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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
an hour 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, 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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EBL will disallow Fantoni and Nunes
They are on probation, not on suspension.
EBL will disallow Fantoni and Nunes
There are players who are on probation until "99/99/99" but are playing regularly at Nationals.
Q and A about Orlando World Bridge Series CoC
Jan, boy, I sure hope their approach to providing Conditions and Costs of Contest are not so "slopsie-mopsie". :)
Q and A about Orlando World Bridge Series CoC
Chris, while I grant your point fully for the other three WBF yearly events, I believe the "World Series" is looked at as more of a bunch of "open events" (in the sense that there is no pre-qualification, not talking about age or gender) for all players who wish and ...
Forcing non-forcing free bids
People who play the way the posters in this sub-thread describe should be condemned to play only with robots and see how it works with them.
Q and A about Orlando World Bridge Series CoC
Agree totally. Simplest approach is to develop the follow-up events set up like Tom describes and eliminate drop-ins into other events that have already started. Why is it so important that players eliminated from top team event be given a chance to compete in top pair event no matter when ...
Q and A about Orlando World Bridge Series CoC
The last time this WBF event was held in the USA (Philadelphia), there was an ACBL Regional going on at the same time in Philadelphia. That seemed like an excellent idea. Not sure why they are not doing something like that this time.
Q and A about Orlando World Bridge Series CoC
Alvin, in my previous posting, by "perceived organizational needs", I meant needs of organizing the tournament (events), not personal needs of organization officers (or whatever). So, I believe we are in agreement.
CAS Decision on Fantoni and Nunes
Winter Olympics may not offer "invitation to participate" to the 28 athletes. Anything sound familiar?
Q and A about Orlando World Bridge Series CoC
Debbie, lot's o' luck getting "a clear explanation of the COC" for any event. Based on my experience, the WBF carefully maintains its right to change COC at any time (including "the last minute") based on perceived organizational needs.

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