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Mark Aquino
Mark Aquino
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 5, 2010
Last Seen
Jan. 24
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
75% game to win 1036 table Olympiad Fund Pairs with John Hrones, Jr. in first tournament I ever played in - 1970 Boston NABC
Bridge Accomplishments
Winner 2015 NAP Flight A with Shome Mukherjee, 2nd 2004 LM Pairs with Jon Green, 2nd 1995 Las Vegas Invitational Calcutta with the late, great Charlie Coon, 3rd 2009 Silver Ribbons with Shome Mukherjee, 4th 2015 Werner Open Pairs with Andrew Chesterton
Regular Bridge Partners
Susan Aquino, Bob McCaw, Pat McDevitt, Selen Hotamisligil, Shome Mukherjee, Andrew Chesterton
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Westwood, Bridge Spot
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Favorite Conventions
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ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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SiVY A Story of Youth Bridge Success Part 2
Debbie, Thanks for sharing this amazing success story, and thanks for the incredible amount of work you and your fellow volunteers have done over the years. I hope your example may be emulated by others across the ACBL. I just want to add my endorsement to yours about Louis Sachar ...
Senior COC issues with fewer teams entering
Hi Al, I don't know the extent of marketing that is currently done in this regard, but I have no doubt that with some effort what we are talking about is certainly feasible. Specifically with respect to the Seniors, I am pretty sure that a fairly broad lists of ...
Senior COC issues with fewer teams entering
The attendance decline in the Seniors and other events warrants re-examination by our top players regarding the various rules in place that tend to discourage participation of what I would call "second-tier" players. There are a growing number of recently retired decent players who have sufficient funds and sufficient free ...
The time has come: Senior USBC Seeding
It would be ideal if we could come up with a formula that would appropriately integrate three distinct present and past performance criteria. First and foremost, the current performance at the trials in the RR should establish the highest weight. I don't presume to know what the exact formula ...
Bitterman and Bendure Win Wernher
Congrats, Bob and Mark!
Discuss a Tardiness Penalty
I completely agree. The directors are excellent. That is not the issue. I would like to get their input before casting a vote on how to proceed. My sense is that if the rules as Peter points out have been in place but are not currently being enforced, then we ...
Discuss a Tardiness Penalty
Sounds like Michael has outlined an excellent approach, but without specific changes in our enforcement protocols, we aren’t going to be any better off. Should the discussion be around how to make these necessary changes in enforcement?
Frivolous Appeal Penalty VOTE
There are two issues here, as I see it. First, there is a practical matter. As Jan stated in her initial thread on June 12, “There is a serious downside to us from having silly appeals - we have to find a committee and provide information to the committee, which takes ...
Frivolous Appeal Penalty VOTE
Michael, I think I understand what you’re getting at. I’m still having trouble understanding how or why major championships have been decided despite ridiculous bidding due to committee rulings that changed the results at the table. But I don’t see how someone would ever appeal a ruling ...
Frivolous Appeal Penalty GCOC section
Peter and I went to different schools together and I've been a big fan of his for a long time. I'm not so sure, however, how effective and uniform the application of seeding point penalties will be as a deterrent to frivolous protests. For some teams this would ...

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