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Judy Kay-Wolff
Judy Kay-Wolff
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 30, 2011
Last Seen
March 29
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I have been playing bridge since one summer at Columbia University in 1955 where I saw four students screaming and throwing cards at each other outdoors under a beach umbrella. Intriguing! Became addicted to duplicate and play twice a week, and at local sectionals and regionals with my husband, Bobby Wolff. Stopped going to Nationals four years ago. It is cumbersome flying, expensive, uncomfortable and the general aura of the bridge world, IMHO, has changed for the worse. I suppose if Bobby was enticed by an especially good team, we would change our minds, but life in Vegas is perfect -- so why give up a great life.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
First National MIxed Pair victory in 1967 with Edgar Kaplan called The Miracle of Montreal.
Bridge Accomplishments
Teaching country club bridge 1976-83; NABC administration while living in Phillly and writing and directing two bridge shows.
Regular Bridge Partners
Formerly Barbara Brier, Norman Kay. Jane Segal, Howie Cohen and now Bobby.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Las Vegas Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Nationals and Internationals from 1960-2002 (when Norman died): All current events with Bobby
Favorite Conventions
Weak No Trump (NV) and Wolff Signoff obviously
BBO Username
Judy Kay-Wolff
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Memorial for Harold Lilie
His funeral was a beautiful love-in!!
RIP Harold Lilie
If ever a funeral could be considered a love-in, Harold Lilie’s would be the prime example. The room was filled with close friends, family and many who knew Harold just casually and admired him. The rave notices of his warmth, respect and generosity went on for over an hour ...
RIP Harold Lilie
Harold was a wonderful human being. So sad! We are readying for his funeral this morning. Our hearts go out to Janis!
Beth Palmer (1952-2019)
Beth was a lovely human being and a credit to the elegance of our game! Sadly, Judy and Bobby
To the Bridge Winners Community (Double Dummy Day Update)
John, It brought a smile to my lips .. with your mention of bridge at UVA from where my daughter graduated (and learned the rudiments of the game herself). I actually was introduced to bridge at Columbia University the summer before I graduated from Temple University some 64 years ago. I ...
A potential cheating story without any clues, how about that BW?
Hi Avon, Toilet rumors far from shock me. Wow .. what detailing!!!
Re: Nic Hammond's "Detecting Cheating at Bridge"
Steve, I get ill at the sound of the letters of the present ‘WBF’ and their blind followers. In my mind (and those of many well respected experts), they represent the evil that may eventually kill our once-majestic game!
Re: Nic Hammond's "Detecting Cheating at Bridge"
It is sad that high level bridge table has sunken to this. ... making bridge a game of total isolation. The creators would turn over in their graves!!
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
I have been singing Fred’s praises for decades! No doubt the greatest manner of bringing the entire bridge world together!!! Thank you again. Cheers, Judy

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