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Yu et. al.

I understand Jonathan does not want to repeat the poll, but in my eyes this switches focus from the actual discussion (which is about a radical change of schedule) by making people vote for what to many is a choice between lesser evils, and their votes can be misinterpreted as a support of the current times.

Thus I abstain and will also unfollow this debate, since I find it irrelevant. :-) Also hence other arguments in this post like the starting times of the 3 major events.
Sept. 19
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I did not vote, because it is irrelevant to me whether it is 7 or 7:30. Half an hour makes no difference to the ones who wish to have the evening off for dinner and socializing and start play at 11 (several hours after the starting time of a normal workday or day with the kids).

I feel tricked into indirectly voting for late starting times, since the option “I don't support any of the above and only vote for early starting times” doesn't exist.

It is by no means a critique of you, Jonathan, I am certain it was not intentional.
Sept. 18
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In my eyes, portraying the mysterious and captivating bridge world is something all bridge lovers can only support. If not economically, then by praise and effort to attract other viewers by spreading the word.

I am forever grateful to anyone who takes an interest in bridge and dedicates so many hours to creating a movie or documentary that will bring joy to so many bridge players - and hopefully arouse the curiosity of outsiders.

I remember the first time I saw “In the cards”. I was very new in the bridge world and loved the insight to this glamourous unique world.

One day I hope to add my own (written) contribution to the portraying of the bridge world. Until then I encourage friends and strangers to support this professional and serious attempt to create the best film ever made about bridge.
Sept. 15
Christina Lund Madsen edited this comment Sept. 17
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To this comment I can only say that your knowledge of European demography (and maybe American too) seems solely based on your own prejudice.

You could not be more wrong. I suggest coming to Europe or simply just talking to bridge players from Europe about the culture in their respective countries rather than airing opinions based in nothing but your own cerebral cortex.
Aug. 29
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And how many of the participants at the nationals do you think are in the category “bridge players with careers outside of bridge who choose to spend their holiday bringing their young kids to the nationals” compared to “wealthy people enjoying their retirement playing bridge”?
Aug. 26
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I think the time schedule is the worst thing about the American nationals (which I love).
My experience is that the Americans who participate in fx the open European Championships learn to appreciate to have the evening off to enjoy a relaxed dinner. The party squad will see the advantages of going to the bar much earlier and not have the annoying problem that they stop serving alcohol at 1.

I think it will only take 1 or 2 nationals before this vote will be 80/20 for an early schedule.

In order to prevent heart attacks I propose starting at 11:00 and 16:00.

Please don't be afraid of change.
Aug. 26
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I love to hear those words
Aug. 12
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It is simply a “checklist” of the invited teams with the reigning World and European champions, the BB-qualifiers from Europe plus invited teams like Kranyak and the Asian teams in random order (host nation Japan has 3 teams etc.).

So the list is not seeded so the Dutch World Champions are seeded higher than the Polish World Champions, teams are simply listed according to their “category”.
July 4
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Multon could not come to Tokyo.

The Rimstedts replaced Quantin-Lorenzini in last minute.

The team Numbers are by random draw. Video from the draw was posted in the Facebook-group.
July 4
Christina Lund Madsen edited this comment July 5
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I'm gonna miss you too, Debbie. But we will always have 2020, 2022, 2024…

This statement by the ACBL along with the polluted political environment in Denmark means I today applied for a green card and will be moving to the US in the fall.

I am going to miss my two young boys, but they are very supportive and understand that this is mommy's job. And I will still see them on holidays.
April 1
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Dear Jeff,

Do you know that you are the only person anyone has ever told me I do a great imitation of? I think it's the laugh.

Here are my questions:

1. Who would you rather not see sitting at the table as your opponents?

2. Who will be the Jeffs, Zia and Bobbies 15 years from now?

3. Describe yourself in 3 words

4. Describe me in 3 words ;-)
(you can pass this one if you remember to clear your calendar in mid January 2019. You cannot be the greatest player in the world without having attended the Copenhagen Bridge Invitational. Ask Zia. He might even want to play with you. And bring Sally!)

5. Tell us something very few people know about you.

With hopes of many future laughs,

Christina
March 29
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It's what my American friends have taught me is a no-brainer.

I am surprised the ruling or the opponents' actions get any support.

