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Claire Watson
Claire Watson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 28, 2015
Last Seen
Oct. 17, 2019
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I stopped playing for a few weeks to solve an ancient puzzle but it took a little bit longer, 22 years.  Turned out to be more difficult than I thought but I kept going until I got it. BTW, anyone want to play Meckwell with me on BBO?

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing 2 cent bridge in the early 70's with Billy Barrett and Lou Bluhm. Billy won the 1930 Reisinger on a team with Ely Culbertson. They beat Waldemar von Zedtwitz, P. Hal Sims, Dorothy Rice Sims, and Mary Clement. Billy liked to psych at money bridge. "If it goes pass, pass to you," Billy said the first time I played with him, "I want you to bid." "But Billy," I objected, "What if I don't have anything?" "All the more reason to bid," he said. "And if it goes pass, pass to me, I'm going to do the same, I'm going to bid, so I don't want you to go leaping and jumping in the auction." Billy introduced psyching to high level tournament bridge and he also introduced it to me.
Bridge Accomplishments
I just won a fast pairs at the Chicago Nationals 2015 ;)
Regular Bridge Partners
Bob Simkins, Lanette Moore, Allan Graves
Member of Bridge Club(s)
St. Augustine, Florida, Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Atlanta Labor Day Regional, Daytona Beach Regional
Favorite Conventions
2S size ask, top and another, RCA, Ogust
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Get the Promotion
"The goal of bidding is to get to the best contract, not to follow some rules or "describe your hand." The goal of defense is setting the contract or taking the maximum number of tricks, not telling partner what you hold or giving the "right" signal." Thanks, Kit, for the ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Last Board
Dear Condescending Marty :) I open decent 10-counts sometimes, but not bow wows. Maybe you don't know what bow wow means in bridge? Eric has the wrong red jack, so he passes the bow wow that also features an unguarded queen. My point was, I don't think he passed ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Last Board
If world-class players open every 10-point bow wow they get, isn't that a corruption of the game?
Nickell vs. Lall - Last Board
Nickell vs. Lall - Last Board
Or maybe he didn't know at the time, but now he almost certainly does, the other golden bridge rule in case the queen doesn't lie over the jack, which is - Never go to bed with two trumps. They won't be any comfort to you :) (political squeeze pun ...
Feedback: ACBL Convention Charts
Christ on a cracker probably references the holy communion wafer in the Roman and Anglican Catholic churches, in which the words "this is my body, take, eat," meaning the body of Jesus, is spoken by the priest who puts the wafer/cracker on your tongue, so yea, Christ on a ...
USA2 wins d'Orsi Seniors Trophy
Offenses enough to go around because there just has to be less profiling wording to describe the acbl objection process than by saying she "pounded her high heel on the bench." It's offensive in every direction not the least of which is the evocation of a vision of Krushchev ...
USA2 wins d'Orsi Seniors Trophy
A victory that disproves the maxim that nice guys finish last!
Michael Seamon (1960-2017)
I feel I have to say more but in the beginning I was so saddened by the news that I couldn't even think what to say. I loved Michael from way back when, when he was in his late teens. He was my favorite rubber bridge partner in the ...

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