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Jane Eason
Jane Eason
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 23, 2014
Last Seen
Oct. 10
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

First played  duplicate bridge in mid sixties, in Memphis, TN, Nashville, TN, and Summit, NJ, as Jane Knapp.

In the mid-seventies, my husband Bill Eason and I played New York and New Jersey tourneys, and enjoyed home games with best friends, Bob and Linda Sartorious, and other wonderful bridge-playing friends in the area. On a given night, our 2-table home team games included several national champions. And we participated in all New Jersey Double K. O.'s at Essex Bridge Center, where, teamed up with the Sartorii, we were lucky to play lots of long matches against some of the area's strongest players.

Favorite tourney team mates were Bob and Linda Sartorius, and John Rengstorff/Billy Erickson. 

During a 20-year absence from F2F duplicate, I played on the Microsoft Zone as jobanjo. And I currently play with bots on BBO as MawJ.

Bridge jobs include directing club games in Summit, NJ and Memphis, TN, teaching off and on for 50+ years, proof-reading a couple of World Champion Books and a Bridge Encyclopedia under direction of editor Henry Francis.

Currently live on a small farm in North Mississippi, near Memphis and the ACBL.

Hobbies include genealogy, online word games, driving my mule, and riding my horse. 

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Serious bridge discussions with Bob and Linda Sartorius. Hilarious stories shared by Bob and Jane Teel. Putting on bridge skits. Having some of our fun hands in The New York Times, when we lived in New Jersey (One. making 3SXX on a 3-2 fit, in a National LM Women's Pairs)
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd Fall Nat'l Mixed Senior Prs, 8th Nati'l LM Women's Pairs, 1st Mexican Nat'ls Women's Pairs, Winning all matches in a NYC Regional Mixed Team Event with Bob and Linda Sartorius and Dick Celler, but coming in second in the event, 1st Zone Life Master/Microsoft Zone (jobanjo), 4th in a 10,000 table BBO daylong free tourney, winning 10 points with robot partner for section 2nd, 2400 tables in 1st Online NABC Individual, wining over 95 points and 3 flight A events in a regional, winning all events at a couple of sectionals with various partners. Winning a Men's Pairs when the director recruited me to fill in the movement. (Being a woman, I was ineligible for the trophy or overall award.) Being featured in several of Truscott's Bridge articles in the NY Times.
Regular Bridge Partners
Mostly Husband Bill Eason, but also, Brent Manley and Jack Hudgins. Favorite women pds over the years were Linda Sartorius, Sherry Maxwell, Dee Adams, Dorthy Francis, Ellen Siebert, Teddy O'Brien, Nancy Schwantes, and Becky Rogers)
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Lightman Bridge Center, Memphis, TN, BBO
Favorite Tournaments
US Nationals, Mexican Nationals, Free BBO online daylong tourneys, the huge sectionals and regionals of yesteryear.
Favorite Conventions
Multi 2D, Spiral, Rousinow leads, 3rd and 5th best leads, J, 10, 9 = 0 or 2 higher vs. NT, uda and some udc.
BBO Username
MawJ, formerly jobanjo
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Why are you playing bridge?
By the way, before our club moved to a new location, I probably played an average of once or twice a month and directed twice a week, two games each. But, since the move, we have lost a good portion of our membership, and our club needs lots of help ...
Why are you playing bridge?
I play because I like taking tricks on offense and defense. I enjoy evaluating my hand. I like the languages of bidding and of signaling with the cards.
More Help Needed
Y'all are the bomb!!
More Help Needed
Thanks for all the suggestions. I will use many of them.
On teaching play of the hand
Jeff, thanks. Will do.
On teaching play of the hand
Ian, I considered teaching the LTC to beginners or intermediates, but wasn't sure if it would help or further confuse them---had no idea the LTC was used in miniBridge.
On teaching play of the hand
From an elementary ACBL lesson, I learned something I had never thought about. Hand pattern percentages are equal to the frequency of suit divisions around the table. For instance, a hand pattern such as 4-4-3-2 appears 21.55 % of the time. And each suit will divide into the four hands ...
On teaching play of the hand
Jeff Lehman, how is the contract determined in minibridge?
On teaching play of the hand
When teaching a play such as a finesse, I shorten the hand to a few cards in one or two suits. First, they play AQ opposite xx. And when they get that, they get to play AQ and xx opposite xx and AQ. Then I give them a hand such ...
A defensive conundrum

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