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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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BBO Username
the saint
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Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
If you also want to improve the chances of the good teams, then increase the length of the RR matches. Besides, 3x16 is a holiday camp for top teams of 6 not a world championship. And if they lack the stamina then perhaps they aren't a top team.
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
A bit of varied international flavour adds something fresh too. Different approaches clashing. It all gets a bit beige otherwise.
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
Got to find a way to reduce it to 8 teams in the first place... Those damn zonal qualifiers with their good teams playing against their weak teams, how do we alter those formats too? And those national qualifiers...
Forgive and forget?
Hey, Cookson has managed to take a lot of selfies though. Complete waste of space that he is...
Who Will Win the Bermuda Bowl?
Standard. Reckon China will win one of these sooner or later. Currently bottom of the standings after day 1 - shows my level of insight...
English tournament entries
Oh and Chris, the JTI is still happening, and I'm keeping the streak going!
English tournament entries
And do you have the same figures for junior members?
Original Bridge Event Formats
I have a junior pair who will destroy the field at that.
English tournament entries
We may have 500 juniors on the database (for that I take some element of credit), but how many of them play say at least once per month in an EBU sanctioned event be that school, club, county, national or whatever? I'd guess 10%.
English tournament entries
Even back in the 90s it was qualifier and finals for the U20 and U25 pairs. Qualifying for the final was tough and the bonus was that you were granted free entry to the remainder of the Easter Congress (the final was on the Saturday) if you made it. Even ...

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