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Melanie Manfield
Melanie Manfield
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May 24, 2011
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Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
P.S. Are back-benchers allowed to call for a vote of "no-confidence"??
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
Agreed. Especially because young players new to the game may have played other card games (or other types of games) where behavior that is wrong in bridge is considered acceptable.
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
Scarlet letters?
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
Perhaps as a beginning to creating an environment where players don't even think about cheating, a person in charge of a major international bridge federation would have to choose between a friendship with a person found to have been a collusive cheater, and remaining head of that organization.
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
Michael is using an analogy. Whether or not people agree with him about the appropriate (bridge) penalty for collusive cheaters, can people not see that he is using an analogy? He is not saying that the crime of collusive cheating at bridge is morally equivalent to what happened at the ...
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
Whether amateur or professional, or pro/student, it should be the case that a pair caught cheating collusively should never be able to play as a pair again. I think that most of us agree on that.
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
Is the same person who is in charge of the Appeals and Charges Committee also a representative to the WBF?
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
If the idea of disgorgement is thought to be impractical, what about the idea that Karen Walker suggested that the returning player pledge to never again play bridge professionally or be allowed to win prize money? I understand the point that such a person may not voluntarily keep a pledge ...
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
I really like the idea of requiring that a collusive cheater, if given a second chance, would have to pledge to never again profit financially, through being hired professionally or winning prize money. There would be (and already are) opportunities to teach, coach privately, write -- that seems more than fair ...
Do we need the BOG?
Margaret, I was referring to individual posts here on BW from members of the BoG that I, personally, have found informative. Steve Moese and Stuart Goodgold are two of the persons I am referring to.

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