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Jeff Ford
Jeff Ford
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Jan. 8, 2011
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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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How do you rule on this sitiuation
At the point where South asked and got the answer they did, South should have immediately called the director. At that point in the auction East could have been sent from the table, West could have explained the agreement, and North could have withdrawn their 2 call. Then we ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
In the good old days you also weren't choosing between an event with free entries and one without.
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: Q84 KT6 K75 K984
If you are bidding 2NT, please post your follow-up plan.
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: A74 Q953 843 J63
Sure, they might make it, but it's matchpoints, and you have to try to get the 300 since we likely had a partscore available.
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
I think the point is that having a KO and taking the two finalists is a bad format. When the US selects two teams losers drop into a second KO for the second spot.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: AT QJ73 865 9876
I should have been a little more clear on the "max PH" -- we open all 11 counts.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: AT87 KT T963 Q53
Can’t imagine passing the first time.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: AT QJ73 865 9876
At the table I thought it was between 3 and 3 and thought 3 showed a little better offense. On this hand as long as you’re at the three level you take away the 3 cue by responder to ask for a stopper and they ...
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
In my district I think there are very few teams that would have any interest in playing a third place match rather than beginning the drive home.
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
It definitely isn't required to run the GNTs as a KO event. Our district runs flight C as a one day Swiss or Round Robin depending on the number of entries. And since switching to a one day event the turnout is much higher.

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