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Katie Thorpe
Katie Thorpe
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Member Since
Aug. 11, 2011
Last Seen
Jan. 20
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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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.
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 ...
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