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Peter Matthews
Peter Matthews
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 28, 2015
Last Seen
April 16
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

Former ACBL Tournament Director; Former Unit Treasurer and Board Member; Currently a Club Director, Club Manager and duplicate player. 52 years playing, 35 using Precision as a framework. Avid Golfer 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
At the tender age of 20 or so, getting a cold top against Pabis-Ticci and D'Alelio when I scored up 6C doubled in a five-section pairs event. Not one scowl from either opponent. Very professional
Bridge Accomplishments
Former ACBL Tournament Director; Former Unit Treasurer and Unit Board member. Currently a Club Director and a Club Manager
Regular Bridge Partners
Charlie McLain
Member of Bridge Club(s)
The Bridge Spot, Westwood DBC, Newton Bridge Club
Favorite Conventions
Inverted minors on after an overcall. Interchanging 1S and 1NT calls as responder in a Big Club auction
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Peter Matthews L211797 and Terry Kay Bargar Q766967
Two Over One
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Looking to play "The Little Major" system by Terence Reese
Craig, we're not capricious and I know that this will be more than a minor nuisance for several players. As we already play Matchpoint Precision, my partner and I will only use TLM against pairs whom we know and appreciate bridge for what its' worth.
Looking to play "The Little Major" system by Terence Reese
Thank you Patrick for this valuable guide
Fibonacci Scoring
With proper reverence to Mr. Vanderbilt et al., who transformed this wonderful game into what it is, nonetheless it keeps moving. I still remember the days when the fourth and subsequent non-vulnerable undertrick were worth a mere 200 points. So while I may not agree with this idea of changing ...
Bidding theory question
Scott is right on target. The jump to 2H is the equivalent of a weak two, so an identical structure of responses should be in effect. My partner and I ask either for shortness or for a feature, making it necessary to invert the 2S (looking for shortness) and 2NT ...
Long consecutive alert sequences
I have been playing Precision for more than 40 years and always alert the 1NT rebid to a 1D response. The system agreement is that 1NT is capped at 19. Are our opponents supposed to be able to divine this intricacy? Yes, a 2NT opener shows 22-23, so they might ...
Tales from the New England Individual
Joe Cappannelli's suspicion regarding my having garnered some of Pete's pre-BridgeMate masterpoints is right on target. Some years ago, there was a local club which changed hands. Not being particularly fond of the new owner/director, I stopped going to this particular game. The 'other' Peter Matthews continued ...

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