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If the director believes there was no intent to pass, then the auction is not over. There is no regulation in any jurisdiction I have seen, and certainly not the acbl that says picking up the bids definitely means pass.
Jan. 11
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That is the point. Nationals are about break even. Most regionals in our area hope to break even. The club department is small, and the revenue is almost purely profit. So why dont the clubs have a few representatives on the board, say 1/3 at least
Jan. 4
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The main issue is representation on the bod. The unit boards who run the tournaments elect the bod, so the clubs, which are a huge profit center for the acbl, have no voice.
Jan. 4
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My standard rules. Conventions are off in comp unless discussed. Bids are natural unless discussed. For me 3 clubs is natural.
Dec. 31, 2019
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If they bid 7, I think you want to be in 7 also. Game gives negative equity.
Dec. 17, 2019
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If I had a vote, I would make the event illegal going forward. Allowing it for top bracket is not because top players want it but rather because few teams want to play in the top bracket.
Nov. 22, 2019
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Yes, invitational to bid 6 in competition. Not sure what that means for the poll.
Sept. 9, 2019
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I have found it is rarely right to offer unsolicited advice. Obviously the woman overreacted, but pointing out opponents mistakes even in the nicest way can cause problems.
Sept. 5, 2019
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After they have opened, playing 2 places or weak heart raise seems much more important to me. You still have a 5h bid as a slam try
July 4, 2019
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Many play 4nt as 2 places or a weak 5h bid with 5h directly being a slam try.
July 4, 2019
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Or maybe 5-1
May 22, 2019
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I think information should be recorder as soon as possible to avoid disputes. Since there are no acbl rules, I never complain about how my opponent wants to use the bridgemate, and feel telling them is impolite.
May 10, 2019
ATB
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I would double as east. West took a shot and it could have worked. I would blame west, but dont really mind.
April 11, 2019
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There was a clear break in tempo on board 26. Our pair was having trouble with 2d and 2h showing good hands with the black suits. They both knew they didnt know which showed which, and guessed differently.
March 29, 2019
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Yes. They surveyed to see if anyone doubled and got very fee, not telling anyone the people involved. So the director gave a small percentage of 3ntx down 2 and the rest 3nt down 2
March 29, 2019
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As far as the second hand, we never said anything but that he had to bid 3nt. The director then surveyed how many people would double and assigned a score based on that. I am not sure why this is a double standard. We appealed nothing and never said our pairs acted perfectly. Two things happened that required director calls and the directors ruled. I understand being disappointed or upset, but dont think this is the place for it. I think you should ask the moderators yo delete the post and handle it privately. I did talk to Peter for a while and think we understand each other even if we do not agree on everything.
March 29, 2019
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The ridiculous technicality was playing a prealertable convention, 3s as anganbling 3nt without the required prealert and suggested defense. The pair then had an accident with the convention that they never would have had if the pair playing the convention had bothered to check the rules. Should the corn team win because their pair does not follow the rules and disclose according to the regulations where the accident never would have happened if they had the suggested defences. It is irrelevant if you believe they shouldn't be required, does anyone feel that you should win a match you never would have won if the pair had followed the rules. I personally like the people I know in your team, but would never want to win because the opponents had an accident when I didnt prepare them. My team prealerts Flannery and explains when our carding is count or suit preference before we start. Your team has a list of artificial openings and leaves this off of it and then complains. The second comment is very personal and beneath you Les.
March 29, 2019
Aaron Silverstein edited this comment March 29, 2019
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If you notice on the Bbo vugraph, 3c was alerted
Aug. 5, 2018
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Everyone is answering assuming what south thought his bid meant. If the director never asked them it is his fault. Also this is a club game, don't kill them for not knowing their system, you would lose half the field.
June 14, 2018
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It is ok to ask, but better to just ask about balancing style, not something as specific as always or never.
May 7, 2018
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