACBL. In the future masterpoint award could be determined by the strength of the group instead of mainly by table counts. There was a couple thread discussing about this not long ago (I had one of them). We could even create new colored points based on group strength.

Players who pass their prime don't have to be afraid of this. You will still be grouped to play against your peer of similar ability. You may have a chance to beat some future world champions on their way up.
Jan. 23, 2018
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I think the bridge game might divided into two categories in the future. One for players who are looking for challenge and want to play against best players. The other is more geared towards the social aspect of the game.

In the past we tried one size fit all and that does not work very well. In order to satisfy the second group we end up devalued masterpoint. Now the players from first group are not happy.

I'll post more about what I think later. Have to leave office now.
Jan. 23, 2018
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