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Tracy Brines
Tracy Brines
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 16, 2012
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Learned to play bridge in college (Texas Tech University) where I studied Civil Engineering.  Joined the Navy in 95 and spent 15 years as an Officer on Aircraft Carriers and Destroyers.  Working at the Surry Nuclear Power Station, about an Hour SE of Richmond VA.  I am looking for a serious -long term bridge partner to meet at NABCs and maybe an occassional regional.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Qualifying for the 3rd day of the National Open Swiss in Seattle in 2011; getting to play behind screens for the 1st time
Bridge Accomplishments
Numerous Regional Open wins; 2nd day of several major national pair events
Regular Bridge Partners
My wife, whom I taught to play
Member of Bridge Club(s)
VA Beach area and WA DC area
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, Hunt Valley, Norfolk (VA Beach)
BBO Username
OKB - TAB410, Tracyb on BBO (Rarely on BBO)
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Howard Miller
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Copy of Favorite CC
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Paul Block
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Copy of Bridge Winners Standard
2 over 1
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The importance of understanding how ACBL players feel about bracketing
I have lived/ played in both the Mid-Atlantic and the Pacific Northwest and I will tell you the mid-Atlantic players were/ are spoiled compared to the Northwest. Doug Grove and Millard did a tremendous job with regionals for 10-15 years. when I moved out west I figured that all regionals ...
ATB: missed slam
Could 3H be made on Kx? I like 4H with the N hand over 2S
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
is the 2nd part of that really helpful or necessary... geeze...
Matchpoints bottom score
What is your Lead to 3 xed. Sure it CAN go 2 down but down 1 is a lot more likely.
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Eric Gettleman: rather than 2 teams be allowed to proceed ( rewarding incompetence) I would suggest no team from district 22 be allowed to advance as it seems they failed to fulfill their obligation to the ACBL to have have adequate COC
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Years ago in the 1st weekend of the flight B GNT's -there were 3-teams at the southern site. Our team tied one team and beat the other team by 5 or 6 IMPS (been awhile and dont remember the exact#), The team we tied won by over 80 IMPS ...
Zero tolerance at club games (club directors' comments are appreciated)
Sounds like there was a "history" between E and S
2H and 2S in fourth seatrd s
My preference is something like 14+ to 17, a hand that would open 1M then jump to 3M over partner's response...
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: T75 AK8 A64 K763
Pass = Some extras (No spade stopper); 3C = minimum hand; 2NT = mild extras + spade stopper, 3NT = extras + spade stopper
What's going wrong with Gatlinburg ??
I would argue that 7000 tables strong - nothing is wrong

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