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Alan Shillitoe
Alan Shillitoe
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May 4, 2015
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about me

English Bridge's chief babysitter.

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United Kingdom

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the saint
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The Next Step
You might call only if you have an inkling they might be there in the first place. I agree I wouldn't want to play them either but it's not inconceivable you've floated a few hundred groats for travel, entry and accommodation and then find you're stuck ...
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
The trial was expanded for Lille in 2012. The system was still not 100% reliable and the players hated the extra level of process they had to follow to use it - placing bidding and playing cards in the right place and right way for the system to capture the data ...
The Next Step
A bit harsh if they've entered, rock up halfway across the country and only then find the Doctors are there. What would you do then?
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
It's the same schedule as Salsomaggiore. I don't have anywhere near the issues with 4x14 for the Juniors as 3x16 for an Open though. Having said that, the top U26s are Open standard, so no reason not to play that category at a higher rate. Can understand reducing ...
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
As I said above, when you get to this level, stamina and the ability to deal with or not suffer from fatigue must be part of the game. If you aren't fit enough to deal with it, sort it out or tough luck.
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
It's the Open Euros that are a joke with 3x16 - they're a holiday camp. The Juniors at both the Worlds and the Euros play tougher schedules. Either play 3x20s or 4x16s. With 6-member teams there's no excuse. Dealing with fatigue over a long event is part of ...
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
How about sprogs, brats and wasters for the three age groups?
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
The lack of diversity amongst the English schools that generally provide players is an issue. One I'd love (and am trying) to turn around.
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
I like that idea. The u16s seemed to get on fine with it. If you're reading this Gordon...
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
It was. Europe also trialled an u13 category in the recent Euro Junior Pairs, so watch out for this at a future teams championships.
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