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Katie Thorpe
Katie Thorpe
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Member Since
Aug. 11, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm a retired IT professional now living in a small southwestern Ontario town with my husband, John Carruthers, and our two cats, Scully and Emma (Peel).

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I started playing bridge in university, was introduced to duplicate in 1970 and here I am many years later, having taken some years off due to demands of work and family. I've been very fortunate to have represented Canada internationally on and off since 1984.

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I also enjoy genealogy, gardening, reading and travelling.

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Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Olympiad 1988 in Venice
Bridge Accomplishments
Venice Cup Bronze 1989, Olympiad Silver 2000, Master Mixed Teams 1991
Regular Bridge Partners
Marty Kirr, Ina Demme
Member of Bridge Club(s)
None
Favorite Tournaments
New Orleans, Las Vegas
Favorite Conventions
Modified Bergen, XYZ
BBO Username
kthorpe
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Would you bid this slam?
Or a substitute pair if available perhaps? But the director should be called as soon as possible.
2020 North American Online Bridge Championships
Even though I am not planning to play, a thought: you might consider setting up instructions on "how to" set up Skype/Zoom/Whatever for the video sharing with your "screen" mate. I have a Skype account ... but know nothing about other setups (maybe I could do Facebook if the ...
2020 North American Online Bridge Championships
Agree with Matt and Richard. Under no circumstances am I ceding control of my computer to a 3rd party even briefly - it takes very little to install something harmful and then remove the traces. When the ACBL finds a better way, or better and easier-to-install software, maybe. So no thanks ...
No July tournament from Reynolds Team Matches
1st says "no longer available" and the second "sold out" when I look!
No July tournament from Reynolds Team Matches
Gavin makes an excellent point - I doubt our slow (by today's standards) out-in-the-country internet (5 bps on a good day) can handle it (video stream + Skype/Zoom + BBO - perhaps times two) not to mention buying two cameras!
ALT events -- one writer's perspective
Want to flag "like" more than once!
Anti cheating committee
https://www.netbridge.online/ as a start. Click on the banner. There has been a BW post pretty much every time a series started (not from me). Last one for a while starts Monday ...
How do you pronounce Jacoby?
I can't imagine pronouncing it any other way!
Cancellation of 2020 Tournament Schedule
Totally disagree with everything you said! For once the ACBL got it right.
District 7 Columbia/Atlanta Regionals are A GO!
Washrooms still closed in my area (Windsor/Essex County), at least the ones I've seen in the handful of stores (grocery, pharmacy) I've been in.
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