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Kitty Munson Cooper
Kitty Munson Cooper
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 5, 2009
Last Seen
Sept. 11
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, Lynne Feldman, Paul Bethe
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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GNT Format: Going Forward
Having a 3 team final is just absurd in my opinion. 2 team final s best
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
Steve and I stopped playing this event mainly due to having a 3 way final which we thought was absurd. Also the way the qualifying swiss was run where we could not speak to our teammates at lunch because they had played boards we hadn't yet!
Update: Zia and Cheek Win Platinum Pairs
I was wondering why nothing had been posted here or at the ACBL yet! Thanks for the update
Memories of Margie
I posted a link to the more traditional obituary above and here it is again:!/Obituary
Memories of Margie
me too!
Memories of Margie
I received this lovely tribute from her non bridge friend Jean with permission to post it here: ========= I met Margie in 2012. She and I moved into the same apartment building in Miami. We bought the same apartment, 10 floors apart . Oh, how she loved the view….that panoramic view ...
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 ...

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