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2015 Convention

Look here for information on the 2015 ABTA Convention. View the provisional schedule, register, and keep up to date with the most current information right here. Hope to see you next year!...

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Registration for the Convention, held at the Chicago Hilton, 720 S Michigan Ave. Tuesday afternoon August 4th, 2015 to Friday morning, August 7th, 2015....

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1st and 2nd Time Attendees Brunch

Details regarding the welcome brunch....

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First Gatlinburg National Youth Bridge Conference

The Gatlinburg Convention Center will host the First National Youth Bridge Convention on April 12 – 13, 2015....

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Call For Entries: ABTA Book and Software Awards

Pat Harrington

A general Call for Entries for the 2015 ABTA Book and Software of the Year Awards....

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Patrick O'Connor

Lisa-Marie Wilson and Zachary Davies

Interview with award winning author Patrick O'Connor on his newest book A Second Book of Bridge Problems....

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BIL Session 2: "Introduction to Counting Part 2"

Ellen Pomer

In Ellen Caitlin Pomer's second session she focuses primarily on the practice of using counting to determine the shape of the opponents' hand. She goes on to detail particular counting practices in certain situations, such as notrump, and introduces new terms to the reader. As in her first session she includes five more practical examples; the first covering the answer to the homework question from the last session, three in-depth examples, and a fifth for homework....

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BIL Session 1: "Introduction to Counting Part 1"

Ellen Pomer

In Ellen Caitlin Pomer's first session on counting hands she introduces the reader to the practice of 'counting'. Within she details when a player needs to count, discusses several important terms, and provides suggestions for further, in-depth reading. Her lesson ends with five practical examples, four which are covered in full and the last (homework) which is explained fully in her next lesson....

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