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Henk Uijterwaal
Henk Uijterwaal
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Dec. 29, 2011
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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

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Favorite Bridge Memory
Reisinger Semifinals in 1998
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Denktank, Interbridge, Dombo
BBO Username
henkuij
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Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
It is actually the third time, in the late '90's, Helgemo and his norwegian teammates were suspended by the Norwegian federation for filling a result of a match that was never actually played. The result was such that both teams benefitted.
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
Peg: I have my opinion on the FN case, but that is completely irrelevant here. What happened here is that a professional player violated the CoC and the WBF took action. You may argue that the rule that he violated is silly (and I probably agree) or that the penalty ...
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
This is not the first time that a player was disqualified for violating the doping code, the oldest incident I could find dates back 6 years ago. A professional player like mr. Helgemo should know that there will be testing for doping, however silly the rules might be, and that ...
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
If in another team sport, 1 member of the team is found guilty of violating doping rules, the whole team is disqualified. I think that should have happened here.
Director Problem
Option 4: All 6 players have to put in a dollar, so the TD can buy a new (2017) lawbook, the TD should then read law 15 and apply it. (This law changed in 2017, the TD tried to use the 2007 law).
Confused old man
We had a similar situation with a previously quite good player last year. At some point, the TD contacted his (non-playing) wife. She took up the matter with his long time (>25 years) partner, the 3 of them discussed this away from the table, reached the conclusion that he should ...
Best defence to a possibly-short 1C?
In a 5542 system with a strong 1NT, 1C is opened on a doubleton in about 2-4% of the cases, slightly depending on your exact 1NT range, what you do with 1M-444 or 4D-5C-31, and such. In all other cases, it is a suit, just like the 3+ in a ...
Yet Another Look
I've done better by reading the whole book :) While it is an interesting read, well researched and provides a lot of material worth thinking about, it didn't convince me at all that the BT was using illegal signals.
Yet Another Look
@Avon: take a look at Becker-Rubin in the 1993 Bermuda Bowl. They psyched a number of times (and no, partner did not field them all). I'm 3000 miles away from the book, so cannot quote any examples.
Yet Another Look
"a team using illicit signals" sounds like a perfect example of the prosecutor's fallacy.
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