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Hendrik Sharples
Hendrik Sharples
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Member National Ethical Oversight Committee, National Conduct Committee, Member National Appeals Committee, (before they did away with it),

member both Goodwill and Charity committees 

D20 Recorder (for many years, took a decade off, now I'm back), former D20 Disciplinary chair, playing duplicate since 1978 or so.


Personal property appraiser (real life: as in antiques road show meets hoarders)

 I tell people what their stuff is worth, and sell some of that stuff on behalf of my clients 

I used to golf once a week, no longer (bad back and bad golf is a terrible combination). 

Before bridgewinners I used to do other things, but not so much any more......

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
meeting my wife (of course!)
Bridge Accomplishments
hundreds of regional wins, no (sigh) national wins
Regular Bridge Partners
Gerry Marshall
Favorite Tournaments
Penticton, Seaside, almost any National
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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I'm baffled
The new convention chart does define 22. “Preempt”: A jump bid (by either pair) that does not promise at least Average strength. But does that mean if I played 4 as preempt major or a strong hand, I could argue that a bid that takes up that much room ...
I'm baffled
Jan there is the possibility 2 is some strong hand, so I don't think there is a "known" suit when they open 2
Why is it worth taking part in an appeal committee?
Yes! I'm on EOC for the same reason. Believe me, I don't do that for fun, glory, or money.
Why is it worth taking part in an appeal committee?
BTW, I agree with Randy (below) but would accept a 5-0 vote for 7.
Why is it worth taking part in an appeal committee?
A poll of 5 or more players should have been taken. Unanimous 7 makes your decision easy, as does 2 or more passing.
Big congrats to Erik Sælensminde and his partner Morten Olsen
Rather than refuse to play, just go into a 15 minute tank on your first bid. Be sure to apologize profusely.
how many spades?
Against bad opponents it's certainly worth considering bidding 3 for the chance of defending against 4. Against good opponents you must bid at least 3 to take away the cheap cue bid, but what you bid can be as creative (4 anyone?) or boring (4 ...
To bid or not to bid?
Richard, I've never been on or heard of a committee where the issue was a player not bidding after partner's BIT. Otherwise you are correct, after partner's BIT it is possible that you may face a situation where whatever action you take might be overturned if it ...
To bid or not to bid?
IMHO opinion 3 is automatic. But I'm the player that would probably pass and hope that my partner learns to plan ahead before doubling and not tank in extremely likely competitive situations such as this one.
Cheating Related Poll - Part II
Looks like a mix of the EOC and the BOD with a few extras tossed in. At least I got to vote for myself

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