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Alan Taylor
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April 25, 2015
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20 years NZ championships Bulletin editor, 10 years Australian NOT editor  . 2 PABC bulletin editorial stints, NZ Open trialist (horribly inconsequential) 2 NZ Seniors titles. Habitual psycher, habitual over-bidder, eternal optimist at the table, eternally disappointed

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World Bridge Day
How can I care about something as pathetic as "World Apathy Day"?
World Bridge Day
Dead god. So I',m the grinch. We have any number of"world days" and does anyone you know give a #£%&? Not in my world. Is there one-day in the year when we don't have to pay tribute to something someone else feels is important?
Flannery Disclosure
Can one of the law experts please enlighten me? Exactly which law is it that says that the director shall rule according to the meaning of bids in his own system?
Web Movement?
Lots of experience with webs as a player - no issues at all. Our director adjusts the novements to minimise sit outs while maximising boards played - we always play 27 or 28 with around 9 tables (+-2). This link will take you to our directors exhaustive (exhausting?) collection of movements - https ...
Spaces on bidding slips
I would have a quiet word with the RD away from the table.
GNT Qualifiers - Same Question, Different Year
My numerical methods lecturer was amazing. He was the first person I ever saw use an OHP. He stood in front of the lens and projected onto his shirt. Periodically he would turn round, look at the screen and announce that "that is fine" and go back to projecting on ...
This One Amused Me
Comment redacted as I have no wish to offend.
This One Amused Me
Sorry, should have said. we play 11-14 1NT
Who Will Direct the Directors?
David S " it may be difficult to think of a suitable answer"- difficult? How aboutt @#$%^&^& impossible. Andy B - you're playing in the Europeans with a CC which says 3+ and you"thought our agreement was that it showed 4, and I thought I was deviating from that agreement.'" And ...
The cost of a bridge game
Auckland Bridge Club NZ.. Annual sub. $100 (NZ). Table money $9 (NZ) a session. Approx 10 sessions a week. Free coffee, tea. Member owned premises - full time professional director NZ$ = 69c (US) = 52p (UK).
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