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Derek Ward
Derek Ward
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 24, 2012
Last Seen
April 3
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Used to play a lot, now only play in 1 or 2 regionals a year.  Best bridge player on  Hornby Island (only ACBL member)


Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
Comox Valley Duplicate Bridge Club
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Tournament Site Horror Stories
1991, you were playing with me. Hotel had double booked. Luckily there was enough room for the Seniors Pairs but us "young" bucks got to play in the tent. Cards were blowing off the tables - was quite funny.
Retiring TD -- Roger Putnam
Roger and Margo were my favorite directors over the years. Enjoy your retirement.
The (Very) Hideous Hog
The way I heard the story was that one of the women was the wife of the tornament chairman and they discovered it going over the hands after the game. They wanted to ban him for life but apparently the district could only ban him for 1 year, so the ...
TV publicity ,after the fact
Way to go CBC!
The Worst Convention Ever
Many years ago there was one player in my area who played very bad preempts often short, so I used to put "Fishbein vs "player's name" on my cc.
Ban those 1NT openers!!
thanks Michael - edited
Ban those 1NT openers!!
He was originally from Lithuania (or one of the Baltic States) and lived in Victoria when I first started playing bridge in the late 60's. He won the World Individual in something like 1949. When I first knew him his 1NT was something like 21-23 but he mellowed in ...
5-5 in the Majors Over 1NT
So you have no invitational bid?
5-5 in the Majors Over 1NT
With some partners (and it is quite popular in the NW) I play: Weak - stayman then 2H Inv - 3H Forcing - 3S
Recent Disciplinary Actions
"Prior to the hearing, the committee found that no charge could be proved against Hastings and dismissed her from the case, which decision is being appealed to the Appeals and Charges Committee." Huh? How could they possibly decide before the hearing and who is appealing the decision?
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