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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)


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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Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
No that would require comparison with the WBF :)
Alertable or not?
National TD
Alertable or not?
I was told specifically not to alert 1 even if it showed an unbalanced hand. I have a hard time believing that is the (ACBL) law, but apparently it is, and IMHO should be changed forthwith. In the meantime I will do what I believe is right, in the ...
One more (of so many) undiscussed doubles
I pretty much play that no doubles in low level competitive situations are penalty, except this one (we have arrived and the opponents balance)
WBF money quiz
Jim, Old folks are poor so we got a discounted entry
WBF money quiz
The team event was “free” but then you would be off for 5 days as you were no longer eligible to play in the 6 day pair game
Style Poll
We of course alert the opponents to the possibility that we could have the three top honors and a six bagger. Making a psychic game in this situation sounds like a great way to turn a plus into a minus.
Style Poll
I like auction 1 asking for good trump or 2 aces. That lets me block with AKQxxx, with the bonus of reaching the impossible 3NT with 9 runners when partner has the magic hand, and lets me find game when I need help in the trump suit.
Preferred methods after (1S) x (2S)
I used to play 2NT as two places to play, but in today's world of 10 HCP openers and 3 HCP raises I think you need 2NT natural and invitational
Club policy legal?
In my youth I opened 1 with a singleton and a yarb and was gently raised to 6. Then I overcalled P - 1 with 1 holding 8 clubs and 1 diamond, and was raised to 5. Then I learned it's better to psych length ...

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