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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
16 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Author of the Beer Card blog, living in the Scottish Borders. Our house is located in a very beautiful rural area overlooking the river Whiteadder. We have a retired rescue greyhound, Gillie, who keeps us busy when we are not playing bridge (me), Scrabble or knitting (Hels).

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing the Nickell team in the Spingold in Zia's first and last years in the team.
Bridge Accomplishments
Improving from the #106 seed in the Spingold to the #56 seed in the Vanderbilt over the past few years.
Regular Bridge Partners
Alex Gipson, Helen Gipson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Berwick Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
EBU Spring Foursomes, any ACBL National that I can get to
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to one club, transfers in competition (not for the faint-hearted)
BBO Username
paulg
ACBL Ranking
None
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U31 junior event
Or, more likely, have to choose which series to drop funding for in order to support this one.
Isn't the score for USA-2 vs. Denmark in the d'Orsi wrong?
It is easy enough to check the Bridgemate scores from the WBF results page, either through the running scores for each match (Seniors: http://db.worldbridge.org/Repository/tourn/wuhan.19/microSite/RunningScores/Asp/RoundTeamsConditStatClassicMod.asp?qtournid=1642&qshowflag=1) or afterwards on the round results. The Bridgemate results are ...
Defense From the Bermuda Bowl
I'm sure many of my club would have found this defence as they played to cut down the ruffs in dummy.
Anyone else not thrilled with the "new" BBO
I'm quite happy with it. And my newest juniors are happily playing on it and they like the fact it is very similar to the mobile app.
Anyone else not thrilled with the "new" BBO
I reported this issue with creating matches to BBO very early in the life of this version. Given the lack of response, I suspect it is a feature of Flash that cannot easily be emulated in HTML.
Hasta la vista, visa?
One of the minor prize winners at the Montrose Bridge Congress last month was introduced as one of those who worked at Bletchley Park during the war. Unfortunately I was busy getting juniors to leave and catch their trains to have a word with her.
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: 8 A75 AKQ86 JT43
I thought it was a lot closer than the current poll result suggests. It's easy in second position, but opposite a passed hand who has not opened a weak two hearts ...
Class of player
If you are really interested in American and British English and find DB's posts on this subject too infrequent, then I highly recommend following American Lynne Murphy, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex. Lynne's blog (https://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com) and Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/lynneguist ...
Mixed Teams
Traian's site, http://livebridge.net/bbo/wbf/2019wuhan.php, will probably show which matches will be on Vugraph when the event is running. The bulletins, available from David's results link, normally state which matches will be covered on the following day.
More Help Needed
I find that my juniors, equivalent to 0-5mp, find "low=like, high=hate" is a signalling and discard method that they remember and low a lot. We also focus on forcing and non-forcing bids and what doubles mean. When playing the hands, pause at trick one to make a plan ...
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