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Alan Shillitoe
Alan Shillitoe
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 4, 2015
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

English Bridge's chief babysitter.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

BBO Username
the saint
ACBL Ranking
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Current Rumours for World Bridge Games 2020
Held Olympiad in 1992, holds major Italian championships all the time.
BridgeWinners Golden Raspberry Awards 2019
Sounds like a contender for all three in one...
BridgeWinners Golden Raspberry Awards 2019
It wasn't intended that way. I'm heavily involved in junior bridge where the ability to laugh at one's own (frequent and spectacular) mishaps is integral to it. Sometime's you just have to put your own hand up and say 'Yes, I was a total spanner there ...
BridgeWinners Golden Raspberry Awards 2019
Mike was one of the people I was certain would have a nomination for themselves for one of the categories...
ATB: -500 instead of +1010
We really need a BW Oscars for that sort of thing.
Question for Accountants (of benefit to Pros)
That does depend on how well the pro plays. If they have a shocker, the punter certainly isn't getting anything for their money!
Why am I not that crazy about Bridge anymore these days?
I love it, but with a career and a young family I don't have the time to play as much as I would like and I get massive envy every time I know there's a big event on I'd want to be playing in. A friend of ...
Big Data : digital data from analogue Bridge. Distributed, total bridge data via sites worldwide with add/read APIs
Have a word with Florentin Axinte - he's already offering a product that runs queries on the VG datasets. The quality of data recording by VG operators means there's gaps and glitches in the database - player names, duff sets and a few other bits that are a PITA to ...
Bidding philosophy
I'm bidding something, probably 2S, because it's far too boring not to.
Rating Study from ACBL Tournaments
One query - and as I'm from England I'm not just blindly pushing NGS, this is me asking a question because I don't have the time to research the fine detail myself. The English NGS is ostensibly an individual system, but does also produce partnership ratings. How would ...

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