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Melanie Manfield
Melanie Manfield
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May 24, 2011
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If not me . . .
Okay -- I do think that organizing something separate from the ACBL would take a "village." Since I have talked about the ACBL as a monopoly, I am willing to consider being part of an effort such as the one that Jim describes. With a major caveat: I could contribute ideas ...
"the reflexively anti-ACBL barking seals"
A general comment about the question of whether or not the ACBL is a monopoly -- why would someone on a small, fixed income take the action described here, if (as is argued above) the ACBL is not a monopoly? Is he -- or others who sometimes have issues with the ACBL ...
"the reflexively anti-ACBL barking seals"
Update from Amir from another thread: Amir (the person referred to in the OP as having made an inflammatory post -- the discussion can easily be found in another thread), has now reported: "Paid the three years, though as someone on a small fixed disability pension I would have strongly preferred ...
"the reflexively anti-ACBL barking seals"
Ray, I'm not objective about this matter, and I'm going to bow out of the discussion. I'm sure that different ideas were batted around by the ACBL Board. As I already mentioned, I believe that it was a close, split vote.
Puzzled by Evening Swiss Ruling in San Francisco
@John Yes
My frustration with the ACBL reaches at an all time high
Sorry, I meant to just say 501(c) --
Puzzled by Evening Swiss Ruling in San Francisco
I think that is likely.
Puzzled by Evening Swiss Ruling in San Francisco
The round had not started -- there was a break. IMO it would be different if the round had started. What happened was, I came back to the table (again, before the official start of the round) and all 3 other people at the table had already bid. I did not ...
"the reflexively anti-ACBL barking seals"
@Joe Hertz, Thanks for your support!
Puzzled by Evening Swiss Ruling in San Francisco
Here is a separate question -- I do have a reason for asking it here, though -- and it is not worth starting a separate thread. What do you opine about this situation: there is a break round. The break is not over. Two members of one partnership and one of the ...

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