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Henk Uijterwaal
Henk Uijterwaal
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Member Since
Dec. 29, 2011
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9 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Learned the game from my parents at the kitchen table in 1973 or so. Started to play club games and tournaments around 1980, give or take a year. NBB member since 1980 as well. ACBL member when I lived in the US, DBV member when I lived in Germany.

Certified director with the NBB since 1987, running everything up to the national championships in Holland. Accredited teacher since 2013.

Current activities:
  • District director District 7, responsible for running all district-wide games in the Arnhem region.
  • Teacher/Trainer for the TD directors course.
  • Teacher for the beginners course in Doesburg.
  • Playing in the national teams and pairs competition.
  • And a zillion other things, including my blog.
Country
Netherlands

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Reisinger Semifinals in 1998
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Denktank, Interbridge, Dombo
BBO Username
henkuij
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None
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Interference with Queen ask
I play that pass is the 1st step, double the 2nd, the next bid the 3rd and so on. Without interference, (...)-5D-P-5S is the second step, so I'd double instead of bidding 5S. 5S would have shown whatever (...)-5D-P-6C would have shown.
In the dark. (ACBL)
Simply ask for an explanation, "modified something" says nothing even if "something" is a well known convention.
Ripped Off
0.35 plus 2.9%. I wondered why the thread was titled "ripped off", now I know. (FWIW, here I pay a fixed fee of about 45 euros/month plus 0.056 euro per transaction, regardless of the amount. Handling the cash is a lot more expensive).
Ripped Off
I introduced payment by bank transfer for the events in my district earlier this year, and so-far, players are happy with it, as they no longer have to go past the ATM before the game. As TD, it saves me all the issues related to handling 1000's euro's ...
Prelude to Bermuda Bowl-1959
The claim was that they cheated with the position of their hand. After the petition, the Italians agreed to hold their hands under the table from that moment onwards. It is not quite clear when this exactly happened, but looking at the scores, there is no effect. Both at the ...
Lose the Bermuda Bowl With Me
For more, read https://www.uijterwaal.nl/blog/start-of-an-era/
Lose the Bermuda Bowl With Me
There is also board 2, you pick up xx/Qxxx/KQ/AKxxx. Partner opens, 1st seat, 1 , RHO overcalls a natural 1 NT, you double, pass, 2 from partner, double on your right, pass, 2 on your left, passed back to you. Your turn? The player in ...
Did The Blue Team Cheat?
I've abstained. First of all, I haven't read the book by Avon, second the accused have not had a chance to defend themselves (and in some cases, will never be able to do that as they have passed away). That makes it impossible to answer the question.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Garozzo and Forquet apparently denied to comment, most of the others have passed away.
Master Points for Foreign Players
The Dutch system also limits the number of events per year that count towards your ranking, in order to avoid that playing a lot automatically means a higher ranking.
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