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John Torrey
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Member Since
March 28, 2011
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35 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me
Semi-retired as ACBL director after 16 years. Still thinking and writing about the game; no "full time" partnerships

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Bridge Accomplishments
Three and a half articles by me were published in the Bridge World (1990s). My Bridge Cartoon is st
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Triangle BC, Durham NC
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Mindless revoke
Excellent case for change in the Laws. In the meantime, do we want players to wonder whether they should apply the current Laws or not? In principle, I do not want results to be determined by how I (or you) feel towards the declarer on a particular day. It is ...
System design advice, please
Late to the party, but another approach is to treat stiff A or K as non-shortness. KISS.
Arrow Switches
Ian - I think there are only 6 rounds in the 5-table hesitation, which makes it hard to play 7 opponents.
Arrow Switches
If your 5-table Hesitation doesn't complete, why not do a 4/round Mitchell?
Arrow Switches
Someone - I'm not sure I have the tools to do the complete job - might want to look at those Howell switch schedules. I found that keeping the stationary players NS for all but one round (the last round in my trials) would improve the balance, and also help to ...
Ruling - a revoke and a killing defense
The revoke was not established.
ACBL surcharge at tournaments good or bad?
The surcharge is intended to encourage lapsed members to reinstate their memberships. It would make sense to waive the surcharge for players who have never been ACBL members - and I think I have seen that done in the past.
for movement wonks only
I've been in this initial situation: 6 tables, maybe one pair on the way. My current preferred "solution" is to start a 6-table relay/byestand Mitchell, with the relay between 3 and 4. It the pair arrives you can morph to a bump movement in which the bumping pair ...
Spingold Trump Coup
In my partnerships, we play low from all singletons.
Club Ruling
I hope that this thread is addressing Ray Yuenger's incident and not the OP. In the OP case, I was uncomfortable making the otherwise (to me) clear adjustment to EW +130, for the reasons I stated. I think a Bridgewinners poll like this one is an excellent way for ...

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