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Harald Berre Skjæran
Harald Berre Skjæran
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 16, 2011
Last Seen
18 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing bridge at home when i was 9 years old - filling in when there was only three players.


Started playing in a club at age 12, and played my first tournament at 13, with my brother (one year junior to me).


Became a district authorized TD at age 17 and certified as a national TD in 1991. Got an A+ at the EBL TD seminar in Amsterdam 1992. Been chief TD in our national pairs championships final 10 out of the last 12 years.


I don't play very much, later years mostly in our national league, in the 2nd division and in our national club teams championships, and in one or two tournaments on our national bridge festival. My team won the Norwegian Swiss Teams Championship at the festival in 2010 (quite a surprise to all participants), netting an average of 22 VPs (max 25) over the last eigth matches.


I've been working at the Norwegian Bridge Federations office in Oslo since October 1991.




Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Becoming a Norwegian Bridge Champion
Bridge Accomplishments
Nordic School Teams Champion 1987, Norwegian Swiss Teams Champion 2010
Member of Bridge Club(s)
bliBest.bridge (Larvik)
Favorite Tournaments
NOR Club Teams, NOR Team League, NOR Swiss Teams
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Who Bid Too Much?
If pass of 5 is NF (it is, IMO), I prefer double to show extra strength over 5.
Format for National Team Trials
By the board of the federation.
Format for National Team Trials
Norway: Similar to Denmark, though a one person selection committee for open and women teams. Senior teams cover their expences. If more than one team is interested, there’s some Kine of play off.
Need ruling help please
LAW 15 - WRONG BOARD OR HAND A. Cards from Wrong Board 1. A call is cancelled (together with any subsequent call) if it is made by a player holding cards that he has picked up from a wrong board. 2. (a) If the offender’s partner has subsequently called, the ...
So... what does an in tempo double of 7NT look like?
It's North-South who push the tray back and forth through the screen. EW aren't allowed to move the tray at all, except at the start of the play period, IF they're the declaring side. The defenders aren't allowed to move the tray after the bidding is ...
Not your typical lead problem
Because everyone wouldn’t lead a diamond; there are other logical alternetives.
Not your typical lead problem
And it looks like a correct ruling, too. As for the lead problem; I’d always lead a diamond, except when pard hesitated and passed.
Not your typical lead problem
West doubled 4, not east.
Defender's claim challenged by declarer
I voted yes, too. According to the law 4th hand "should" make a claim statement, that is, he's obliged to do so. That's got no consequence for the outcome of the claim, though. He'll get both tricks anyway.
The Hand That Changed The World (of Claims)
Ed: That’s THE interpretation. DB knows what he’s talking about.

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