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Tracy Brines
Tracy Brines
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 16, 2012
Last Seen
6 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.  Currently living in Southern Maryland (a hour SE of Washington DC) working at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, I am looking for a serious -long term bridge partner to meet at NABC 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
Copy of Tracy and Maureen Brines
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Howard Miller
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Copy of Favorite CC
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Kenton Schoen
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Paul Block
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Copy of Bridge Winners Standard
2 over 1
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WBF Anti-Doping Regulations
except I have to smell it lingering on them throughout the rounds....
ACBL's Flawed Masterpoint Formulas
my thoughts exactly about the NABC being close. Maybe it is time to reduce the # of tournaments?
Anyone who is found to have cheated in an ACBL sanctioned event, at any level, should be banned from the ACBL and ANY ACBL-sanctioned event, permanently.
It is hard enough to get some people to know when to call the director.... Remember this is a hobby for a lot of people (non-BW readers obviously....)
Define 'Fragment'
I once answered a question (don't remember the exact auction) with: That shows 5 Spades and 4 hearts (or something like that). They said "what's that called?". My response was "I don't know, it shows 5 Spade and 4 hearts". Once again, "what's that called". I ...
Define Your Bids Before I Tell You My Defense
This is a well-thought out an presented article. I look forward to reading some of the responses. Thanks!
Meaning of 1NT rebid after a fourth hand double?
I would say "tends to deny 3Hearts" but in some cases (example: KJ10x Jxx Axx KQx) may have 3card Heart if NT looks right.
Bruce Schwaidelson's bidding problem: --- Q87 T97542 QJT7
Partner is allowed to know what he is doing.....
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: A76 AK5 KJ8543 Q
Does the ACBL need more Washrooms at NABCs OR should players be kicked out of tournaments with cause?
I would have reported him to hotel security. Forget the director......
Defensive carding questions
funny that in a national event (10k pairs) no pair beat 3H and several made 4 (one actually bid 4H) -- so I suspect it is not as "basic" as you might think.....

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