Sunday, January 16, 2011

Can you compare apples and oranges and bananas?

I went to the mailbox yesterday, and there was a big envelop with red letters that said: "Election materials, open promptly."

I'm happy to be one of the 300 electors who decide who goes into the ACBL Hall of Fame each year, but it's a tough decision.

Let's look at an example. Who is more worthy?

Player A has has eight NABC++ titles, but only one third-place finish in international play.

Player B has only four NABC++ titles, but has two wins in world competition.

Let's add another aspect into the mix.

Player C has one NABC++ title, and nine women's titles. She also has five world titles, but all in Women's Teams. In other words most of her success has been in restricted events, so how do you factor that in?

I don't know the answer, but plan to give it lots of thought. What do you think?


  1. Seems to me that the international titles in an open event would carry the most weight.

  2. Give it to the one who is best at Hold'em.

  3. I've always preferred oranges to apples or bananas.