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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.

United Kingdom

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the saint
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In the Well: Jose Damiani
I haven't found a reference to it anywhere. If anyone does know where there is one...
In the Well: Jose Damiani
The kids age group in Lyonwas the U16s. There was no separate U13 event in Lyon even if some of the players could have qualified to do so. That field was also heavily distorted by being about 90+% Chinese. No problems with that but all the European nations spent their ...
In the Well: Jose Damiani
Like many of the users on here, I hold strong opinions on the recent cheating scandals, but I will leave the questions on them to other users. Instead, I will focus on my overriding passion in the game - junior bridge. I am of the opinion that the best thing that ...
Measuring Deductive Reasoning
Have a word with Sam Punch of Keep Bridge Alive fame. She's looking at doing elements of this type of work as part of her academic analysis into the benefits of bridge - I believe.
What is a "world class player"?
Champions League now has a higher standard of football than the World Cup and the first three on that list have all won multiples. The last two also won multiples when it was just a single club side from a nation event.
What is a "world class player"?
Playing as many boards as the pros they're paying, butlering generally equivalently and not ducking the strong teams in doing so.
Keep Bridge Alive Solutions
Greater cross-pollination of successful initiatives and methods from different areas. I'd offer the SYBA model for getting people trained to go into schools and initially engaging them. I'd also offer the EBED Junior Award Scheme as an example of a method that has engaged and encouraged kids to ...
David Burn's bidding problem: A65 KQ92 J43 T65
I double. Keeps most options open. (We all would if we could)
What’s the Point of Keep Bridge Alive?
If you're interested in kids and effects on performance at schools I should put you in touch with SYBA at Stamford in England. Might be some scope to help each other.
Challenges and concerns for the bridge community
Everyone needs to make a conscious effort to go out, engage and teach new players. Where clubs and organisations have done this they thrive because the core product - the game - is great. Where they haven't they have died. Anything else is just hot air.

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