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Jef Pratt
Jef Pratt
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 3, 2012
Last Seen
Sept. 20
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Advancing Intermediate striving for mindful awareness and equanimity while fully engaged in battle.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
discovering online bridge
Bridge Accomplishments
playing face to face
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Grand Slam DBC, North Carolina
Favorite Conventions
3rd and 5th leads from nothing
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Club Play...Results
Club Play...Results
I suppose the first thing to explore is, which enterprise, profit or nonprofit, if either, does or is better at recruiting and retaining new players historically. Second, even though one might be better than the other in the past, what is best for the future? Is either method capable of ...
Image, the business of bridge, the ACBL, and pride.
". I am not sure that the younger generation is as motivated by wealth as the bridge generation is/was. But I have little doubt that the opportunity socialize with the upper classes was one of the draws of bridge in its heyday." This is one of the most important statements ...
Club Play...Results
For all three levels, bring in mindful awareness supported by current science (neuroscience) to why we behave and react the way we do at the table in competition. (He's the nicest guy in the world away from the table...) On the same note, to go against some of those ...
Club Play #2...Poll.
Several times a week regularly
Replace SAYC
It is worked into the system, the first class after the 3-hour conversion class.
Replace SAYC
My journey in bridge was discouraging for the same reason I hear from my students, why were we taught something so inferior, so ambiguous? Why didn't we learn this first? The answer, because that was how the system evolved and all the money went into teaching that system and ...
Teaching online the way I teach live
I use BBO and Skype as well. The obstacle is the Whist part without the auction part. But you can put in a notrump contract and then play Whist style I think.
Willey's Vision vs. Mine
I would add that the students can choose a teacher if there are options of style and focus for them.
Willey's Vision vs. Mine
There has been one great revelation in all this, by Steve, yet, we can't stop the pissing contests. Can we make this work...Three types of bridge platforms (they are actually already in place), 1) one-size fits all for the casual players who believe they just want a social ...

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