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Barbara Barnes
Barbara Barnes
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Member Since
April 13, 2011
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Live in Washington, D.C. area; degree in math, retired from U.S Government.

Played a lot in the sixties/seventies; took 35 years off; came back to play in clubs or occasional regional about 2011. 

According to Newsweek I'm a typical ACBL member:  somebody's grandmother with an aol email address. 

Interested in the discussions about cheating detection and investigation/adjudication processes. 

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Yet to come
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Is this offensive?
I guess the OPP's remarks might cause annoyance or embarrassment to OP, OP's partner, or even OPP's partner or might interfere with the enjoyment of the game. So OP and OPPs should all just keep quiet.
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
As remarked elsewhere, you can do with two bidding boxes per table, or even one if you pass it around. And if you pass one around maybe that will create a little cooperative social activity, not to mention reinforcing the bidding ladder. Then you could pass the box around to ...
A Foolish Double
To be precise about dummy's rights and limitations: Law 42 Dummy's Rights: B.3. Dummy may draw attention to any irregularity, but only after play of the hand is concluded. Law 43 Dummy's Limitations Except as Law 42 allows... A.1. (a)Unless attention has been drawn ...
Bridge Lawyers
I think you're right -- they got 14 from somewhere -- either your "VP" differential in the head-to-head match or the difference in VP totals between your team and the other at the end of qualifying. Good luck with your appeal!
Bridge Lawyers
No, I meant they incorrectly took your margin in the head-to-head qualifying match as Victory Points instead of IMPs. And for victory points they took the number of boards. If there were a 15 board victory scale (and maybe there is) you would have won the quaiifying 15-0. I put ...
Bridge Lawyers
By CoC, they should have converted the qualifying matches to Victory Points to rank the teams after qualifying. What scale did they use? If they did that, how many Victory Points did Team P have. How many did Team C have. Was the difference 14 by any chance?
Bridge Lawyers
Perhaps they used "15" (the number of Q boards) as the basis for computing the carryover rather than (correctly) using the IMP differential. This amounts to counting that qualifying as a 15-0 VP win, using some 15-point scale. Of course, since 5/8 of 15 is 9.375, this requires ...
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
Little anecdote: Husband and I play in a serious four-table social club that meets every two weeks at members' homes. We sometimes call it a party. One night we were hosting when our wonderful and gregarious daughter-in-law came over to return the dog or some such errand. When she walked ...
Gavin Wolpert's bidding problem: AKQJ9 Q43 85 T92
Jon -- I do appreciate the simulation. However, it would be helpful if the hands were displayed in some other format than with dot separators to indicate the suits. That is very hard to read, especially in a list. If they could be spread out with suit symbols I'd be ...
Can't play to the 13th trick
Maybe (after ruling as above) the Director should say, "What's that board number? After the game I'll check to see if we need to replace the deck in that board."

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