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Chip Boyle
Chip Boyle
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Member Since
Sept. 23, 2015
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a retired American trial lawyer. I play in club games two or three days a week and on BBO daily. Each day I realize that I know very little about this intricate, fascinating, frustrating, rewarding and magnificent game. Secretary and Board member: ACBL WNC Unit 171.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
First Regional KO win
Bridge Accomplishments
Having dinner with Harold Feldheim.
Regular Bridge Partners
Andrea Kahn, Linda (Spider) Sherer
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Foothills DBC, Hendersonville BC, Hub City DBC
Favorite Tournaments
Blue Ridge Spectacular, NC, USA
Favorite Conventions
BOKA (a derivative of Rosenkranz 2D)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Keith Wells should read what his employer wrote. The ACBL CoC for GNT National Finals have nothing whatever to do with the D22 GNT. What the ACBL did write is an applicable document entitled: "Knockout Teams General Conditions of Contest." It was last revised 2/20/17 and is in ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
MC. If, as you say, "THE EVENT WAS NOT A MANDATED KO SCORED IN IMPS" then the event violates the General Conditions of Contest for Knockout Events established by the ACBL and is void ab initio. And, D22's rules in place provide that if there is an inconsistency between ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Keith Wells. Our President, Russ Jones, has just told us upthread that a District Director has "final authority" on any matter not covered by the CoC. My example is not merely flawed, it is demented, but well within the authority of a District Director to implement. Just like a District ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Well, Russ, my District Director (D7), with the unfettered final authority you have given him, will be urged, after the fact, to decide that Clubs outrank Spades in the ACBL mandated D7 2020 GNT KO finals (that will be a non-KO event) and since the subject of suit rank is ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Well, MK, I suppose we should consult a bridge dictionary. But I don't see one online. A "round robin" is employed in a Swiss format when there is an odd number of teams. No team gets knocked out. Their scores are in IMPs converted by the computer to VPs ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Nitpickers attempting to split hairs on a guy who is bald. Nobody in the history of the bridge world has lost a 3-way KO when they went 2-0. Nobody. Ever. But nitpickers who prefer form over substance say that although the ACBL CoC say that the GNT is a KO ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
I'm reminded of the sovereign immunity doctrine - the King can do no wrong and therefore has no need to apologize. Didn't work, though, for Charles I. Ouch! His last words: "W/L...W/ kingdom for W/L!" Swoosh...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Excellent question, Alan. The appellate bench: a polo player, a figure skater and the late Avery Brundage by proxy.
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
So, Ed, does this mean that the on-site posted result became "final" in 30 minutes? "Final" meaning not subject to revision.
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Actually, E.F., a clever lawyer could argue that since you only lost by 17 instead of 25, the VP scale in use for this planet Mars KO scored -17 as a tie. Congratulations! Your team is the restated D22 winner.
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