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(1) Many of the wealthy players who sponsor teams and the individual bridge professionals do little - if anything- to sponsor the game.
(2) Many National Bridge Organisations focus too heavily on top 10% of players and don’t understand their role to market & promote at all levels and provide programs to ensure the continuity of the game and that some collective effort by many of these bridge sponsors could raise the profile of this game beyond its current low level.
Read the full text of WBF President's opinion - - - - - - - Here
Khammam tourney of A P. was as per WBF President > Here .
SHYAM SUNDER- A WORLD CHAMPION IN ROBOTICS
FIRST WORLD ROBOTICS CHAMPIONSHIP @ St. Louis - U S A - Here
A student of Woodlands high school & team member of Texas Torque, The Woodlands, Texas team - Shyam Sundar - has his parents Sasi and Suresh at Woodlands Texas and their parents live at Chennai India. From 400 teams, down to 24, to eight, to one is a great achievement. celebrated with a fitting gesture from a crowd of aspiring engineers: Hundreds of paper airplanes sent flying through the air.
All should appreciate the broadmindedness & generosity of ERIC Rodwell for having mentioned about author of an invention. He says> "Curiously one convention that I am often credited with having invented which I did not - UMJOODO (Unusual Major Jumps over one Diamond opening) - where a Two Heart response over one Diamond shows a non invitational hand with five Spades and four Hearts. That was invented by an Indian player, Raghavan, and named by Rony Adalaman. I added a Two Spade response to show the same hand type with invitational values".
Eric Rodwell gave interview to Bridge World magazine where he said as above. The full interview
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A suggestion to save bridge game from disappearing
In this world of Bridge game, the game is played in many ways - Kitchen bridge, Rubber bridge, Chicago Bridge, Rich players playing social bridge among themselves. Tournaments conducted by WBF and its member organisations, coming down to Club level. Any method of playing Bridge is always welcome.
Recently a state Bridge association conducted a state level tournament in the premises of a reputed institute. Organizers of the tourney had limitations in using some of the facilities of the institute which had been kind enough to agree to host the tourney at some inconvenience to its members. Also there might have been deficiency in other aspects like catering, etc.
One could demand the best facilities in a Rich Players' social tourney where money rules. But the state level tourneys are conducted with limited finance and need venue and support from private clubs and institutes to run tourneys.
We state that publicising the deficiencies in a mass media like groups in Hot mail and yahoo, would dampen the interest of players and they may not return to that tourney next time, Also organizers would loose interest to arrange the tourney in future and the club authorities may stop supporting Bridge game.
Hence we would suggest > Please point out the deficiency in private to the organizers and not to bring it in a mass media.
In another instance 2/3 months back, a powerful person of a club in western area, offered prize money for a tourney which was commented on by some players in mass media (like Hot mail & Yahoo groups)- The effect > He cancelled the tournament itself and had gone on record that his club - a very popular club of the city - would stop holding the monthly pairs and annual tourney held in that club for the past many years.
Please avoid criticisms in open but communicate in person or E mail to organizers.
APPRECIATE in open but ADVISE / Criticise in camera