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Andy Bowles
Andy Bowles
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Jan. 17, 2011
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U31 junior event
Doesn't England's experience with the U16s suggest that you need a national team to get the players to come out of the woodwork? There were loads of U16s playing bridge, but we didn't know about them until the announcement was made about the team for the Europeans.
U31 junior event
Perhaps the WBF should call the new U31 category "snowflakes"? That seems to meet the same standard of offensiveness, imprecision, inaccuracy and idiocy.
U31 junior event
I don't have a horse in this race, but I object to the term "girls". Why use an imprecise term that will offend some people when you can use a precise term that offends no one?
U31 junior event
More recently, there was an U28 world championship in 2008, when the Olympiad became part of the World Mind Sports Games.
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Richard, I share your lack of faith in the jury system, but I'm puzzled by one part of what you said. When the foreman started throwing his weight around, that was an opportunity for intervention by a clear-thinking individual with a strong personality and no fear of speaking his ...
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Dummy's question seems reasonable to me. The opponent [i]was[/i] accusing declarer of unfair methods.
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"why not adjust under Law 73E2?" Because 73E2 deals with false inferences, and no false inference has been drawn. And because 74C7 and 73D1 are much closer to addressing this issue. On the subject of 74C7, the start of Law 74C tells us that these are [i]examples[/i] of ...
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"A violation of Law 74C7 would permit the tournament director to issue a disciplinary penalty to declarer, but I do not think this law allows us to adjust the score for the defenders." Why not? It's an irregularity, it damaged the opponents, and the tanker could have known that ...
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There are many bridge rules that we expect players to obey, even though it's hard to detect people who breach them. That works quite well, because most players are honest.
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I'd prefer the rules to say "for the purpose of gaining information or disconcerting an opponent"

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