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50 Shades Of Bridge

Paul Cronin ~ 10 Comments

Monday November 23, 2015 17:48:36

With the Denver NABC fast approaching, the following section of the ACBL ZT Policy is worth revisiting:The following procedures have been given to the tournament directors for implementation.At the start of each event, the director shall make an announcement that the tournament will be observing ZERO TOLERANCE for unacceptable behavior. It is […]

Recap Of 11/18/2015 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ No Comments

Thursday November 19, 2015 23:01:06

Wow, has it really been 4 months since we last played?  August involved a mostly miserable performance in Chicago, then I was busy, then I was gone two months, so we finally had a 2-table game Wednesday, 11/18.During all of this time, since I last posted a blog 4 months ago, there have been horrible developments of cheating scandals that have […]

From Equity To Monarchy!

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 10 Comments

Tuesday November 17, 2015 03:48:29

Hope things are more respectfully and equitably handled in other bridge Units than here in Las Vegas. We seem to be undergoing a brutally unpopular Bridge Revolution where unilateral Board decisions are rendered and carried out without the normal respectful consideration of others entitled to render approval or disapproval. 'One Man Shows' seem to […]

The Passing Of A Beloved Bridge Hall Of Famer

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 4 Comments

Wednesday November 04, 2015 02:31:38

November 3rd.  I returned home this afternoon to find a sad (though not unexpected) telephone message from Sidney Lazard’s wife Betsey that Sidney is now at rest after a rather lingering illness.  Both Bobby and I have enjoyed longtime friendships with Sidney .. mine stemming from his relationship with Norman and Edgar  for what […]

Countering Ambiguity

Bob Mackinnon ~ No Comments

Tuesday November 03, 2015 15:00:35

I understand that early in World War II the Home Guard went about changing road signs in Southern England in the hope of confusing the Germans should they invade. It strikes me as a peculiarly English ploy. Imagine the Germans’ consternation when they find they have entered Uckfield on the A22 thinking they were in Cuckfield on the A272.Some […]

Where Is Our Once Wonderful Game Heading?

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 25 Comments

Friday October 30, 2015 20:19:35

To be quite candid and crude .. my most accurately descriptive reply would be into the proverbial 'crapper.' Everywhere one looks .. be it our local scene, national or international venues, ugly situations non-conducive to happy campers seem to have engulfed our game.Right here, in Vegas, we are experiencing vocal discontent and disappointment, […]

Plus ça Change !

Paul Cronin ~ 7 Comments

Saturday October 17, 2015 18:48:46

High-school nuclear physics in the 1950's was pretty simple - atoms were made up of a nucleus of protons and neutrons, with electrons circling the nucleus. The hydrogen atom had a nucleus of one proton and one neutron, and there was one electron circling the nucleus. In many ways, bridge was like that too - you quickly learned a few rules, and […]

A Perfect Read!

Mike Yuen ~ No Comments

Saturday October 10, 2015 09:15:59

As the 42nd World Bridge Teams Championships 2015 in Chennai, India is drawing to a close. There is still one more set of 16 boards to be played in the Open Final before the prize giving ceremony this evening.The match between Poland and Sweden could not have been more exciting. The score was 243-266 with 16 boards to be played. Final Set 8. […]

Hindsight Is Always 20-20 !

Paul Cronin ~ 6 Comments

Friday October 02, 2015 02:45:19

So many people saying now that they always knew so-and-so was cheating, but didn't want to say anything. Didn't file any reports with their NBO Recorder because "it wouldn't do any good". Everybody knocking the NBOs now for taking no action, or action that, in their opinion, is too slow. Reminds me of how people say that the U.N. is so […]

Cheating And Sharp Practices

Linda Lee ~ 12 Comments

Monday September 28, 2015 16:23:17

Quite a while ago Ray and I played in a number of tournaments in Florida. This seemed to be the home of many "minor" pros. These pros were good players but not really stars and when they played against us we were pretty evenly matched. They also had to contend with their client at the other table. Sometimes to get an edge they would use what I can […]

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