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Bill Cubley
Bill Cubley
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Basically a club player who gets to a nationals every other year. Very good slam bidder. Hideous Hog himself sent a postcard to my cat for helping me bid a grand slam which won that night by 1/2 of a match point!  Won 2 world wide bidding contests.  Greatest compliment was opponent Grant Baze tell partner Kyle Larsen, "He's playing the Hell out of this hand!"  I had only played 3 tricks.  This was an unforgettable score of 7 1/2 match points.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Compliments by pard Kyle Larsen & opponent Grant Baze at trick 3 in pro-am. Eddie Kantar calling my name and shaking my hand for 2nd OA in year long race on money tour. Played only June -December
Bridge Accomplishments
Ruby LM, lots of successful slams bid by me and played well by my partners.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
District 7, Unit 252 Low Country in the Bluffton - Hilton Head area of South Carolina
Favorite Tournaments
nationals, regionals
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
Kibitz Kat
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Pro bridge - players, clients and fees
Oral contracts are enforceable in court. Tax cheating does not seem to be an issue. Large cash payments are rare; we use checks and create a record. Issues are to forget about collecting as the client will still hire a pro player; publicizing the matter; asking the ACBL to take ...
Hesitation Blackwood
Call the Director . There should be a rule that this is unethical. Make a penalty which does NOT aim to restore equity but to remind players NOT to bid in such a manner because the penalty can be up to a disqualification and a visit with the Recorder/ethics committee ...
The weakness of lower strats
Robert, thanks for reading. While some will play against the experts, interest wains when you lose consistently. Let the Gold Rush players have a chance of success among their peers.
The weakness of lower strats
Maybe the ACBL should divide players by competitive [good, wants to play against better players, not poor players] and those who also love bridge but are not skilled enough or desiring to be the best they can be. They love playing. Masterpoints are not a SPECIFIC indicator of bridge expertise ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
The ACBL should cater to the learning/Gold Rush camp and recognize the expert competitive Flights A and X are very much a better group of players. The groups should not compete against each other. This article well states issues which Districts/Units face in scheduling events and the actual ...
How to tell your partner if the opponents are strong
Look at the names on the card. Congratulate the better players. Not sure? Ask where they are from. Better players travel more than card pushers. On a really good day, your esteemed opponents recognize your name. I was amazed by the compliments from 2 very expert players at the Atlanta ...
How do you act and alert after partner's missbid?
Keep a straight face, don't pause the bidding and give UI, act as if your agreements are being bid, and explain your agreements. Your thoughts on partner's possible error are not permissible. Accept the result calmly. We all have misbid. Our partners still play with us.
Am I just wrong?
And there is my least favorite choice of 4NT to be quantitative and partner always answers aces when Gerber is on the card.
Blue Over Red Boards
We almost agree. You have better vision.
BW Censorship
A Nicolas, The most common answer to statistical odds of danger is, "But what if your the one!" I recall this when the odds of being in an airplane hijacking being far less likely than being struck by lightening. Emotion does not override facts, gravity, real danger. So statiscally the ...

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