This blog provides supplementary thoughts and ideas to the site. If you haven't seen the main site, there is a lot there including the Martel and Rodwell interviews, photos, and articles. This blog is focused on advancing bridge theory by discussing the application of new ideas. All original content is copyright 2009 Glen Ashton.

Thursday, March 05, 2009


To reduce confusion emanating out of the blog I last referenced, two items need to be noted:

1) If you play support doubles, your pass, instead of making a support double, is not alertable in the ACBL, even though some may shout so in CAPS.

2) The "far less" alerts procedure was approved by the ACBL Board of Directors in Las Vegas 2001. The committee responsible for the alert procedure is the Competition and Conventions Committee ("purpose: To review conventions, convention charts, the alert procedure ..."). In 2000 the following were appointed to this committee: Bart Bramley (Chairman), Chip Martel, Sol Weinstein, Howard Weinstein, Richard Colker, and Fred Gittleman. The current committee is Steve Beatty (Chair), Bob Hamman, Henry Bethe, Jeff Meckstroth, Rick Beye, Elaine Said, Mildred Breed, Peggy Sutherlin,Doug Doub, Nadine Wood. These are or were volunteers contributing their valuable time for the good of ACBL bridge.

As to the question raised in a comment to the last post, "do they realize how insulting they are?", I believe they know they are giving out some blasts, but as to their targeting of those against their backward approach, it's all "fire, aim, ready".


  • At 7:44 AM, Blogger Memphis MOJO said…

    "fire, aim, ready".

    Too funny.

  • At 3:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Before you criticize Moss' play better count dummy's trumps :)



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