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Doug Rankin
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Member Since
July 24, 2010
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Gold Life Master
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ACBL surcharge at tournaments good or bad?
One way to avoid it is to designate the Pro-Am game as a charity game, in which case no surcharge applies.
Ruling -- Illegal Convention
LAWSCOM is the name of one of the text files listed in the Tech files directory.
Life Master Requirements: Codification Appendix 1-C
This was passed by the BoD in San Diego. Details here (Item 173-24):
Memphis Motions
Gotta like that.
Insufficient Bid
Interesting. My law book doesn't have a part 1.
Handicapped Regional Knockout Rules
We have had them for some time in district 18, too. It is quite common here to have one bracket in the smaller regionals, so it is usually handicapped. In May, we will be trying a bracketed/qualifying knockout. Should be interesting.
Tainted Boards Left In Play At EBU Event
A bit, Don. Really? Mellowed recently?
Web vs. Sections
If you have enough sets of boards, you can run two sections of 10-12 tables, using web movements in each one. I have done this in the one area in my district that (very) strongly prefers 3-board rounds. It is also useful when running a two-session event, as crossovers are ...
ACBL Team cost vent - if it's as stupid as it looks. I'm hoping I was wrong.
Before you pay anything, be aware that if you do not play in the second or subsequent match of a KO, you will not be permitted to play further in the event in any case, since you can no longer fulfill the participation requirements.
Seeking information on Refurbishing Aluminum Boards
I quote the player's response: "I have done the re-felting several times. The adhesive is on the felts, but it always fails quickly. My best tip is aerosol spray glue. Elmers makes one that is available at standard hardware store. That kind of activates and reinforces the felt glue ...

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