Levine-Wold System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card, 2017 WBF CC
Jacobus-Passell System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card, 2017 WBF CC
Clerkin-Clerkin System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card, 2017 WBF CC
About the Players
Eddie Wold has come a long way from his start in bridge. It happened one day on the Rice University campus. He was on his way to dinner when a friend recruited him to be a fourth in a bridge game, “I don’t really play,” Wold said. The response was, “We don’t really care.”
Wold made his mark in 1977 when he was on the winning team in two national events: The Grand National Teams and the Spingold Knockout Teams. Since then, he has won an additional 13 national events, which include two victories in each of the big three: the Vanderbilt, the Spingold, and the Reisinger. He has won the Barry Crane Top 500 three times, the Mott-Smith Trophy (most masterpoints at the Spring NABC) three times, and the Lou Herman Trophy (now Goren – given for the most masterpoints at the Fall NABC) twice.
Wold won the Transnational Teams in 2001 and eventually the d’Orsi Senior Bowl in 2013. He decoded the illegal coughing signals used by a pair of doctors playing on the German national team. Uncovering the cheating ultimately resulted in the Germans having their gold medal stripped. The medal was awarded to the Lynch Team in 2014. Wold also earned a silver medal in the 2010 World Mixed Teams, and bronze in the 1978 Rosenblum Teams.
Wold has been a very active teacher in the Houston area for many years. From indviduals to groups to hosting Wold’s World seminars, he is happy to share his brige expertise with upcoming players. He has hosted similar seminars by invitation across the ACBL. Wold also expanded his teaching venues by hosing bridge cruises for the past decade. Houston players can often be heard saying “Eddie says....”
Assisting junior players has also become a major focus for Wold when he started teaching for credit at his alma mater in 2013. His students subsequently established a bridge club and competed for the first time in the 2016/16 Collegiate Bridge Bowl. Wold also hosted a summer bridge camp for upcoming junior players, many of whom compete internationally for the USBF.
One of America's leading bridge professionals, Mike spends most of his time in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife Nancy, a former Venice Cup winner. They are the only American husband-wife couple to have won the Bermuda Bowl and the Venice Cup.