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Monique Smith
Monique Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 25, 2011
Last Seen
May 13
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing the last 15 boards of the Vanderbilt against the Nickel team down by only 9.
Bridge Accomplishments
3rd in NABC Women's Swiss in 2012, 1 ABA Women's Pairs National Championship
Regular Bridge Partners
Merril Hirsh, Linda Marshall
Favorite Tournaments
Fall/Summer NABCs ( I like BAM)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
MJS and Margot
2 over 1
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Why is this day different from all others?
As a serious player who really enjoys playing in the top bracket who has had just enough success that at least some of the teams in the top bracket wouldn't think it was ridiculous that we were there... The combination of KOs that restrict playing up AND bracketed teams ...
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
One of my biggest complaints at this tournament was that there was no coffee after 8:00. I have made the recommendation several times that if there are no coffee options nearby for evening sessions, at least in National Events where we are already paying a premium, they should have ...
Is bridge dying? A second look at the health of our game.
Don't forget the ABA. There ARE some black bridge players, but the ones in the 75 and over age range play most frequently in the ABA. Many remember when they were NOT welcome at their local ACBL club. The average age is even higher in the ABA and they ...
No one should ever EXPECT a team to withdraw -- particularly a team of aspiring players looking to get experience. I have heard that some teams have done so, but have not experienced it. When my team plays one of the top tier teams (always as a 4 bagger) we tell ...
ACBL Scheduling: Adjusting Spring NABC Schedule to avoid excluding certain genders/ages
The problem with the Spring NABC is that it seems to have almost gone out of its way to make it as difficult as possible for working-age folks to maximize leave AND the ability to play in NABC games. Like Linda, most of my friends are Plat eligible, but we ...
NABC Hotel Cancellation Policy
Betty, it's not quite that simple. 1) A bridge tournament, even a nationals,is not quite like a cruise or special vacation.There will be another one in 3 months (tho with different events). 2) I think many people want to and plan to attend an NABC, but if ...
ACBL Nationals Start times
Yehudit, thanks for the survey. It was well done. I think, however, that you missed one key question. Do you work full time? possibly also are you self employed or do you depend on allocated vacation.
ACBL Nationals Start times
I'm also still a working "stiff". I can go to a full 10 day Nationals 2 to 3 times per year BECAUSE I can work for a couple of hours most mornings and check in with my office in between sessions if necessary. With that available I can always ...
NABC Hotel Cancellation Policy
For Positive Suggestions: 1. I think a BIG one is that there MUST be a managed waitlist moving forward. What do they pay ONPeak the big bucks for? That just common sense and good for repeat business. If you just missed getting a room or end up in the secondary ...
NABC Hotel Cancellation Policy
It's not yet clear whether San Diego is a really attractive location and more people than the last few fall NABCs are planning to go, or if rooms were just really constrained. It used to be that you could get a room at the host WHILE YOU WERE ATTENDING ...

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