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Cameron French
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Member Since
March 30, 2014
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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, and am back at work (where I belong) after a year off with a fabulous month volunteering in Rwanda and happy in love 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 



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Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing Barry Crane.
Bridge Accomplishments
Published in The Bridge World on four occasions.
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The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
If there was a so called "hatchet job" it wasn't by the author. Repeatedly he has invited criticism and dialogue and obviously he has received that (and extended support) by the truckload. If you are going to comment, do yourself a favour and read the book first. Apparently for ...
Reporting an Unethical Incident
The $64,000 question. Has any improvement in the process been made or is likely to be made? Is there something we can learn from and do better on in the future? Or is it ..... Sigh... C
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Damo Nair First of all, I don't care which way the evidence points. If people are cheating people are cheating. That said, let me quote this for you ... “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”, Carl Sagan. Unfortunately there's no way around it. __________________________ If you don't care which ...
Master Points for Foreign Players
Maybe, if playing baseball at the Field of Dreams.....
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
When Eric (Kokish) joined The Bridge World (if my ailing memory serves) he was designated EOK to differentiate him from the editor, EK. Perhaps I date myself. Maybe more BW members should grab a subscription of TBW. Worth every penny. Just ask JR. C
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
EK was widely respected as the greatest legal theorist. Pity few have stepped up to embrace that mantle. C
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Avon, First off, the bridge community owes you a debt of gratitude for your research and ultimately - the finished product - yes dear reader - I read it a while ago (courtesy Avon in case you are wondering). It was still in its developmental stage. The time, the collateral cost to family ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
If memory serves he had a relative reveal (after both he and Shapiro had died) that in Buenos Aires he and Shapiro had agreed to use hand signals (but not look!) because it was so easy to cheat at bridge and no one would ever suspect such a blatant signal ...
The best bridge book for beginners
Eddie Kantar's Gamesman's Bridge after they have the basics of bidding and play. Teaches you how to think, and you get to laugh as he has the mother of all hands (5NT) - to get into heaven. If you go down, you're sentenced to "bridge hell" where they ...
Trouble with doubles
Is the scoring format relevant? Everyone is an animal at match points but most more tepid at IMPs. I voted penalty and I suspect they're stealing. Knowing the opps would help too.

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