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Jane Eason
Jane Eason
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 23, 2014
Last Seen
Sept. 17
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I began my bridge playing life as Jane Knapp, playing in Memphis, TN, Nashville, TN, and Summit, NJ.

In the mid-seventies, my husband Bill Eason and I played tourneys in New York and New Jersey. And we enjoyed home games and strong team games with our best friends, Bob and Linda Sartorious, plus many other wonderful bridge-playing friends in the area. On any given night, our 2-table home team games included several national champions. And we never missed the New Jersey Double K. O.'s at Essex Bridge Center, where, teamed up with the Sartorii, we played long matches against some of the strongest players in the area.

Besides Bob and Linda, our favorite team mates were John Rengstorff and 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.

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

Bill and I currently live on a farm in north MS, near Memphis and the ACBL, where we have a dog, a cat, two horses and a mule.

Other hobbies include genealogy, online word games, driving my mule, horseback riding, and dining out with long-time friends, the Oshlags. 

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Best memories are traveling with friends to tournaments, and sharing post mortems at the end of the day--especially those serious bridge discussions with Bob and Linda Sartorius and the hilarious stories shared with Bob and Jane Teel. Participating as a tap dancer, a song writer, and the chief dialogue writer in skits put on by Memphis Players at Memphis Regionals and a New Orleans National. Having Alan Truscott put some of our fun hands in his New York Times column, when we lived in New Jersey (One was making 3SXX on a 3-2 fit, in a National LM Women's Pairs)
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd Fall National Mixed Senior Pairs, 8th National Life Master Women's Pairs, 1st Mexican Nationals Women's Pairs, 1st to make Life Master on 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 the first Online NABC Individual, wining over 95 points and 3 flight A events in a regional with my husband, winning all the events at a couple of sectionals with various partners. Being one of very few women to win 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 with my husband, Bill Eason, but also, Brent Manley and Jack Hudgins. (Favorite women pds in another life were Linda Sartorius, Sherry Maxwell, Dee Adams, Dorthy Francis, Ellen Siebert, Teddy O'Brien, Nancy Schwantes, and Becky Rogers)
Member of Bridge Club(s)
M. A. Lightman Bridge Club, Inc., Memphis, TN, BBO
Favorite Tournaments
Any US Nationals I was lucky enough to attend, the Mexican Nationals, Free BBO online daylong tourneys with thousands of tables, and the huge sectionals and regionals of yesteryear.
Favorite Conventions
Multi 2D, Spiral, Rousinou leads, 3rd and 5th best leads, J, 10, 9 = 0 or 2 higher vs. NT, uda and some udc.
BBO Username
MawJ (Originally jobanjo, but I was unable to sign on using that name as BBO claimed it was taken. And it was. By me.)
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Do You Have Any Fun/Funny Lesson Hands for Intermediates?
Great hand, Jim! Is it the famous (or infamous) Mississippi Heart Hand?
1m - 2M your choice.
Soloway jump shifts by an uph. Fit-showing jump shifts by a passed hand.
Randy, none played at our club.
10 card Solid or almost solid suits.
My partner held AK10 tenth of hearts and out, vul vs not, and she was outbid.
1. The class consisted of new and returning players. The ACBL employees were all new, as were the assisted-living residents, and all but one child. The other students were split about 50-50. 2. Changing tables was suggested at the TAP accreditation seminar. I don't recall if Patty suggested that ...
Do You Have Any Fun/Funny Lesson Hands for Intermediates?
Brad, I love Mollo, but don't remember that hand. What book is it in? Or, do you have the hand?
Yes, Jeff. 18 of my LBIAD? students were ACBL employees, sent to learn the basics of the game, June, 2015. And they were given the day off with pay. The second and third times I ran the event, I had eight or nine people who had responded to ads for ...
Randy, when I ran LBIAD?, I got a $500 grant, half of what our club spent. This came from an Education Department located in Canada, separate from ACBL headquarters. I could have gotten a larger grant, had I had a larger advertising budget. But I distributed flyers, made on my ...
World Championship Humor
I won my stiff king when my rho held Ace 8th of spades opposite QJ10x. She led the SQ, and when my partner showed out, she shook her head, ducked to my king, and then showed her hand, claiming the rest. I said nothing at the time, and to this ...
World Championship Humor
Yes. Twice. I played a 3-2 spade fit in 3S, redoubled, making, in a 1970's Life Master Women's pairs. The hand was first published in the "Daily Bulletin" and in the "ACBL Bridge Bulletin", and was picked up by Truscott, for his "New York Times" bridge column. We ...

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