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Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
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Member Since
April 9, 2014
Last Seen
30 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live and work in London, England. My profession is "Business Analyst" in the Broadcast and Advertising Industry.

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I compete in events in the UK, USA (about once every 7 nationals). Have played in festival and championships in many countries (25+) so I appreciate the need to adapt to the conditions of the contest, variations of regulations that apply to the event.

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I write a regular 2-3 page column for a UK title called Bridge, published by MrBridge. In the past i've written for 5 other titles.

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My current series of articles focus on bridge between 1925 and 1965.

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Am researching the life of S J Simon and Carmel Withers and would appreciate any input from people.

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I sometimes direct at clubs.

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A long time ago I read the laws of bridge. I re-read the parts that have changed and are important. I think it is important to know the rules (not the really obscure ones) and I also thing that it is great idea to follow them. This levels the playing field.

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I would like people to come to the table with a completed convention card. Sometimes I want to look for something without them knowing what I am trying to find out it. If I need details I ask.  The response "I don't have a card, just ask me and I will tell you", is just terrible.

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When I can improve on something or disagree with something, instead of ranting, I write to the authorities to ask them to reconsider the matter.

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Along with Andy Bowles, we warmly invite bridge players to participate in Online Barbu  (see www.barbu.co.uk ). If you are interested you will be in the good company of fellow bridge players.

Country
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Andy Bowles
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Young Chelsea (London, England)
Favorite Tournaments
Fall Nationals, USA
Favorite Conventions
Rosenkrantz double of splinters
BBO Username
shireen01
ACBL Ranking
None
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European Champs - entry (commitment, and photos)
no 6 is a little unusual.
Harrison-Gray the novelist - which pen name?
Steve: he was as famous and as accomplished as a lepidopterist as he was as Bridge player - see my article http://www.mrbridge.co.uk/library/magazine.php?issue=140#140/page/30
Harrison-Gray the novelist - which pen name?
FWIW I have an apology letter from Ramsey to the Stern family, because he made mistakes in the Stern chapter ...!
Harrison-Gray the novelist - which pen name?
Richard: it is pretty easy to look up a person's record. The Wiki citation rules (please somebody correct me if I am wrong) don't allow citing a database query result. Via Ancestry.com and www.forces-war-records.co.uk there are records matching his name. Of course, that might ...
Harrison-Gray the novelist - which pen name?
Ah - I should have been more clear, I recall that they were fiction. This is an informative link on words that have completely different meanings now: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/26/words-that-have-changed-meaning_n_4847343.html The one that surprised me was "awful"
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
I think that most people like the bidding boxes. I mean as tactile ways of communicating. If you have youngsters and oldsters playing together, then you need them, as the latter may have hearing problems.
Bridge Wives (1932), a movie short, watch it on YouTube
Also - these short movies were made by Culbertson -Murder At The Bridge Table (Lou Brock) / © September 1,1933 -A Forced Response (Zion Meyers) / 2 reels /© September 7, 1933 -Society Cheaters (Lou Brock) / 2 reels /© September 7, 1933 -What Not To Do In Bridge (Murray Roth) / 2 reels / © October 13, 1933 ...
Bridge Wives (1932), a movie short, watch it on YouTube
Donald, I have a copy, but it is very poor quality. TCM used to broadcast it in the USA every couple of years. Why not write to them and ask them to broadcast it again? I am sure that if about 30 people do this, they'll pay serious consideration ...
How would you rule, and would you request a ruling?
Dare I say: what if somebody says: "Top diamond, and another". OR "Big one, and another one"
How would you rule, and would you request a ruling?
I think you raise some very good points, and they deserve serious consideration.
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