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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Author of the Beer Card blog, living in the Scottish Borders. Our house is located in a very beautiful rural area overlooking the river Whiteadder. We have a retired rescue greyhound, Gillie, who keeps us busy when we are not playing bridge (me), Scrabble or knitting (Hels).

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing the Nickell team in the Spingold in Zia's first and last years in the team.
Bridge Accomplishments
Improving from the #106 seed in the Spingold to the #56 seed in the Vanderbilt over the past few years.
Regular Bridge Partners
Alex Gipson, Helen Gipson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Club (https://berwickbridgeclub.co.uk/)
Favorite Tournaments
EBU Spring Foursomes, any ACBL National that I can get to
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to one club, transfers in competition (not for the faint-hearted)
BBO Username
paulg
ACBL Ranking
None
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BBO Team games
Peter Holland's introductory video and bridge channel is excellent. BBO also has an introductory guide at https://blog.bridgebase.com/2020/03/09/new-to-bridge-base-online/. My channel, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9lOXJf9R9em-kAdxhUGxQniqZJm1PpCl, has 29 short videos on specific topics relevant to club players getting started on BBO. One ...
BBO Team games
Those of us who migrated from OKBridge did this a lot when team games were first introduced, since OKB wanted tables rather than teams.
BBO Team games
A team match host needs to have been a BBO member for two weeks and have 100+ logins. You also have to ensure that all team players remain on the home server and do not disappear onto the new Casual server, otherwise they will not be able to receive an ...
The Short Hand
Declarer played the queen of diamonds on both pages 4 and 5. One of them should be the jack.
BBO teams/pairs question
This is not supported through team matches. Using a pairs tournament, for example a simple clocked three table tournament with three eight-board rounds, would get the East-West pairs to play the three North-South pairs. But you could not create team results from this, even manually, since you don't want ...
Roland Wald R.I.P.
Very sad and devastating news. Unbelievable we never actually met but we had a relationship over the past twenty years or so based on our love on bringing bridge to Vugraph audiences. The time and work that Roland invested is best understood by the group that he managed in the ...
Online tempo
Peter is right, always been the case.
Does anyone play Ambra?
The key difference is that without a double the 2M-1 bid is overloaded with the game forcing response with diamonds. It did not take us very long in a BBO partnership bidding room to find that dealing with FG in diamonds and a constructive raise was very difficult for opener ...
Team match hand records on BBO
BBO has taken (drastic) action to improve this process - https://blog.bridgebase.com/2020/05/16/recent-hand-records-deleted/
Team match hand records on BBO
It is nothing to do with the new version of BBO, as tournaments and team matches are unaffected by the change. However the process that moves results from the playing platform to the results platform has a tendency to get overwhelmed at peak times and needs a kick occasionally. It ...
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