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Jeff Ford
Jeff Ford
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Jan. 8, 2011
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about me

I recently completed six years on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Bridge Unit. I am on the ACBL Board of Governors and the Competitions and Conventions Committee. I also help manage and direct a once-a-week bridge club on Mercer Island. And occasionally I find time to play bridge too. Smile

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United States of America

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jeffford76
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Craig Zastera's bidding problem: KQ43 A97642 A6 4
Given that both "lead-directing" and "takeout of their suit" are reasonable and widely played over artificial raises, I would not want to double undiscussed without having both (i.e., a takeout double with decent spades).
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
How would you propose to rewrite the law? I don't know of a better way to do it, under the assumption that we do not want players that convey unauthorized information to their partners to score better than those that do not.
The Levin-Grue auction
I certainly hope that director didn't mean announced at the time of the bid. There are only a few things that are announcements and players/directors aren't authorized to make up other ones. Of course it's always ok to give the opponents information about your auction if ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Committees at NABCs have been panels of directors, not top players, for several years now.
Reisinger, Day 3, Final Session, Bidding/Play Competition
Board 20 still is showing the East hand and asking what South should bid.
Reisinger, Day 3, Final Session, Bidding/Play Competition
Also shouldn’t board 22 be 0 if you open 1?
Reisinger, Day 3, Final Session, Bidding/Play Competition
Board 20 needs editing.
District 23 District Director Comments on ACBL Transparency
It appears District 23 made a wise decision in choosing their Board of Directors representative.
The Levin-Grue auction
From the ACBL Alert Procedure: In general, when the use of conventions leads to unexpected understandings about suit length by negative inference, a natural call becomes Alertable. Some such agreements have become expected and are fairly common, therefore no Alert is required. [b]Example:[/b] 1-P-1 If 1 ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
I disagree with the decision to close the previous thread. There is no reason to move an active discussion.
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