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Adam Parrish
Adam Parrish
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
Last Seen
June 16
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player/teacher/writer and Bridge Winners admin. When not playing bridge I'm writing plays. Or more accurately procrastinating, telling myself I should be working on a play. I live in New York City and am on the board of GNYBA (Unit 155) and serve as New York's Youth Bridge Coordinator.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Watching partner play 5C with an 8-4 trump split.
Bridge Accomplishments
A few top 10s, including 4th in Wernher Pairs with a frisky 14-year-old.
Regular Bridge Partners
No one who plays bridge can be considered "regular."
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Sapphire Life Master
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Time for Bold New Leadership
I recently became my district's recorder and have learned some shocking things about Zero Tolerance. 1. Zero Tolerance is not grounds for disciplinary action. (Maybe it needs a different name.) 2. At a tournament it is enforced by the TDs and they are supposed to assign an automatic penalty ...
Time for Bold New Leadership
I'm not suggesting we should prohibit anything. Notice that I said players under 2000 MP don't NEED to know more than one NT defense. If they WANT to, go for it. But we're putting them in a situation where they are having to learn these things at ...
Time for Bold New Leadership
I don't know that much about Hool, but I think it's much more complicated than mini-bridge. I want to get them playing, ASAP. I support anything that helps promote bridge. There are several recent documentaries, including John's, and some others in the works. I saw Aces and ...
Time for Bold New Leadership
To your other point. My dad likes to tell me about going to college in the late 60s and playing bridge in one of a dozen games going on in the cafeteria. Certainly society has changed in the 50 years since then, and our entertainment options have increased dramatically. But ...
Time for Bold New Leadership
Hi Randy. I'm pretty good at making myself heard. Even by those who don't want to listen. Especially those, actually. :-) I don't think I can change the culture of the board or HQ overnight. (I wish.) But there's enough new blood on the board that I ...
Time for Bold New Leadership
I'm really glad to have started this discussion. Even if nothing comes of it an no one's mind is changed -- which is likely -- the discussion itself is worthwhile and gets us thinking about ways for the ACBL and clubs to work together in everyone's best interest. We ...
Time for Bold New Leadership
I agree 100% with decreasing the number of tournaments. What is your issue with giving the teacher/club who recruits and teaches a new member a stake in that member for the beginning part of their bridge career? Do you not think that's going to encourage teachers and clubs ...
Time for Bold New Leadership
I don't have data -- this hasn't been tried. I can tell you from personal experience of clubs not putting out flyers for local tournaments, discouraging newer players from travelling to tournaments, staying open during local sectionals. Right now that's in their financial interest, so why are they ...
ACBL Elections Forum Created
That's the idea!
Time for Bold New Leadership
I absolutely think it will produce an increase in ACBL revenue in the long run. Why does Avon give a percentage of sales to the person who recruited the salesperson? Because the more salespeople you have out there, the more product you sell. And 80% of $100M is more than ...

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