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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've enjoyed playing cards since I was a kid and Bridge is the ultimate card game. I played heavily in 2006-2009 while going to college and then disappeared for a while when the limited vacation days made it hard to go to tournaments. I have a bit more free time recently and have been getting back into it again, what a great game!


For day job stuff I build custom native mobile apps for Android and iOS and my main other consistent interest has been hiking. I'd like to get into backpacking although I haven't done it yet. Other interests over the years have been Magic the Gathering, Gardening, Go, Eve Online, and tabletop games like Terra Mystica.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Junior Bridge Camp in Slovakia, what a great time!
Bridge Accomplishments
13th out of 320ish pairs in NABC Fast Pairs in Vegas, Spingold Day 3
Regular Bridge Partners
Ray Miller, Kim Eng, Bryan Delfs, Jenni Carmichael, Chris Gibson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Mercercrest/Eastside Bridge Club in Seattle area
Favorite Tournaments
any winter NABC that is in a sunny locale, I love Seattle but the overcast skies in Winter can be a bit much!
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
General 2/1
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You are now the King/Queen of the ACBL, what next?
Magic the Gathering does this. There are different levels of rules enforcement with the Regular being the social/casual "potentially educate players but don't penalize them" and competitive being the more serious one where people get more nitpicky about the rules. Calling out the two levels might help with ...
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
Are there units that have done a revenue share with clubs from tournaments? We floated some ideas about that but got tripped up on mechanics of how to determine which clubs get how much. Also questions of non profit funds going to for profit clubs, etc. Would certainly be great ...
Multi went for -1100. Worst bid?
@Christian That's something I didn't anticipate when I started playing multi but the extra 2 level bid has been the big winner for us. We play a multi 2 and a precision 2 and then the best bid for 2 has some choices. We initially ...
A Junior's Perspective on Promoting Bridge
Great article, thanks for taking the time to put it together. I've heard others express mini bridge as a good start but I think you do a better job of explaining why than many others. Also, I appreciate and agree with your thoughts about technology. It feels like many ...
You are now the King/Queen of the ACBL, what next?
Sure, I didn't see this as a way to wish for things to happen but rather a fun way to brainstorm. I've seen similar exercises in the past come up with some really good ideas that ended up getting implemented.
You are now the King/Queen of the ACBL, what next?
To be clear, you can implement multiple changes. Don't think I can edit OP anymore to add that.
Good/ bad 2NT or Scramble?
I play good/bad with some people but the scenarios where it is on are pretty defined and this isn't one of them. 2NT in competitive auctions is (when not defined otherwise) usually an attempt to find a fit/two places to play and that's how I would ...
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
It seems like the unit board is seen as the enemy of the club owner here which is something I'm not sure I understand. As the clubs are the foundation for any successful bridge community, shouldn't finding ways to help/support local clubs be a priority for any ...
Knoxville Sectional has 49 Tables for Pro-AM
Adjusted Master Points
Because there are huge disparities in the difficulty of blue ribbon quals. 2nd in bracket 3 of a bracketed team event is the same as winning a bracket 1 KO or A/X Swiss. The Netherland approach of top 5-10 masterpoint finishes seems like a much better approximation. The ACBL ...

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