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Phil Clayton
Phil Clayton
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 27, 2010
Last Seen
38 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Originally started playing when I was 15 in Northern Montana when there was no such thing as junior bridge. Moved to Orange County, CA in the late-80's and gave up live-bridge until 2000, but was active on Imagination Network and OKB and was an early adopter of BBO. Resumed live bridge in 2000. Moved to Dallas in early 2017 and we are loving it and the bridge community.

Married to the consummate bridge widow Kimi, and we have three ex-caddies that share our name, as well as one grandchild (gasp!). I currently lead the Program Management Office at Toyota Motor, NA in Plano.  

My regular partner, Andrew Gumperz and I have developed Martian Standard which is a blend between what Fantunes and Welland/Auken play. It is fun to play and very effective. Sorry, you cannot have the notes, but I will provide a system summary if you are interested.  

For non-bridge activities, we used to play a lot of golf but really enjoy mountain biking and finding new places to ride. I also spend too much time on the Saturday and Sunday NY Times crosswords.   

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
My last NABC
Bridge Accomplishments
10K pairs in Atlanta whatever that is worth
Regular Bridge Partners
Gumpz, Nagy, sometimes Bart and a lot of nice players around here
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
My next NABC
Favorite Conventions
Anything that quickly gets to the final contract with the least amount of information.
BBO Username
Phil (yes, really)
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Open Memphis Discussion Thread
Awkward is right. Thanks Peter.
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
The tri-annual tradition continues! At 6:00 tonight, under, the first session of the NAP was posted. Now, the Memphis NABC has been taken down and the only NABC posted is the Online Tourney results.
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
Im on AA 3542 arriving into Memphis at 8:40 AM on Friday. If anyone wants to split a ride, PM me.
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
Rena, Bart is driving as I type this. Memphis Blues (Dylan) and the Berry song have been played and he's not even in Texarkana yet! No playlist this time however.
The Club's Coffee-Housing
And the flipside of this is LHO takes two seconds to play small. Because a defender has nothing to think about, I hope you arent suggesting because they didnt take 1/2 a second that this is coffeehousing? Edited arent for are.
The Club's Coffee-Housing
And Howard, in tempo is not a static measurement but thanks.
I think you should call the director, actually. West's bidding box seemed to be missing some cards.
The Club's Coffee-Housing
Michael, Im not implying that at all. My point if you are attempting to 'observe' something and you get a false impression, how can this be considered coffeehousing? Acting is too strong a word by me - now that would be coffeehousing.
"Social media"
Here's Gartner's Hype Cycle around Digital Marketing:
Queen of Trumps ask when playing RKCB 1430
Odd poll choices. Say spades are trump and the auction is ...4N 5..5 Theres very little difference between: 5 shows the Queen and no King 5 denying the Queen 5 showing the Queen and the K 5 showing the Queen and a specific ...

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