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Michael Roche
Michael Roche
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Member Since
March 30, 2011
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Bridge Player
about me

2 NABC wins in Mixed BAM. Happy to add LM pairs in Atlanta

5 Canadian Team Championships wins

 

Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Mike Hargreaves John Rayner Daniel Lyder Karen Cumpstone. I guess I have to add John Carruthers now was well :)
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Best bridge advice ever:
If you can’t play well play quickly. Nobody likes slow and bad.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
When I started to play duplicate in the late 60's I got hooked ...and it lasted for 50+ years. Best game ever. Nowadays the marketing is aimed at potential customers who will play at most 20 years. And in that time they will never play against good players. Maybe ...
NABCs
And the entry fees were $1600/team. You don't need volunteers if you pay everyone
French carding agreements
A friend of mine played at a local club in Paris one night. He opened 1D and raised his partner's 1S response to 2. As he put down the dummy with only KQx of S as support - the other 3 players called for the director! It would seem that ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Maybe you have to consider revenue sharing. Volunteers are critical to success at NABC’s.
Takeout or Penalty
I guess matchpoints is all about your expected score for defending 2S. -50 or -100 can be a clear top. Don’t confuse matchpoints with bridge.
Takeout or Penalty
Look at your hand. With zero Spades please pass. With 1 DSI. With 2 or more takeout.
NABCs
Need to shift the Fall Nationals outside of the Thanksgiving timeframe. Work Toronto and Las Vegas into higher frequency.
Your UI ruling?
I continue to be amazed at how many players are convinced they “always know” what hesitation bids mean. Whatever happened to taking bids at face value? If you think there’s a problem call the director. But in so doing you become the appellant....not the police...not the judge ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Today is the first time Freddy has passed in all those 52 years.
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