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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player for over 50 years (hard to believe I don't play better).  Did take several years off a few times for family and work. Two grown children and four wonderful granddaughters (who don't play bridge but are all super softball players).

Professional computerist (everything EXCEPT electronics and hardware engineering) for over 40 years and still counting.  Education in Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Business Administration.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
World Rosenblum Teams - Orlando, FL
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in WBF Rosenblum Teams, National Open Swiss Teams (twice), Senior Swiss Teams, and Mixed BAM; Many Regional A, Open, and Bracket 1 Teams and Pairs wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
and favorite bridge partner - my wife.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Philadelphia, Orlando and Lille World Series, New Orleans, San Francisco and Washington Nationals, Cambridge and Virginia Beach Regionals.
Favorite Conventions
Puppet over 1N, Exclusion Blackwood, Delayed Splinters, Michaels, Unusual NT
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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How Angry Should We Be?
Yes, it was fun playing them twice for first, even though there was no award for 2nd the second time. Both matches were reasonably close - 32 and 20.
Presumably, a Sad State of Affairs?
Don't know about the season ticket business, but the actual time progression was/is: 1. Very few KO's. 2. KO's with only one bracket, seeded in some way (mostly total MP's). 3. KO's with one bracket, random seeding, i.e., no seeding (so we non-experts ...
Presumably, a Sad State of Affairs?
Steve, (in the other post) see my discussion of a previous KO (the same week) to the one with the problem.
Presumably, a Sad State of Affairs?
Right, Ray. Do you have any suggestions as to what the directors should have done? Is it just take a day off or play pairs?
How Angry Should We Be?
Andy, right, understood. Here is the rest of the story. With no disrespect to them, teams 5, 6, 7, 8 were neither young nor "up and coming" players. The same 4 teams with the higher masterpoint totals played two days before (Monday), along with 2 or 3 teams between 10 ...
Presumably, a Sad State of Affairs?
Me neither. I also wouldn't understand if people did not want to deal with the fact that many bridge players do not want to play against the best opposition.
How Angry Should We Be?
Andy, not sure what your meaning is.
How Angry Should We Be?
I don't care about the points, I (and many of the other players) only care about the changing of conditions of contest after the fact. If you play poker for money, how would you like to win $1,000 and then be told "Oh, we weren't really playing ...
How Angry Should We Be?
By World Class Plus, I mean all the players have WON multiple World Championships in Open events. Does that seem like a fair description? 6 person team. 200,000 is the number the team reported and is accepted by the directors. True, three of the players are foreign and given ...
How Angry Should We Be?
They won (fairly closely, actually). Probably, added to their 200,000 MP's. Not totally clear (see above).

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