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Tommy Sandsmark
Tommy Sandsmark
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Member Since
Sept. 25, 2015
Last Seen
Sept. 11, 2019
Member Type
Bridge Writer
about me

Born 1947.

Teacher of languages (English and German) at Norwegian high schools. Bridge Teacher, International Tournament Director, Bridge Journalist, Columnist, Bridge Organiser, Travel Agent, Director of Norway’s biggest bridge school since 1977. The Managing Director of Oslo’s only Bridge Center.

International commitment:

Championship Bulletin editor for 15 years. TD and Appeals Committee member in Norwegian, Nordic, European and World bridge championships. 4 times teacher at International TD courses. Member of the European Youth Committee for 12 years. Member of the standing European Appeals Committee for 6 years. Member of the European Tournament Committee for 4 years. Member of the IBPA Executive Committee for 21 years. IBPA Executive Vice-President for 2 years. IBPA President for 6 years. 


«Det nytter ikke å gråte over spilt bridge!» a book on Norwegian bridge humor (2001).

«The Major Pre-Fer transfer system» (not yet published).

Prizes and honors:

About 20 national and international prizes for bridge journalism. Honor member of his bridge club, Bridgekameratene in Oslo. Honor member of the Oslo Bridge Federation. Honor member of the Norwegian equivalent to IBPA, Norsk Bridge Presse. Honor President of the IBPA (President Emeritus). Honor member of his choir. Norwegian Grand Master.


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Bridge Accomplishments
Norwegian Grand Master. Runner-up in several Norwegian champoinships. Has won over 80 bridge tournaments. Won the South African Teams Championship in 2010.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridgekameratene, Blommenholm BK
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Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Charles, Please enlighten me: what was my thoughtful characterisation. Since I haven't read "the Public Hating", I have problems in recognising your reference. Was it a compliment or was it more or less like a jest, or could it maybe even have been satiric? It's the word "thoughtful ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
I also beg to differ, as he has not gotten away with it. Not by a long shot! He has shit his pants, and the shit stain will be there and smell pretty badly for quite some time. I cannot for my bare life understand why you think he has ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
I do agree with you, Hanan and John, but my point is that Mark is an enjoyable writer, whose stories are more or less always easy to read, easy to follow and entertaining. This is what journalism is all about, don't you think? We hardly ever read or find ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
I must admit that even I am quite a bit baffled by the fact that my very good friend Mark Horton has chosen to kill the dispute through his silence. I did advise him to lay himself flat on the ground, to admit his guilt, to display true remorse when ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Hear, Hear! Well done, Phillip, and well done Karen! This is absolute ethics in journalism, and indeed something we should all have as a beacon in everything we say or do! Do you think it will make a new thread if I copy this way of doing things in the ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Thank you Paul for setting me straight. I was not trying to downtalk any specific group of people, for some of my very best friends belong to this group. I was merely trying to depict public sentiment in those days, which are actual historic facts as I know them. I ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
"In act 4 of Merchant of Venice, Portia and Nerissa, disguised as men, arrive at the court in Venice. She's posing as the young doctor (lawyer) Balthazar and tells the Duke she's been briefed by Doctor Bellario and is prepared to face Antonio and Shylock's case. After ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Yes, Sarah, very observant of you, and it may even be very exciting and both interesting and funny to shuffle the roles around a little and see what one comes out with, not only in Merchant of Venice, but also in other shakespearian dramas. Shawn: Very funny indeed! Paul: Methinks ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
I am really sorry, John, and I should have refrained from participating. But, you see, I found this new thread extremely inspiring, and I caught glimpses of several plays in which Shakespeare caught the actors in so lively and magnificent ways that I recognised some of the participants of this ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
"To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what's his reason ...
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