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Eric Gettleman
Eric Gettleman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 1, 2012
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Avid bridge player, though with kids/work, am generally limited to a a long weekend at each of Spring/Summer NABC.

Learned to play in graduate school ~2005, and have fallen in love with the game more every passing year.

Math geek, finance/engineering nerd.

Favorite part of playing the game is meeting new people every year (and making lasting connections).

Just got certified as a bridge teacher so that next year I can volunteer at my son's middle school and teach after school once a week.  Need to get kids involved in the game.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Really enjoy making new friends each NABC, and seeing them tournament after tournament - gives me hope that bridge will live on.
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning the 3-day 0-2500 pairs in Atlanta
Regular Bridge Partners
Paul Holmes, David Venetianer, George Klemic
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Columbia DBC (Columbia, MD)
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
Full Strong Club system
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Hesitation Problem
One thing that isn't clear to me here...if without a BIT, E would have bid 5C (at least some E players would), and gone down, but because of the BIT chose to Pass, and went plus...didn't E use the UA, where a logical alternative was available ...
Director Behavior for I/N Events at Nationals
I think it's a shame that any Director (especially in an I/N event) not be courteous and professional. I/N players are critical to the game we love. That said, I will say that I was fortunate to have only positive experiences with Directors this NABC. In the ...
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
Jim - while I would normally agree with you (as I am a hard core Diet Coke-aholic), this was clearly a "Pepsi" NABC (as he won the Spingold and the Fishbein Trophy).
GNT Format: Going Forward
Hi David...I like the way D6 ran it this year. Final day came down to 3 teams (after a one-day Swiss that Saturday). Played a 3-way for one session, with team in last place getting eliminated if down in both matches and had lowest net IMPS. The final two ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Peg...from the old CoC: The District 22 GNT Finals are knockout team events scored by IMPs (and converted to VP’s when a team plays in a round robin) The URL is: It's not dyslexia...the issue is that ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Art - unless they used the 20pt integer scale on Saturday. In that case, I would argue switching to NABC+ on Sunday would seem more nefarious. Using the same scale Sunday which was used on Saturday seems most appropriate (that said - the idea of using VPs in general may seem ridiculous ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Peg...I agree 110% with your last paragraph. I think the most troubling item to me is that the scoring method wasn't clear to all from the onset (and that the official second place team was misinformed). That is why I think the ACBL should see about allowing a ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Understand that it's not obsolete. To that point, the lack of VP scale specification on Sunday isn't something that would likely sway any appellate committee (especially if a 20-point integer scale was used on Saturday). If I were Finn/others, I wouldn't build my argument around that ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Out of curiosity, what was the VP scale used during the first day? Although the number of boards is clearly different, I would be surprised if they went from integer to continuous or vice versa (or from 20 to 30 or vice versa). If it was a 20VP integer scale ...
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
Tracey - for what it’s worth, a playoff for 3rd still leaves some doubt as to the “true” second place (if both 2nd and 3rd lost to 1st). Our district TD did it really well. 2nd weekend, 1st day bring it down to top 3 teams via a Swiss. 2nd ...

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