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Kevin Cline
Kevin Cline
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 20, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Hamman saying "Squashed like a bug" after I squeezed him for an overtrick
Bridge Accomplishments
Won Flt A Swiss Dallas Regional 2010 with Michael Heymann, John Zilic, and Jeff Juster
Favorite Conventions
Two-way checkback stayman
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Break In Tempo
David Burn, can you enlighten me about "noch zu"?
Attracting New Bridge Players
The ACBL did this about 30 years ago -- holding many senior tournaments and senior events in open tournaments. The age limit was 55, so these events excluded only a handful of up-and-coming young players. Now there are no up-and-coming players to exclude.
Kevin Cline's bidding problem: Q7 K KQJ864 T974
I gave that a lot of consideration. Maybe I posted the wrong problem.
Attracting New Bridge Players
Yes, it's a catch-22. If we don't recruit people under 65 the game will die. But we can't recruit them because there aren't enough of them to hold a game that we can recruit them to join. So basically it's game over. Eventually the day ...
Attracting New Bridge Players
The problem with bridge is not that it's too complicated. The problem is that almost every club duplicate today looks like a gathering at the senior center, and most games are scheduled during the work day. In many cities it's difficult for people with day jobs to find ...
Kevin Cline's bidding problem: Q7 K KQJ864 T974
No, 4 would not have shown and
Kevin Cline's bidding problem: T94 AQJ8743 62 5
Natural, less than invitational.
One Glaring Example of ACBL's Bloated Bureaucracy
Perhaps one reason for low participation in the GNTs is the high cost of playing at the National. The subsidy for GNT winners is not nearly enough to cover the cost of competing in the national. In D19 it was $500/person. That barely covers airfare Seattle to Atlanta. There ...
One Glaring Example of ACBL's Bloated Bureaucracy
D16 has Dallas/Fort-Worth and Houston, #4 and #5 in US Metro areas by population. Also Austin and San Antonio, #24 and #31 but only 80 miles apart.
One Glaring Example of ACBL's Bloated Bureaucracy
It should be easy to manage the GNT by playing it online with directors present at each site.
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