O'Rourke-Jacobus System Summary Form , ACBL Convention Card
Bramley-Kranyak System Summary Form , ACBL Convention Card
About the Players
Lou Ann O'Rourke
|An MIT graduate, Bart grew up in Connecticut. He learned bridge at a young age (both parents played) and got serious in college. Among his wins are the Vanderbilt, the Reisinger, Blue Ribbon Pairs, LM Pairs and most recently the 2007 World Senior Bowl. In WBF events, Bart was third in the Rosenblum, fifth in the Bermuda Bowl, second in the Transnational Teams and second in the World Par Contest. He was also captain of the U.S. team in the Olympiad in 1996. Bart has served on several ACBL committees, writes frequent bridge articles, mostly for the popular magazine, The Bridge World, where he is a staff member. Bart now resides in Dallas with his wife, Judy, and their two cats.
Eric Alan Greco was born July 21, 1975, in Englund, Florida. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Finance and Accounting and now lives in Philadelphia and works as an equity options trader on the Philadelphia Options Exchange.
| Geoffrey Hampson was born October 11, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario. He is the son of musicians. “Both parents have recorded and my mother has recorded several albums that have gone Gold,” Geoff told us. (His mother is 'Lois' in the famed Sharon, Lois and Bram.)
Geoff learned to count points at the kitchen table on his father's knee at around six years old, but he left the game alone until high school. “A teacher taught the entire class how to play by issuing a printout of most basic rules,” explained Geoff. “The class quickly became addicted, and I never found the cure. Both of my parents used to play, my sister is SLOWLY learning to play, and I have one niece or nephew on the way that I will probably teach to play.”
Geoff attended undergraduate classes at the University of Western Ontario, and York University in Toronto. He is now a full time professional bridge player. “I had no true profession after university,” admitted Geoff. “I had several temporary jobs until Bridge became a viable career.” He now lives in Los Angeles, California. When asked whether he has any pets, Geoff said, “Not currently, but I am looking forward to meeting my next cat.”
Geoff has played in seven World Championships - four for Canada and three for the USA. His first success came partnering Fred Gitelman as a member of the Canadian team that reached the final of the 1991 World Junior Teams in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A year later, he finished second in the Pan-American Games Open Teams in partnership with John Gowdy.
Geoff won his first major domestic event while just 22 - the Canadian National Teams Championship, playing with Gowdy (and Ed Bidson, David Lindop, Boris Baran, Mark Molson). A year later, having moved south of the border, he claimed his first NABC title - the North American Swiss, playing with Molson. In 1994, he won his second North American National crown - the Mixed Pairs in partnership with teammate Brad Moss’ sister, Jill Levin.
Away from the table, Geoff is a serious movie buff and an avid golfer. He can usually be found either on the course or in a theatre. He also studies the stock market and runs.