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Kitty Munson Cooper
Kitty Munson Cooper
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 5, 2009
Last Seen
April 20
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
about me

Web developer, owner of Open Sky Web Design, responsible for USBF site and new WBF and EBL sites among many others such as District 17... a master gardener. Love my dog (rescued mutt). Fascinated by genealogy and genetics (see ). Editor with husband Steve of District 17 newsletter, bridge teacher (developed manual for teaching children bridge for the ACBL), and popular lecturer see:, former world champion and many-time national champion now living in the San Diego area of Southern California.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a game in the Spingold that Garozzo went down in at the other table (ok I got a different lead and thus a better read) ...making a slam in the 95 worlds that Rodwell went down in (again a different lead, this one rectified the count)
Bridge Accomplishments
Won: Venice Cup, 8 National Championships, EU Mixed teams (played for UK in the mid80s)
Regular Bridge Partners
Steve Cooper, Paul Bethe, Anne Brenner, Lynne Feldman
Favorite Tournaments
Palm Springs regional, any national
Favorite Conventions
Drury in all seats!
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Kitty Cooper - Steve Cooper (midchart)
2/1 Game Forcing, agressive openings
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Kitty Cooper - Steve Cooper (not midchart)
2/1 Game Forcing, agressive openings
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Kitty Cooper - Paul Bethe (midchart)
TwoWay 1!C openings, Precision style or weak NT
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Kitty Cooper/Burke A Snowden
2 over1 with fun two bids
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Ken Collins and Joy Shapiro
2 over 1
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Ken Collins and Joy Shapiro
2 over 1
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Open San Diego Discussion Thread
Yes there is a beautiful black zip up Bridge Winners sweatshirt at the book sellers
Open San Diego Discussion Thread
ACBL Women's Teams?
The woman's KO did not die, it was killed by the schedule. When the Spingold and Senior Swiss started on the same day. Plus all those mini Spingolds ... It was the addition of the Senior Swiss that killed it in my opinion.
Jackie Matthews: 1936-2016
Jackie was wonderful and a great "mom" to my caddy son. Many years ago when my son Paul was 14 and caddying at a Washington DC Nationals, I had an unexpected day off and decided to go visit my 89 year old aunt with Paul in the Shenandoah Valley for ...
Kitty Munson Cooper's bidding problem: JTxxx ATxx --- AKxx
look at the previous comments above, the url for the other hand is up there, it is
Oldest age to become really good?
Steve said to say HI to Crazy Nat. He is not on here often nor is he very sociable but I will PM you his email address Yes he is a hand hog but I love him enough to let him get away with it :) I was once playing in ...
Oldest age to become really good?
My Steven? He took up the game as a teen (played with his Dad) but quit for 20 years, was already an LM when he quit at about 30. So yeah he won his first National in his 50s ... In my experience very few make it to the top ranks ...
Reisinger final round
It is interesting that the six other times 4 was the contract, every other West defending cashed the AK first. Next three Wests tried cashing A (in fairness one heard partner open 1), one tried another (as did helgemo defending 5), and only two found the ...
Beautiful hand in Gupta-Meltzer match
Niels you do not know what you are talking about. Most experts play that 4 is an inquiry over this 3NT as to range and hand type, thus East shows about an opening hand not wanting to miss a slam when partner jumps to 3NT Yes luckily right sided ...
Open Denver Discussion Thread
Some of us just prefer playing IMPs whenever possible. Especially as we age, less grueling, usually

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