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Jane Eason
Jane Eason
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 23, 2014
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I began my bridge playing life as Jane Knapp, playing in Memphis, TN, Nashville, TN, and Summit, NJ.

In the mid-seventies, my husband Bill Eason and I played tourneys in New York and New Jersey. And we enjoyed home games and strong team games with our best friends, Bob and Linda Sartorious, plus many other wonderful bridge-playing friends in the area. On any given night, our 2-table home team games included several national champions. And we never missed the New Jersey Double K. O.'s at Essex Bridge Center, where, teamed up with the Sartorii, we played long matches against some of the strongest players in the area.

Besides Bob and Linda, our favorite team mates were John Rengstorff and 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.

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

Bill and I currently live on a farm in north MS, near Memphis and the ACBL, where we have a dog, a cat, two horses and a mule.

Other hobbies include genealogy, online word games, driving my mule, horseback riding, and dining out with long-time friends, the Oshlags. 

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Best memories are traveling with friends to tournaments, and sharing post mortems at the end of the day--especially those serious bridge discussions with Bob and Linda Sartorius and the hilarious stories shared with Bob and Jane Teel. Participating as a tap dancer, a song writer, and the chief dialogue writer in skits put on by Memphis Players at Memphis Regionals and a New Orleans National. Having Alan Truscott put some of our fun hands in his New York Times column, when we lived in New Jersey (One was making 3SXX on a 3-2 fit, in a National LM Women's Pairs)
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd Fall National Mixed Senior Pairs, 8th National Life Master Women's Pairs, 1st Mexican Nationals Women's Pairs, 1st to make Life Master on 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 the first Online NABC Individual, wining over 95 points and 3 flight A events in a regional with my husband, winning all the events at a couple of sectionals with various partners. Being one of very few women to win 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 with my husband, Bill Eason, but also, Brent Manley and Jack Hudgins. (Favorite women pds in another life were Linda Sartorius, Sherry Maxwell, Dee Adams, Dorthy Francis, Ellen Siebert, Teddy O'Brien, Nancy Schwantes, and Becky Rogers)
Member of Bridge Club(s)
M. A. Lightman Bridge Club, Inc., Memphis, TN, BBO
Favorite Tournaments
Any US Nationals I was lucky enough to attend, the Mexican Nationals, Free BBO online daylong tourneys with thousands of tables, and the huge sectionals and regionals of yesteryear.
Favorite Conventions
Multi 2D, Spiral, Rousinou leads, 3rd and 5th best leads, J, 10, 9 = 0 or 2 higher vs. NT, uda and some udc.
BBO Username
MawJ (Originally jobanjo, but I was unable to sign on using that name as BBO claimed it was taken. And it was. By me.)
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Thanks, Fred Gitelman
Congratulations, Fred! You were a wonderful host, both at BBO and, earlier, at the Microsoft Zone, where I played daily, as jobanjo.
Mystery of Barry Crane
My husband says Margaret Wagar was not doing well financially in her later years. And, once a year, Barry Crane would fly to Atlanta and pay her to play with him. I didn't know Barry but I did play against him twice. The second time, he was playing in ...
Mystery of Barry Crane
What if the killer had a motive unknown to the police? What if he remembered the crime, but lied and claimed he didn't remember it? What if the guy who left his cigarette butts in Barry Crane's car actually stole that car and abandoned it in the mountains?
Mystery of Barry Crane
An interesting 2017 article about Barry Crane's life and death.
Dealing machine issues?
Brenda, I just reread your post and noticed that you have Bridge Sorter. We have Dealer4. Yet, both machines have problems distinguishing some spades from diamonds. I mentioned that our machine mixes up those aces. It also mixes up another two cards regularly, and I can't remember which it ...
What would be comparable?
I recently took a course on this and I believe a comparable call must be a call that showed at least three spades and at most two hearts and a non-game going hand. And I don't see any call showing that. Imo, the offender can choose any call he ...
What would be comparable?
3C is not comparable, as it does not show at least 3 spades.
What would be comparable?
If the offender chooses to bid 3S, his partner is barred from the auction because 3S is not a comparable call. It's a q-bid. (Oops. I misread your original point. If 2S was a mechanical error and the player was planning to q-bid, he is, of course, allowed to ...
Dealing machine issues?
I use ACBL plastic cards and our machine often has trouble distinguishing between the spade ace and the diamond ace. This doesn't happen when I use non-plastic cards. What happens is the machine deals one of those aces and then when the other one shows up, it gives an ...
2019 Buffett Cup
Congratulations to you, Peg, and to the USA Team.

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