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Katie Thorpe
Katie Thorpe
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 11, 2011
Last Seen
April 25
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm a retired IT professional now living in a small southwestern Ontario town with my husband, John Carruthers, and our two cats, Scully and Emma (Peel).

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I started playing bridge in university, was introduced to duplicate in 1970 and here I am many years later, having taken some years off due to demands of work and family. I've been very fortunate to have represented Canada internationally on and off since 1984.

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I also enjoy genealogy, gardening, reading and travelling.

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Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Olympiad 1988 in Venice
Bridge Accomplishments
Venice Cup Bronze 1989, Olympiad Silver 2000, Master Mixed Teams 1991
Regular Bridge Partners
Marty Kirr, Ina Demme
Member of Bridge Club(s)
None
Favorite Tournaments
New Orleans, Las Vegas
Favorite Conventions
Modified Bergen, XYZ
BBO Username
kthorpe
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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How I would revise our NABC Tournaments
"Make it exclusive to attract the big bucks while giving the economical guy a chance to play with the masses." Ugh. I'm not quite the economical guy but neither can I afford the big bucks you're discussing. Nationals are expensive enough as it is. I'm ONLY interested ...
What will keep you coming back to NABCs?
I voted for choice of host city .. prefer tp play some and see interesting places as well. But cost is also a factor. And I'd really prefer more daylight hours events...national events that is.
Who will watch the watchers?
That wasn't the only case - there were several. The rules have now been changed - a call from someone watching on TV no longer has any impact. See http://golfweek.com/2017/12/11/golf-will-no-longer-accept-input-from-fans-on-violations/
Stansby is 2018 Sportsman of the Year
Congratulations Lew! Well deserved indeed!
CAS Decision on Fantoni and Nunes
I could not agree more!
New Bridge Magazine now online
Yep at 8:13 a.m. EST - was in junk folder of course....
ACBL Team cost vent - if it's as stupid as it looks. I'm hoping I was wrong.
Like Karen I am neither a pro nor a sponsor. I've played on 6-person teams for many years, sometimes because I was working part of the day, sometimes because our Canadian team wanted to play together and now, more and more, because I'm getting older. A one-day Swiss ...
A New Blue Ribbon Pair
More please!!
Raise to 2M, system on even if comp bidding ?
I agree with Phillip - so both yes and no - not a voting option!
ACBL Hall of Fame Nominees 2018
You have to be 60 ... as he was this year, so 1st eligibility.
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