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  • A database wouldn't be too difficult, would it? The forms have prescribed fields to be filled in; it would be relatively easy to do but, of course, 95% of psyches are unintentional as they are misbids anyway. If your LHO opens 1D and your RHO bids …
  • Does this include the publicity aspects? When we have world champions, it must warrant more than one paragraph somewhere in a quality newspaper. Think of how many pages are dedicated to stuff like winning the Ashes, progress (and chronic failure) in…
  • There have been many studies on the health aspects of competitive mind games; maybe a short project for someone to correlate all the published work into one location so that referencing these works became easier?
  • I agree with Martin here. Half (2) of our (4) local clubs hover just inside the affiliating boundary. Members so often say "I only come for a friendly game" and they are 100% confused by what they should announce and what they should alert. For "S…
  • For many years, I received my EBU diary, marvelled at the beauty of it and resolved to make maximum use of it. Every year, the same question arose; 'why doesn't the EBU allow a choice of "traditional" and "filofax-type" diaries?' Then, I retired, …
  • I have not looked at the other days but in the results for Thursday's (EBU) Simultaneous Pairs event, two pairs of Robots sit in the top five places. How do competitors feel about this?
  • A nice question. I suppose I should have called the TD and, through private messaging. explained what had happened. If I'm playing you, Martin, I should also call the TD and, through private messaging. explain what had happened. Then we have cons…
    in Undos online Comment by TawVale July 23
  • I opened 1NT (on BBO) and the bidding went Pass Pass and the hand in the protective seat seemed to be hesitating. Eventually, the bid appeared - it was Pass but annotated "showing both Majors". His partner had not seen the annotation. It helped m…
    in Undos online Comment by TawVale July 19
  • Am I the only one who believes that in a system which can be set to confirm a bid or confirm a card played, to fire off a "Pass" is a definite decision? I reckon that to say you meant to bid 1 prune instead of Pass is a change of mind.
  • Hi griffenmac, thanks for your suggestion in the absence of feedback from Chippenham. I fear I would have nothing in common with Ottery St Mary, I had to look on Google Maps to see where it is :-). And North Devon's experiment is twelve boards of …
  • Congratulations on your achievements, I wish you all the best. I followed the website links to your membership application form and found that I would be expected to "play in club" three times. Although I lived in (Brinkworth) Wiltshire for twenty y…
  • If you are not claiming ALL the remaining tricks, I have found it quicker to play it out because of what Frances says.
  • Me, too, 16248; it can take an age for Declarer to eventually glare at you and tell you it is you to play and I get no pleasure out of telling Declarer I am waiting for him/her to nominate the (singleton, already moved by Dummy) card. Why do so man…
  • When an opponent asks "what signals do you do/use" I always answer "reverse attitude, a low card is encouraging but are you actually asking what discards we do/use?" and they always are asking about discards.
    in No Signals Comment by TawVale March 12
  • Occasionally, if the "lady who understands BridgeTabs" is away ill or on holiday, we have to resort to travellers. Because of your first two problems, we have bought blank travellers, where North has to actually write in the North/South pair number …
  • We would not normally "fine" someone for a first instance. We do not record any instance of taking a board away because of slow play. As we have no records of previous instances, each occurrence is a "first" occurrence. See point 1.
  • How ironic that a pair using the Multi 2D bid says of the others "not cricket". After 2 passes, North can tell West has a strong variety and so uses his WJO gadget to great effect. "Not cricket" - but as Gra says "good bid".
  • Well over 90% of those playing "bridge" in North Devon do not understand/do not care about/cannot fathom out when/what to announce and when/what to alert. Even TDs with "Distinction" in their Club TD assessments fall foul of the regulations. I am l…
  • @Jeremy69 said: Only if they wished to ensure that no-one had the faintest idea what they were talking about Agreed. With a risk that I'm repeating a previous whinge, "round here" if your Oppos say they are playing "Odds and Evens", then…
  • Some people might call it Roman or Italian - or am I misreading the OP?
  • Why are you saying North did not commit an infraction? The mere act of going to the previous table where he can see which hand is dummy and what is on the right is why we drum it into people that they must await the boards and not go looking for the…
  • Richard should be thanked on behalf of all those who have said "that movement seemed unfair". It appears that we have a mathematical proof.
  • I believe that 3ZC3, specifically "wafting", should be repealed and everyone be required to use a card from the box under each and every occasion it was their turn to bid. That is what I believe but I also know that it won't be. Therefore, the above…
  • Hi Vlad, Welcome to the club. I had an almost identical situation a couple of months ago, sought advice from these folk and was duly educated. Well done for following the desire for self-improvement.
  • If my memory serves me, it was this area that brought the Drury convention into disrepute; a third-in-hand opening bid acknowledged as "could be light" on the convention card with bidder's partner using 2C to ask "how good are you" - were there not …
  • This point came up during discussion at club recently. Increasingly, people are learning "bridge" without ever experiencing what an "Acol 2" bid was. Is it not the case that Standard English (or whatever the EBUTA calls its standard system) includes…
  • Just click on the NGS column header and it will be sorted for you.
  • I have a thought, way back in the recesses of my memory, that says "all discussion at the table shall be in English". Is this a false memory or was it once the case that English, at the table, was a requirement? It can't have been a law because th…
  • @Tag said: Is it possible that she missed the double? No, she admitted she didn't know she was supposed to alert in this sequence.
  • One evening this week, our opponents were playing "Benji" according to that single halfword abbreviation on the front of their scorecard. My LHO opened [Stop]2C and my RHO announced "Strong". As my RHO is an EBUTA-registered, practising Teacher, w…