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Chip Boyle
Chip Boyle
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Member Since
Sept. 23, 2015
Last Seen
Dec. 5
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, may he rest in peace and keep a seat warm. Proud registrant of SC license plate "DOWN 1."
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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Henry Bethe's bidding problem: A984 83 Q975432 ---
Why so vitriolic, MS? The OP is merely reporting what he saw, not what he did or would have done. It turns out partner is 3-3-1-6 and even if the "1" is a stiff ace, you're losing 2 diamond tricks, maybe more. Good luck in your 7 diamonds.
RIP Harold Feldheim
The consummate raconteur who had that certain twinkle in his eye. Alvin Roth taught him the game after he gave up trying to beat Bobby Fischer. One of my favorite Feldheim Rothisms offered to new players: "What do you open with eleven spades to the Jack and two outside Aces ...
Remembering My Dad
Sure do. 1959. Harvey Kuenn, AL batting champ, for “The Rock.” Cleveland fans went bonkers and rightfully so. Couldn’t get enough of Rock’s stretch just outside the box. Every 12 year old in Detroit mastered it.
Remembering My Dad
The 2C? Looks like a BBO robot lead but there's logic to illogic sometimes. Great story, thanks. Now....Rocco Dominico Colavito. Early 60s, Tiger Stadium, Detroit. He's in left. Man on third, one out. Long fly to deep left, easy sacrifice fly. Rocky catches it on the warning ...
Zimmerman Reinstated as Winners of Rosenblum Cup 2018
How did the WBF obtain jurisdiction to do anything? Was there an appeal of the decision to disqualify Zimmerman? Or did this come about as a result of a few "good old boy" phone calls? And then the infamous CAS pipes in with its "approval!" The same CAS who reversed ...
Bitterman and Bendure Win Wernher
Just a note for all you bridge-playing lawyers out there. Mark is one of the premier appellate lawyers in the U.S. I don't know if there is a database on the subject, but he now has both a NABC+ win and a published 9-0 SCOTUS win as the ...
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 ...
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