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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
3 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired Chemical Engineer.

I have most system books in English and a few in Italian and French.

2018: Looking for Strong Club partnership, District 7, TN, GA, NC, SC, V

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing in the Vanderbilt 2002 in Houston and meeting Kathi Wei. Standing in front of Benito Garozzo in Chicago (2015).
Bridge Accomplishments
NAOP-C Winner TX 1998, Winning 3 KOs @ Atlanta Regional 2005, 89 GMP; 1st in Educational Pairs - Virginia Beach 2010 Regional, 67%; ACBL Goodwill Award, Unit 165, 2014. Winning 2015 Knoxville Summer Sectional with 41 SMP. 78% game in 2017 playing 2/1 in 5 table game.
Regular Bridge Partners
Dwayne Hoffman - Keylime BLM, Robin Kell GLM, Robert Levedsque SLM, Naida Lamb, DLM
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Knoxville Area Bridge Clubs (Director of Thur AM), Oak Ridge Bridge Association (Teacher)
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, TN Regional
Favorite Conventions
Strong Club and Canape with 4-cd Majors, 2016: Mosca Club with canape.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Mosca Strong Club
Strong Club with Canape
Copy to my cards View/Print
Copy of Precision - Lowell/Donner
Precision Club - with transfers
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Copy of Larry and Steve
Mosca Club, Canape
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Copy of 2/1 Stephi
2 over 1
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2/1 Jerry - Larry
2 over 1
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Ethics applied to a playing director
I would do the same (I am a club director).
Today's Common Game Board 13-missed 3NT game
At our table the bidding went: p p 2 2NT p 3NT making with the lead for 10 / 12 mps. Why is east bidding Stayman, or is it Puppet Stayman? Raise to 3NT.
4 Convention Cards on the table possible motion
Those players, mostly newbies, that don't know the alert procedures well, depend on the CC color coding for making their announcements and alerts in our local clubs.
"Under strength" 2!C opening bid - ruling?
4 1/2 losers by Garozzo-Belladonna LTC. Thus, adjustment called for? Edited 10/25/18: Deduct 1/4 loser for each card over 4 in suit: Thus back to ~4 losers.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
BD 82 is on page 66 (between hands 79 and 80) of the 1966 WC published by ACBL.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Well, it is 4 1/2 losers, thus violating the 5-6 loser rule for 2 of a major opening bid in Roman. It is too strong to open with a 2-bid. Game can be made with less than 2 cover cards by responder. Risks missing a game. A gambling bid ...
Board played twice
And then there is NP in ACBLScore, Not Played. Whoops, not in ACBLand.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I received my copy this past Monday after ordering on Thursday from Baron Barclay.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I use 1NT over a double of 1 as a negative, I believe the Romans were using 1NT as 6-9 hcp and 2 as the Herbert Negative.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I doubt that the design of an opening 2M changed at all 1959 - 1967 and later as far as losers are concerned. I have played these bids and they are not playable unless following the guideline listed above, 5-6 losers. Responder raises with two cover cards and bids game with ...

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