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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
2 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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Confirmations from housing agency for Columbus?
There are two confirmations. The one from the housing bureau is immediate and then... the actual one from the hotel itself is not.
Which Squeeze? #7 -- Solution
I must be missing something. I don't see a reference to either.
Do they always pitch first from their 5 card suit? Shows average SAT scores going back to 1952. For whatever reason, there seems to be a roughly 30-point jump in scores the last three years. Maybe, paid test-takers (based on the news). :)
Why is this day different from all others?
This is why lawyers exist. The need to differentiate between "all teams are eligible for the top bracket" and "the top bracket is open to all teams".
Match length for the 10K Knockouts in Columbus?
Last year 31 teams; we played single session matches the first two days; final was two sessions.
What, if anything, do you miss about bridge in 1970?
Everything you mentioned, plus: Late nights after the game (like around 11:30 or midnite) getting pizza on the way home and discussing day's hands and other bridge. Getting a beer or whatever during the game since many were at restaurants, hotels and motels, and country clubs with open ...
Why is this day different from all others?
Somewhat off-topic, but are they again allowing players who qualify in one event to try to qualify in a later event?
Why is this day different from all others?
I guess the technicality is "whether or not the top bracket was open to all teams", quoting the new law. Clearly that was not assumed as there would not have been a problem if the top bracket had been open to all teams. I think we need a lawyer, or ...
Why is this day different from all others?
Right, Roger, sort of like taking money or tickets in exchange for being bumped from an airplane.
Why is this day different from all others?
Shawn, IMHO, "David made a … scene" and "how (David) ended up in bracket 2" (and whether it was fair) are two COMPLETELY different issues. Why do you confound them?

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