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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired Chemical Engineer.


I have most system books in English.


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

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, Charlotte Rueschenberg 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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Who Will Direct the Directors?
Really! It is somewhat common among Strong Club Players (Precision and variants) to rebid a 4-cd Major after 1 - 1 - 1M especially with a longer minor, canape. Those of us that play Kokish at the 1-level, may occasionally rebid 1 with 2+ and a balanced 20-21 ...
Knoxville Sectional has 49 Tables for Pro-AM
Sunday Bracketed SWISS: 38 Teams in 5 brackets. Bracket 1 paid 14.79 silver (My team won!)
Knoxville Sectional has 49 Tables for Pro-AM
Saturday Table Counts: .....Open 29 + 24 = 53 .....499 12 + 9 = 21 .....99 9 + 7 = 16 Totals: 50 + 40 = 90 Grand Total: UP 8 tables
Knoxville Sectional has 49 Tables for Pro-AM
Good News for the non-life masters. Pro-AM was down 1 table from 2017. However, KOs look dead again. Oak Ridge Sectional in May, Unit 165 had no KOs and the Swiss on the last day was down 7 tables from 37 tables in 2017.
What do you think of "Un-Michaels"?
I play this as strong and the anchor suit is the non-touching suit while the other suit is unknown.
Systems advice please
For a few months I played the following: 1 = 12-15 catch-all unbalanced 1 = 16+ Strong & Artificial 1/1 = 8-11 5-cds or 4-cds with a longer minor, or 4441 with a short minor 1NT = 10-12 balanced 2 of any suit 11-15, 6-cd minor or 5M332 or 6M322 ...
Straw Man; BW June Editorial
Yes, it's ACBL requirements (not sure about the Laws).
The Death of Teams
The Oak Ridge (TN) Sectional 2 weeks ago did not have any KOs because less than 4 teams registered to play on two days! The ending 2 Session Swiss Event was down 7 teams from 2017, a drop of 19%. There was no drop in the number of tables playing ...
Five Card Major Required to Respond 1 of the Major to a 1 Club/1 Diamond opener
Another useless poll
Which ever is parallel (same as) to the rest of the system (for memory purposes)

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