System Information

Koneru-Krekorian System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card

Stewart-Woolsey System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card

About the Players

Venkatrao Koneru
koneru2Venkatrao Koneru, photo by Peg Kaplan  
Jim Krekorian
krekorianJim Krekorian, photo by Peg Kaplan  
Fred Stewart

Fred and his wife Kathee (along with their 4 lb. yorkie) spread their  time between Bloomington NY., and Bradenton Fl.  Fred has represented the US in several world championships and has 8 major national championships to his credit.  He also has three wins in the prestigious Cavendish Invitational Pairs, the latest with his current partner Kit Woolsey.

Fred is an avid and competitive runner, usually racing two marathons a year.  He also is a frequent contributor to the magazine “Marathon and Beyond”

Kit Woolsey
woolsey10Kit Woolsey, photo by Peg Kaplan A former Washingtonian, now living in Kensington, California, Kit received a Bachelor's Degree from Oberlin and a Master's in Math from University of Illinois. He learned the rudiments of bridge from his parents at age eight.

Backgammon and gambling games are among his hobbies and he is quite proficient at the computer and beyond. Kit worked in programming for eight years and options trading for thirteen.

His partnerships include Steve Robinson (1960-1978), Eddie Manfield (1978 till his death in 1999); and presently Fred Stewart.

Kit serves as Moderator and Technical Editor of The Bridge World Magazine. He holds many major NABC titles but his greatest thrill was the 1986 Rosenblum. However, his achievements also abound in the writing field, authoring Partnership Defense, Matchpoints, Modern Defensive Signals, How to Play Tournament Backgammon, etc. In recognition of his success at the table and other outstanding contributions to the game, Kit was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005.