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Cameron French
Cameron French
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Member Since
March 30, 2014
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about me

I am a retired teacher.  By night, (bridge) blogger, writer, editor, director, occasional teacher and social player. 

I wrote Collateral Damage, the sordid story and cold case of a stolen National title. You can see it and other essays here;

http://cam.bridgeblogging.com/2008/04/06/collateral-damage-i/

http://cam.bridgeblogging.com/2008/02/17/barry-and-me/

I and a few others fail to grasp why the ACBL cannot hear and appeal that was filed in 1979 at the event in question. By that abdication, they have conspired to deny the title to the rightful winners and thereby endorsed self-confessed and convicted cheaters. 

I reside in suburban Toronto, happy in love and life.

I have a fabulous son with the greatest name in Negro League history. You can figure that out. 

Anyone is invited to email me at dancesavecwords@gmail.com. 

Best,

Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing Barry Crane.
Bridge Accomplishments
Published in The Bridge World on four occasions.
Favorite Conventions
Lebensohl
BBO Username
Gambit
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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ACBL BoD Votes Possibility of NO NABC+ Winners Ever
Hi A.J., Appreciate the information. TY. C
ACBL BoD Votes Possibility of NO NABC+ Winners Ever
Q: Is there a process or protocol by the ACBL and sister organizations for players whose team mates cheated to repudiate tainted titles? If so, great. That allows those victims too to distance themselves from the fraud perpetrated upon them and the game. If not, is there a plan to ...
Was Damon Runyan a Scotsman?
To answer DC's inquiry above about 7♦ (aka the beer card), I cull from a story I wrote on The Language of Bridge. _________ Sometimes cards develop their own identities. We have the Beer Card. If under certain circumstances you win the last trick with the ♦7, your partner ...
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
Fred, Let me count the ways.... Fred was a budding teenager when we first met. I sold my bridge club membership to my competitor (and Fred's early mentor) Ted Horning. He struck me then as reserved, polite, funny - and, atypical of the era, bereft of ego. In spite of ...
Make Bridge Fun Again
Peg. You are right and there is a disconnect between the cannon fodder and the elite and the League(s). As Mark noted, "HOW"? One way is someone youthful (at least in bridge standards) and recognizable to my son's generation like James Holzhauer of Jeopardy fame to be a ...
Unique or at least very special
Reminds me of (memory may be fuzzy) Allan Falk, in The Bridge World (a long time ago) where the computer was "stuck" on replicating singleton kings. Not exactly sure what the "essence of {the} post" is but I would check with the hand generator person/software. Something is amiss. GL ...
My Grandson
A fair observation. My point being transfers and all the toys are collateral, the joy of doing is the thing. Fun fast or it becomes frustrating and a turn off. Before I was a teacher, I taught bridge to adults at night school. I started with 6 tables. Finished 8 ...
My Grandson
Lucky you! Make it fun. Make it tangible, not all on the computer or books. By that I mean put cards on the table (N/E/S/W) say AQ ?? ?? XX Ask him how to make 2 tricks from each position. How does it change? Then give him "homework". Buy ...
How would you rule?
Thanks. Like playing elite players, love learning their insights. C
How would you rule?
The constant UI/tempo/ruling/hesitation?/ etc. is a foul creature and a minefield of dissent. Now (so it seems from the cheap seats) any microscopic BIT is a death-sentence sure to result in a cascade of grievances. Other that NEVER make a BIT, I see no resolution. Is that ...
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