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Don Caplin
Don Caplin
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 22, 2010
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me


writer, teacher

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Meeting my future wife at the Franks' Contract Bridge Studio
Bridge Accomplishments
Won Flight A GNT for New England 4 times; Bruce Pairs, Phila NABC 2012
Regular Bridge Partners
My wife (Sondra), Daniel Albert-Rosenberg, Harrison Luba, Greg Gouillart, Alexander Frieden, Anita Taylor, Rick Howard, Jack Donaghue
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridge Spot, Woburn
Favorite Tournaments
Newton MA Individual, Springfield MA Regional
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
Harrison Luba's bidding problem: KJ84 AKJ65 A4 A7
A good reason to play Fishbein.
The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
I've read every bridge novel I could find, and this is second only to "Yarborough" by B.H. Friedman
Zero Tolerance Card in Club Games
One local player added a "Director Next" card to his box.
Reverse Robin Hood - Huh?!
Wife and I are "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" when it comes to bridge. We went to the last Hawaii NABC, and it was "a week we will remember for the rest of our lives." Which is why we're home playing against the same opponents for the 100th week in ...
this has to stop.
David: "things are FAR worse at the club level." You have no idea...unless you've played in a club that shows all previous scores on Bridgemate. Apparently many players are unable to read, because their partner announces scores out loud for their (and sharp-eared neighbors') benefit.
How long until the Bridge Bulletin becomes an online-only publication?
We're paying more for less. When I joined ACBL, our District had a print publication, as did our Unit. Now neither one does. And some want to scrap the monthly "Bull," as well as NABC Daily Bull. Yet prices keep going up.
Bridge Players and the movie world
"It's a Wonderful World" (1939). Jimmy Stewart psyches a 7 spade bid to escape the cops.
It's Northeastern's Turn to Push for a Club
A former partner went to Boston U, and he recruited a bridge team by making posters with the following: "Win a free trip to Anaheim!" [where Summer NABC was that year] He "guaranteed" that people he taught would be in the Top 4 of the Intercollegiate Championships that year, and ...
Why does Harvard hate bridge?
Jon: Thanks for all your efforts to keep this going. It's frustrating that alums have no say in the matter.
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
Our agreement is "Randy Ray Cuebid": for unbid suits with a stronger holding in the unbid minor.

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