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Howard Sandler
Howard Sandler
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Member Since
July 6, 2012
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10 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired college professor.  

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Scoring 800 on a set of Bridge World MSC hands and seeing my name listed on the panel of experts (January, 1981).
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Vanderbilt Bridge Club, Nashville, Tn.
BBO Username
hms1234
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Summer NABC Moved
I have a coffee cup from Wall Drug. Do I get free refills? For those driving from the east coast, the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD, has to be seen to be believed. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_Palace
ACBL Speeds Up Play and Monetizes NABC+ Events
“ACBL Board of Rustees”. Nice.
Is this psyche legal?
I think 3 is fine.....with no additional commentary. I would prefer 2 to keep things at a lower level.
Howard Sandler's bidding problem: T43 AK4 A76 Q875
Richard, We had shaken on it before the current pandemic kicked in. BTW, I appreciate greatly your comments on this and my other recent poll. hms
Club Closings
Vanderbilt Bridge Club, Nashville, Tennessee, https://www.bridgewebs.com/vanderbilt/ Will be closed for the rest of this month (March, 2020).
BBO problems?
Bernie, Might there be some system overload because your local universities have shifted to online classes? Hms
Concerns over coronavirus
Level 3 All US Level 3 Travel warnings should be read and considered very carefully. The 3/4 tier warnings don’t specifically say not to travel at all, but that you need to be abundantly careful, and potentially reconsider plans. And furthermore, that there may be areas within the ...
Concerns over coronavirus
The US State Dept https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Italy.html And the US CDC https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/coronavirus-italy have just issued level 3 warnings to avoid non-essential travel.
Concerns over coronavirus
If local bridge clubs do close for a while (which could easily be the case), many of them might not reopen. Financial reasons, organizational issues (replacing directors), a break in the pipeline of new retirees learning the game, etc.
What, if anything, do you miss about bridge in 1970?
8 meant a penalty double of 4. Crossing your arms in front of you to make an X meant penalty double. Unauthorized information was considered “part of the game”. That “old black magic” was everywhere. And those are just the beginning of the list.
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