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Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
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Member Since
April 9, 2014
Last Seen
6 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live and work in London, England. My profession is "Business Analyst" in the Broadcast and Advertising Industry.

I compete in events in the UK, USA (about once every 7 nationals). Have played in festival and championships in many countries (25+) so I appreciate the need to adapt to the conditions of the contest, variations of regulations that apply to the event.

I write a regular 2-3 page column for a UK title called Bridge, published by MrBridge. In the past i've written for 5 other titles.

My current series of articles focus on bridge between 1925 and 1965.

Am researching the life of S J Simon and Carmel Withers and would appreciate any input from people.

I sometimes direct at clubs.

A long time ago I read the laws of bridge. I re-read the parts that have changed and are important. I think it is important to know the rules (not the really obscure ones) and I also thing that it is great idea to follow them. This levels the playing field.

I would like people to come to the table with a completed convention card. Sometimes I want to look for something without them knowing what I am trying to find out it. If I need details I ask.  The response "I don't have a card, just ask me and I will tell you", is just terrible.

When I can improve on something or disagree with something, instead of ranting, I write to the authorities to ask them to reconsider the matter.

Along with Andy Bowles, we warmly invite bridge players to participate in Online Barbu  (see ). If you are interested you will be in the good company of fellow bridge players.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Andy Bowles
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Young Chelsea (London, England)
Favorite Tournaments
Fall Nationals, USA
Favorite Conventions
Rosenkrantz double of splinters
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Dummy's rights in a Timed online Swiss Teams
How about this method : dummy can only remind of time on 2 mins. That has the benefit of giving dummy a useful job, and also, it is hard to convey anything if the 2 minute bell is the only time a comment is made.
What Kind Of Team Tournament Would You Like To See?
Suggest you use UTC, not GMT.
Reynolds Team Games-Kibitzers
Two simple ways of recording a single dummy experience. Using Windows, do Windows+G. This opens a menu bar and allows you to record (several options). If you have Zoom or equivalent, then make a meeting, with just yourself and record it. Publishing on YouTube is trivial, should you wish ...
What Kind Of Team Tournament Would You Like To See?
My humble views. I like the Reynolds format as it means people in different parts of the world can take part (time zone planning). I also like the compact weekend format, like the Northern Lights. The least attractive is a format that requires you to play at fixed times over ...
2019 Memphis NABC Appeals Casebook with Commentary now available on the ACBL website
"UI Provider", and corresponding "UI Receiver" (or recipient). If we don't already use UIP and UIR as TLAs, then that's a bonus. Also, provider and recipient don't have malice connotations. Finally, recipient is easier to spell and receiver :)
2019 Memphis NABC Appeals Casebook with Commentary now available on the ACBL website
Adam, since provision of UI is not an offence, might be better to avoid the phrase "offenders" or prefix with alleged. There are too many people who think providing UI is an offence. It's the use of it, etc, that's relevant.
New BBO Tournament Type
Excellent idea: I am willing to sell all 4-4-4-1 hands at a special offer price, for July 2020.
Thinking out loud
footnote: as some of you know, there were some memorable moments when successful actions were taken, with no logic whatsoever. Also, at times, some players said "I really don't know what to do, but I will try this".
Thinking out loud
About 30 years ago I asked 4 players to play, and talk out loud. I said to them that I had no way of concealing their voice, so please don't pay attention to the voices (the technology did not exist, and I was just doing it as a sort ...
Barbu World Championships 20 & 21 June, 2020
At the halfway mark - Italian Dragons lead.

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