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John McAllister
John McAllister
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 4, 2011
Last Seen
13 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Double Dummy is available for download or rental at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/doubledummy

As an 18 year old freshman at the University of Virginia, I learned how to play bridge for the first time. My aunt Kathleen, visiting for my grandfather's funeral, said the following as I explained the house rules for Hearts, "this is stupid we should be playing Bridge." Despite what I remember as an initial protest, Kathleen won out and I don't think I played Hearts again for at least 20 years.

The first seven years of my bridge playing career were spent sporadically enjoying a game when home with my parents. My older sister Melissa often filled out those games. Sometimes, a neighbor or couple would come join us. It still boggles the mind, that I lived in New York City, for slightly less than two years after graduating, and it never even occurred to me to look for a bridge game!

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Finding what my partner later called, "a world class defense" with partner's help and teammates watching on BBO.
Bridge Accomplishments
Getting closer
Regular Bridge Partners
Could it be you???
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Jefferson Bridge Association, Regency Whist Club
Favorite Tournaments
NABCs, World Championships
Favorite Conventions
Taking tricks!
BBO Username
jgm7x
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Geg and John McAllister
2/1 GF, 3/1 natural invitational (except 1M-3!d)
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Annie Izard - John McAllister
2 over 1
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Leah Boyer - John McAllister
2 over 1
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John McAllister & George Mittelman
2/1 GF
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John & Paul Mott
Two over One
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John & Kalin
2/1
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John and Kevin
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John and Migry
2 over 1
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John and Anam
2 over 1
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John McAllister and Kent Massie
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Sam Lev and John McAllister
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John and Kevin
2 over 1
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John and Janice
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John & Pamela
2 over 1
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John & Xiyuan
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John McAllister & Roger Lee
2 over 1
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John McAllister
2 over 1
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Jovi & John
2 over 1
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Kevin Rosenberg & John McAllister
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Adam Grossack & John McAllister
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Jerry Manioci & John McAllister
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To the Bridge Winners Community (Double Dummy Day Update)
Hi Judy, I feel the same way as you do with respect to your last comment, "bridge has blessed my life." That's why I made Double Dummy. And I too love UVA although sadly never played bridge while there. I did learn spades at UVA and it certainly groomed ...
To the Bridge Winners Community (Double Dummy Day Update)
Here is a link to my conversation with John Burville. This is a Zoom recording of the two of us speaking about John's Bermuda youth program. https://zoom.us/recording/share/3bDh6zKidCb-F2ESQ0vM6YoUTnXmINf7OtqsCyT4nI6wIumekTziMw I first got curious about Bermuda youth bridge at the 2017 Youth NABC in Toronto where I ...
To the Bridge Winners Community (Double Dummy Day Update)
Emile, A lot of time and money have gone into making this film what it is. I harbor greater ambitions for it than simply uploading it to Youtube and being done with it. I still hope that the bridge community might rally around the film thanks in part to my ...
SIVY B in Opatija
SiVY has a summer camp too??? You all really set the standard.
Jason Feldman's bidding problem: Kxxx x 9xx AJT9x
I had a much weaker hand than this and passed showing values in my first hand playing in the trails and my boy, brand new GLM Adam Grossack sent the tray back with 7 spades! #shipit
The Setting Trick: Michael Rosenberg Edition
Why is that David?
Lose the Trials Semifinal with Me, II
Oren, you said, "Ron rebid 2♦, because he was concerned I would have expected more strength for 2♠, and the spade fit never came to light" Isn't Ron's thinking standard for this auction?
2019 Michael Seamon Junior US Bridge Championships
How cool it is that we have such a well run and organized Junior Training Program here in the US.
Lose the Trials Semifinal with Me, III
I am familiar with playing like I have one foot out the door. Good of you to admit it.
Time for Bold New Leadership
Adam, I am glad to see that you are running for District Director. I share your belief in the need to recruit new players. I have recently sent out two emails to all 570 ACBL district board members about screening Double Dummy and have heard back from less than 20 ...
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