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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

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

District 7, Unit 165, East Tennessee.

Retired Chemical Engineer.

I have most system books in English and a few in Italian and French.

2019: Playing Precision-like system with Steve Moese.  :)

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, Naida Lamb, 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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Copy of 2/1 Stephi
2 over 1
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2/1 Jerry - Larry
2 over 1
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Pratt Precision
Jeff Pratt = Larry Lowell
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Copy of Larry Lowell + Steve Moese
Transfer Precision
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More 4 card Majors in Precision
Lots of good advice above. Play transfers and let opener's acceptance of the transfer be a distributional asking bid (with no good suit of his own). Responder can use a 2nd transfer for this and now Opener can set trumps and that can be a Beta for Controls. I ...
Looking for autobridge refills
Randy, I found some of my autobridge files. I have 11p (The Squeeze) continuous to 32P (Basic Trump Play) Part two. e-mail me for instructions.
Looking for autobridge refills
Randy, I have a bunch. WIll dig them out on Tuesday and let you know which sets.
RIP George Rosenkranz
Condolences to the family. I too loved his books.
Transfer Advances after a Takeout Double
Erik: I have been playing the Power Double (15+ hcp) with Herbert negative (cheapest call) for several years now and it is one of my favorite defensive conventions (along with Roman Jump Overcalls, i.e. The Overcall System). We have used the 1NT response to the Power Double to show ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Yes, I had a team in the 2002 Vanderbilt in Houston and we played a 3-way with only 1 team advancing. 79 teams I remember. Ugh!
What is the correct TD decision and why?
East made a bidding error not bidding 5. 9 controls is not enough for slam without a singleton or 2-suit fit. I understand the system, but would change the contract back to 5. Would we still be having this discussion if opener had bid 5 with the ...
New, simple, more accurate rating system.
Wow! (70 Blue Ribbons) I play mostly pair games at Regionals and Sectionals = 0.25 What about Platinum Points?
Outraged by the USBF
BW January 2001, pg. 7: Medals at Maastricht, Larry Cohen, Unfamiliar Methods During the three-hour break between the quarterfinal and semi-final matches, we racked our brains trying to figure out how to cope with such things as a two-spade opening that shows this suit and that suit, or maybe none ...
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
I see 17.50 MP for A/X/Y Open Pairs on Thursday, 2 sessions (on ACBLive).

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