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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired Chemical Engineer.

I have most system books in English and a few in Italian and French.

2018: Looking for Strong Club partnership, District 7, TN, GA, NC, SC, V

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing in the Vanderbilt 2002 in Houston and meeting Kathi Wei. Standing in front of Benito Garozzo in Chicago (2015).
Bridge Accomplishments
NAOP-C Winner TX 1998, Winning 3 KOs @ Atlanta Regional 2005, 89 GMP; 1st in Educational Pairs - Virginia Beach 2010 Regional, 67%; ACBL Goodwill Award, Unit 165, 2014. Winning 2015 Knoxville Summer Sectional with 41 SMP. 78% game in 2017 playing 2/1 in 5 table game.
Regular Bridge Partners
Dwayne Hoffman - Keylime BLM, Robin Kell GLM, Robert Levedsque SLM, Charlotte Rueschenberg DLM
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Knoxville Area Bridge Clubs (Director of Thur AM), Oak Ridge Bridge Association (Teacher)
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, TN Regional
Favorite Conventions
Strong Club and Canape with 4-cd Majors, 2016: Mosca Club with canape.
BBO Username
PrecisionL
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Mosca Strong Club
Strong Club with Canape
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Copy of Precision - Lowell/Donner
Precision Club - with transfers
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Copy of Larry and Steve
Mosca Club, Canape
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Copy of 2/1 Stephi
2 over 1
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2/1 Jerry - Larry
2 over 1
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The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I use 1NT over a double of 1 as a negative, I believe the Romans were using 1NT as 6-9 hcp and 2 as the Herbert Negative.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I doubt that the design of an opening 2M changed at all 1959 - 1967 and later as far as losers are concerned. I have played these bids and they are not playable unless following the guideline listed above, 5-6 losers. Responder raises with two cover cards and bids game with ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Board 175, 1983 BB, page 362: Benito opened light and then violated system with his rebid and the bidding went off the tracks and ended up in a slam missing 2 cashable aces and Italy lost the BB on the next to last board: : QT853 : AJ54 : 5 ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Maybe, but that is not the point of this post. Benito opened light and then violated system and paid the piper.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
"2 Hearts - 2 Spades The major suit must be as long as or longer than the Club Suit. THe point count is 12 to 16, WITH 5-6 LOSERS" (emphasis, caps added) The Roman Club System of Distributional Bidding by Giorgio Belladonna & Walter Avarelli, 1959, Simon & Schuster
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
8113 tables, Gatlinburg in 2018
4 Convention Cards on the table possible motion
Well, there are several convention card programs, one on this site.
Are 16 HCP a Must for Precision 1 Club
9.8% vs 6.4% if playing a weak NT less than 16 hcp.
Bridge Leads for Typewriting Monkeys
Using ACBLScore, the lead option is usually turned off for tournaments.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
"On the next to last deal, board 175, Belladonna and Garozzo had a Blackwood misunderstanding, and bid a slam off two aces." I remember that Garozzo was asked about this hand and he replied that he had opened somewhat lighter than normal and did NOT make the system rebid and ...
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