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Neal Smith
Neal Smith
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Member Since
June 4, 2013
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

After 40 years as ACBL member, finally had time to play regularly starting in Jan 2013, and made LM June 2014.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Wins: Regional 0-20 pairs (1970s); D21 Flight C GNT, 1998; Phoenix (OR) Sectional Swiss, August 2013; Seaside (OR) Regional Gold Rush, Sep 2013; Sun River (OR) KO Bracket 2, May 2014; Medford Regional B Swiss, May 2017.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Phoenix, OR
Favorite Tournaments
Medford (OR) Regional, Seaside (OR) Regional, Sun River (OR) Regional
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
One thing I have noticed in the Basic and Basic+ charts, is that a 1 opener must show either NT shape or 3+s. Pretty much rules out playing a strong club system with 1 that "could be as short as 1."
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
I sent club directors in my unit two emails detailing the major changes in the new charts, because I thought club play would be the best place for players to become familiar with the new charts, what's allowed and what's not, as a prep for NABCs & Regionals. My ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Check your unit bylaws. In most (all?) cases an election is required, regardless of the number of candidates vs. positions.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Interesting that ACBL has not sent an appeal like this to the general membership (well, at least not to me). The most recent promo I received (Oct 9) was titled "Five Reasons to Escape to Hawaii." Of course, to discover the 5 reasons, you have to click on a link ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Well, sure, Jay has been a frequent visitor to BW, and even been in the well like our past CEO /sarcasm
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
517, as of a few years ago.
ATP(P=plaudits)
Plaudits for reaching the only making slam - any way you got there! Most of the field will be in some number of spades, making only 5 on normal breaks.
Orlando Entertainment
Nice write-up, but if this was a favorite hand, the rest of the bridge must have been terribly boring!
Perspective of a Playing Sponsor: I Came to Play
Seems to me that all players should be required to play a certain percentage of every KO match.
steaming tendencies
Conditions of contest are not stated in the OP, but if this is a win/lose match, I'll bid the slam... From the comments, it seems more likely that this is a $ match, total points. I'll bid the game to be sure I still have cab fare for ...
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