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All comments by Shirley Junkin Moorhead
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He can deny all he wants to. We've seen what he did. What's done is done. Let's not encourage what cheapens the game.
Sept. 22, 2016
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Lall and Bathurst were using methods that were illegal.
I know, I know, they weren't coughing or pushing the boards around hither and yon suggesting a lead, but they weren't totally upright.
If you play good bridge then you don't have to stoop to opening less than eight point hands in third. You should be better than that. I've lost my respect for you both and for the people that support you. You both, in using this method of opening extremely light third position openings routinely are turning real bridge into a fiasco.
Congrats Spain for speaking up.
And US team, you've lost a fan…. probably more than one… you've lost everyone that doesn't want to play skirting the edge of illegal.
Sept. 22, 2016
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Well thought! Respect for your sentiments Michael:)
Sept. 21, 2016
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Agree totally. That seven is a normal lead. Whining isn't good bridge.
June 12, 2016
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Used that bid last night. MP top with it. Our 2 diamonds is always 5/5 , and disciplined. That discipline is what allowed me to reach four of the major with confidence.
May 31, 2016
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I open 2 diamonds, in our system 5/5 in the majors, less than full opening values.
May 29, 2016
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Had identical auction and question, except the suit was spades while playing at a regional in Penticton…. director called by my partner. Director forbade a spade lead.
April 22, 2016
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George, I'm going to come right out and say you're being a rude person.
April 18, 2016
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Quite honestly, there are perhaps 8 to 10 competitive bridge players in this whole entire area….. if you had your wish, then that group would have a difficult time forming a movement. Most go to the acbl club there, not because it is acbl, but because it is bridge and that is what is offered there. On chatting with some of the group, it is the social ties that draws them there. In other words, they have experienced exposure to the NICE people!
April 8, 2016
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Interesting point of view Charles. You are aware that the ACBL is attempting to grow its membership?
In this area there are three ACBL clubs, one of them being very small. The other two are in the same city, and are average sized bridge clubs.
However, there are huge duplicate games, non ACBL, taking place in three other communities, and perhaps this is the “social” environment you are referring to?
I think the ACBL would be very happy if these “social” players joined the “competitive” class…. it would double the ACBL membership in this area.
I think the lack of “niceness” would drive them away again.
April 6, 2016
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P-P-1D-(1H from west most likely bid)-1S- (perhaps heart raise)-D(support)- ? from west- 3D from partner P-P-P
April 5, 2016
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you were nice and that's always right.
April 4, 2016
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No, … as I mentioned before, its most likely a slow internet server and the partner you're playing with has nothing to do with it. There is no such thing as coffeehousing in internet bridge.
March 25, 2016
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sure, you can equalize all the internet connections in the world. Lots of countries on BBO. Not all internet times the same. Be patient. or, if someone is having problems , replace them, or ask them to go and come back. I'm amazed at the outright foolishness of suspicion about ‘rate of play’ on BBO.
Are you all aware that there are many couples … I say couples, but mean actually , one person making partnerships of themselves and themselves , playing on BBO daily, and achieving high scores, and even after being reported, come back freely, with different name ID's and play more.
If your complaint is the slowness of play, that is nothing. Get real!
March 25, 2016
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George, you might plan to demonstrate the worth of your system using it in a match at JEC's table… or, alternatively advertise and set up a match with good opponents playing the more normal 2/1. It would be fun to watch!
March 16, 2016
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Arno Weber, your comments are very rude and ill thought, reeking of a personal vendetta. Is there one? I suggest you edit or moderate. You come across as very unlikeable.
March 14, 2016
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Also in Kamloops bridge is thriving! 21 tables of bridge an evening, four evenings a week is an approximate count, and on one of those evening the venue had to be made larger. There was an active teaching program, an excellent executive, and wonderful people there. It's a going concern… lots of socializing amongst club members. Most of the club members attend only tournaments in the western part of Canada, in particular, Penticton. There are a lot of newly retired professional people taking up the game.
If the atmosphere is pleasant and inviting and the game is pleasant with opportunity for advancement by caring interest of the other members, people will come.
March 8, 2016
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That's why I think it would be good to make a minor adjustment to sections at a tournament…how hard could it be to just make a section that can be requested by non smokers if they want to avoid smokers?
Feb. 25, 2016
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Thank you to everyone who responded to this post. It wasn't meant to be taken trivially. I had expected more serious thought to the issue.
My own suggestion is as follows, for tournaments ie, regionals, or large sectionals: A section that would accommodate non smokers only, where one can be assured none of the opponents are smokers. And if one didn't ask to be placed in that section, or in fact, didn't care, then one would be placed anywhere, leaving those spaces available for whom the issue is a real concern.
For the local clubs, a discrete word to the offending party, to use nicorette gum for the day before they play might suffice.
For those of the responders who think I was being over sensitive, no. I ‘m speaking here of absolute stench in some of the people I’ve encountered at tournaments.
And, they absolutely don't know how they affect others, because one tends to become scent “blind” when exposed to the same odor over a long period of time.
If you are one of those people who smoke a lot at tournaments, are you aware that even if you won the whole kit and Caboodle, your number one claim to fame when you left the site would be that you stunk, … utterly stunk…
Feb. 24, 2016
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Make sure no one nominated has a criminal record … ie being a pedophile should disqualify a person from any ACBL position. Sadly, that did not happen in the past.
Jan. 28, 2016
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