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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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July 29, 2010
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about me

Project Manager of Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY)

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Bridge Accomplishments
Real success in limited national events (1st NAP C, 2nd 0-1500 LM Pairs, 3/4 GNT B, 4th 0-5000 Blue Ribbons) and limited success in real national events (11th national 2-day swiss, 22nd mixed swiss, 22nd 3-day swiss, 26th fast pairs, and other low overalls)
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MBodell
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Silver Life Master
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Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
There are lots of flaws in master points but I agree that C players (or other) getting master points for below 50% games isn't one I'd list. If you are going to complain about the link from raw score to master points why not complain about the fact ...
Major Disagreement with NT Interference
I think it is quite a bit different if you have an unknown major with a known minor versus an unknown minor with a known major. And also if you can play at the 2 level in your minor. Playing Capp/Hamilton where 2M shows that major and unknown minor ...
Money saving proposal.
It also eliminates the silver points, if that is important for people. The alternative way to earn silver though is through STAC games. I don't know if you already have that or could do more of that as an alternative (or join a STAC that is already being run ...
Assume It Is Off
Is it true that systemically you can't be 6-4 in the minors? I assume so from the way you are describing it, but I wanted to double check. With 6 and 4 I'm guessing you open 2 and with 6 and 4 you ...
For ACBL Club Directors, Questions About Time Allowed Per Board and Per Round
I'm not a club director, but the usual practice near me is 7.5 minutes a board. For 2 board rounds that means 15 minutes. For 3 board rounds that means 22 minutes, but sometimes is just 21 minutes. Directors will also sometimes add a few minutes a couple ...
The disappearing evening club game
And based on our sample size of 2 having an evening game might help you win the world mixed teams champs, as we also fairly frequently have one of the recent teams champs, and occasionally have another in our evening game too.
The disappearing evening club game
We regularly get something like 25-30 tables for a Wednesday night game that starts at 7 pm and runs until no later than 10:15 pm generally. It is a split game with a NLM section opposite the open pairs. And that isn't even the only local Wednesday night ...
NABCs
Right, that wikipedia page was the source of the data I was using.
Your UI ruling?
I'm too weak for 3; I'm too strong for 3; I want to double them in 3; I want to try 3nt with my double stop in diamonds; is 3 worth it or should I just support spades? It seems like there is a ...
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
Or a 0+ which some do. It isn't a major problem if nearly all uses are open. But if basic/basic+ is common, this becomes a backwards step.
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