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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
43 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired Chemical Engineer.


I have most system books in English.


2017: Looking for Strong Club partnership, District 7, TN, GA, NC, SC, VA

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing in the Vanderbilt 2002 in Houston and meeting Kathi Wei. Standing in front of Benito Garozzo in Chicago (2015).
Bridge Accomplishments
NAOP-C Winner TX 1998, Winning 3 KOs @ Atlanta Regional 2005, 89 GMP; 1st in Educational Pairs - Virginia Beach 2010 Regional, 67%; ACBL Goodwill Award, Unit 165, 2014. Winning 2015 Knoxville Summer Sectional with 41 SMP. 78% game in 2017 playing 2/1 in 5 table game.
Regular Bridge Partners
Dwayne Hoffman - Keylime BLM, Robin Kell GLM, Robert Levedsque SLM, Charlotte Rueschenberg DLM
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Knoxville Area Bridge Clubs (Director of Thur AM), Oak Ridge Bridge Association (Teacher)
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, TN Regional
Favorite Conventions
Strong Club and Canape with 4-cd Majors, 2016: Mosca Club with canape.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Mosca Strong Club
Strong Club with Canape
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Copy of Precision - Lowell/Donner
Precision Club - with transfers
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Copy of Larry and Steve
Mosca Club, Canape
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What other hand types merit jump responses to strong artificial 1C or 2C (or other) openings?
The Barcelona Strong Club, 2017, uses a 3-tier response to 1 for 5-5 hands with 8+ hcp, 2.65%: 1 - 2 = 5-5 any, 11+ hcp 1 - 2 = 5-5 touching suits, 8-10 hcp (also 6-5) 1 - 2NT = 5-5 non-touching suits, 8-10 hcp 1 - 3 ...
Gatlinburg Regional: 4/16 - 22 Precision?
I have a partner as of 1/18/18.
What other hand types merit jump responses to strong artificial 1C or 2C (or other) openings?
Ping, This is a good design, I have been using something similar for several years. I learned the 1 - 2 = 5-5 & G.F. from a friend of Eric Rodwell. Previously we were using 1 - 2 as any 4441 and 1 - 2 as 5440 with ...
Solid Suit Design in Strong !C Systems
Because 6-2 fits aren't always discovered at a low enough level for a TAB and it is even harder when responder has a 7 or 8-cd semi-solid or better suit AND in any of my Strong Club Systems, responder can not do a TAB unless RKC is available after ...
Solid Suit Design in Strong !C Systems
OK, how about A DESIGN for semi-solid suits: AKJxxx, AQJxxx, KQJxxx? I'll look up the probability later tonight. 4.2%
Solid Suit Design in Strong !C Systems
Yes, it is rare - The odds are 6 hands in 1000, however only about 10% of those hands would open 1, thus if you play 5000 hands a year as I do, then responder would have a solid suit opposite a 1 opener less than once a year.
Your Ideal Opening Structure
Current system: Mosca : Synergy of Fantunes, Nightmare, & Millennium . Strong (15+) with transfer negatives of 1, 1, or 1. Transfer positives at 2-level. 3-level positive transfers with semi-solid suits or better. Canape openings when 4-5 or 4-6 distribution with 10-16 hcp and a major-minor hand ...
Gatlinburg Regional: 4/16 - 22 Precision?
OR, learn your Strong Club System?
Best use of 2!d opening in a big club system
Or playing 4-cd majors use 2 like 2, 5 or 6 cards without a 4-cd major. We love these auctions: 2 - 3NT.
Board 4 from the 12/19/2017 Common Game
Yes, I led the J and declarer won the K and led the 10, I won with the K and led the Q. Declarer tried to draw trump from his hand and we obtained a ruff to defeat 4!

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