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Donald Mamula
Donald Mamula
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Member Since
July 17, 2012
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Member Type
Bridge Official
about me

Trying to do what's best for the game, often by clearing up misconceptions and misinformation.  All opinions are my own and reflect no bridge organization or group.

Past: Served for 9 years on ACBL BoD, 4 years as BoG chairman, lifetime member of BoG, 9 years on D19 board, almost every unit job from grunt labor to unit president.  Proudest bridge admin experience was being "first spouse" to a great BoG chairman.

Current: Retired, but sharing my experience and knowledge.

United States of America

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Cheating on BBO
[i]"We know that people do cheat on BBO"[/i] And there you have it, folks. [i]"Is it worth the risk?"[/i] If one makes the rewards large enough, the risk/reward equation tips towards cheating. All of which argues against holding any kind of "serious" play online, unless ...
No Open World Championships Until 2024?
[i]"But also from all bridge professionals' point of view, this decision is disastrous. Very few countries are represented by professional national teams, so outside the US the national team players make no money. So the open transnational world championships are an amazing opportunity for bridge professionals"[/i] As the ...
May Board Meeting - Jounal is online
The Journal distributed to the BoD includes the name(s) of the BoD member(s) who is/are the sponsor of the motion. The Journal also includes statements from the motion maker in support of the motion (in a comments section separate from the the motion itself) along with management ...
May Board Meeting - Jounal is online
Since you refer to both BBO and ACBL in that last paragraph, does "current management" refer to ACBL, BBO or both?
May Board Meeting - Jounal is online
Having read the proposed Journal, I can see that there are still BoD members that love putting narrative into what should be black and white regulations. Amazing that an attorney who should know about the writing style for regulations allowed these into the Journal as presented. Two attorneys, if we ...
May Board Meeting - Jounal is online
A bit more openness from the BoD might have stemmed some of this.
May Board Meeting - Jounal is online
Richard -- Trust me, they are capable of bickering over many more topics than just masterpoints.
May Board Meeting - Jounal is online
I remember how the ACBL cast its lot with E-Bridge back in 2000. Lots of political influence in that decision. I can even remember how the Learn To Play Bridge CDs had the E-Bridge program included (dubbed ACBL Online). Plus, the ACBL and E-Bridge held an "Internet World Open Pairs ...
May Board Meeting - Jounal is online
Neal Smith wrote: [i]"but why is the league taking an additional cut?"[/i] Like the question about the dog on the porch, the answer is: "Because it can"
May Board Meeting - Jounal is online
Well, it looks as though it has been taken down. Getting a 404 both through the above link, as well as through the BoD Journal link on the website.

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