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Mike McNamara
Mike McNamara
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 10, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Bronze Medal - World Mixed Swiss Teams (2010), Winner 0-10K Mixed Swiss (2016), Winner Bruce LM Pairs (2010), Winner NABC NLM Pairs (1995)
Regular Bridge Partners
Sylwia McNamara
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Owner of The Bridge Deck (Scarsdale, NY)
BBO Username
Pokerpro
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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ACBL Board of Governors Teacher and Club Manager Committee
http://media.wizards.com/2018/events/gplv18-modern/gplv18-open.jpg Check out this picture. This is what happens when you advertise your card game. It is not that younger people aren’t playing cards. They just aren’t playing bridge because our sponsoring organization refuses to to invest in attracting new ...
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
Wow. That should be the model for all units and districts.
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
You are certainly correct but how do you change the BOD? They are not going to voluntarily relinquish power. How do you propose to shake things up?
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
Duh. That is not how things are done in our area. Our club used to try to add on the price but our competitor that the ACBL allowed to move in 7 miles away does not add on the fee. I am beginning to see now why the BOD is ...
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
Given what you and Ray have said I took a list of STACs for this year on the ACBL tournament page. It seems that it is split roughly evenly between unit run STACS and district run STACs. So it seems that both of our realities are real and that both ...
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
It is not as easy as just opting out of STACs. If your big competitor is running them and you know you will,lose players to them then you are in a CATCH-22. You can give up your players to the other club for that week or you can dramatically ...
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
They are not half truths. Here it is straight from the ACBL website: “While only Units may apply for a sanction to hold a STaC there is no objection to a Unit nominating a District or Districts to conduct the tournament. In District-wide STaCs all clubs within the District(s ...
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
I was my unit President. So, I know the mechanics of unit finances. The units get the 11% for the members in their unit. The ACBL doesn’t give units other money but they give units the ability to make money by marking up the price that is charged to ...
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
People are losing the forest for the trees. Chris’ original point was that the current system is arbitrary and unfair. Can we agree that giving the rebate to units and districts simply for having that member in their geographical jurisdiction is totally arbitrary and unfair? Can we also agree that ...
Attracting New Bridge Players - What Works and What Doesn't?
That’s awesome. Did the ACBL pay for that or was it a Bridge playing writer?
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