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Mike Cassel
Mike Cassel
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Member Since
June 24, 2010
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2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Lobby your ACBL Board rep to move the 10K event at the start of the Spring NABC to Sat-Sun rather than starting on Day1 of both the Platinum and the IMP Pairs. Bueller?  Bueller?  Hello?  Strive to schedule 10K events on day2 of 3 day NABC+ events. Having a 10K event final on day 1 of a new NABC+ event is WRONG




The ACBL doesn't need a one size fits all policy for team entry fees.  If you want 100% of the masterpoints then you pay your 100%.  A 6 person team willing to receive proportional overall awards, as we do in Swiss team events, can pay the 4 person team entry fee.  We already track the sitouts.  This is not rocket science.




Live tournament bridge will sputter if we don't engage new club players to enjoy play in a larger venue.  It's time for a new grass roots approach:  North American Swiss Pairs.  Qualify during the Grass Roots Fund month in May and earn the right to play at the fall NABC.  The grass roots events, NAP and GNT, should be designed to excite newer players, not just reward those who are already coming to the NABCs

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
23imp pickup in Vegas mini-Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Editor for the Gopher Regional & Minneapolis Grand Slam Club Bulletins
Member of Bridge Club(s)
D14 GNT Coordinator
Favorite Tournaments
any one with Web Movements and level playing fields
Favorite Conventions
Xfr advances/1MX, Def vs. Michaels(majors), Reverse Smith, 4way 2H/1m, 4way 2C/1M
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Officer's Club Mentoring Team Card
2 over 1
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Mike Cassel & Barry Purrington
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Carol Mahoney
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Mike Cassel & Harry Sapienza
Forcing Club
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Terry Lijewski mx1920
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Bill & Sue Treble
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Mike&Peter 15May15
2/1 GF
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Mike Kamil Gabby Sherman Mike Cassel
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Say No To Cheats
The focus of this thread has been diluted but, re. suitable punishment before reinstatement: WITHOUT ALLOCUTION THERE SHALL BE NO REHABILITATION am reminded of the forger Abignale who eventually helped the FBI solve other forgery cases. YOU DON'T GET "CLEAN" IF YOU DON ...
My thoughts about how the ACBL should be structured.
Our STACs require clubs to forward $7.00/table to the district coordinator. That's $1.75/player and the upcharge at the club is usually $2 About $1.12 goes to the ACBL About $0.63 comes back to the sponsor. What is the actual cost borne by the ...
My thoughts about how the ACBL should be structured.
Don, your knowledge of history is prodigious Things morph I like the idea of STACs for the benefit of distinct goals not just for 'windfalls'. After many years of encouragement our district finally has a STAC whose revenues support the district Special Events. We are a revenue poor district whose ...
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If I was playing with a student and heard this gratuitous question I would also choose to pass. This will give us an opportunity after the game to discuss these questions and their implications. If you are playing live bridge, at the table, without screens, you are constantly perceiving/receiving ...
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I guess there are all kinds of directors. If you are practicing AE you would protect your opponents and encourage them that it might be in their interest to call the director. Your last sentence is a mystery to me.
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I, right or wrong, always think about these as "what if screens were in place" issues? You mentioned the action that you had previously decided to take. That's the auction I would take. You must have had a bridge reason for deciding to do that. You cannot know what ...
2 more BOG motions for Philadelphia
Hi Peter Always enjoyed you as a director As a litigant I have no clue. My only experience as a tournament organizer, the D14 GNT district final weekend, is that we pay session fees based on a schedule found on the tournament worksheet? As long as the ACBL directors are ...
Handicapped Regional Knockout Rules
D6 is one of the districts who are conducting an experiment in small bracket KOs. The flyer states Williamsburg Regional February 26 - March 4, 2018 KO’s with natural brackets of fewer than 9 teams may be played in Round Robin format as part of ACBL trial - details on D6 ...
How greedy are you?
Most of the forcing club adherents I watch or play with employ UNnatural positive responses. e.g. in Meckwell light 1 1 is a positive with spades and 1 1 is positive with hearts I play 1 1 is any minimum positive with either ...
Calling for a Stat Person
the nine largest

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