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Edward White
Edward White
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 12, 2011
Last Seen
July 11
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired 2014.  US Air Force 1956-1960, Graduate U of Tennessee 1963, Certified Public Accountant, Worked at NYC CPA firm 1963 for 6 years, worked in Columbus, IN family office 7 years, Moved to Flint, MI 1975 to become president of Mott Family Office after passing of C.S. Mott, family patriarch.

Learned bridge around 1967 after college, platinum life master, 14,000 points.

Married Brenda Fortunate, DO, family physician, 4 children, numerous grandchildren and great GC.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
won superstar individual, Boston 1981 Natls, appeared in NY Times bridge column 9/6/13, competed in Lille, France and Albuquerque World Championships
Bridge Accomplishments
won Bermuda Regional points total twice, 2nd in 2013 Natl Senior Swiss, 6th in 2013 Natl Senior pairs, 3rd in Natl Senior KO
Regular Bridge Partners
Brenda Fortunate(wife), Bert Newman, Gene Owens, Ken Gee, Marty Hirschman, Gary Hann
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Mott Duplicate, Flint Saturday Night Club
Favorite Tournaments
Bermuda Regional, Motor City Regional, Toronto Regional
Favorite Conventions
Kaplan Sheinwold
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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The Death of Teams
I am not sure how to figure strength of field, but I know it when I see it. My team entered the Philadelphia Thur/Fri KO and were in the top bracket of 12 teams. The teams were 2 all Chinese teams, Allan Graves team, Paul Fireman's team, Rose ...
Doubles of 4M opener
This is a 2 club ace asking bid in my system.
A New Blue Ribbon Pair, II
Also, Lusky did not have the 7 of hearts.
Open San Diego Discussion Thread
I've been waking up at my usual time between 5 am and 5:30 am. This week, I have been pleased and amazed that the San Diego bulletin is already on line so I can enjoy it with that 1st cup of coffee. I am in eastern time zone ...
Kamel and Kolesnik Lead Blue Ribbon Pairs
That is some leaderboard. Did Greco and Hampson split up for this one to give the field a chance?
The Impossible Two Spade Bid
Doug, I assume you play strong NT. What do you open 5332 with 13 or 14 point hand?
James Tyner's bidding problem: AJ2 QJ732 K754 Q
My personal rule is to accept all invitations with a singleton.
Roth Swiss Day Two: PEPSI Still Leading
This brings me to my biggest peeve with cuts. The GNP starts with 76 pairs, but is cut to 28 on the 2nd and final day, not played with screens. This is a grass roots level event, and many of the pairs go to play in this one event they ...
The Worst Convention Ever
Check Back Lebensohl. I picked up a partner years ago at the partnership desk. We discussed our card and agreed to play Lebensohl and since she hadn't played it before, I quickly taught it to her. During the session, I opened 1NT, and she acted at some point during ...
WOLD is Senior USA1
Jean-Pierre, no doubt the women's and open will be held on different schedules, so that Dennis will be working in Lyon the better part of two weeks.

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