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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
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
paulg
ACBL Ranking
None
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Question regarding missing information behind screens
This is basically the ACBL and USBF approach and it seems equitable to me too. However it is very much NOT the position of the WBF (and EBL), who have reinforced that NO information may pass through the screen even with the assistance of the director. So you can expect ...
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
I was mildly concerned that if Scotland's U26 Online Team had made it to the knockout stages, the lack of decent broadband outside of the major cities would have made it difficult to maintain an effective Skype video session (as was suggested). Certainly someone with a fast or superfast ...
Original or Current Count?
The original WBF Guide to completing the Convention Card said that this should be covered in the 'Signals (including trumps)' section, using terms such as REMAINDER COUNT (CURRENT COUNT, PRESENT COUNT). This advice disappeared when the guide was edited down to its current form.
Traveler View - negative good will for the club?
We turned it off last year and, to our surprise, still waiting for someone to notice. Deciding where people sit (North-South or East-West) is much higher up in the list of contentious matters.
After 1m-1H with a balanced minimum hand?
My rule is that a balanced hand opens or rebids no trump.
Could be worth watching the French courts this week.
Sky would have focused on Thomas, which would be okay if he could only stay on his bike for the first few days. As you say below, academic now.
The cost of a bridge game
There is often debate about whether Berwick-upon-Tweed should moved to Scotland. Recent polls suggest that a clear majority of Berwick residents would prefer to be in Scotland, although this is probably because of better health care in Scotland rather than a desire to be Scottish: similar polls in the Scottish ...
What should the selectors do?
For next year's Gold Cup only half of the teams being considered for seeding and six of the top 16 seeds in the last Spring Fours are eligible to play for England. This influx of strong foreign players is what makes these events better and great to play in ...
What should the selectors do?
The problem is that even 'hardly difficult' solutions require detailed CoCs, as the Women's trial showed. Even foreseeable problems do not have easy solutions: what happens in a team of ineligible players for England, but EBU members, wins the event is simple, but what if a team of six ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
I'm always amazed by pairs who carry around very large system files have so much white space on their system card with no continuation notes.
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