MODERN DAY ‘FAGIN’S SCHOOL OF PICKPOCKETS’ ala BRIDGE
A friend of Bobby’s who is a good player, extremely knowledgeable and honorable and for years has fought incessantly for the maintenance of the morality of our game, sent him a copy of an abominable club ruling (not that it was so shocking to those in-the-know). To emphasize how vehemently Bobby feels the game has fallen from grace, I want to share with you his reply to the writer — his “take” and strong critique of the incident.
The actual situation is unimportant to share, but Bobby’s outrage IS NOT!
“The actions of both the perpetrators of the heart contract, reached through impossible circumstances and with the obvious collusion of the TD’s are both individually and collectively a very sad day for our favorite game.”
“Nothing less than a sincere (public) apology should be demanded and received together with a letter of stepping down from any future tournament directing or advising, To do less than that should be construed as a permanent glitch and irreconcilable conflict on the way tournament bridge is run at that venue, with everyone connected with affirming this decision, or even being a party to tolerating it, guilty of either or both, gross evil and off-the-charts ignorance.”