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Hendrik Sharples
Hendrik Sharples
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Member National Ethical Oversight Committee, National Conduct Committee, Member National Appeals Committee, (before they did away with it),

member both Goodwill and Charity committees 

D20 Recorder (for many years, took a decade off, now I'm back), former D20 Disciplinary chair, playing duplicate since 1978 or so.


Personal property appraiser (real life: as in antiques road show meets hoarders)

 I tell people what their stuff is worth, and sell some of that stuff on behalf of my clients 

I used to golf once a week, no longer (bad back and bad golf is a terrible combination). 

Before bridgewinners I used to do other things, but not so much any more......

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
meeting my wife (of course!)
Bridge Accomplishments
hundreds of regional wins, no (sigh) national wins
Regular Bridge Partners
Gerry Marshall
Favorite Tournaments
Penticton, Seaside, almost any National
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
MI (?) Ruling
So N/S have no idea what they are doing in what must be a common sequence, get to their 2-1 “fit”, S didn’t notice the double, but they score up 650? Sorry I don’t see this as a good ruling.
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
I will very politely ask an opponent I have mentored, or one that frequently asks for my opinion, if they would like some help on a trouble hand. Otherwise I keep any advice to myself.
Ethical Or Not?
If partner made a preemptive bid with a LR hand, something happened that alerted you to that fact. Whatever that something is, it is clearly UI. And you must pass, IMHO.
Hendrik Sharples's bidding problem: Q QJ KJT63 AQJ63
Thanks, Craig, I was not aware of that.
ATB, but I get the couch
David, if you're going to bid like that, let me suggest you two move in to a studio apartment with a couch that fronts a Murphy bed. (meaning there's a couch or a bed in the space, but not both)
Banished to the Couch
I think it's clear to bid 4. Partner, I have no idea what your bid means, so here's back at you.
Which ACBL regional Nov 4-10?
PV easy to get to, big enough to be worthwhile, several good teams will be there, nice places to stay, good food, lots of sunshine, and a lot of fun
Board 3 Day 1 Session 1 LM Pairs
Polling isn't perfect, but I think it's a great improvement over whatever was being done before. I see far fewer bad rulings, and far fewer appeals as a result.
Fastest Life Master
Grant Baze
Happy Trails, Matt Smith
I don’t know a better director. Enjoy your retirement Matt.

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