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Brendan Byrne
Brendan Byrne
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 30, 2013
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Going to New York in 2004.
Bridge Accomplishments
Playing a team game where the other three people at the table were Kevin Dwyer, Joe Grue, and John Kranyak.
Favorite Conventions
Strong Club. Canapé.
BBO Username
Downtown13
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Big Ideas
One issue with bridge in the U.S. is the lack of recognition. Was the USA’s 2017 Bermuda Bowl win covered in any major newspapers? I could not find any coverage, but I did not spend much time looking. The Minneapolis-St. Paul media (specifically the Star Tribune) has written ...
ACBL Membership
There are 73 members who are 29.
ACBL Junior Memberships: What do you think of new policy?
My last year as a junior was 2013. The ACBL is lucky that young people want to play bridge, and I believe the ACBL needs to do basically anything reasonable to attract more juniors and under 40 people to play bridge. Free memberships for youth and juniors would be ideal ...
Exposed score sheets
I do encounter situations like this too often, and it is a complete joke. I understand a very new and raw player not knowing it, but it was something I learned as a brand new duplicate bridge player. It takes like 10 seconds to explain why a player needs to ...
Bidding Review
I don't understand why players ask/are allowed to ask for a review of the bidding. The bidding cards were just on the table, and paying attention and memorization are important aspects of bridge. Also, it is possible no one at the table remembers the bidding. It cannot even ...
Bridge Students in Springfield, MA
It is awesome to read about how successful this program has been. One of the many reasons to get bridge in the schools is to make bridge a more diverse activity. I feel that meeting during the school day is key to the success of a school bridge club. I ...
A Simple Question
This is slightly off topic, but I did not feel it warranted starting a new thread. I played in the gold rush pairs in this tournament, and I was surprised at how often opponents would do little to nothing to try to keep their scoresheet private. Sometimes players would put ...
Bridge: The Next Generation
In case anyone needs/wants any extra motivation for donating. I get the impression that a lot of the SIVY players are in a similar situation to me 12 years ago. When I was 16, I attended the World Junior Individual Championship and the World Junior Camp in New York ...
Follow Up: Response from ACBL President Ken Monzingo - with Commentary
I hope that Mr. Monzingo will apologize/clarify/retract his statement about bridge being a "senior game." If the ACBL wants to get more younger players to join, a comment like that from the President is not going to help. The U.S. has an incredible group of under 40 ...
Follow Up: Response from ACBL President Ken Monzingo - with Commentary
I could go into more detail, but I was also disappointed to read the portion of the letter that referred to bridge as a "senior game." The top U.S. team from each of the past three Bermuda Bowls consisted of 18 players (5 of whom played two of three ...
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