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Alan Hierseman
Alan Hierseman
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Member Since
March 13, 2014
Last Seen
Feb. 20
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Played in the 80's, took time off for three boys and started up again in 2011. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
2012 300-500 National Mini Mckenny winner with big thanks to Jim Gross and others! Won Young Life Masters Pairs In Atlanta NABC 2013 with Doug Fjare.
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Another Proposal for SF
A National Director told me that the directors had an informal survey of the actual players in a National Event about starting times. By a 70-30 margin the earlier (10 AM) was preferred. However the 30% were vocal about their objection. The results were given to BOD. Another issue to ...
Another Proposal for SF
That is exactly what we did in D15. All meetings were Saturday at 9 AM causing board members to miss the AM game. Our next meeting in Oklahoma City is scheduled for Friday evening after the AM and afternoon games.
Another Proposal for SF
I will inform D15 District Director. Really wish ALL National Rated Events would be at 10 AM and 3 PM. Contrary to a vocal minority, more players want an earlier time.
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
My partner and I voted with our feet not to go to Nationals until a more reasonable start time happens. I also know many players who will not go for this reason. We will go to Regionals, play at 10 and 3 and then enjoy our wine with our dinner ...
Open Honolulu Discussion Thread
How about a radical idea. Change the NABC+ events to 10 and 3. No more rushing to beat the closing! More people will be able to play and play more days. You will sleep better. You will feel better. It is a no brainer for me.
Open Honolulu Discussion Thread
I am glad to know that they are using a web movement for a NABC+ event. The sorry part is that this not a "have to do" all the time in all events.
Hawaii NABC Childcare CANCELLED
My D15 was not aware of this issue in response to my email. Maybe others can weigh in on what their DD respond?
Hawaii NABC Childcare CANCELLED
Has anyone contacted their respective District Director? What do they say? I will send an email to my current District Director in D 15 and incoming District Director and see what they say. Will keep you posted.
"Under strength" 2!C opening bid - ruling?
I like to open a 4 loser hand or better as 2 Clubs. This hand is a 4 loser hand hence I would open 2 Clubs. No issue from me.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
I know folks who have stopped going to NABC because the national events are not a 10 and 3 start. Why pay extra to play in a regional event? A compromise is needed. Maybe 11 and 4. The existing model is excluding players who would like to play. Can we ...

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