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Katie Thorpe
Katie Thorpe
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 11, 2011
Last Seen
Nov. 21
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).


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.


I also enjoy genealogy, gardening, reading and travelling.






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)
Favorite Tournaments
New Orleans, Las Vegas
Favorite Conventions
Modified Bergen, XYZ
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Hugh Ross 1937-2017
RIP Hugh - the Martels have said it all for me.
RIP Steve Landen
So very sorry to hear this - John and I send our deepest sympathies to Lynne and family.
Are partnership agreements & "inferences " thereto, alert able in ACBLand?
We asked the ACBL that very question some years ago (so maybe it has changed?), and they said NO. I personally disagree with that. Additionally, with a current partner, we play "optional" support doubles i.e. you are not committed to make a support double unless you have a hand ...
Jump shifts into minors after a major opening bid
Voted for Bergen (or a version thereof) mostly at IMPs as very useful to know #cards in support. Prefer IJS as the alternative by UPH and fit by PH always.
ACBL Nationals Start times
Much prefer to be finished by 7:30 and have dinner/wine after! Killing time until 1:30 p.m. (or 1:00 p.m.) is annoying to me. Noon and 6:30 would be better than the existing times ... and there is no choice if you wish to play ...
An Unusual Daily-Double Double from Lyon
That's a good point! All current IBPA members will receive a document with a summary of all the awards in the fairly near future. Will follow up with Barry and others re a possible wider dissemination.
Cell Phone Penalty
Voted for penalty as is but 2nd offense should be DQ in the event. Next event start over. Must be consistently enforced.
Stratford Festival Toronto NABC
Yes. See
Kickback and 1430
Could not agree more! Thanks for such a clear comment!
Actually the results for the team events were posted very promptly after the results were handed in - BUT you had to refresh the screen to clear your device's cache to see the updated results. I was here!
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