Remembering Toby Green
REMEMBERING TOBY GREEN As told to Anne Bank February 2012 Toby was one of the first people I met at the Beverly Hills Bridge Club. She was always pleasant and made my bridge partner and I welcome from the beginning. She had a dry sense of humor, expertise in many areas and was willing to play with anyone. She never let you down as a partner; she had a great deal of “finesse.” This was the first interview I did on behalf of the bridge club which will turn into a series of interviews. Unfortunately, there was so much more to learn about Toby ...
Interview with Becky and Roger Clough
Interview with Becky and Roger Clough By Anne Bank When did you begin playing bridge and how did the two of you meet? We both learned to play bridge from our parents as teenagers. We met over the bridge table at Antioch Colleges in Yellow Springs, Ohio. We did not play a lot during the years we were raising a family, but have traveled and played a lot since retiring. We have met and become friends with many bridge players in the U.S. and Canada. It is comforting to know that we could move most anyplace and find new friends by just visiting the ...
An Interview with our Directors, Brian and Delia
An Interview with our Directors Brian and Delia July 2012 1. How did you get involved in the game of bridge? Brian : I was a school principal in a country town inWestern Australia. I used to play golf regularly with the Senior Physiotherapist from the local hospital. He was a former Scottish international bridge player and offered to help me learn. I thoroughly enjoyed the game but for a great portion of the next 15 years I was heavily involved in Aboriginal communities so had little chance to play. 2. What kept the game in your life? We are both highly competitive and ...
Interview with Eddie Kantar
An Interview with Eddie Kantar By Anne Bank What made you take up bridge and at what age did you begin? I started when I was 11. My best friend's father saw us playing other card games and even gambling for nickels. He said to all of us why don't you learn a good game and gave us each a Culbertson Self Teacher. From that day on, I have not played any other card game.. How would you describe your bridge game? Well, I like to think of myself as an expert, but I have not been playing in tournaments for quite some time (just ...
Interview with Bob Shore
INTERVIEW WITH UNIT BOARD PRESIDENT Robert Shore October 2012 By Anne Bank Robert Shore grew up reading Goren books at home as a young child. His mother played social bridge. He began playing bridge while at Caltech in Pasadena. He and his partner began winning repeatedly around school, yet they knew they weren’t that good. He and his partner realized they needed more structured competition and discovered the local duplicate club which was (and still is) managed by Art and Diane Gulbrandsen. Bob and his partner wanted to play better than the other college students. Bob joined ACBL when he was 18. While in college ...
JORDAN CHODOROW “A Man for All Doubles”
JORDAN CHODOROW “A Man for All Doubles” By Anne Bank 1. When did you begin playing bridge and how were you introduced to the game? ---à I began playing bridge during my sophomore year at Haverford College near Philadelphia. Unsurprisingly, I hung out with a rather nerdy set, so we spent lots of our free time playing games. At first, bridge was just one of them, but my good friend Alex Werner and I decided to take it more seriously and write out some fairly extensive system notes. Then, we started playing in a good weekly evening game near Swarthmore. 2. Please give us a brief ...
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