Judy Kay-Wolff


I am bursting with pride to tell the bridgeblogging world that Bobby’s Team just won the outright opportunity to represent the U. S. A. as the No. 1 Senior Team.   Those from the losers’ bracket will be playing off to see who joins USA 1 in Sao Paulo, Brazil in late August and early September as U. S. 2 at the WORLD BRIDGE FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP.   The team was originally enlisted as The Wolff Team but as we neared the start, Bobby reconsidered and renamed it the Morse Team as Dan had arranged the union of the three pairs and tied all the loose ends together.   In fact tonight we are having a dinner victory celebration at the S. C. Prime at the Sun Coast.   Actually it is a double occasion as one of the players, John Solodar, is celebrating his 69th birthday today as well.

The team in its entirety:   DAN MORSE AND BOBBY WOLFF; ARNIE FISHER AND FRED HAMILTON; and JOHN SOLODAR AND PAUL SWANSON.   They were the only undefeated team and I must confess were far from the favorites.

Since the NABC in Las Vegas last Summer, Bobby has not played ‘serious’ bridge which translates to biweekly duplicates with Yours Truly at Bridge World II.   After all, if you don’t play, you get rusty and we couldn’t afford for that to happen — so I take credit for keeping him in shape, giving him some exhausting challenges and keeping him fired up with the love of the game.   Bobby has won eleven world championships and has traveled the world over so this is not unfamiliar ground to him.   I have never visited South America and frankly am not enthralled with the anticipation of the flight marathon, but my heart pounds with joy at this marvelous accomplishment for six worthy fellas who have earned the honor!


LindaJuly 10th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Bobby has such a wonderful record of achievement and now another feather for his cap. No wonder you are so proud

PegJuly 10th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

You let Bobby know that next time around, I can play on the team with the guys! AMAZINGLY I count as a senior these days 🙂

In the meantime – loads of congrats to the team and best wishes when they head Down South in late August. Happy birthday to John, too.

Mark LombardJuly 11th, 2009 at 4:44 am

Behind every successful man…

Congrats to you both!

JUDY KAY-WOLFFJuly 13th, 2009 at 8:52 am

Dear Peg:

I love you, but get in line; had lots of offers!

PegJuly 13th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Judy; and here I thought the reason Bobby didn’t call was he thought I missed the “senior deadline” by a decade – LOL!!