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Paragraph 6 of the OP above by Jeff. I would guess (my opinion) a “Lion's share” would be 80% or more?
March 15
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“Just as important, and perhaps critical to the clubs' and perhaps the League's survival, is that because the lion's share of the card fees generated from these special games will be going to the clubs, online players everywhere will be able to lend that helping hand to bridge clubs throughout ACBL land.”
March 15
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Because the money will go to your local club. This way, when the virus is over, the club is still open.
March 15
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A National Director told me that the directors had an informal survey of the actual players in a National Event about starting times. By a 70-30 margin the earlier (10 AM) was preferred. However the 30% were vocal about their objection. The results were given to BOD.

Another issue to consider is how important sleep is to your health. People used to waking early will wake early irregardless of the time they go to bed. This is the main reason I do not attend Nationals anymore. I am unable to function at a high level without proper amount of sleep. Change the start times and I will be back.
Nov. 12, 2019
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That is exactly what we did in D15. All meetings were Saturday at 9 AM causing board members to miss the AM game. Our next meeting in Oklahoma City is scheduled for Friday evening after the AM and afternoon games.
Nov. 11, 2019
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I will inform D15 District Director. Really wish ALL National Rated Events would be at 10 AM and 3 PM. Contrary to a vocal minority, more players want an earlier time.
Nov. 11, 2019
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My partner and I voted with our feet not to go to Nationals until a more reasonable start time happens. I also know many players who will not go for this reason. We will go to Regionals, play at 10 and 3 and then enjoy our wine with our dinner. Why play at 1 and 7.30 and be unable to enjoy our meal? Plus we get up early irregardless of when we go to bed. After two or three days on a 1 and 7.30 schedule, impossible to play good bridge when so tired.
Aug. 5, 2019
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How about a radical idea. Change the NABC+ events to 10 and 3. No more rushing to beat the closing! More people will be able to play and play more days. You will sleep better. You will feel better. It is a no brainer for me.
Nov. 29, 2018
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I am glad to know that they are using a web movement for a NABC+ event. The sorry part is that this not a “have to do” all the time in all events.
Nov. 26, 2018
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My D15 was not aware of this issue in response to my email. Maybe others can weigh in on what their DD respond?
Nov. 15, 2018
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Has anyone contacted their respective District Director? What do they say? I will send an email to my current District Director in D 15 and incoming District Director and see what they say. Will keep you posted.
Nov. 15, 2018
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I like to open a 4 loser hand or better as 2 Clubs. This hand is a 4 loser hand hence I would open 2 Clubs. No issue from me.
Oct. 24, 2018
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I know folks who have stopped going to NABC because the national events are not a 10 and 3 start. Why pay extra to play in a regional event? A compromise is needed. Maybe 11 and 4. The existing model is excluding players who would like to play. Can we not find a solution for all?
Oct. 20, 2018
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That is correct. In D15 the Unit board members voted for the District Director. That means you need to get on your Unit Board to start change!
Oct. 19, 2018
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In Kansas City it was strongly recommended to raise money for the national to supplement the money the ACBL budgeted. District 15 surcharged regional entries and Unit 131 was a big giver. The volunteers worked very hard raising money etc. Enough for me to say, no more Nationals needed, at least for a few year….
Aug. 14, 2018
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I always use this service when I go to a NABC. It makes a big difference in planning your day. No need to go and stand in line to pay. Very convenient.

I agree with allowing individuals to be able to pay separately rather than as a team or a pairs
Aug. 10, 2018
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Closed. Thanks.
March 5, 2018
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Partnership failed. Still looking.
March 1, 2018
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Closed. Thanks.
Feb. 20, 2018
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@JoAnn Schedule on ACBL for Philadelphia is still 1 and 7.30. I was ready to book but not now.
Aug. 30, 2017
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