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Mike Cassel
Mike Cassel
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Member Since
June 24, 2010
Last Seen
13 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Lobby your ACBL Board rep to move the 10K event at the start of the Spring NABC to Sat-Sun rather than starting on Day1 of both the Platinum and the IMP Pairs. Bueller?  Bueller?  Hello?  Strive to schedule 10K events on day2 of 3 day NABC+ events. Having a 10K event final on day 1 of a new NABC+ event is WRONG




The ACBL doesn't need a one size fits all policy for team entry fees.  If you want 100% of the masterpoints then you pay your 100%.  A 6 person team willing to receive proportional overall awards, as we do in Swiss team events, can pay the 4 person team entry fee.  We already track the sitouts.  This is not rocket science.




Live tournament bridge will sputter if we don't engage new club players to enjoy play in a larger venue.  It's time for a new grass roots approach:  North American Swiss Pairs.  Qualify during the Grass Roots Fund month in May and earn the right to play at the fall NABC.  The grass roots events, NAP and GNT, should be designed to excite newer players, not just reward those who are already coming to the NABCs

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
23imp pickup in Vegas mini-Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Editor for the Gopher Regional & Minneapolis Grand Slam Club Bulletins
Member of Bridge Club(s)
D14 GNT Coordinator
Favorite Tournaments
any one with Web Movements and level playing fields
Favorite Conventions
Xfr advances/1MX, Def vs. Michaels(majors), Reverse Smith, 4way 2H/1m, 4way 2C/1M
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Officer's Club Mentoring Team Card
2 over 1
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Mike Cassel & Barry Purrington
2 over 1
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Carol Mahoney
2 over 1
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Mike Cassel & Harry Sapienza
Forcing Club
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Terry Lijewski mx1920
2 over 1
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Bill & Sue Treble
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Mike&Peter 15May15
2/1 GF
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Mike Kamil Gabby Sherman Mike Cassel
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Would you call for the director?
hmm i'd prefer limited vs unlimited any raise not a forcing raise is a limited raise, not a limit bid agree with Ian above that parlances differ among us and using a label instead of a description is problematic We once lost a ruling after partner gave me a ...
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: AKT86 T32 A AT96
wow, what a minority i am in. I have 4 tricks. partner might have a heart card, the opps are vul. i'll accept -670 for the prospect of pard having a defensive trick or maybe a trump promotion on the third spade. LHO didn't XX either.
Would you call for the director?
I would tend to believe that this experience was not a one off. These 'sharks' have rubbed others with their rough skins the wrong way, maybe you as well, and maybe under your skin. I might even venture a guess about who one of them was. I'm ...
The CAS Judgment re FN: What’s Next?
"The submission of this entry blank constitutes an agreement binding on all players listed hereon: that this contest is governed by the rules, regulations and procedures of the ACBL and that all players listed hereon waive all rights of legal or other action against the ACBL and any person, committee ...
CAS Decision on Fantoni and Nunes
Read with some consternation P. 117 seeming to indicate that not knowing the full code was tantamount to a significant risk that the Code does not exist at all. Sent me back to the Michael Clark annotated video of lead exposition: ...
CAS Decision on Fantoni and Nunes
Repentance without disclosure of sources and methods is insufficient. Based on their current recalcitrant posture I see no hope for rehabilitation by this pair who have irreparably damaged sportsmanship, not just at the highest level of the game either. When we come to bridge table we shouldn't be having ...
Double dummy hand from the Common Game
How about a Lunar Trump Squeeze Without the Count?
Eight Is Enough -- Seeking suggestions for rank definitions etc.
4 2's with a pair of regular partners have a definite advantage over mismatched 3 1s. A pair of 3s playing with a partnership of 1s won't provide much mentoring unless there is time at the end of the session for discussion. For the 8=E to be ...
Eight Is Enough -- Seeking suggestions for rank definitions etc.
Like the acronym 8=E steve imo 8=E at a sectional is a recipe for defection by strong pairs unless your unit has a strong mentoring program. I would encourage you to consider running a pair/team game where strong pairs can earn their masterpoints in the pair portion ...
What do you call such a bid?
V variegated marked by variety

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