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Ira Hessel
Ira Hessel
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Member Since
July 24, 2012
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Former president D16

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Board Member D16

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Coeditor D16 Newletter

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PH. D organic chemistry

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Retired UTSA

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Research director in Melanin SYnthesis

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Consultant toxicology labs

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4 Daughters-Love em

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BTW the blue color in walter White's product is copper ion, a heavy metal neurotoxin.

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"My dear Kepler, I wish that we might laugh at the remarkable stupidity of the common herd. What do you have to say about the principal philosophers of this academy who are filled with the stubbornness of an asp and do not want to look at either the planets, the moon or the telescope, even though I have freely and deliberately offered them the opportunity a thousand times? Truly, just as the asp stops its ears, so do these philosophers shut their eyes to the light of truth."

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
31 top 10s at nationals-16 top 5s-Four Seconds -zero wins :(
Regular Bridge Partners
Dan Morse Ellen Hessel Joe Quinn Steve Shirey Boris from Canada
Favorite Tournaments
All NABC and Houston, Dallas Hot Springs Regionals
Favorite Conventions
Raptor, Penalty doubles
BBO Username
LeSInge
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Hawaii NABC Report & ACBL Issues of the day
I will certainly check but I noticed just before the NABC my CC refunded that charge.
Hawaii NABC Report & ACBL Issues of the day
Tables Total NABC+ Restricted NABC San Diego 11748 2722 1148 Hawaii 6036 1686 710 33 % of San Diego tables were in NABC events 37.9 % of Hawaii So not surprisingly there was a bigger dropoff in Regional events Now many of those that make up the NABC events play in ...
Do we need the BOG?
Wow Do we really want to begrudge the BOG a breakfast??? Compared to the $3000 plus entries the BOD gets? Please elinate all the late nigHt treats intended for me and give them to the BOG.
Hawaii NABC Report & ACBL Issues of the day
Planning and managing these Tournaments are a daunting job. And negotiations and planning take a long time. What was telling to me is that key members of the BOD and BOG did acknowledge that there were flaws but passed the blame to "previous groups". These problems will more easily fixed ...
Hawaii NABC Report & ACBL Issues of the day
Happy Hanukkah Jason Hiu :)
Nutrition/fitness levels of top bridge pros
In Orlando WBF there were far more players in gym than Honolulu
Update -- Grue and Levin Win Blue Ribbon Pairs
Hook em horns!
ACBL Governance - Proposal
Hmmmm Nobody got flagged?
Zonal Governance Proposals
“. . . but the Universe is an awfully big place. There is room enough for an awful lot of people to be right about things and still not agree.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
Hawaii NABC Childcare CANCELLED
Rant, Shawn? "But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!" Howard Beale
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