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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player for over 50 years (hard to believe I don't play better).  Did take several years off a few times for family and work. Two grown children and four wonderful granddaughters (who don't play bridge but are all super softball players).

Professional computerist (everything EXCEPT electronics and hardware engineering) for over 40 years and still counting.  Education in Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Business Administration.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
World Mixed BAM - Lille, France
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in National Open Swiss Teams, Senior Swiss Teams, and Mixed BAM; Many Regional A, Open, and Bracket 1 Teams and Pairs wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
and favorite bridge partner - my wife.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Philadelphia and Lille World Series, New Orleans, San Francisco and Washington Nationals, Cambridge and Virginia Beach Regionals.
Favorite Conventions
Puppet over 1N, Exclusion Blackwood, Delayed Splinters, Michaels, Unusual NT
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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The (Very) Hideous Hog
What is the point of "writing disparaging comments about a deceased person" other than some sort of self-medication signalling weakness.
Thank you Richard Pavlicek!
What did you need to do to get the other .03 matchpoints?
Last Board Dbl Digit Slam Swings in 21 of 33 Matches in Lyons
Interesting that grand slam makes in 3 denominations (NT, S, H) and small slam in another (D).
Open Lyon Discussion Thread
Well, somehow he apparently got 75% of the votes; was re-elected.
Embassy Suites available for San Diego NABC
All of a sudden, 2:00 PM EDT, 08/10/2017, rooms are available.
Lecture--"Balancing"--Tips Requested
Hi, Mark. When your side has not gotten into the auction previously, shortness in their suit(s)! :)
ACBL Masterpoint® Awards
ARBITRARY is when the "powers that be" decide that only 32 out of 76 teams will qualify for the third day of the Roth Swiss and as a result only those 32 will be awarded overall positions. ARBITRARILY, for reasons that have nothing to do with the play of the ...
Where did you learn to play bridge?
Taught basics by parents and aunt literally at the kitchen table. Continued in college with the notorious, constant student union games with Al Stauber, Warren Rosner, Doug Ross and Ron Stumpo (whatever happened to him) as the acknowledged resident experts, although there were very many other excellent players then and ...
Open Toronto Discussion Thread
Greg: "I would guess that a lot of people really appreciated that the finals of the Roth was played with screens." is somewhat specious. I'm sure qualifiers are very happy about most everything. On the other hand the six teams in the top 50% of finishers that did NOT ...
Playing in Tempo
Dave, understood. That is my focus also. My point (which you apparently missed) is that for some reason BIT and hitches in bidding are adjudicated a lot more than the same in defense. Why do you think that is, Dave? Edited for clarity.

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