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Vanderbilt Note

As someone who spent the last 4 hours (sigh) watching the Vanderbilt finals, let me just vent my frustration that I won’t know the results until tomorrow morning. I watched the final 32 hands, but there is an appeal on a board from the 3rd quarter, and the ACBL apparently lets those linger unresolved, until after the event. I understand letting them go for small game (in the hopes that they become moot), but for the finals of a match that gets international coverage, that seems a bit surreal.

For the non-bridge players, imagine watching a thrilling superbowl with a penalty flag … and rather than reviewing it then, the officials huddle after the game and add or subtract a few points. There may be logistically good reasons for this, but it’s hellaciously anti-climactic.

And with all the boards played, it’s Fleisher by 3 (assuming that BBO has a 1 IMP mis-score, as noted by various expert commentators), with grue appealing a hand that could easily swing 6 IMPs (I think).


Written by taogaming

March 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Posted in Bridge, Rant

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  1. In actuality, there was no appeal filed. It was just a nasty rumor going around.

    Eugene Hung

    March 21, 2011 at 2:53 am

    • Then I wonder why the analysts on BBO didn’t just say that, rather than “We can’t comment on that.” Do they have some sort of agreement with the ACBL that they don’t comment on certain topics in exchange for running the vugraph?


      March 21, 2011 at 10:08 pm

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