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Gordon Rainsford
Gordon Rainsford
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Oct. 30, 2013
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Bridge Director
about me

I'm the Chief TD and Chief Executive of the EBU as well as an EBL & WBF Tournament Director, but my social media posts are usually my own opinions and don't necessarily reflect the official policy of either the EBU, the EBL or the WBF.

United Kingdom

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Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
At the European Open Championships this year, there was one session in the pairs that was 22 boards. I had a former European Champion shouting about how unreasonable it was that he was expected to play 22 boards without smoking! I understand that was the reason for the 10-board "Polish ...
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
Negative doubles were alertable a lot more recently than that - into this millenium I think - even though they were extremely widespread.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
In England, people were playing Crowhurst, Fruit Machine Swiss and Byzantine Blackwood. This was the year I first played bridge as an adult, having played for a while at school 15-20 years earlier.
Is this forcing? (Basic stuff)
My post was actually written to come before your last one, but I got interrupted before adding it...
Is this forcing? (Basic stuff)
Didn't you two already have this discussion a few posts earlier?
The Bridgeoscope, an invention from 1932 era
"The bridgeoscope has numerous other uses. For instance a girl can demonstrate hair-dressing and makeup secrets;" !!!
Max Bavin 1954-2019
Max had a greater influence on my TD career than anyone else and he remained the person I would go to for advice over difficult problems. I had a couple of questions to ask him when we were to meet this week, which will now go unanswered.
How would you rule?
Indeed. I can't see why she wouldn't still try to get rid of some hearts on clubs before playing on trumps.
Alertable? (WBF regs)
Under which jurisdiction?
How would you rule?

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