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Boye Brogeland
Boye Brogeland
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 14, 2010
Last Seen
June 2
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I just love bridge, which I have done ever since my grandparents taught me the game when I was 8. Today I run a bridge magazine, Bridge in Norway, write a bridge column in a newspaper three days a week, and play for Norway and professionally in the best events around the world. I also have a wife who is a fine bridge player, and this year our son won the U16 European Pairs Championships! It will be interesting to see how long we can keep our daughter (now four) away from this addictive and beautiful game.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the European Championship 2008 - even sweeter than winning Spingold 2017, European Championship 2018 and the Bermuda Bowl 2007.
Bridge Accomplishments
A few
Regular Bridge Partners
Espen Lindqvist, Erik Sælensminde, Simon Gillis, Tonje Aasand Brogeland, Knut Erik Ljung
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Flekkefjord BK
Favorite Tournaments
All major championships
Favorite Conventions
Mandarin Kitchen Splinter
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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It Happened One Day
I think Mariusz touches the core of the problem in his comment(s). Unfortunately there's a lack of culture dealing with cheating in many (most?) places. There are various forms of cheating, but looking away from the worst (collusive C), there are greyer areas which the organizations also need ...
R.I.P. Jim Mahaffey
I teamed up with Jim in a couple of Open Europeans, and also played against him on various occassions in the USA. Only fond memories. Condolences to his family and friends.
It Happened One Day
It's time for the bridge organizations to care more about the integrity of the game. Unfortunately there's a huge discrepancy between how bridge players feel about such incidents/issues and how the tournament directors and organizations handle them.
On Bridge Journalism
Hi Richard. A fine suggestion, but where do you draw the line? Not playing against them ("head-to-head"), but let your team mates carry out the "dirty" work? Withdrawing from tournaments where they are allowed to enter? And what about minor and major past and present cheats you meet at every ...
On Bridge Journalism
Nicolas: "It turns out that, in some instances, not only do I know, but Boye et al know as well." Make sure we don't take this "knowing" out of proportions. When it comes to collusive cheating, there is only one pair that I pretty much "know" (suspect) is cheating ...
On Bridge Journalism
When it comes to collusive cheating, I am positive that the game (at the top level at least) is far cleaner today than it was in 2015. There are greyer cheating areas, though - like fouling a bad board, scooping a hand (or a score card), deliberately entering the wrong score ...
LAVAZZA wins Reisinger
Congrats on a stellar performance!
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
Nickell overcalled a natural 2 clubs (after a 1C opening first in hand). I still hope this is allowed in EBU-land :-).
Fu and Li Win Women's Pairs
Congrats! It's great to see all the Chinese players coming both to NABC's and other international events. Some of the junior events would hardly have had entries except for a big Chinese contingent. I would also recommend their tournaments and bridge festivals; very well run and with better ...
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
Sure. So change the regulations, but without being a secretary bird.

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