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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player for over 50 years (hard to believe I don't play better).  Did take several years off a few times for family and work. Two grown children and four wonderful granddaughters (who don't play bridge but are all super softball players).

Professional computerist (everything EXCEPT electronics and hardware engineering) for over 40 years and still counting.  Education in Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Business Administration.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
World Mixed BAM - Lille, France
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in National Open Swiss Teams (twice), Senior Swiss Teams, and Mixed BAM; Many Regional A, Open, and Bracket 1 Teams and Pairs wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
and favorite bridge partner - my wife.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Philadelphia and Lille World Series, New Orleans, San Francisco and Washington Nationals, Cambridge and Virginia Beach Regionals.
Favorite Conventions
Puppet over 1N, Exclusion Blackwood, Delayed Splinters, Michaels, Unusual NT
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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NABC Contracts
"Seasonality" as used by Gene refers to the desirability of "off-season rates", but you knew that. David, would you prefer Buffalo in the late Fall?
New KO formats
Steven, the very first time District 6 tried this format, they played full matches the first session, at least one team dropped out after the first session, a gawdawful mess ensued, and the remaining teams ended up playing different combinations of opponents and match lengths.
My Perceptions after 10 days in Atlanta
In the most extreme case of this type, if every two weeks, I work 10 consecutive days and then have 4 days off should I get overtime for 2 whole days the first week and regular pay for the 3 days of the second week?
New KO formats
Also allows the directors to adjust to another "fair" movement if one or more teams insists they want to forfeit their second session entry fee and play in a different one-session event.
New KO formats
Mike, "I do not believe there are hard rules for the first day format". As I have before, I highly recommend that the "first day format" involve playing half matches in each of the two round-robin sessions. Otherwise, you have to contend with teams that want to drop out after ...
My Perceptions after 10 days in Atlanta
With regard to the lawsuit, it is astounding to me that the type of apparently extreme animosity that existed could go on for so long in an organization without some sort of resolution.
Professional Partner for Hawaii NABC
Karen is a super partner. In last San Diego, we missed qualifying for the 3rd day of the Open Swiss by 2 VP with a pickup team.
How much more?
Prefer to pass this and "probably" be able to describe my hand very closely with one bid later.
Summer NABC Wrapup
Ray, where did I imply in any way that should or could be done. Clearly, you would require that a player paying only for himself would designate his partner and require that the partner pay by some deadline. I believe that already they don't charge your credit card unless ...
Summer NABC Wrapup
Steve. Just make the transaction one player fee instead of one pair fee and what's the problem? We can pay for 4 to 6 players for a team; two for a pair; so why not just pay for one player's fees?

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