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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Author of the Beer Card blog, living in the Scottish Borders. Our house is located in a very beautiful rural area overlooking the river Whiteadder. We have a retired rescue greyhound, Gillie, who keeps us busy when we are not playing bridge (me), Scrabble or knitting (Hels).

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-upon-Tweed 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
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
The Short Hand
Declarer played the queen of diamonds on both pages 4 and 5. One of them should be the jack.
BBO teams/pairs question
This is not supported through team matches. Using a pairs tournament, for example a simple clocked three table tournament with three eight-board rounds, would get the East-West pairs to play the three North-South pairs. But you could not create team results from this, even manually, since you don't want ...
Roland Wald R.I.P.
Very sad and devastating news. Unbelievable we never actually met but we had a relationship over the past twenty years or so based on our love on bringing bridge to Vugraph audiences. The time and work that Roland invested is best understood by the group that he managed in the ...
Online tempo
Peter is right, always been the case.
Does anyone play Ambra?
The key difference is that without a double the 2M-1 bid is overloaded with the game forcing response with diamonds. It did not take us very long in a BBO partnership bidding room to find that dealing with FG in diamonds and a constructive raise was very difficult for opener ...
Team match hand records on BBO
BBO has taken (drastic) action to improve this process -
Team match hand records on BBO
It is nothing to do with the new version of BBO, as tournaments and team matches are unaffected by the change. However the process that moves results from the playing platform to the results platform has a tendency to get overwhelmed at peak times and needs a kick occasionally. It ...
One Spade - Two Diamonds (Hearts)
Search for Garozzo's Ambra system. It plays this.
BBO News
Unfortunately my knowledge of the iPad universe is non-existent. I know the Android app has been updated so I expect the iPad app is imminent if it hasn't already been done. Using the web version via Safari, rather than the app, should work. Update: The iPad app was updated ...
BBO News
From reading the BBO Forums ... The Android and iOS apps will be upgraded in the next few days. Previous clients, including the original Windows client and the Flash client, will not be upgraded. These users will not be able to join tables on the new Casual platform.

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