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Tracy Brines
Tracy Brines
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 16, 2012
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Learned to play bridge in college (Texas Tech University) where I studied Civil Engineering.  Joined the Navy in 95 and spent 15 years as an Officer on Aircraft Carriers and Destroyers.  Currently living in Southern Maryland (a hour SE of Washington DC) working at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, I am looking for a serious -long term bridge partner to meet at NABC and maybe an occassional regional.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Qualifying for the 3rd day of the National Open Swiss in Seattle in 2011; getting to play behind screens for the 1st time
Bridge Accomplishments
Numerous Regional Open wins; 2nd day of several major national pair events
Regular Bridge Partners
My wife, whom I taught to play
Member of Bridge Club(s)
VA Beach area and WA DC area
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, Hunt Valley, Norfolk (VA Beach)
BBO Username
OKB - TAB410, Tracyb on BBO (Rarely on BBO)
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Copy of Tracy and Maureen Brines
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Howard Miller
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Copy of Favorite CC
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Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
Mentioned above but how about time and money?
Referring to newbies as "Novices"
If this is all we have to worry about - we have it pretty good ---
True North American Championships Coming
Has anyone called APRIL FOOL's
Tracy Brines's bidding problem: A75 AJ62 AKQ A93
As it turns out there are 11 tricks in Diamonds and only 8 in NT; But I also bid 6D using the same reasoning..... However, as my partner pointed out, she also knows the form of scoring and is able to make a decision. Too bad I didnt have the ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: AKJ96 98 AT96 A7
Much harder at IMPS -- easy pass at MP's
Open Kansas City Discussion Thread
I am not completely sure what you are trying to say....Sounds like someone is angry that they lost to Bill Gates?
Life Master Fee Increase
Ironic that the article right above is about the ACBL server being down......
How would you rule?
to Steve: Sure, we all live in a world where we have the time and energy to dedicate our lives to playing bridge and coming up with complex agreements. I read your comment to say: "if you dont do this (spend your entire life coming up with agreements and discussing ...
How would you rule?
This situation is a classic example of why bridge will be dead in 10-15 years. Someone takes a wild-action (against players he probably suspects are not able to deal with the interference), then takes another wild action -- then has the nerve to call the director and ask for a scoring ...
Understanding the Logic and Merit of Strong Pass!
The real question is - how many people have the time to dedicate to dealing with these types of bids? Is bridge going to be a game for the masses or a game for the few mono-maniacs that are willing to devote this much time?

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