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Hendrik Sharples
Hendrik Sharples
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Basic Information

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

Member National Ethical Oversight Committee, 


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


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, sell some of that stuff on behalf of my clients


I golf once a week.  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
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Missed slam ATB
Considering that slam has play opposite the perfect (Kxxxx, Qx, Axx, xxx) 9 count, I think S space consuming 4 bid was a poor choice of bids.
What's the correct ruling?
It is allowed in D20, I'm not sure who else overruled the ACBL's ban
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: KQx Ax KJx AT742
I'm about to make a penalty double, please wait.
UI: What does it suggest? (Part 1)
The UI suggests that opener is uncomfortable with 2NT bid. Thus it suggests bidding over passing Personally I think if you are going to play weak NT and not take advantage of the knowledge you have a comfortable place to play this hand, you are losing one of the benifits ...
Your Opinions, Please
I think you made a rather blanket statement about unethical pros Gary. I don’t agree with it and gave an example of good ethics by pro.
Your Opinions, Please
Dale, after years of having a recorder who just wasn't interested, there a new sheriff in town. Robb Gordon is following up on every one.
Your Opinions, Please
Your Opinions, Please
Well Gary, then I'll give a shout out to Billy Miller, who raised his client partner with 3 (1 - 1 - 2) without the slightest consternation. In fact I (humorously) told him (away from the table) that he needed to work on his tempo so the rest ...
Failure to Alert
It certainly appears to be a ruling that could have gone either way depending on the director and the people polled. The result should not have been adjusted in ACBL land as the grounds for overturning are director error. Here as far as I can tell the director followed correct ...
ACBL Scheduling: Adjusting Spring NABC Schedule to avoid excluding certain genders/ages
In a curling bonspiel the upper tier of seniors is 90. Having everyone but Gavin eligible for the seniors events is ludicrous IMHO.

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