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Glen Ashton
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Nov. 26, 2011
Last Seen
June 16
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Bridge Writer
about me
I'm a software developer, writer, bridge player, and military historian currently living in Ottawa Canada. Writing is a hobby, and I like to write novels, screenplays, and military history books. Bridge is a great pastime, and I play tournament bridge when I can and watch online bridge while doing other work or writing on my computer. I also write about bridge, and many articles and a former blog can be found at My military history site can be found at

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GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
As noted by others "Conditions of Contest (COC) ... the District and the ACBL have determined that they do not affect the outcome" makes no sense at all
Montreal Relay with 0 Clubs?
Disallowed Basic and Basic+, allowed Open or Open+ if average strength or stronger. For example there have been various systems where the 1 opening promises a four card major, and the 1 opening denies a four card major.
Congrats:Canadian Womens Team 2019
Congratulations to all
Using two bidding systems according to vulnerability
Having done some detailed analysis, Martens is correct about this.
Using two bidding systems according to vulnerability
We won a regional pairs (6+ sections, back in the day when pairs were big) playing 1C 16+, 1D/H/S 8-15, 1NT 10-12, 2C 8-15. We came up with the "system" in the 10 minutes we had before game time to complete a convention card. Subsequently we found that ...
Using two bidding systems according to vulnerability
"Varying style, and varying system is very different." Disagree. When the style changes the bid so its definition is different, it changes system. For example if a partnership plays 1NT opening as natural, however their style is to play 10-12 not vulnerable and 15-17 vulnerable. This style becomes a system ...
Using two bidding systems according to vulnerability
T97532 T9 J98 84 What is your opening bid? See board 18 of: In the toughest events, many leading players now considerably change the style of their ...
Bright and Zeller Win Imp Pairs
Congratulations Bob and Greg!
New Event - Double Elimination KO - Toronto Regional
see ACBL schedule, the question is where in the GTA
New Event - Double Elimination KO - Toronto Regional
on/off topic question: where will the Toronto July regional be held?
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