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Barbara Barnes
Barbara Barnes
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Member Since
April 13, 2011
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Live in Washington, D.C. area; degree in math, retired from U.S Government.

Played a lot in the sixties/seventies; took 35 years off; came back to play in clubs or occasional regional about 2011. 

According to Newsweek I'm a typical ACBL member:  somebody's grandmother with an aol email address. 

Interested in the discussions about cheating detection and investigation/adjudication processes. 

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Yet to come
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Your Take on This Exposing This Revoke?
From Ray Y's post: "142[+] comments so far, with references to six Laws of Duplicate and one ACBL Condition of Contest, " and no one has yet observed that this wouldn't be necessary in electronic play where revokes, insufficient bids, bids out of turn, etc. could simply be prevented.
Every Trick Counts
Hilarious. If Kit was working on this as early as March 27 when Michael Rosenberg posted "Finally...." does this explain why Kit was so quick to get the beer card angle in MR's post? Or is it possible these two colluded in producing beer card articles? Is a special ...
Philly Slam Poll 2 of 3: ATB missed 6!D
When I was a toddler some wise soul taught me that a player holding the AK of trump has to take special responsibility in slam auctions. This rules out 5D. My choices in order of preference would be BW, 6D, 4H (which I think of as kind of a torture ...
Is ACBL Aiming for Ridicule?
Is everyone playing the same boards? If there are enough players any particular board could be in play for a rather short period of time and still have enough results to get a meaningful matchpoint percentage. Not much different than an old multi-section regional pair game with unduplicated boards. I ...
Check my math:
Here's the delightful story of what happened when Oregon tried to keep anyone but licensed engineers from commenting on technical matters.
Puposely revoking
Hi, Ed. By one word, do you mean "lawyering"? I didn't mean to dump anyone into the trash -- especially not directors or rule-followers. What I meant was the less time we spend thinking about/arguing about/having hurt feelings and suspicions about each other the more appealing the game ...
Puposely revoking
Perfect, thank you Giles. Dealing with these things isn't bridge, it's lawyering. Offputting to casual players and new but potentially serious players getting interested in the game. Hurts the game.
Puposely revoking
Electronic play, anyone? Seriously, a couple of these threads demonstrate how much ill will and wasted thinking could be saved by playing electronically, esp. no revokes. Let alone misheard auction, insufficient bids,
Would you DELIBERATELY take advantage of a penalty card?
Electronic play, anyone?
Big Ideas
Adam, Newplicatei sounds great. Been thinking more about when I started playing -- I think I would have been too intimidated to speak so I just let (experienced) partner take the lead in procedural things. I trusted them, like Amy and Steve's newplicaters come to trust and feel comfortable with ...

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