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Peter Gill
Peter Gill
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 5, 2010
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've won over 40 National Championships and usually play for Australia (2017, 2016, 2014 etc). I'm a Sydney bridge pro who plays, directs and teaches bridge. My best recent result was 4th with Adam Wildavsky in the Platinum Pairs in Kansas City in March 2017.

Country
Australia

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Going minus 4000 when I should go minus 4600 and actually gaining a lot from it - google Smile Sweetly After Disaster for full story.
Regular Bridge Partners
Eric Leong, Sartaj Hans, Liam Milne, Liz Sylvester, Martin Bloom, Jane Dawson, Mathew Vadas and Elizabeth Gilbert.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
NSWBA in Sydney, Kings and Queens in Sydney, North Shore Bridge Club in Sydney
Favorite Tournaments
Gold Coast Bridge Congress in February in Australia, American Nationals
Favorite Conventions
I like to play my partner’s preferred bidding system, so I have played a huge variety of systems.
BBO Username
petergill
ACBL Ranking
None
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An unethical behavior (in my view) happened at a regional - what should I do?
Fill in a Player Memo - I hope it reaches Robb Gordon who is an excellent Recorder.
$375K ACBL Boondoggle & Hawaii Fallout!
This 2017 document briefly explains on page 11 the ACBL's aim by implementing the CRM software. The link from page 21 has interesting data about membership numbers and ages. http://cdn.acbl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ACBL-Strategic-Review-3-17.pdf
Bridge videos appropriate for youth
How about John McAllister's bridge documentary? Or Andy Pederson's In The Cards about Gavin Wolpert and Vince Demuy? Ref http://www.throng.ca/2007/04/in-the-cards-canadian-card-sharks-in-the-world-of-professional-bridge/.
#saynotocheats
To Marek Capinski Good question. In the last few decades of the 20th century, I think the WBF was very strict that if you entered an event, you were expected to play against all the teams such as Israel or South Africa or Chinese Taipei, even if your government did ...
#saynotocheats
Good luck to Melanie in the Grand Final of the Mixed Teams.
Matchpoints 1NT play problem
While Liam was winning the Final, I was playing in the B Final (or Plate) against weaker opposition. I was concerned about the spade blockage after spade J K A, but playing spade nine which will only make the blockage worst. So I played SJ, ducked (holding five spades, west ...
World Bridge Series Pairs Winners
At http://db.worldbridge.org/Repository/tourn/orlando.18/microSite/Results.htm, click on Running Scores near the top of the screen, eg for Open Pairs FA (which means Final A or Grand Final): http://db.worldbridge.org/Repository/tourn/orlando.18/microSite/RunningScores/Asp/PairsPlayersResultsDynamicCum.asp?qtournid=1544&qphase ...
Master Points for Foreign Players
In response to this thread, I just looked up how many ACBL Masterpoints I have - total 2054.40, but adjusted total points 3,554.40. The next line of my ACBL membership says I have 30 Blue Ribbon qualifers, whatever they are. I am disappointed that I am eligible for ...
Poll taken, what next?
In the original post, it was established that 4D was natural. I'm very confident that West is unlikely to cash out for minus 7 on the trump lead by N to 4H by West. So it should be 4H -8 in my opinion.
Why does Harvard hate bridge?
Some years ago a university student who tried to start up a student bridge club at University of New South Wales ran into similar bureaucratic problems, including demands for large funds before the club could be registered. She gave up. Alas the only other student bridge club at a university ...
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