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Barbara Barnes
Barbara Barnes
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 13, 2011
Last Seen
27 minutes 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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Philly Slam Poll 2 of 3: ATB missed 6!D
When I was a toddler some wise soul taught me that a player holding the AK of trump has to take special responsibility in slam auctions. This rules out 5D. My choices in order of preference would be BW, 6D, 4H (which I think of as kind of a torture ...
Is ACBL Aiming for Ridicule?
Is everyone playing the same boards? If there are enough players any particular board could be in play for a rather short period of time and still have enough results to get a meaningful matchpoint percentage. Not much different than an old multi-section regional pair game with unduplicated boards. I ...
Check my math:
Here's the delightful story of what happened when Oregon tried to keep anyone but licensed engineers from commenting on technical matters.
Puposely revoking
Hi, Ed. By one word, do you mean "lawyering"? I didn't mean to dump anyone into the trash -- especially not directors or rule-followers. What I meant was the less time we spend thinking about/arguing about/having hurt feelings and suspicions about each other the more appealing the game ...
Puposely revoking
Perfect, thank you Giles. Dealing with these things isn't bridge, it's lawyering. Offputting to casual players and new but potentially serious players getting interested in the game. Hurts the game.
Puposely revoking
Electronic play, anyone? Seriously, a couple of these threads demonstrate how much ill will and wasted thinking could be saved by playing electronically, esp. no revokes. Let alone misheard auction, insufficient bids,
Would you DELIBERATELY take advantage of a penalty card?
Electronic play, anyone?
Big Ideas
Adam, Newplicatei sounds great. Been thinking more about when I started playing -- I think I would have been too intimidated to speak so I just let (experienced) partner take the lead in procedural things. I trusted them, like Amy and Steve's newplicaters come to trust and feel comfortable with ...
Moving the I/N discussion out of the chart thread
Snoopy explains ... Perfect! Remembering Charles Schultz was a bridge player, wonder if could get a license to use that! I thought this was also pertinent to the "big idea" about improving teaching results, so moved my comment and some later thoughts over to that thread. One way to improve teaching ...
Big Ideas
Today's installment: Thinking about bridge skills (e.g., finesses, winkles, Stayman, defending the multi) and bridge (ACBL) meta-skills (rules, table behavior, initiating and reacting to director calls, etc.) People have a wide range of ambitions and time to invest in improving their bridge skills. WE all think they should ...

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