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Mike Cassel
Mike Cassel
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Member Since
June 24, 2010
Last Seen
18 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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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
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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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How would you rule? Principle of Full Disclosure The philosophy of active ethics tells us that winners should be determined solely by skill, flair and normal playing luck. Actively ethical partnerships take pains to ensure that their opponents are fully informed. A major tenet of active ...
How would you rule?
I fail to see how a 3 imp or 1/4 bd. deduction will mean the end of bridge. We are all entitled to forget what we are doing. I don't think we should profit from forgetting when it disrupts normal bridge/your opponents. It's not like the ...
K98x vs AQ7x
start [b]low[/b] from the K toward the AQ if RHO plays T or J then play LHO for the other 3 if LHO plays T or J then play low toward K so you can pick up the other 3 on your right am i missing something?
How would you rule?
Count me as a believer in automatic penalties for convention disruptions that disadvantage the NOS. How can it be that the opening preemptor isn't responsible for alerting his screenmate that 4 was a transfer preempt?
GNT Format in District 25 (New England)
I chanced to briefly chat w M Aquino last week Our district made a very conscious decision that there NO carryover into the KO round Your goal on Q day is to finish in a qualifying spot If you are in 6th place at the dinner break you aren't ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
I've heard your and others' messages and I don't think there's any risk of losing the legacy Championship GNT flight. If for no other reason, you can't mess with people's payday. In D14 we give our Open Flight champs the same free GNT entries as ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
The ACBL gets a very small $1.25/table? from GNT club games. A district receives any other upcharge or per table fee. In D14 it is $5/table and it goes into the pot of special event funds. Our district's 'nut', in the form of NAP and GNT ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
One piece of math If you eliminate subsidies for the Open flight you automatically boost subsidies 33% for everyone else. That is NOT what I am proposing.... it's just math Maybe the grass roots team event's flights should mirror the NAP. Just 3. In the last day or ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
you chose to not answer any of my questions but instead choose to gnaw at someone who is actually and actively working to effect a positive change. you clearly DON'T get what I am about. FUN is winning a trip to the NABC not winning the right to pay ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Gene how bout you opine on how many district GNT champs would choose to play up in the Open against a handful of teams with professionals vs competing in a second tier if offered a choice. Evolve via devolve or perish? I am continually surprised by the number of seeming ...

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