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All comments by Shirley Junkin Moorhead
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The sick child is “bridge”. I'm tired of seeing relative newbies quit because of situations like this. Do you disagree that bridge is currently a sick child? Rapidly disappearing ….
Dec. 2, 2018
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Lets get right to the crunch. Did you lose a bridge player with this fiasco? Will she ever return? How many people will she warn off because of this situation. I think you flogged a sick child, whether you were right or wrong in your director call makes no difference.
Now the best thing for bridge would be for you to make a friend of this player, invite her to play with you, become friends on a social level and make her relax enough to enjoy the club again. Bridge is a game.
Dec. 2, 2018
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In my mind, Ginossar and Compton will still be the champions. Incidents of this kind sour bridge.
Nov. 30, 2018
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So what is the answer? Who was the joker? What were the hands? And how did you make out?
Nov. 27, 2018
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Agree totally. If he had four spades and couldn't support hearts, he should have bid 1 spade immediately.
Nov. 5, 2018
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Karen, I think you should do a survey of clubs in which the attendance is actually increasing. Consider the Duplicate Bridge club in Kamloops British Columbia. Attendance has increased to the extent they had to add an additional night, and use a larger room, so now the club operates four nights a week. I don't believe the hours, afternoon or evening were part of the solution. I think the attitude of the players in the club were of paramount importance. Years ago there was a toxic player at the club, who though that person was an excellent player, their attitude turned off the majority of the people. That person was removed from the club (even though and especially because they were a director) and the blossoming began. Bridge became fun again. Now they have 23 tables a NIGHT, which isn't bad for a town of 80,000 people.
People on this site seem to have a different agenda than regular bridge players. The players at the club level want to have fun and friendly competition.
Another bridge club that is on the right track is Peterboro Bridge center, in Ontario. Friendly lessons did the trick there and now the two afternoons for beginners are overflowing with new bridge players.
Oct. 18, 2018
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People who tap the table, drumming while they think. People who lean their elbows on the table. People who don't play their card flat on the table so the face of the card is not visible to me. People who hold their card up in the air wiggling it when its their turn to play the card, as if to say “See partner, this card is significant” ( yes, a player at the Kamloops club actually used to do this)
Sept. 13, 2018
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Sept. 5, 2018
Shirley Junkin Moorhead edited this comment Sept. 5, 2018
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An “A” player not realizing he had a second spade? Impossible…. he should have not only his own hand figured out, but that of every other hand at the table. This is an interesting post…..
Dec. 7, 2017
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What was the name of the player who revoked? Did you have a discussion with him later after you had the hand record? It certainly puts that player in a very bad light, particularly as he lied to you.
Dec. 7, 2017
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Mike, you gave me my afternoon's laugh and thank you for that :)
Ps: I'm with you on “when you're croaked you're croaked”.
Imaginative people can have any heaven they want and the rest of us don't care…..
Aug. 27, 2017
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In our system, two hearts after interference shows a limit raise in partner's major. If I transfer into hearts, that shows less than a limit raise, and if I bid on after the transfer it shows a full opening hand. So, in this hand, two hearts shows my hand and good values precisely.
Aug. 6, 2017
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April 19, 2017
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I've discovered very recently, it's not about the points, it's about the people you meet…. Love those smart people at the bridge clubs!
March 5, 2017
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And we're glad you do!
March 5, 2017
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So very sad. I enjoyed watching him play with JEC. Was he known to be ill, or is the cause of death not known yet?
Jan. 31, 2017
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the 3NT rebid by east showing a running 6 card suit as a source of tricks? I know that's the way my partner and I play it.
Jan. 11, 2017
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I clicked on the link and went to that site. What a confusing mess! I didn't find any bridge , or place to rate bridge. It was a jumble and every game had its hand out looking for money. Cribbage? What is this $198.00?
Too much information. NOthing to do with bridge.
Dec. 28, 2016
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A few years ago my husband and I played at the Nationals when they were held in Toronto. We're from BC and just happened to be visiting relatives in the Kawarthas. We were told by friendly chatty opponents that we could expect to see very few of his fellow players from Toronto there because the games were too expensive. That's a clue, is it not? They didn't even have to pay for accommodation, and could have taken the subway, but they didn't attend!!
So I believe the answer to the problem is making the games fee par with the fees at the local clubs.
This would also solve the problem of Canadian money being worth so much less than the American dollar.
ALSO, if this can be done, then it would be wise to publish it in advance.
Dec. 15, 2016
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I don't like the web version at all. The ads take up space on the screen. I find it difficult to navigate. The table space is too small on my screens, so its inefficient. I've used the downloaded version since the inception of BBO.
I understand why BBO wants the users to use the web based version. They want the money from the ads, simple. It doesn't make the web based version better for anyone but for them.
However…. can't complain too loudly… its free.
Another point, I try to get new users, that is, new bridge players onto the old down loaded version of BBO, and it doesn't accept them. Some are older and have vision difficulties with those small spaces that comprise the table space. Making that bigger makes the chat smaller. Very very poor design, imho.
Nov. 4, 2016
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