Yesterday marked the completion of the US Bridge Championships (USBC) quarterfinal round. The quarterfinals were 120 hands conducted over two days in eight sessions of fifteen boards each. In two of the matches, the trailing teams conceded before the end. The other two matches went the distance. Of the four teams in those two matches,… Continue reading BRIDGE: USBC Quarterfinals – A new sponsor strategy?
A few bidding problems for you all to mull over from the sectional this weekend: 1. MP’s, all white ♠ — ♥ K9652 ♦ Q6 ♣ KJ8654 Opp Partner Opp You 2♠ 3♥ 4♠ ? 2. MP’s, unfav. ♠ 8 ♥ A6 ♦ AK10965 ♣ AKQ7 Partner Opp You Opp P P 1♦ 1♠… Continue reading BRIDGE: Detroit District Sectional Bidding Problems
I have been seeing a lot of postings on blogs that I follow that are about “True Blood”, the HBO series based on the “Southern Vampire Mysteries” book series by Charlene Harris. A couple of people at work have also told me how much they enjoy the show as well. I finally decided to check… Continue reading True Blood, Season 1
The 2007 Spring NABC was in St. Louis. After the qualifying round of the Open Swiss on the last Saturday, my friend Rick Kaye came to me to tell me a story about the terrible pairings he had gotten that day. I told him the below story and he has been telling me that I… Continue reading BRIDGE: The Qualifying Round from Hell
For the past 10-12 years or so, Memorial Day weekend has meant the Cleveland Regional for me. It’s relatively close with a good selection of cheap hotels and some great hospitality. On top of that, the tournament has typically been good to me. The weekend (Sat-Mon) schedule is traditionally a Saturday-Sunday KO, a Saturday-Sunday morning… Continue reading BRIDGE: Cleveland Regional