Timings for Eastbourne

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  • @032170 said:
    These are really good ideas. It may be a little left field, but how about an actual, play with an expert day/session. Get the better players to put their money where their mouth is, so to speak, and give up a session, or a day to physically turn up and play with a less experienced member, who might just stay on to play other events.

    Although this idea is superficially attractive, I don't think it's very practical. How would we get any idea of who would turn up? How would we decide who played with an expert, or would we limit it to the number of experts who sign up? Who would get them to sign up - sounds like a mammoth task for one session? What about those who aren't lucky enough to play with an "expert"? And those who think they are "experts" but might not be thought to be so by others?

    Bridge is one of the only games where the normal player denegrates and fears its experts.

    There are plenty of experts who are a pleasure to play against and playing against them is not feared by less-experienced players.

    This could be a way of, "Humanising" the better known figures of the game.

    Another way would be for those who need "humanising" to behave better.

  • @gordonrainsford said:

    There are plenty of experts who are a pleasure to play against and playing against them is not feared by less-experienced players.

    Absolutely agree Gordon. I was lucky enough on the last weekend to play against Brian Senior, Paul Hackett, David Mossop, Neil Rosen, Anne Rosen and Gilly Cardiff.

    All were extremely charming and great ambassadors for our game.
    They went out of their way to be helpful and modest. Great role models.

    Peter Bushby Suffolk

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