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Jeff Aker
Jeff Aker
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 30, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Still trading options after all these years. ITTC chair and head of the USBF Technical Advisory Committee.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
4th place as member of USA2 in 2015 Senior Bowl; reaching quarterfinals of 1988,2009 and 2015 Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
see above
Regular Bridge Partners
Kate Aker, Doug Simson, Barry Rigal
Favorite Tournaments
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Ruling at the local club.
North’s 3s bid after 2d wasn’t alerted needs to be looked at. Surely pass was a logical alternative
Systems filing Deadline when a Player or Pair is added within 2 weeks of the start of the event
This is part of a larger issue. The system summary form discloses not only unusual methods, but anything that an opposing pair might reasonably want to know about in advance (I'm working on streamlining it for next year to make this clearer). The two week advance requirement allows those ...
How to Score a Round Robin Played in two Separate Segments
I'm with Danny and Adam for the reasons stated.
Frivolous Appeal Penalty GCOC section
Of Peter's suggestions, I like the 3rd one best. I prefer sanctions that are disciplinary rather than having an effect on the score.
Does UI have to be helpful to count?
He bid 2s intending it as gf. What he can’t do now is pass once he has UI that partner is willing to play below game opposite a fit jump.
USBF Tournament Systems Committee
Bobby, your input is always welcomed.
Here goes....
Norman Kay
What are opponents entitled to
In contrast, if you had opened 1n with an 11count and partner announcedi15-17 and bid 2h over the double, you should alert, explain as hearts and spades if asked and pass with 3 of each major.
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
I know that’s been our policy in the past, but I’ve changed my views.
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
I think we should be following WBF rules here. Most of these defenses need to be memorized. For multi you can refer to defense but the opponents don’t need to provide one.

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