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Jonathan Steinberg
Jonathan Steinberg
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Member Since
July 15, 2010
Last Seen
Sept. 18
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Check out my photos at: http://imageevent.com/jon911

Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Alex Hudson, Mike Kenny, David Sabourin
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Hazel's Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Penticton, Puerto Vallarta, all Mid-Atlantic Regionals
Favorite Conventions
Flannery
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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1S or 2C? Which one is more common in experts?
Couldn't agree more since my regular partners & I play Flannery (1S promises 5) and 2NT shows 12-14 (or 18-19) balanced (may or may not have 3 hearts). We have other bids to show a "Jacoby 2NT" GF heart raise. So I would bid a natural 2NT. Credit for this ...
ACBL's Flawed Masterpoint Formulas
Just so there is no misunderstanding, I loved my week in Augusta (first visit). Reasonably priced Marriott hotel (with cheaper options available for those on tight budgets), excellent playing conditions, beautiful location on the River Walk along the Savannah River separating Augusta, Georgia from North Augusta, South Carolina, multiple restaurants ...
ACBL's Flawed Masterpoint Formulas
If my memory is correct you predicted the ACBL would hit a demographic cliff with RAPIDLY falling membership when the average age hit a certain number -- what was it? 65? 68? 70?. Based on your predictions, the ACBL should have died and been buried more than a decade ago! It ...
ACBL's Flawed Masterpoint Formulas
Absolutely correct, David. The same 10 pairs of Flight "A" players can play five days in a row in Open Pairs events with widely divergent masterpoint awards. Why? Because the ACBL defeated the motions to institute Strength of Field (SoF) as the criteria. Instead the awards are based on confusing ...
ACBL's Flawed Masterpoint Formulas
Indeed, John that was "more than twenty years ago"! Since I left the ACBL Board a decade ago, the inequity in masterpoint awards is substantially worse as is the ACBL's financial health, declining membership and declining tournament attendance. Hope you doing well in your life outside of the bridge ...
Does the ACBL need more Washrooms at NABCs OR should players be kicked out of tournaments with cause?
I received this suggestion/link from an anonymous member of the ACBL Board of Directors (perhaps one with a sense of humour): https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/14/europe/paris-urinal-intl/index.html
Does the ACBL need more Washrooms at NABCs OR should players be kicked out of tournaments with cause?
Reminds me of the Denver Ten falsification of Swiss scores to indicate a tie when both teams sat in the same direction at both tables. You would think the ACBL had to reinvent the wheel every time a situation arises. There should be clear policies in place as to how ...
Does the ACBL need more Washrooms at NABCs OR should players be kicked out of tournaments with cause?
Perhaps it is not Esther, but rather the ACBL powers that be that should be answering your question.
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
I'm getting the same error message. I suspect it will just be temporary and will be working again soon.
Does the ACBL need more Washrooms at NABCs OR should players be kicked out of tournaments with cause?
The point of my post was to illustrate how poorly these situations have been handled and hope for improvements. If enough of us express our disgust with the complete lack of action by the powers that be, maybe the next time something similar occurs, immediate action will be taken. Remove ...
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