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Debbie Rosenberg
Debbie Rosenberg
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Member Since
Oct. 9, 2010
Last Seen
2 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; Reisinger 3rd 2008; IBPA awards for Best Bid hand of the year with JoAnna Stansby in both 2006 and 2010 ; IBPA Sportmanship Award in 2012; Grand National Teams 2nd 2016; Grand National Teams 1st 2017; World Mixed Teams 1st place 2018; Teaching some of my students to COUNT
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Palo Alto Bridge Center in Mountain View, California (ACBL Unit 503); Co-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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U31 junior event
Matthew, I don't think I'm ignoring that ratio at all. In fact, that's really the main point. My goal would be to decrease it, or at least avoid it getting even higher. This may not be "fair" to males, but that's arguably already true of the ...
U31 junior event
On another note, I wish those in the US involved with junior bridge and/or selecting international teams had been consulted on this u31 idea. Afaik we all learned about it from Finn's post, when it was already a done deal. Speaking for myself here, and not in any ...
U31 junior event
People who know me well may be rather surprised by what I am about to say. On principle, I admit that I find gender restricted events of any sort questionable. That said, I think if we are going to add this U31 event, it would be best for bridge to ...
U31 junior event
Do you feel rejuniornated?
World Team Championships in China
David Thompson, I played the first two matches yesterday and sat out the last, so only got to watch vugraph for that one. I mostly watched Italy vs. Australia, which I believe was the featured match. There seemed to be many mistakes just in the scoring at both tables - I ...
World Championship VuGraph Schedule
Here in Wuhan, and of course I am first learning of this (bad news for me) on BridgeWinners. Shall I shoot the messenger if I see him?
Student Scam Warning From ACBL
Deleted, moot. Thanks, moderators for the quick action!
World Team Championships in China
I was there this morning. There are screened tables set up, but I don't know if they are available for warm-up matches.
Interesting Squeeze
My apologies, Michael Xu. I inferred from another comment on this thread that this deal was from the pairs, and when I commented last night I thought I had found it earlier. But that must have been a dream.... Sorry for not confirming before I commented. I blame the whole ...
World Team Championships in China
Thanks, Jan. It is also ExpressVPN for me at the New World Hotel. I just tried again and it's working!

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