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Cameron French
Cameron French
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Member Since
March 30, 2014
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a retired teacher.  By night, (bridge) blogger, writer, editor, director, occasional teacher and social player. 

I wrote Collateral Damage, the sordid story and cold case of a stolen National title. You can see it and other essays here;

http://cam.bridgeblogging.com/2008/04/06/collateral-damage-i/

http://cam.bridgeblogging.com/2008/02/17/barry-and-me/

I and a few others fail to grasp why the ACBL cannot hear and appeal that was filed in 1979 at the event in question. By that abdication, they have conspired to deny the title to the rightful winners and thereby endorsed self-confessed and convicted cheaters. 

I reside in suburban Toronto, happy in love and life.

I have a fabulous son with the greatest name in Negro League history. You can figure that out. 

Anyone is invited to email me at dancesavecwords@gmail.com. 

Best,

Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing Barry Crane.
Bridge Accomplishments
Published in The Bridge World on four occasions.
Favorite Conventions
Lebensohl
BBO Username
Gambit
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Why Abstain?
I never abstain. Many moons ago (like 35/40) I poured over several years of The Bridge World's MSC. I was counting the abstentions. I wrote a little multiple (3) choice quiz and asked, who had the most, the fewest, the causes, (alibis) and other trivial points relating to ...
How to bid a strong hand?
Wish I held such hands playing rubber. Vote as per Steve above. C
ACBL surcharge at tournaments good or bad?
Four Canuck bucks per session? Really? Facilities cost money, as do directors and caddies. I think it's a bargain. C
Grosvenor Gambit & Frederick B. Turner
Fingers of his dealing hand broken.... A brilliant gambit explored further in one of The King's Tales (Philip and Robert King) but a coup so elusive and the ultimate in psychological artistry. GL, hope you produce a new version equally entertaining. C
David Caplan (1964-2019) - Our Story
An elegant piece on a class man and their wonderful rapport. I vote for more of the same. Merci Fred. C
I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore
Admiral James T. Kirk and Kinsella's Field of Dreams are from/set in Iowa. 'Nuff said.... C
Unusual UI Situation
Doesn't Flannery by definition transfer captaincy to the responder? Max or not, there is no justification for bidding on when partner has made the decision for the partnership. If the rules allow this transgression (and the discussion above persuades me they do not), then it is a sad day ...
Director Ruling: First ever situation
I hope your son is not put off by this incident. I suggest you order Kantar's Gamesman's Bridge (or the like, - a humorous insight into novice and advanced bridge reasoning) as a token reward to celebrate his first endplay, squeeze or achievement. Make it fun. GL. And may ...
Awful Contract
As Kit noted in the preamble, interference was predictable. Not being able to show our suits lead to this. One might well have started with 2C (natural) and over 4D bid 4S avoiding this nightmare. And it is not a crime to have a bit extra (a twist if you ...
Unethical Conduct Accusation
Art, He said that he thought that he made the percentage play in the suit based on the fact that I flinched or hitched on the play of the King. _____________________________ Obviously he drew an (incorrect) inference at his own risk. ___________________ I interjected that I had not done so ...
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