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Debbie Rosenberg
Debbie Rosenberg
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Member Since
Oct. 9, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

It's hard for me to believe, but I've been a professional bridge player and teacher for about 30 years. Along with Michael Rosenberg, our then 14-year-old son Kevin, and my mom, Judy Zuckerberg, in 2011 I moved from NY to the Bay Area of California. When not teaching bridge, I'm often enjoying hiking with new friends in this beautiful weather, while Michael stays home to write comments on Bridge Winners articles.

While I've always enjoyed seeing young people learn bridge, in 2013 youth bridge become my passion.  That year I became a mentor and organizer in the USBF Junior training program, and co-founded a youth bridge organization in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley Youth Bridge.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Kevin at 9 playing duplicate with his great-grandmother, my Grandma Leah. Any memory of discussing or playing bridge with Rev Murthy
Bridge Accomplishments
World Junior Team Champion 1991; Cavendish Teams 1st place 1993; World Women's Pairs 1st 2002; Venice Cup 1st place 2007; Reisenger Teams 3rd Place 2008; IBPA awards for Best Bid hand of the year with JoAnna Stansby in both 2006 and 2010 ; IBPA Sportmanship Award in 2012. Teaching some of my students to COUNT
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Palo Alto Bridge Center in Mountain View, California (ACBL Unit 503); Founder, Silicon Valley Youth Bridge
Favorite Conventions
Splinters, because they allow you to play the hand in the bidding
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
Ned, I agree strongly with most of your first paragraph, though I don't think it must be rubber bridge scoring rather than duplicate scoring to work well. I love the approach of teaching the mechanics of the game, including scoring, while omitting bidding code entirely until they have desire ...
Jacoby 2NT?
I don't usually play 2 way Drury. If only 2 is Drury then the natural diamond hand bids 2. I don't know what people who play 2 way Drury and fit showing jumps do about this.
Jacoby 2NT?
Fit showing jump in clubs, for those who play fit showing jumps by a PH. Rather than using 2N to show clubs, if you play fit showing jumps by a PH, keep 3 as clubs invitational, and use 2N as the fit showing jump in clubs. The purpose is ...
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
Congratulations, John, on being part of this amazing Toronto area program! I'm curious about your reference to "...500 school kids played acbl mp bidding tournament.." What do you mean by "acbl mp bidding tournament?" Do you mean bridge with bidding, as opposed to say, mini-bridge? Or something else? I ...
USBF Junior Celebrity Guest Night: Jeff Meckstroth
While Sylvia would make a fine celebrity guest, she is in fact doing much more than that for the program. She has recently joined as a regular weekly mentor!
The GNT's, a modest proposal
@Dave, I actually meant players that I know, in the 5-10K range, who shy away from events they don't feel competitive in. Players who want to play against the best teams are not relevant to this discussion. BTW, I don't think anyone on this thread has referenced the ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Come on, Larry, that's not fair. Many bridge players have been playing for a long time. Some earned the bulk of their masterpoints before inflation and limited games. The reason they aren't competitive in their masterpoint category might be that their abilities have declined with age. I'm ...
What are the ethical obligations?
@Ed, I agree with you last comment. I have not forgotten, or forgiven, the player who gave Jan Martel a hard time in advance about the system summary form requirement, finally filled one out half-heartedly, then at the Women's Trials intently studied my form during the match.
The GNT's, a modest proposal
@Michael, this year NAP C had only 6 tables. That's probably what got me thinking that there must be something lacking in the way of communication/publicity. As you know, our local Non LM sectionals, for which there are no prizes (other than masterpoints) get far better turnout. I ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Actually, not only don't I recall seeing any such emails, but I now recall that one pair in our district wasn't sure if they'd qualified at the club, and couldn't figure out how to get an answer. In addition to the targeted messages,I'd suggest ...

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