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Bill Cubley
Bill Cubley
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
Last Seen
6 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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Complaints at clubs/bridge anywhere.
Humor rather than strictness helps defuse a lot of situations. A player once said something rude to my partner. I said he was interfering with my right to be the only one to insult my partner. He smiled and apologized. I consider play in clubs to have a large social ...
Colour Coded Playing Cards
Good idea. Sometimes small changes work very well beyond expectations.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
I liked having the bar when I was in England at the clubs played at. In the Young Chelsea the barmaid one year appreciated the fast I could say hello in her native Polish. This was more upsetting to the players than my play. ;-)
Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
I alert in situations where there is information my partner and I know that the opponents would not expect from our bidding. Or, to put it otherwise, when we know something and the opponents do not. The convention card was invented so our methods are known to the opponents, not ...
Entering leads on Bridgemates
Many in the ACBL will simply NOT change. It is de rigeur for the ACBL Bulletin to publish a letter of someone's individual issue with a change. The ACBL has some serious issues. There is NO issue with forcing any player to endure physical pain/discomfort with procedures. WE ...
Meckwell leaving NICKELL
Olivier, Sorry, but not joking. Why does playing bridge mean a player cannot immigrate to another nation? Shall Ishmael Del Monte, Gavin & Jenny Wolpert, Barnet & Maggie Shenkin be deported? On what basis may a USA player not be allowed to immigrate to another nation? Shall Canadian Jonathon Steinberg be restricted ...
Meckwell leaving NICKELL
What is the problem with any player who immigrates to another nation? It is to me a far more serious issue to play Multi in the ACBL rather than make up opinions, poor ones at that, about any player who immigrates to another nation in compliance with that nation's ...
A pet peeve
I try hard to explain the bid rather than lamely name a convention. I reserve "transfer" only when there is only one suit possible, as in a Jacoby Transfer in the majors. I am more relaxed at the club.
Meckwell leaving NICKELL
I am a retired Immigration Officer. US law on losing US citizenship is quite specific. So US players may emigrate, ply for another nation, and still retain US citizenship wiith right of return to the USA. Nations have different laws. Losing US citizenship requires going to another country. One renounces ...
2C-2D-2S-3NT (opponents silent)
I disagree that the 3NT call must have an UNALERTED meaning which the 2C bidder can recognize as a spade raise. Eric Leong seems to have a good answer to the NATURAL 3NT rebid by responder. I have never heard of such a conventional bid in this type of auction ...

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