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Alan Shillitoe
Alan Shillitoe
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May 4, 2015
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about me

English Bridge's chief babysitter.

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United Kingdom

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the saint
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Is Bridge a sport ? The F-N case.
As I keep saying, it is not a sport but it is also not not-a-sport. It is something else - a mind sport and needs to be treated as such. The powers that be keep trying to force this square peg into a round hole, but inaction is not the answer ...
Poll on the World Bridge Federation's involvement with the Olympic movement
My view was and remains that attempting to shoehorn Bridge, Chess and the rest into the IOC under the current framework is a nonsense. The IMSA was a step in the right direction, and it is this that should be recognised by the IOC as a separate wing - the Mind ...
Who Will Win the English Open Trials?
You're right it wasn't the key factor but it's one thing that group got right.
Who Will Win the English Open Trials?
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Who Will Win the English Open Trials?
No it isn't. But the same principles of team dynamics still apply as they would across pretty much any activity.
Who Will Win the English Open Trials?
This area was something I studied as part of my Sport Science degree and came from research across a variety of sports. If I were to moderate these thoughts on Bridge it would actually be that unlike other sporting activities, the leadership is much more loosely defined. Football teams have ...
Who Will Win the English Open Trials?
A team doesn't have to get on socially to perform. The research suggests no correlation between social cohesion and tram performance. Task cohesion is the key predictor of success. There have been plenty of great teams that have won everything with players who disliked each other, didn't hang ...
Who Will Win the English Open Trials?
In the days when we had enough juniors to do make those trials viable, it made more sense. Numbers declined massively even over the next few years such that an 18 pair trial had reduced to a 6-8 pair trial - or worse. I took a lot of recommendations from people ...
Who Will Win the English Open Trials?
We abandoned trials on the basis that a two-year continual assessment was a better option. But regardless the method of determining a squad, there is still more than a fair amount of lumbering...
Bridge Players on TV Game Shows
Apologies Coops. I only ever saw the one you lost. And I recall you getting a much harder wall than they did.
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