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John McAllister
John McAllister
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Member Since
Jan. 4, 2011
Last Seen
19 hours 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
2 over 1
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Adam Grossack & John McAllister
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Jerry Manioci & John McAllister
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Bridge and Sex on the High Seas
Kevin, I’m sitting here waiting for some Christmas presents to be wrapped at Scarpa, a women’s boutique here in Charlottesville, Va. I started laughing out loud when I read the bit about charging for the extraordinary services and got to share the reason for my laughter with a ...
SiVY: A Story of Youth Bridge Success - Part 1
What a delightful read. Thanks Debbie for so generously sharing and hats to everyone mentioned here in this post.
Bart Bramley: Master Storyteller
What do you mean Ron?
A Bart Bramley Story
Thanks to Bart for allowing us to share this story from our pre-interview and Phil Clayton for suggesting Bart as a guest.
A Squeeze in Istambul Against Multon And Zimmermann
Dani, I would like to purchase a copy of your book. Where might I do so? Well played!
He Speaks It's Name
I can't believe I am only just liking this now. Thanks Phil for the insights into how you approach a partnership. What kind of fundamental principles are you talking about? Are they the same across partnerships? Ever since I started hiring I have yet to be in a "balanced ...
Bigger than Bridge
Thanks to everyone who liked the Instgram post. A number of helpful conversations have resulted from friends having seen the post. I did hear back from Marc Randolph the Netflix founder and much to my disappointment he told me that he could not help. Thanks to everyone who pitched in.
The Setting Trick: James Holzhauer
Martin, thanks for the tech assistance!
The Setting Trick: James Holzhauer
Jack Nicklaus spoke about playing bridge with Arnold Palmer on two separate occasions right after Arnold died. As I am also a golfer, Jack is a dream guest.
The Setting Trick: James Holzhauer
And what did he say for favorite convention, since I am giving him grief for one way new minor?
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