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Joel Shapiro
Joel Shapiro
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Member Since
June 28, 2013
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Jan. 12
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Bridge Player
about me

Reasonably average player in Toronto who manages not to revoke too often.

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Canada

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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Director ruling
I'd go with the silver bullet, as long as it says Coors on the outside of the can.
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
I was not blaming the ACBL for my club closing - yes, it's an anomaly - but Jeff wondered where all those tables went, so I told him.
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
I first heard it from my first sadistics, er, statistics professor at the U of Toronto way back in 1971. I don't remember his name.
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
Where did the 7000 tables go? Randy has it right. Either other clubs, including those that don't pay commercial rent, or they just dropped out of bridge. We were paying $100,000 a year in rent and charging $10-$12 for a game. We had lessons, books for sale ...
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
Statistics are like bathing suits. What they reveal is interesting, and what they hide is essential. My club, one of the 25 largest a few years ago with over 7000 tables, died because the city decided to build a subway right along our street, making access too difficult. Also, the ...
From a bidding box when is a bid final?
Poor ruling. The statement "I'm passing" is legal.
Tablets with a table feel
Actually, at my former club, we provided tablets upon request to all players. Advil, Tylenol, and Gaviscon were the most popular,
Tablets with a table feel
Me - 7 NT. Opp - Double! Me - Whoops, battery getting low, forgot my charger, see y'all later.
$375K ACBL Boondoggle & Hawaii Fallout!
Based on the above table, it might seem that all future NABC's should be held in Toronto.
From a bidding box when is a bid final?
"Hand removed" is chess, not bridge. IMHO the director got this one right, and I would have ruled likewise.
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