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Cameron French
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Member Since
March 30, 2014
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a retired teacher.  By night, (bridge) blogger, writer, editor, director, occasional teacher and social player. 

I wrote Collateral Damage, the sordid story and cold case of a stolen National title. You can see it and other essays here;

I and a few others fail to grasp why the ACBL cannot hear and appeal that was filed in 1979 at the event in question. By that abdication, they have conspired to deny the title to the rightful winners and thereby endorsed self-confessed and convicted cheaters. 

I reside in suburban Toronto, happy in love and life.

I have a fabulous son with the greatest name in Negro League history. You can figure that out. 

Anyone is invited to email me at 



Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing Barry Crane.
Bridge Accomplishments
Published in The Bridge World on four occasions.
Favorite Conventions
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Thanks, Fred Gitelman
Fred, Let me count the ways.... Fred was a budding teenager when we first met. I sold my bridge club membership to my competitor (and Fred's early mentor) Ted Horning. He struck me then as reserved, polite, funny - and, atypical of the era, bereft of ego. In spite of ...
Make Bridge Fun Again
Peg. You are right and there is a disconnect between the cannon fodder and the elite and the League(s). As Mark noted, "HOW"? One way is someone youthful (at least in bridge standards) and recognizable to my son's generation like James Holzhauer of Jeopardy fame to be a ...
Unique or at least very special
Reminds me of (memory may be fuzzy) Allan Falk, in The Bridge World (a long time ago) where the computer was "stuck" on replicating singleton kings. Not exactly sure what the "essence of {the} post" is but I would check with the hand generator person/software. Something is amiss. GL ...
My Grandson
A fair observation. My point being transfers and all the toys are collateral, the joy of doing is the thing. Fun fast or it becomes frustrating and a turn off. Before I was a teacher, I taught bridge to adults at night school. I started with 6 tables. Finished 8 ...
My Grandson
Lucky you! Make it fun. Make it tangible, not all on the computer or books. By that I mean put cards on the table (N/E/S/W) say AQ ?? ?? XX Ask him how to make 2 tricks from each position. How does it change? Then give him "homework". Buy ...
How would you rule?
Thanks. Like playing elite players, love learning their insights. C
How would you rule?
The constant UI/tempo/ruling/hesitation?/ etc. is a foul creature and a minefield of dissent. Now (so it seems from the cheap seats) any microscopic BIT is a death-sentence sure to result in a cascade of grievances. Other that NEVER make a BIT, I see no resolution. Is that ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
I tell my non-bridge friends that one of the inherent beauties of bridge is ... "Tiger has to play me on the front nine before he can face Phil on the 18th." Every serious advancing player should be thrilled to play against first class opponents. If they get very lucky, they ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
Especially at the rubber bridge table...... C
How many Countries can you represent in your life?
Yes, there is quite a story and 'rationale', at least within the ACBL. Now is not the time, but of course there once was a day (in ACBL) when there were men's/women's exclusive pair events. That was changed to women's and open. The very short story ...

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