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Katie Thorpe
Katie Thorpe
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 11, 2011
Last Seen
April 5
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
Sorry, this user has no cards yet. is time to consider an electronic Bridge Bulletin & Daily Bulletin?
I rarely read online magazines - but MIGHT if they came in EPUB or MOBI (Kindle) format for my e-Reader - yes books are OK electronically for me - much easier for plane trips and carrying around! Like Richard above, I read very little of A New Bridge Magazine now that it is ... is time to consider an electronic Bridge Bulletin & Daily Bulletin?
We used to get two version as well (different last names) but a simple email to ACBL stopped that waste at least!
One More Stupid ACBL Policy
Agree this seems ridiculous - and surely there is a way to have many more teams play Day 1 of the Vanderbilt?? Is there a rule that you cannot reduce 68 to 32??
National Champions in Limited Events: Fair or Foul?
So back in the mists of time my team won a Masters Mixed Teams which does indeed qualify for GLM status should I ever get to 10,000 MPs (which I won't - I may never get to 5K given how little I play now). So if this means I ...
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
I played in Orlando. To do so, as in many previous WBF events, I signed and submitted a WBF Player Commitment form. Paragraph 14: 1 accept to be subject to the anti-doping rules of the WBF. In particular I submit to doping control at or by the request of WBF ...
Lanzarotti Readmitted and the ACBL?
This seems pretty reasonable with the conditions attached, although I also have no real problem with permanent expulsion for collusive behavior (perhaps with some exceptions for beginners?).
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
Just another reason not to play in NABC (and perhaps EBL/WBF events) - other than the ever rising costs, locations, inadequate system cards, etc etc
Format for National Team Trials
CNTC (Canadian National Team Championship) chooses the Open Team. There are also CWTC, CSTC and now CMTC events to choose the others. All are part of "Bridge Week". The website has details for this year and for past years.
Do You Count Your Cards?
It is simply an automatic thing for me when I take the hand out, usually in 4-4-3-2 pattern, facedown of course!
Avoiding another Honolulu
While I understand the arguments related to permanent sites, it would be yet another reason for me to stay home (with an exception or two like New Orleans). Even if the permanent sites are cities I like, I enjoy the variety, especially as I rarely play all 10 days and ...
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