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As stated above no issue in changing card. Again I believe he was intending as joke.
May 19
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I believe he was intending it as a joke. No one had issue with me correcting card played from dummy.
May 19
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Steve, Since We did not have a Coc for district. And since my team(4 players) without me won't have an issue. I am going to call tournament and ask that all 5 and 6 man teams be disqualified since they played 4 6 board swiss matches and I can guarantee they did switch partnerships after 3 boards all those teams should be disqualified. Obviously not intent of condition of contest since it is discussing the knockout phase of the event not the qualifying portion.
April 30
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Correct score and penalize both sides for inputting an incorrect score. If a penalty existed I think maybe there would be less errors.
April 30
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I know Metropolitan Bridge Club in Orlando has been asked to host these type of events in the past and did not accept.
I have played the GNT A numerous times since it's inception around 2000 and do not believe location has impact to table count in both open and flight A. Typically Flight B and C will have large local contingents enter that may not have gone to event based on location.
April 30
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When the Open trials is scheduled at the same time as the GNT they have allowed the open event to move to another weekend so as not to conflict. My understanding again I have no direct knowledge is hat one of the teams pay the expenses of director and such to not conflict with Open trials.

I did not play in the GNT A this year as I had hoped to since I had a conflict on Saturday evening. I actually emailed director to see if I could play on Sunday if I did not play on Saturday and was told that a player had to play half of the second session(Saturday evening) to continue in event. I also tried to find CoC to verify this but could not find one for Florida.
April 30
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I prefer the 2nd option but I have the specific agreement with some partners about this. Playing regular garbage stayman I would probably just transfer to 2S since such a disparity.
April 9
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The other thing is space constraints. If all tables playing the same boards I do not believe sitting as close together as done in a pair game is correct if everyone is playing the same boards.
March 20
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I expect that the Bot planned on rebidding 2N invitational over any response. Over 3S even though 9 card fit the 4 card suit is getting no ruffs. Partner should not be 5422 and opener is maybe getting 1 ruff. Seems like 3N is correct bid. Looking at both hands contact I would want to be in as opposed to 4S.
Feb. 27
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Don't know if ever happened. Although I have entered these events with flight on Friday. Knowing I would pay change fee if we managed to survive.
Feb. 27
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I believe you get to set your sitouts as you see fit when the other team withdraws.
Feb. 20
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Richard. If a team who thinks they have no chance enters the Spingold/Vanderbilt and survives 2 days and then withdraws since they had plane tickets already booked and see no reason to change them since they now have drawn a high seed where they think there is no chance. I think this would be an unacceptable withdrawal from the head director.
Feb. 20
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This id different if scored correct side wrong declarer. This appears to be wrong side getting credit for incorrect score. Depends on what conditions of contest state of when corrections can occur. Expect it is too late.
Feb. 18
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I would think if a team did not show up to final and did not pay entry fee they would be disqualified. Now team that pays and other team doesn't show up not sure what we should do here. Obviously they win event. Paying beforehand when I know other team is not showing up seems incorrect.
Feb. 18
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3 was my choice but thought double would be reasonable choice and thought might be slight favorite. Did not expect 85%.
However partners hand was
QT9
ATxxx
xx
AJx
Feb. 13
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I bid 3N which made 7.
Partner had

xx
KQx
AQJx
K9xx

Several players made negative double with this hand and we ended up slightly above average when some played 4H
Feb. 13
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The 2 I hold at the time but I would play it shows the reds.
Feb. 13
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Long ago I learned not to put my longest suit or a suit that may have been considered trumps furthest to the right when my partner declares notrump lest partner forget and think that suit is trumps. I can see if I did not place trumps all the way to the right that my opponents may make that mistake as well as my partner.
Feb. 11
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Sorry we need the lawyers here. One could argue that 2 of the suits placed are to the right and the other 2 are to the left.
Feb. 11
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I'm mixed on this. I believe law states I should answer what our agreement is but when partner explains what is in my hand correctly and I am going to tell the opponents that our agreement is something else that does not match my hand this does not seem correct.
Feb. 5
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