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Jane Eason
Jane Eason
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Member Since
May 23, 2014
Last Seen
17 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

First played  duplicate bridge in mid sixties, in Memphis, TN, Nashville, TN, and Summit, NJ, as Jane Knapp.

In the mid-seventies, my husband Bill Eason and I played New York and New Jersey tourneys, and enjoyed home games with best friends, Bob and Linda Sartorious, and other wonderful bridge-playing friends in the area. On a given night, our 2-table home team games included several national champions. And we participated in all New Jersey Double K. O.'s at Essex Bridge Center, where, teamed up with the Sartorii, we were lucky to play lots of long matches against some of the area's strongest players.

Favorite tourney team mates were Bob and Linda Sartorius, and John Rengstorff/Billy Erickson. 

During a 20-year absence from F2F duplicate, I played on the Microsoft Zone as jobanjo. And I currently play with bots on BBO as MawJ.

Bridge jobs include directing club games in Summit, NJ and Memphis, TN, teaching off and on for 50+ years, proof-reading a couple of World Champion Books and a Bridge Encyclopedia under direction of editor Henry Francis.

Currently live on a small farm in North Mississippi, near Memphis and the ACBL.

Hobbies include genealogy, online word games, driving my mule, and riding my horse. 

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Serious bridge discussions with Bob and Linda Sartorius. Hilarious stories shared by Bob and Jane Teel. Putting on bridge skits. Having some of our fun hands in The New York Times, when we lived in New Jersey (One. making 3SXX on a 3-2 fit, in a National LM Women's Pairs)
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd Fall Nat'l Mixed Senior Prs, 8th Nati'l LM Women's Pairs, 1st Mexican Nat'ls Women's Pairs, Winning all matches in a NYC Regional Mixed Team Event with Bob and Linda Sartorius and Dick Celler, but coming in second in the event, 1st Zone Life Master/Microsoft Zone (jobanjo), 4th in a 10,000 table BBO daylong free tourney, winning 10 points with robot partner for section 2nd, 2400 tables in 1st Online NABC Individual, wining over 95 points and 3 flight A events in a regional, winning all events at a couple of sectionals with various partners. Winning a Men's Pairs when the director recruited me to fill in the movement. (Being a woman, I was ineligible for the trophy or overall award.) Being featured in several of Truscott's Bridge articles in the NY Times.
Regular Bridge Partners
Mostly Husband Bill Eason, but also, Brent Manley and Jack Hudgins. Favorite women pds over the years were Linda Sartorius, Sherry Maxwell, Dee Adams, Dorthy Francis, Ellen Siebert, Teddy O'Brien, Nancy Schwantes, and Becky Rogers)
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Lightman Bridge Center, Memphis, TN, BBO
Favorite Tournaments
US Nationals, Mexican Nationals, Free BBO online daylong tourneys, the huge sectionals and regionals of yesteryear.
Favorite Conventions
Multi 2D, Spiral, Rousinow leads, 3rd and 5th best leads, J, 10, 9 = 0 or 2 higher vs. NT, uda and some udc.
BBO Username
MawJ, formerly jobanjo
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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