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Katie Thorpe
Katie Thorpe
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Member Since
Aug. 11, 2011
Last Seen
28 minutes ago
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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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 www.cbf.ca 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 ...
Honolulu BOD Journal
I'm with Peg - much easier to announce all ranges - better for all to remember and better for less UI. And does 14+-17 count as 15-17 or not?? Why make life difficult?
Honolulu BOD Journal
And if one decides to come too late (for many possible reasons) to get a room in the "host" hotel????
Are you in shape? We weren't
A matter to be discussed with partner - assuming 4th suit game forcing, in the given auction I'd bid 3H and it would show 4. In 1C-1D; 1S-2H; 3H - opener cannot have 4 hearts and generally we play it as xxx or Jxx and a grope for 3N.
NABCs
Even at two a year, I'd likely only attend one every two years or so ... the cost is prohibitive, especially compared with other trips I'd like to make - with or without bridge (The Gold Coast tournament in Australia for example). Important I think with two to balance between ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
With Peg on the start times (more or less) - hate starting at 1:00 p.m. and 7+ p.m. ... never get a proper meal, don't know what to do all morning (OK, in Hawaii I can imagine something). I understand it may not be a solvable problem but ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Not going...too expensive. Even if I was certainly would not be located at the hotel which is a ridiculous amount in Canadian dollars. Cancel BOD meeting. In fact reduce BOD size and hold only one F2F meeting per year.
Congratulations to Monaco! Now named official 'winners' of the 2014 European Championships
I can but shudder.
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