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Chris Hasney
Chris Hasney
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Member Since
April 2, 2016
Last Seen
3 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I was active in the Professional Bridge Tour during its brief but interesting life.  I play once or twice a month in my club and attend regional and national tournaments when able. I've authored several bridge books and articles including the beginner rubber bridge book Simplicity Bridge in 2009. I'm focused on finding ways to promote our game of contract bridge at the high school and college age levels using new tools and marketing methods. Somewhere along the line I managed to make Bronze Life Master, but not liking the echelons above LM concept I just claim LM. I will continue to play at bridge, hoping to someday come close to learning the game.

Here are my websites.

Books, articles, and some free lesson plans

Bridge videos:

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Opponent cue bid a conrol he didn't have enroute to a small slam, luring me into a bad lead and making. I congratulated him, and learned from it.
Bridge Accomplishments
I have 6+ Platinum points! (They are now the only ones I covet.)
Regular Bridge Partners
Bob Walton (old Acol + some new SAYC stuff), any NLM who works at the game away from the table.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Thunder Mountain Bridge Center, Sierra Vista, Arizona
Favorite Tournaments
Las Vegas Regional
Favorite Conventions
3-Way Super Accepts
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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The Death of Teams
Ditto from a small ponder. Nearest Sectional is also nearest regional, 2 hr. drive and an overnight (used-to-could commute, but not any more). Next nearest regional is 4 hour drive one way, and that's also nearest NABC. Making LM is expensive around here! Winning club game typically pays fractional ...
The Death of Teams
"Never schedule a KO without a swiss concurrent with it. Never schedule a pairs event without a gold rush concurrent." It's a shame that's more sarcastic than tongue-in-cheek. That's what's killing us. And yet, many see it as salvation. Go figure. See Ira's comment above.
Selling Bridge - Be Proactive
(For Peg) Check out the college bridge video. Promotes the young stars, admittedly a bit stale now, but holds up I think.
The Death of Teams
Things must have changed a lot. Last few times I played Stratified pairs we couldn't field more than one section. Everyone was consumed by teams, and, of course those dratted Gold Rush things. And in KOs I kept getting stuck in Bracket IV or lower, when I asked for ...
There's an app for that
And the years go by... Here's a letter by Jeff Lehman a year ago. This app was reviewed in the Bridge Bulletin about that time. I haven't yet tried it because I don't have machines that can run it. (no ...
Selling Bridge - Be Proactive
Here's something everyone can do tomorrow (Sunday) at church if you attend (don't go just to do this). Many larger congregations have one or more youth ministers or deacons. If that's true of yours, offer to donate beginning bridge books, cards, etc. and free lessons in exchange ...
Selling Bridge - Be Proactive
Make sure you have contact stickers with name, email, phone for someone willing to close with a free lesson or kibitz session. Always offer to pick up your prospect, don't expect them to just drop by the club (and that's mostly a bad thing anyway). All contact info ...
Selling Bridge - Be Proactive
A couple of days ago I contacted the producers of Big Brother to donate introduction to rubber bridge books and decks of cards to the House, so maybe the House Guests will take up the game when locked in for long periods (not even allowed in the back yard!). No ...
Break In Tempo
No wonder we lose players. Who wants to put up with all this? Hopefully South gently called "Director Please..." (after the auction and the opening lead?), noted when asked that 3C was bid after a noticeable break in tempo, the opponents concurred, the eventual director ruling was accepted with grace ...
Ray Yuenger's bidding problem: A7 KJ2 KT4 KJ842
Ray, Spotted this in the UI/Break in Tempo thread and so happy you made this poll. This type of situation actually happened Monday when I was playing 1st time with someone else's student (not poaching, honest). I was West in this example, and did not break tempo. My ...
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