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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
Feb. 17
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player for over 50 years (hard to believe I don't play better).  Did take several years off a few times for family and work. Two grown children and four wonderful granddaughters (who don't play bridge but are all super softball players).

Professional computerist (everything EXCEPT electronics and hardware engineering) for over 40 years and still counting.  Education in Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Business Administration.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
World Rosenblum Teams - Orlando, FL
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in WBF Rosenblum Teams, National Open Swiss Teams (twice), Senior Swiss Teams, and Mixed BAM; Many Regional A, Open, and Bracket 1 Teams and Pairs wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
and favorite bridge partner - my wife.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Philadelphia, Orlando and Lille World Series, New Orleans, San Francisco and Washington Nationals, Cambridge and Virginia Beach Regionals.
Favorite Conventions
Puppet over 1N, Exclusion Blackwood, Delayed Splinters, Michaels, Unusual NT
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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BBO and Funbridge announce merger
FunBridge has a lot of good features. I don't happen to believe that many of the GUI features and color schemes is part of them. Far too busy and bouncy. The way BBO was when it first started.
Cavendish Auction 2019
Donald, Bulletins tab top-middle
Cavendish Auction 2019
Seems like Cavendish has gone "out of the way" not to post anything about the auction (as yet). I am a pretty good internet searcher and I can find nothing about the auction that was scheduled to occur Tuesday night.
Keep Bridge Alive
Took me a while to register that Professor Puch is Samantha Punch. :)
ATB - Novices in a tough spot
Only 9 votes out of 150 for any blame. Not too much resulting.
Sad State of Affairs
And if you go way, way back, the single-bracketed KO events were seeded by master points. No random seeding allowing an inexperienced pair to get an easier initial match. There was no Swiss. The Sunday team games were all two-session board-a-match. Pair games were at least two session if not ...
Keep Bridge Alive
Jim, Chris, not sure you guys are on the right track: Bourgeois: of or characteristic of the MIDDLE CLASS, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes. Not sure that fits with your points. I'm thinking the "street definition" has developed to be different than the ...
Fouled board penalty
Robert, the first half had already been scored by both teams and agreed to. Bob, your concern is obviously correct. In the absurd extreme a team up by 19 in both matches could intentionally foul all 12 boards of the second half and insure a win. And I realize that ...
Bidding-practice webapp (2)
I just tried it on Microsoft Edge. Looks good; very pleasant GUI (graphical user interface). On my system I had to zoom (or anti-zoom) to 75% to get it all to fit on my monitor. I just tried one option - West unbalanced and it worked perfectly for 5 or 6 ...
Sad State of Affairs
Peg,David, the change in upcoming bridge players' attitudes (not willing to get clobbered by the experts) correlates to the fact that we are in the age of participation trophies, safe spaces, trigger warnings, etc. It has been decided that people must have the right to avoid as much discomfort ...

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