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Gordon Rainsford
Gordon Rainsford
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Oct. 30, 2013
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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.

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Request from book publisher: can you identify man on the right please
But the trophy looks nothing like the Hubert Phillips bowl, which can be seen at https://www.ebu.co.uk/node/2427
Ruling
Evidence & proof are not the same thing.
Request from book publisher: can you identify man on the right please
As noted above, it does seem to me that Richard Fleet nailed it with his first suggestion yesterday.
Request from book publisher: can you identify man on the right please
I think Richard's first suggestion is probably right: see https://www.ebu.co.uk/results/738
Ruling
Shouldn't the question be "Was there clear documentation that the pair had agreed to play Michaels and that it applied over a potentially short club?"
Ruling
Why is this word "prove" in your post? Bridge rulings are made on the balance of probabilities.
Ruling in Montreal
The usual reasons for a ruling taking a long time are that the TD needs to wait for other players to be free to consult/poll; the TD needs to wait for the players involved to be free to get more information from them; the ruling is complicated; and the ...
WBF is this alertable
Doesn't the whole world teach that the standard response to 1NT is 2C with: xxxx xxxx xxxxx -
WBF is this alertable
“2C Stayman implies an invit” On what do you base that assertion?
EBU Summer Meeting
I have now managed to put up a number of short posts reporting on points that were raised, to which everyone is welcome to respond or add. To post on the forum you need to be approved (to stop spambots) but this will be done easily as long as you ...
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