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Alvin Levy
Alvin Levy
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 4, 2011
Last Seen
22 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

A 'rocket' scientist in my previous life, working for Northrop Grumman on Long Island for 33 years after receiving PhD from Columbia University. During that time also taught, lectured, invented, consulted, authored nearly 100 refereed publications, on loan for one year to NASA as a visiting scholar and a short time to Cambridge University, England, as a visiting professor.  Retired in 1998 soon after being elected to the ACBL Board of Directors, representing NYC and Long Island (District 24).

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Unit Board member (Nassau-Suffolk Bridge Association) and District Board member for as long as I can remember...maybe 40 years.  Past President and Tournament Chair.  ACBL Board of Directors, 1996-present, president 2003; WBF Executive Council 2004-present, currently Executive VP and IT chair.  On ACBL I serve as online-bridge coordinator (since 1998).  Trustee of ACBL 401(k) since 2000.

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Originated the World Computer-Bridge Championship in 1997 and have run it annually at a major human championship ever since.  See the official website which I maintain, www.computerbridge.com

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With an eye toward promoting bridge, I published a page of bridge links, titled 'explore the world of bridge on the Internet’ at www.allevybridge.com/allevy/worldofbridge.html/ See the June 2012 Bridge Bulletin and previous Bridge Winners article.

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Led the recent project to completely update the WBF website. On-site coordinator and chair of the organizing committee of the recent World Youth Open Bridge Championships held at the Atlanta NABC. See my summary at www.worldbridge.org/al-levys-summary.aspx

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Took initiative in settling the recent world affair involving the Israeli Venice Cup team qualifier that was blocked from participating in Bali. Working behind the scenes with the Israeli Bridge Federation, the WBF and the Mind Sports Association, the matter was settled.

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Member of ACBL Laws Commission and WBF Laws Committee. Edited the Laws of Rubber Bridge 2014 version in coordination with the Portland Club.

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Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
+7000 against Marty Bergen.
Bridge Accomplishments
winning the Advanced Senior Masters in 1967
Regular Bridge Partners
Beverly, also my partner in life
BBO Username
sartre
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Would you open 1NT with a void?
Once opened 1NT with a void. Let's say miss-seeing (can't say missorted as it was online on OKbridge). I declared 3NT. Worked out OK, and no one made a comment.
Memories of Margie
I'm in tears. Margie and I go back to the 70s when we both worked at Grumman Aerospace on LI and played together in the Industrial League. So much fun at the table and away from the table. I will miss her.
Q and A about Orlando World Bridge Series CoC
I am addressing Jan's concerns about clarity on drop-ins. The definition of dropping into the "applicable event" means, Rosenblum to Open Pairs, McConnell to Women's Pair and Rand to Senior Pairs. I will address the other issues and get back to you.
Q and A about Orlando World Bridge Series CoC
There will be two 1-day Open Swiss events (Monday Sept 24 and Tues Sept 25) following the 2-day Rosenbum qualifying stage. Both 1-day events are open to all and free for players who have been eliminated from any team event.
Why no Argine and GIB competing for the world title?
Funbridge’s bot competed in 2015. It didn’t score well but the play was respectable. Recent play shows it has greatly improved. It hasn’t entered this year’s competition, yet.
The ACBL Recorder System
Once tongue-in-cheek, now a reality!
FLEISHER Wins Vanderbilt
Congrats to all the finalists. Great to see such good sportsmanship between such great players.
Say No To Cheats
Report to your Unit and District recorder, even if the club does nothing about it. By regulation the matter can/should be pursued by the Unit or District disciplinary body..
Say No To Cheats
The ACBL regulations regarding behavour at clubs leave it up to the club to take appropriate action and do not interfere with the outcome. Clubs can bar players without reason. However, accusations of cheating can and should be pursued and the regulations allow for reporting up the chain ... Unit/District ...
Grossack Brothers Win NAP
Congrats to Adam and Zach! Congrats to Kent and Joel!
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