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John McAllister
John McAllister
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Basic Information

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

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
Two over One
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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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John McAllister's bidding problem: AKQJ9654 Ax Kx x
I can't even remember the companion hand anymore :(
Update from the Bridge Podcasting World
Len, I was able to listen to Sam's episode online.
Update from the Bridge Podcasting World
Hi Eric, Thank you for your question and for your interest in our film. Yes, I did say that I was going to make the film available in the spring of 2018 and changed my mind. I am sorry that I did not do a good job of communicating this ...
Hool - A Prelude to Bridge
I 100% agree with Michael about teaching Hool to beginners. It allows new players to appreciate the concepts for bidding without having to get into the minutiae of what one bid means versus another in context, rather, they get to appreciate what information is important to communicate to partner in ...
On the road to bridge: Whist
I will put in a plug for Hool. You are actually playing bridge, just the bidding is different. There are two rounds. Everyone gets to share with the table either: 1. There length in one suit 2. Their pattern (non-specific) 3. Their HCP The inventor was in Orlando demonstrating the ...
Ramblings on the future of our game
Hi Jeff, Where can I find the list of the clubs that have a novice game? I would like to solicit them about doing screenings of Double Dummy.
Image, the business of bridge, the ACBL, and pride.
Hi Morris, Double Dummy is available for screenings through Tugg.com: https://www.tugg.com/event_requests/new?title=double-dummy
How One Boy Came to Love Bridge
Hi Chris, We've already submitted to 15 + film festivals and the film only got accepted in the Va Film Festival, my home town festival. We got a crowd of nearly 200 people for the screening, but it's too niche for festival programmers in my experience. Even when we ...
The Setting Trick: Zach Grossack
You’re right about Sabine and Roy’s playing record. I did not think of them at the time as I don’t believe they are husband and wife. The truth is, being intimidated by anyone at the table, regardless of their track record, does not put me in the ...
The Setting Trick: Zach Grossack
Thanks Kevin, I thought so to with regard to getting out of the way and allowing the guest to complete their thoughts. I appreciate your saying so. There’s an audio program that I’ve used on previous episodes which might help. At least I think I’ve used it ...
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