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Debbie Rosenberg
Debbie Rosenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 9, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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.

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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; 1st 2017. 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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A Junior's Perspective on Promoting Bridge
At the Palo Alto Bridge Center, where Michael plays regularly, there are frequently day games on the weekend, though not every weekend (due to the abundance of local sectionals). There is a regular Saturday club game once a month, plus there are usually two unit games a month, one on ...
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
Without getting involved in the main argument, I'd like to say that Donna Compton should get much credit (blame?) for Kevin Rosenberg playing bridge! He started playing casually in the childcare program she organized, and if it weren't for that program he might not have been a regular ...
Protocol for Alerting With Screens
It looked just like a felt board with plastic letters, but maybe it was magnetic (unless use of magnets is prohibited..). I found it amusing enough that I wanted to take a photo, but oops, I was complying with the USBF rules and didn't have my cellphone in the ...
Protocol for Alerting With Screens
It was only a six-board match, and I don't recall feeling any pressing need to get an explanation beyond the pointing. At least once my screenmate whispered a simple explanation (which she also later pointed to), imo loudly enough to be easily heard on the other side. But several ...
Protocol for Alerting With Screens
@Jan Martel That's interesting. Before the round robin match I asked director Sol Weinstein to clarify what I should do if I wanted an explanation other than pointing. I may have said something like "Are we really supposed to go out in the hall and whisper (as my screenmate ...
Protocol for Alerting With Screens
Potential thread hijack alert. In the recent USBF team trials, I played against a pair who would not write at all on that particular day of the week. They had apparently been given permission to instead point to explanations they'd printed in advance. I was told that if I ...
Finish this sentence
not my style, but now mainstream enough that there won't be an automatic investigation if it works.
Debbie Rosenberg's bidding problem: T3 8743 A8 K9862
@Richard - they actually had neither the Q nor the T of diamonds. Opener had both of those.
Debbie Rosenberg's bidding problem: T3 8743 A8 K9862
When I gave the hand to Michael Rosenberg, he said that he would bid, knowing that was an unusual choice. I was curious as to whether he would have any company. At my table, it actually went 4 - X - XX! I didn't bother giving that as a problem ...
Play 6NT
The article is now edited to include the full deal. Well done, William Zhu, ducking with Kx!!

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