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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
9 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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What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
Putting dummy down BEFORE the opening lead is a nice idea for the Christmas fun bridge this year.
Format for National Team Trials
Scotland For a Zonal competition, team of 4 (four, not four to six) trials over a weekend. Rarely more than four teams enter. Typically cross imps used to select a third pair. For the home internationals: Open: winners of National League - 10 teams of four (not four to six) play ...
Am I right or wrong here?
It depends. What would 6 have meant instead of 5NT?
Bridge Players and the movie world
Not movies but Dennis Spooner was a British TV writer from the sixties through to the eighties ( who played at Harrow Bridge Club. As it says on Wikipedia, he often added a subtle reference to bridge to his scripts, such as naming a villain ...
BBO's next generation preview
The purpose of the next generation is to eliminate Flash technology. There is no Flash and it is all HTML5. I find this a lot faster to load (and is more secure, etc). I've been using the preview for the last two months and, like every major technology change ...
European Bridge Clubs
One of my juniors has recently returned to Budapest and he says: Both the Palatinus Bridge Club ( and the Budai Bridge Club ( have been recommended to me as friendly clubs to go to with reasonable playing ...
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.

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