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W "Tom" Reynolds
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Member Since
July 18, 2014
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June 21
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Bridge Player

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Outraged by the USBF
The interests served are the pros collecting two paychecks and the event is bigger.
Outraged by the USBF
When the discussion originally came up my reaction was like George, "How can you drop off a team qualified to play in a WC." It would be unthinkable for me. I play for the love of the game and struggle to find amateurs willing to show up and play the ...
Outraged by the USBF
George: In the case of Lynn Baker it is her longtime regular partner who is registered for the Senior Trials and I am quite surprised that Karen (McCallan) has not dropped off her Senior team. However, Karen expressed her intention to play in two events during the time the discussion ...
Outraged by the USBF
Actually I am on the advisory board that discussed this very arrangement. There were different opinions and a vote and this arrangement won. So beating up the USBF Board or Marty is not indicated. Tom
Who should sleep on the couch?
But Dave, that 3S bid sends you to the couch.
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
Whereas I don't like the "15 second rule" the ruling was about a SLOW 6S over a 6C overrule of KCBW, not the 6C overrule of KCBW. It was the slow 6S that was UI, the old "hesitation blackwood" convention. The committee ruled that the slow 6S suggested another ...
The ACBL and the 15 second rule
"sorry Peg" only relates to "death of this game" which I know you lament.
The ACBL and the 15 second rule
And that puts you at a disadvantage to a pro, not because you didn't make the same decision as you did but because you could not make it as fast! Why then should you not slow down your total tempo to take at least 20-25 seconds to bid, even ...
The ACBL and the 15 second rule
I think that many bridge players, even very good bridge players, have not dedicated their lives to a game. They don't play 30 or 40 tournaments a year and they have something called a "life". These players do not play for pay. They play for the love of the ...
The ACBL and the 15 second rule
Ray, That is reality and unavoidable for most rare bids. It is also reality for many pairs using relays because the responses are usually artificial. The solution can't provide and UI because partner that things slow down under these circumstances. It happens all day every day. At some point ...
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