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Paul Gibbons
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John Portwood's bidding problem: KJT764 AT5 --- AQ54
I assume 3 spades was slow. Yes West should have bid 4 straight away and given up on a slam but only TDs will think pass is an LA here.
The demise of "whether"
John, I think you will find there is an ocean of difference between the way you use 'insure' and the way most of the posters on this site do.
Format for National Team Trials
In England teams in the past have often been selected by committee and recent trials formats have not been without controversy but it seems we are now committed to trials. From the latest draft minutes of the EBU Selection Committee here is the current position. EBU TRIALS 2019-2020 The EBU ...
Post 18. Mr. Harold Thorne and his “Bridge In 20 Minutes” little book. Monday 3rd September.
Phillips appears to have written in the 'News Chronicle' on bridge as 'Ninespot' and on other subjects as 'Dogberry' as well as writing the anonymous leading articles. So he was no stranger to the use of pseudonyms but I have no evidence about 'Petronius'
Post 18. Mr. Harold Thorne and his “Bridge In 20 Minutes” little book. Monday 3rd September.
My earliest copy of 'Contract Bridge in 20 minutes' gives the following dates for the early editions: 1st Dec 1930 2nd Jan 1931 3rd Feb 1931 4th Apr 1931 5th Aug 1931 6th Nov 1931 7th Nov 1931 8th Feb 1932 9th Feb 1932 It also carries an advertisement for ...
Director, please!
DB your complete sentence was 'I don't need no stinking regulation, Andy.' Andy Bowles referred to White Book Minute 5.2 of the Laws and Ethics Committee meeting of 27/05/15 suggests that you were to write this paragraph of the White Book. Perhaps ...
Director, please!
It is of course interesting that the 'stinking regulation' to which DB refers was, according to the minutes of the EBU Laws and Ethics Committee in 2015, drafted by one David Burn. It is fair to note as DB does that the Laws have changed since the regulation was written ...
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
On the version of Funbridge on my phone and on my PC there are icons at the bottom of the screen. The rightmost of these is like an old TV set and this takes you to Vugraph.
How would you rule?
Firstly we need to determine what the North/South agreements are. If the correct explanation is 'no agreement' then there has been misinformation and the TD may award an adjusted score if the non-offending side has been damaged. However there is also unauthorised information as North knows how South has ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
Ed. Of course according to George Orwell 'Airstrip One' is part of Oceania not Eurasia
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