If declarer had begun by saying Jack, we could maybe have a discussion. When declarer says “Ace” I think it is out of this world to not just put your cards back in the deck.
Feb. 24
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Ok, I should have replied here:

Hi Dave,
Thank you for your praise. I cannot speak for BW but told Steve you had made a comment on this 3,5 year old article :-)

If you are looking for more like this, I have written more portraits. I think you can find them on my profile under posts (that's how I find them).

I am not aware of any BW collection of bridge from a human perspective (which is how I see it).

Enjoy.
Feb. 21
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Just in case someone is unaware, the event was won by Tom Hanlon - Vincent Demuy narrowly ahead of the impressive young Swedes in a field with no easy matches.

You can read the final bulletin with results here:
http://www2.bridge.dk/Bulletin.aspx?ID=6084

And you can see slide shows with all pictures from the event here:
http://www2.bridge.dk/Results-Gallery.aspx?ID=6086

His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark was present at the finish of the event and assisted at the prizegiving ceremony in both the side event and the main event.

I would like to post pictures of the winners but have no idea how to do it in a comment.
Jan. 26
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Thank you so much, Barbara. However I have to recommend you coming to Copenhagen next time to have the experience live. There is an atmosphere about the event that you have to feel yourself.
Jan. 23
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I am with Peg on this one. I do not believe the few women posting here represent female bridge players in general. I think the female bridge players who like the women's events do not like posting it in public because the majority on this site seems to support the elimination of women's events.

I think Peg's suggestion is an excellent way of allowing women to compete in the strongest fields and still be rewarded if they are among the best in their own category.

Yes, I agree that it gives women a chance to gain more glory than their male peers. However as Peg states, there is already a ton of different categories (seniors, 0-10 K etc.)

I too prefer open events but still know and understand without disrepect the ones who like to compete in women events. With Peg's suggestion, an option could also be the ask women teams/pairs when registering whether they wish to compete in the W-category. It can be optional.

One of the key attractions to bridge is the dream of glory, and that is why we have so many different categories (0-299, 0-5K, 0-10K, seniors etc. etc.)

Only very few of us can dream about winning the world championships. There has to be something else to dream about for the rest, if we want as many as possible to participate.
Dec. 26, 2016
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Honestly I do not understand the ones implying that it is unfit to post the video and the opportunity to watch it here on BW. This page has if any been central during the cheating scandal and I would assume most of the members would be happy to be presented with the opportunity to watch it.

If this is not of general interest, I do not know what is.

Had it been different if it wasn't the journalist himself linking to the video? Do you know how many hours and hours of work it takes to produce a documentary? Is it really not worth paying for? Do you not think it supports bridge that this documentary has been shown on national Norwegian television?

It really makes any journalist (I am one) think twice before making anything serious about the bridge world.

If we as bridge players cannot even support the efforts to disclose the game to a large audience, why should any media outside the bridge world bother showing us any attention?
Nov. 8, 2016
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The released statement regarding the Open and Women's Pairs Championship was a draft published by mistake. Please read the official statement below.

Open and Women's Pairs Championship - statement from the WBF President

Since it was brought to the attention of the WBF (through Roy Welland and the social community Bridgewinners.com) that the Women’s and Open World Pairs in Wroclaw each presented a scoring error, which if corrected would reverse the gold and silver medalists, a committee within the WBF administration has debated the issue with counselling from the High Level Players Commission.

Finding a righteous solution to this dilemma seemed impossible; yet due to the special circumstances surrounding these two cases, combined with the wish of rewarding the deserved winners, the WBF Executive Council has exceptionally resolved to award the titles, the gold medals and the master-points ex aequo to Auken-Welland (Germany) & Bach-Cornell (New Zealand) in the Open and to Levi-Asulin (Israel) & Pilipovic-Sver (Croatia) in the Women.

It is important to underline that this will not be common practice within the WBF; these cases will not constitute precedent. Rather the WBF will seek measures to avoid such a situation from ever occurring again.

A committee has been appointed to investigate the possibilities of catching and avoiding this type of obvious scoring errors in the future. Furthermore the committee will consider whether the current rules for result correction time are sensible.

(disclaimer: This is not really a WBF-statement :-))
Sept. 30, 2016
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That's why it should only be allowed for this type of scoring error, where a result is virtually impossible.
Suddenly remembering you did make 4spades or only went down one is too late. You have the opportunity and responsibility to check that yourself, whereas the scoring errors of other pairs you (nor anyone else) have no way to catch unless you sit down and look at the results.

To me there is a huge difference between those two types of scoring errors.
Sept. 21, 2016
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