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Barbara Barnes
Barbara Barnes
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 13, 2011
Last Seen
Oct. 16
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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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 ...
Big Ideas
Some of the things I had in mind are close to some of the content in the LEARN tab of the ACBL site. But the delivery mechanism would be different with selected (short) modules offered actively at various points, and some required at to achieve certain ranks. . Also the content ...
Big Ideas
Improving Teaching Results [This comment was initially made on Linda Trent's post on I/N issues.(Well worth reading in this context.) Bears on the Big Idea of Improving Teaching Results specifically as to procedures rules, and ethics. Among other things, Linda made the point that newer players are ...
Moving the I/N discussion out of the chart thread
These days there are good on-line packages to administer and certify training -- the kind of packages used in many workplaces to train employees in corporate policies on sexual harassment, cyber-security, etc. In many workplaces training or retraining in these issues must be certified periodically. Perhaps the ACBL could develop packages ...
Revoke Prevention Responsibility
I voted for 0%. In practice, I might offer to accept the blame (all of it), if partner is the kind of person I'd like to play with, he/she won't allow me to take any of it.
Revoke Prevention Responsibility
Does anyone say (or do) anything special if you "know" someone has revoked, i..e., two hidden hands fail to follow when you "know" someone has at least one more.. I suppose you should recheck your count (that's why I put "know" in quotes.) Then?
Wish Trick
I learned "wish trick" for A234 as I learned bridge in the mid sixties. I was in high school or maybe college and remember playing in a fun game when A234 occurred. Someone, maybe me, said 'wish trick." We were all well familiar with the term. One of the other ...
No Penalty After A Revoke ?
Can't the director adjudicate first the claim (which will establish the revoke) and then the revoke?

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