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My Bot partner appealed when I claimed a Beer as I won the last trick played with 7♦

Actually it was the human kibitzer, Alex Perlin who pointed this out for me
Oct. 24, 2018
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Thanks. I switched it. I will disregard the answers so far.
Oct. 3, 2018
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Districts may still be finalizing their plans. District 24 finals will occur on weekends in Feb/March. Specific flight dates to be published soon. Club qualification is likely to be required for Flight C.

It looks like District 3 will hold their final as part of the Sunday of the Tarrytown Regional on January 27. No qualification required.
Sept. 28, 2018
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Congratulations to Gawrys for a well deserved win. However the accomplishments of the Rosenthal team including 5 current or recent New Yorkers was thrilling for us.

As a side note, the Columbia bridge team was edged by the champion Berkeley team in the Collegiate Bowl semi-finals.

New York may no longer be the center of the bridge universe, but we are definitely still here.

PS - I forgot to mention the New York team of “unknowns” that made it to the GNT semis
Aug. 5, 2018
David Moss edited this comment Aug. 5, 2018
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Alex, this is Stupendous!
July 28, 2018
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Blaming the last two CEO's for not turning around the long term down trend in tournament attendance is not very helpful. Bahar did try to address tournament proliferation. There were 6 regionals Memorial Day week. 3 in the Midwest, 2 on the East Coast and one in the West. This could not have helped Champaign attendance.

Of course one of the 6 regionals is very dear to me. But, even the Easterns should not be sacred. Our district would participate in a sensible discussion about ACBL wide regional scheduling.
May 30, 2018
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The directors can move up a team under certain circumstances. A college team played in the New York City regional as practice for Atlanta. The directors moved them up to the 3rd bracket out of 6.

They won the bracket. Directors were called when one of them opened 1NT in 1st seat with 1 HCP.
May 29, 2018
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We can only talk about ways to divide up the pie, if we can increase the total pie. In our case, we need the clubs and the unit to work together to make any progress. The GNYBA, Jeff and the other club owners are moving in that direction.

We are starting with small steps. Honors is hosting the side games for next week's NYC regional. The clubs will get the revenue. The clubs are actively promoting the regional. It will be interesting to see how this impacts the overall tournament. If this works, we can expand sharing for future tournaments
May 13, 2018
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David L,
Shockingly, I must respectfully disagree with you. The idea that board members make substantial financial contributions works well for philanthropic organizations. People with resources are giving something back to society and they also get ego gratification. Bridge is not something that the average NYC 1%ers even if they are bridge players would normally choose to allocate much of their charitable donations.

ACBL board members now tend to be graduates of unit and district boards where they they donate time for the good of the local game and as a social outlet. As we know being a board member of the GNYBA does wonders for the ego. I do not see a more likley source for a working board. If ACBL board membership is based on financial contribution, you won't have a working board (maybe a plus). Maybe expanding the patron membership program would be a good idea.

I agree with you and others, that the current governance structure is dysfunctional. The answer is probably a smaller board with a transparent political process and increased delegation of general management to the CEO. There seems to be a consensus for this kind of structure, but little movement to effect it.

David M
May 2, 2018
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The error was mine. I thought Robb played in the 1929 event. I saw a recorder form about Ozzie's gamesmanship that looked like Robb wrote.
April 9, 2018
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Robb may have miss-remembered 1927 and 1928. See link for winners since 1929 http://www.gnyba.org/PILOT/wordpress/winners/goldman-pairs/
April 7, 2018
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Dave Feldman wrote the 2004 guide. We are negotiating his research budget to perform proper updated reviews.
April 7, 2018
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For anyone who remembers the heyday of NYC bridge, we are planning to add a nostalgia event next year. Entry fees (and master point awards) will use 1960 schedules. Only basic Goren, KS or Roth Stone allowed. Coat and ties required. Harry Goldwater is expected to direct.
April 6, 2018
David Moss edited this comment April 7, 2018
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I don't have an opinion on the survey question, but I have a related rant. New York City and other regionals run some premier two-day events. They are not well attended. This year's BAM jumped to 9 teams. Why don't more people play? Partly because it is hard, but there are a lot of world and national champions playing in the Swiss and Pairs that are not exactly intimidated by the teams in the BAM. More of an issue is master points. Last year winning the top bracket of 8 teams on EITHER day of the BAM paid more master points than winning the BAM.
There is actually a simple solution to this one: Include the Swiss team tables for Day 1 of the BAM as part of its award calculation. I realize this is not possible under current rules, but as long as the Board is asking for feedback, maybe we can come up with something creative.
Dec. 30, 2017
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John, The New York /New England tournament is scheduled for Saturday Feb 3 (the day before the Super Bowl). We plan to have a regular robot event and a declare only event. BBO is currently running daily practice games for both events for youth in the region who register through bridge teachers.
We are determining how students from other regions can participate in the February tournament. In the mean time, Uday from BBO has been in touch with you on how to get your students set up for the NY/NE or similar practice games.
Dec. 1, 2017
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This critical topic is even thornier when the proper noun ends with a double s. I have even seen an “e” inserted as part of a plural possessive. Sadly, my parents are not around to provide a definitive ruling.
Sept. 11, 2017
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Regardless of one's opinion of the recorder process, it is what we have and we are best off following it. In our district, we certainly only send a form to the ACBL recorder if we have discussed it with both sides. In practice, obtaining forms for possible ethical issues is difficult, but it is useful when there may be a pattern. We use the forms more effectively in “zero tolerance” behavior situations where they serve as an official warning (Yes I recognize this is a bit of a oxymoron)
June 27, 2017
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I am a little distressed at some of the negative comments. This is a pilot and not (yet) a fundamental change in NABCs. There are countless conversations here about the inevitable decline of the ACBL. The most likely growth area is through on line bridge. Our district along with many others are working with BBO to attract on line players to our tournaments. I am not sure how successful we have been, but we are making the effort. We have considered on line events at our regionals in conjunction with clubs. We are not yet ready to make that plunge, but it feels inevitable.

We don't know if the on line NABC event will turn out to be a good idea, but trying ideas like this is bound to be better than doing nothing. I do feel strongly that the ACBL is correct in working with on line providers to promote bridge rather then treating them as the competition.
June 14, 2017
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