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Linda Marshall
Linda Marshall
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Member Since
July 31, 2011
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3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm from the Washington, DC area.

In the past few years I've started going to most NABCs.  I've reached the stage where I'm disappointed not to qualify for the second day (I often get to the second day) and pleasantly surprised to make the overalls.

I'm the vice president of my unit and a frequent bridge volunteer.

I'm an attorney.  My other hobbies are dancing, hiking, and knitting.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
I had a 60% session in platinum pairs once.
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to 1C, transfer lebensohl, xyz, flannery, reverse flannery, mini-splinters, kickback, Robinson (multi-landy), scrambling 2N
BBO Username
LMarshall
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Small Sectional Swiss Team Event
You can just run a bracketed teams without an X strat and a B limit; most of the B people will be able to play in round robin leagues and the top bracket can be a round robin or a swiss. The advantage of A/X swiss and bracketed B ...
Ideas for Unit (or local org) Games?
Right, the unit runs a weekly club game. We don't run a unit championship every week but there are lots of special games that clubs can run besides unit championships.
responding to 1NT overcall
I play Flannery with most of my partners, so it wouldn't make sense to have a sequence to show 4 spades along with a minor after partner opens 1H. And after a 1S opener I suppose we could do something to show a long minor and 4 hearts, but ...
Ideas for Unit (or local org) Games?
We have a very good weekly unit game.
responding to 1NT overcall
What I play with most people is that 2 of the other minor is Stayman (with at least 4-4) and other bids are weak and natural.
Swiss teams - with hand records, bridgemates and less waiting time - it IS possible!
When we play swiss with predupes, each table starts with 2 and we move the boards down a table when we're done with them.
Swiss teams - with hand records, bridgemates and less waiting time - it IS possible!
I remember coming back to my teammates after a 6-board match once, having one of my teammates remark that the boards were flat as a pancake, and winning the match by 45 imps. The boards actually weren't that interesting; our opponents were playing a swingy system.
ACBL Scheduling: Adjusting Spring NABC Schedule to avoid excluding certain genders/ages
That's what I've done at spring NABCs lately too. And I would have been happy to come two days earlier to play imp pairs but didn't want to come 4 days earlier get stuck with regional events.
ACBL Scheduling: Adjusting Spring NABC Schedule to avoid excluding certain genders/ages
I do like the idea of everyone playing together better than having all of these events that various groups are excluded from.
ACBL Scheduling: Adjusting Spring NABC Schedule to avoid excluding certain genders/ages
I don't really like the idea of separate events either (I've played in them a few times but mostly play in open events). Separate events might be held because people like playing in them for reasons other than relative strength of field. Separate strats within an open event ...
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