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Mike Cassel
Mike Cassel
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Member Since
June 24, 2010
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16 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Lobby your ACBL Board rep to move the 10K event at the start of the Spring NABC to Sat-Sun rather than starting on Day1 of both the Platinum and the IMP Pairs. Bueller?  Bueller?  Hello?  Strive to schedule 10K events on day2 of 3 day NABC+ events. Having a 10K event final on day 1 of a new NABC+ event is WRONG

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The ACBL doesn't need a one size fits all policy for team entry fees.  If you want 100% of the masterpoints then you pay your 100%.  A 6 person team willing to receive proportional overall awards, as we do in Swiss team events, can pay the 4 person team entry fee.  We already track the sitouts.  This is not rocket science.

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Live tournament bridge will sputter if we don't engage new club players to enjoy play in a larger venue.  It's time for a new grass roots approach:  North American Swiss Pairs.  Qualify during the Grass Roots Fund month in May and earn the right to play at the fall NABC.  The grass roots events, NAP and GNT, should be designed to excite newer players, not just reward those who are already coming to the NABCs

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
23imp pickup in Vegas mini-Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Editor for the Gopher Regional & Minneapolis Grand Slam Club Bulletins
Member of Bridge Club(s)
D14 GNT Coordinator
Favorite Tournaments
any one with Web Movements and level playing fields
Favorite Conventions
Xfr advances/1MX, Def vs. Michaels(majors), Reverse Smith, 4way 2H/1m, 4way 2C/1M
BBO Username
mickcryn
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Officer's Club Mentoring Team Card
2 over 1
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Mike Cassel & Barry Purrington
2 over 1
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Carol Mahoney
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Mike Cassel & Harry Sapienza
Forcing Club
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Terry Lijewski mx1920
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Bill & Sue Treble
2/1
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Mike&Peter 15May15
2/1 GF
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Mike Kamil Gabby Sherman Mike Cassel
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Board of Governors Input on Tournament Reorganization
Hannibal Lecter: "[i]First principles, Clarice. Simplicity. Read Marcus Aurelius. Of each particular thing ask: what is it in itself? What is its nature? What does he do, this man you seek?" [/i] Will the tournament experience be better if there are fewer of them? A marketplace swapping of sanctions ...
My thoughts about how the ACBL should be structured.
Is Brian suggesting that each unit/district be allocated x number of silver point sanctions? They can choose whether they are standalone sectionals or STACs? I thought that STAC sanctions were basically unlimited. AS well, I don't think that units are restricted in the number of sectionals they choose ...
The Best Bridge Writer
link?
Board of Governors Input on Tournament Reorganization
The ACBL ought to have the data. Someone with the time and inclination can use ACBL Live to see if the MP winners are or aren't frequent regional attendees.
My thoughts about how the ACBL should be structured.
I would imagine that the financial health of units that encompass population centers is much stronger than those without. A revenue sharing structure that preserves both is important. In our district (14) the regionals' profit belongs to the host unit(s). I've been told that other districts 'own' their ...
The Best Bridge Writer
Tim B mentioned the trove of Sheinwold columns from the LA Times. I wouldn't have the faintest idea where to locate these. From an ecological perspective might we consider Frank Stewart the best writer? https://www.baronbarclay.com/category/bridge-column Here we have an author who informs and entertains ...
The Best Bridge Writer
By number of titles in bookcase: Kelsey, Mollo, Lawrence, Kantar Desert Isle: Ottlik Most Recommended: Rubens, Secrets of Winning Bridge It is THE BOOK whose content embodies its title Therefore I'd have to consider Jeff the best writer
Conventions that work best (when they don't come up)
Pass after partner's 1M is doubled. No garbage raise, no suit worth transferring into. Opener knows they are on their own.
My NABC Online Practice Tourney Day 2 - "Up The Middle"
Would you say the same if the 'bots learned how to lead better against NT contracts? I believe your statement but think it's not form of scoring, but bots' lack of forming sensible NT leads. I'm only a Bridge+4 infrequent 'bot player but their NT leads are ...
My NABC Online Practice Tourney Day 2 - "Up The Middle"
props to Richard for letting his 'slips' show I'll not be playing...again this year. For me it's not bridge but a trick taking game. They did one right thing this year by stratifying. If they change the hcp distribution such that the human doesn't always have ...
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