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Ian Grant
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Sept. 14, 2015
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about me

EBU rank: Premier Life Master.

I play my own "Grumpy Club" system in partnership with my wife.

Short (forcing) 1C (11+hcp, no better bid) with forcing 1D response (neg or natural)

5 card majors, weak NT.

1D in 1st/2nd seat is 9-11 balanced or natural, natural in 3rd/4th.

Multi 2C, 2D and 2NT opening bids, Ekren-style 2H (3-11 hcp), normal weak 2S.

See website for EBU convention card.

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United Kingdom

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A better rating system
There is a simple data feed from Pianola to NGS; or from Scorebridge or BridgeWebs.
Alex Hydes's bidding problem: K4 AKQJT642 8 54
4 from me would include a promise not to bid again unless forced.
A better rating system
Good luck with that. I think one of the big differences between the US and UK is the number of people trying to make money out of the game. I don't know how much ACBLscore cost to develop but I know how much EBUscore cost the EBU. Nada, nothing ...
Bidding without Lebensohl
Show your partner some hands where you would use Leb and ask him what he would do. Then ask him what he would do with the hands you would do what he did with.... ;-)
A better rating system
The EBU NGS system was based on the PPI (Past Performance Indicator) system developed by the online bridge club BridgeClubLive. The biggest difference is that the EBU categorises players from 2 to Ace whereas the BCL system only uses the four suit symbols. The original intent of the BCL system ...
A better rating system
When I play well my rating goes up, when I play badly it goes down. Seems to work to me!
A better rating system
...and it was built in the US of A so must be better than the EBU system...
Precision 2!D with a twist?
'People overcall 1 with crappy 8 points. they will not be able to do that on the second level.' Wanna bet? (...and who needs 8 points anyway...)
What's in a Name?
Reading through these suggestions tells you all you need to know about the state of our game, bridge players are rubbish at marketing. I don't even like my own suggestion.
What's in a Name?
Say what it does on the tin: Bids'n'tricks.
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