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Karen Walker
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Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
Aug. 5
Member Type
Bridge Player

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Favorite Tournaments
Illini Regional, Champaign IL
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ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Karen Walker & Nate Ward
2-over-1 Third Hand High
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Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Jeff: You don't need to read the whole thread. Here's the gist of it: This is the Crime of the Millennium. We are outraged that we've been duped, stolen from, injured by Horton's sins. He is a corrupt human being who should be fired and boycotted ...
Am I Incorrect - OR .....
The ACBL's technology shortcomings can be partly blamed for many of these problems. In a qualifying event a few years ago, we knew we had qualified but didn't get an email from ACBLDead until the next morning. The board scores had a bottom-to-top error in our favor (our ...
Mr. Sportsmanship Shows His Stuff
What would be wrong about it? Claims and concessions can be withdrawn. Fred gave back a trick that he could not have possibly won by any normal play of the remaining cards. What would be wrong would be to realize that and do nothing.
Mr. Sportsmanship Shows His Stuff
Fred Hamilton did something similar for me years ago. The round was being called before I finished declaring a hand, so I made a somewhat rushed claim for four of the last five tricks. While Fred was writing up the score ticket for the waiting caddy, I asked him if ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
What is most unsettling is that some contributors to this thread seem to believe that Horton as a person is the one who should be stamped on -- hard. He made a mistake. Calling that mistake "heinous" or "corrupt" is overly dramatic in my view, but implying that it defines him ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
I agree, Barry, about the bridge teachers' plagiarism and about the common misconceptions about what's legal to grab from the Internet. That's why I didn't make a big deal of it, although I think replacing my name with their bylines goes a bit beyond simple cribbing. The ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Bridge plagiarism is much more common than most of us would believe. I have a lot of experience with plagiarists, having spent three decades teaching a college-level course in writing research papers. I have also been a frequent victim, if that’s the right word. Bridge teachers have posted word-for-word ...
Democracy ACBL-style: ATL General Membership Meeting.
Here is the structure that I have long thought would be an effective way to reduce the size of the Board. If it can be an official motion, maybe it would at least get people to think about the problem. Reduce the Board to nine voting members -– eight zonal representatives ...
Does anyone know what time it is?
Don: When you say it's incorrect that ACBL schedules regionals, are you just quibbling about the word "schedules"? Is "sanctions" the right term? Or "gives permission for"? Or are you saying that the national organization actually has no control over how many regionals can be run on any given ...
Does anyone know what time it is?
Just one person has to "entirely own" ALL the shortcomings when a tournament doesn't get big attendance and run perfectly? That is harsh. If I believed that, I would quit right now. And no one else would take the job, either, if they thought they would be judged by ...

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