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Peter Gill
Peter Gill
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 5, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've won over 40 National Championships and usually play for Australia (2017, 2016, 2014 etc). I'm a Sydney bridge pro who plays, directs and teaches bridge. My best recent result was 4th with Adam Wildavsky in the Platinum Pairs in Kansas City in March 2017.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Going minus 4000 when I should go minus 4600 and actually gaining a lot from it - google Smile Sweetly After Disaster for full story.
Regular Bridge Partners
Eric Leong, Sartaj Hans, Liam Milne, Liz Sylvester, Martin Bloom, Jane Dawson, Mathew Vadas and Elizabeth Gilbert.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
NSWBA in Sydney, Kings and Queens in Sydney, North Shore Bridge Club in Sydney
Favorite Tournaments
Gold Coast Bridge Congress in February in Australia, American Nationals
Favorite Conventions
I like to play my partner’s preferred bidding system, so I have played a huge variety of systems.
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ACBL Ranking
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Why does Harvard hate bridge?
Some years ago a university student who tried to start up a student bridge club at University of New South Wales ran into similar bureaucratic problems, including demands for large funds before the club could be registered. She gave up. Alas the only other student bridge club at a university ...
Open Orlando Discussion Thread
David - page 2 of the Daily Bulletin Seeded 90 out of 97 is a good Aussie pair with good form in events like the Asia Cup and Yeh Cup this year, though they would have few if any WBF Masterpoints. In Sanya ...
Falling numbers in Orlando
I've played in a huge variety of events all over the World in recent years. Some, but not all, of the reasons for me not being b Orlando are: - high entry fees, calculated as being about US$45 per person per session, depending to some extent on which events ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Fred - by "our youth", I'm sure you mean the whole world's youth, not just America's. In my part of the world, youths who have impressed me by their ethical approach to the game include New Zealand's James Coutts and Sam Coutts who justly won the IBPA ...
Changing The Guard - attracting younger players
At Orientation Week of a university in Sydney some years ago, the banner at the top of the bridge club's stall had a typo - it said Bride Club. The number of young Asian women who wanted to sign up to the Bride Club was stunning.
HCl bridge tournament @ Newdelhi, India
One of the reasons I did not go back to the HCL after coming 4th in 2017 was that a whopping amount of Indian tax (about 30% IIRC) was taken out of the prizemoney. The hospitality was absolutely outstanding. The location was a group of hotels very close to Delhi ...
Turkish Bridge Federation - 2019 European Open Bridge Championship / Kusadasi
Which week is first - the Open (as in Orlando) or the Mixed (as in previous European Open events)?
Am I qualified for anything?
You can play in the Reisinger. Anyone can. A few years ago, one of the teams in the Reisinger scored closer to zero than average. We were lucky to be one of the teams who played them on Day One before they were eliminated. You have nine credits which allow ...
Club UI problem
My partner (South) passed out 4S in the above auction. We came 2nd NS of the 25 tables. Four Easts played in 4S, and only five tables played in contracts at the five level. 13 tables played in 4H or 4Hx and the records say three Wests played in 4S ...
How to get 600 comments
The best laid plans of Marks and men gang aft agley, and leave us nought but grief and pain, for promised joy.

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