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Mike Roberts
Mike Roberts
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 14, 2010
Last Seen
Sept. 9, 2019
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me
Canadian ex-junior, part-time tournament director, full-time troublemaker.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning a KO with a semi-blind partner to get his gold card. On his 75th birthday.
Bridge Accomplishments
Used to be able to follow suit. Now...what's trump?
Regular Bridge Partners
Jan Assini, Marc Sylvester, Monica Woods, Gus Costanzo
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Southside (Youngstown, OH)
Favorite Tournaments
Pittsburgh sectionals, Nationals, anywhere with a bar.
Favorite Conventions
Transfers after 1M - (*)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Greco and Grue Win Blue Ribbon Pairs
Just for the record - five minutes after being declared the winners, Joe came up to the score table to report two scoring errors, one of whom was going to be majorly against him (7NT by the opps had been mis-scored, due to director incompetence (mine)). Fortunately, after both adjustments they ...
Shouldn't Garozzo be in the ACBL Hall of Fame?
I happen to be in an airport with Brent Manley - he says that Benito (who he just did an article on) is back in Italy.
Retiring TD -- Roger Putnam
Roger is a wonderful man and a great co-worker. He will be sorely missed, especially his infectious smile and laugh. I'm sure he was trying to hang on until the Mariners won the World series, but I think he made the right choice.
Question for those who know the ACBL rules:
Private notes is a poor characterization. These rules are in the tech files, which are all copies of ACBLScor (tournament mode)
Committee Death; The Flaws
I am going to restrain myself from entering the body of discussion, except to state the fact that there has been no removal of AWMPs, or 'demerits', as they were referred to. That part of the appeals process has not changed, and I know of at least one that was ...
Trump Management
So do most of the people to whom I give rulings
A Teenager's Thoughts on Revokes and Restoring Equity
Well, I'll play the Dr. Cox card*. Evil people could revoke, trying to gain a trick if it is undiscovered, knowing that they (probably) won't be penalized beyond equity if it is discovered. I know you both have a point, and appreciate the incongruity of Isaac's cases ...
A Teenager's Thoughts on Revokes and Restoring Equity
Point well taken. However, a danger in reverting to all equity-based revokes is that it would encourage them; since there's no penalty, what harm would befall anyone by not following the rules and following suit? That being said, each revision of the law regarding revokes has tried more and ...
EBL Convicts Fisher-Schwartz
Dunno how this got to a Black Sox retrospective, but the general consensus is that Jackson was convicted because he took the money (if I remember correctly, he was the only one paid by the gamblers). There was no evidence that he tanked (.375 average, and the only HR of ...
EBL Convicts Fisher-Schwartz
I am not an expert. However, I have never been convicted of cheating. Therefore, in this case, I am, indeed, holier than F/S.

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