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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
8 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing the Nickell team in the Spingold in Zia's first and last years in the team.
Bridge Accomplishments
Improving from the #106 seed in the Spingold to the #56 seed in the Vanderbilt over the past few years.
Regular Bridge Partners
Alex Gipson, Helen Gipson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Berwick Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
EBU Spring Foursomes, any ACBL National that I can get to
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to one club, transfers in competition (not for the faint-hearted)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Lightening Strikes Twice
Only in America ... because no-one else deals any more :)
Poll taken, what next?
The EBU bar for protecting yourself is typically a lot higher than the ACBL's. That is, it is rarely used and has to be completely obvious. From reading case books my impression is that the ACBL puts a lot more pressure on the experts in this regard. Perhaps the ...
Poll taken, what next?
I don't find the question too strange. I don't know how popular conventional 4m bids are in the ACBL, but they are common in the UK and most are unsure whether conventional 4m bids should be alerted, or delayed alerts, or pre-alerted. The fact that it elicited a ...
How to lose in a World Championship
When the rubber hits the road - Perhaps there were too many Boye supporters who were asked their opinion.
Falling numbers in Orlando
As primarily imps players, rather than matchpoints, it was format, location, and cost. In terms of the format, we much preferred sixteen boards matches in round-robin groups to a the qualifying Swiss. Brian Senior expressed a similar opinion in the bulletin. Additionally, at the time when we had to make ...
Master Points for Foreign Players
When I first went to an NABC in 2002 I asked Butch Campbell at the ACBL about this and he said: "To determine your status for ACBL events, club points convert at a ration of 35 to 1 (35 EBU = 1 ACBL). The Green points convert at a ratio of ...
Paul Gipson's lead problem: 75 AJ84 953 KQ98
All I can say is that it was the end of a long day (90 minutes travelling, board 63 of 64 playing with screens) and my heart lead was the only one to let the contract make. I now think a diamond is clear, even though opener had psyched (or ...
How would you play this?
After going down my principal consolation was that the hand could not be made on a spade lead against best defence: hearts were 3-2 with the king offside; spades were 4-2 with the doubleton holding the third trump; and the Q did not come down in three. Now I have ...
How would you play this?
Handicap method for a club teams competition
As the Berwick-upon-Tweed club is affiliated to the SBU, there is no NGS available but we have been running a handicapped teams throughout the season for the last thirty-odd years. For the first 35 years, it was scored by aggregate and one of our members would spend the first two ...

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