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Recap Of 3/4/2019 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 3 Comments

Tuesday March 05, 2019 16:24:20

There were 5 double digit swings in the game on Monday with a number of other hands that might have been a large swing if the right opportunities had been found. […]

Where Is The Oversight?

Paul Cronin ~ 3 Comments

Saturday March 02, 2019 01:53:45

So many people in so many Units and Districts work so hard to put on tournaments for us to enjoy, and their Board members keep a very careful eye on expenses so as to avoid losses and ensure that the tournaments continue to be offered in the futureIs the ACBL marching to a different drummer?Losing somewhere between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 on the […]

Here We Go Again!

Paul Cronin ~ 1 Comments

Monday February 18, 2019 02:30:10

This March 16-18 will see the fifth running of the ACBL "human and a robot partner versus two robots"  tournament. If you win, you get 48 MPs and a national championship title. In this tournament, you are always South, and you always have the best hand. You and your partner will have 20+ points five times out of six. The robots have a lot of […]

Recap Of 2/13/2019 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 5 Comments

Friday February 15, 2019 00:52:33

Five hands today with double digit swings.  The first two involved slam decisions, the next was defense/declarer play, and the last two were game/part score decisions. […]

Recap Of 2/4/2019 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 2 Comments

Wednesday February 06, 2019 04:02:35

Across all of the hands, we had record low scoring in the Monday game, and only 2 boards achieved a double digit swing.  Many other boards afforded missed opportunities, but I will only report on the two where the big swings actually happened.  One was all about bidding while the other was all about defense. […]

The State Of The Union

Paul Cronin ~ 1 Comments

Wednesday December 19, 2018 04:00:37

When one talks about "the health of our game", it's good to keep in mind that a significant number of people do not see bridge as a "game" at all. When wandering into a bridge tournament and seeing the hundreds of books on sale, or looking at the masses of exotica a number of players have scrawled on their convention cards, it would seem to the […]

Best Player In The Room

Jeff Lehman ~ No Comments

Sunday December 02, 2018 12:32:09

I have a several day commitment out of town.  On the first day of the commitment, I discover that the commitment ends at noon.  This allows me enough time to arrange to play at the 1:00 pm local duplicate game.My pickup partner is a woman in her late 70’s.  Upon asking about her background, I learn that she  was a math major and computer […]

Lovebridge - Love It Or Hate It?

Ray Lee ~ 3 Comments

Friday October 12, 2018 12:14:04

Last week in Orlando at the World Bridge Championships, I saw a demo of what some think may be the future of the game. It's called 'LoveBridge' and it's implemented over a private secure network with each player using his own dedicated tablet to play on.First let me say that the interface is terrific, and highly customizable. Only the most […]

Abta Book Of The Year Awards

Sally Sparrow ~ 1 Comments

Friday July 27, 2018 04:19:06

Tonight we attended the annual ABTA convention banquet, which is always a really fun time, especially when it concludes with a panel of experts answering a bucket of questions submitted throughout the week by the teachers. This year's panel, moderated by George Jacobs, consisted of Randy Baron, Bob Morris, Eddie Wold, Robert Todd and Steve […]

2018 Abta/mpp Teacher Of The Year Announced In Atlanta

Sally Sparrow ~ No Comments

Thursday July 26, 2018 14:50:43

I have been spending time in Atlanta at the American Bridge Teachers' convention this week, having arrived in the city on Tuesday. This is my first time in Atlanta, and this was the view from my hotel room:Very impressive!This morning we announced the winner of this year's ABTA/Master Point Press Teacher of the Year. This year's Teacher of the […]

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