Judy Kay-Wolff


It was noted in the recent Seattle Daily Bridge Bulletin that the following were nominees for next year’s election and ensuing induction in Philadelphia:  MARTY BERGEN, PETER BOYD, BART BRAMLEY, KYLE LARSON, JILL MEYERS, JUDI RADIN and EDDIE WOLD.  I am relieved to see that all of the above are true experts at playing the game.  The current executive members are Steve Robinson (Chairman), Alan Sontag, David Berkowitz,  Karen Allison, Geoff Hampson, Ralph Katz (co-chairman),  Mike Passell and Peggy Sutherlin.  A candidate must receive a least 50% of the ballots cast to be elected.  The von Zedtwitz and Blackwood Award selections will also be announced at that time.

Norman, my late husband, served on the HOFC for a few years and shortly after his death, I was invited to replace him.   What a thrill it was to receive that call from Mike Becker – and what an honor.  For a time there, however, less than super expert players were put up for reasons of which I did not and do not approve.  I resigned soon thereafter.  Fortunately, the recent electors thought as I did and the results have remained pure.


Jim FoxDecember 8th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Who casts ballots and how many names can be submitted by a voter?

Judy Kay-WolffDecember 8th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Jim: I am no longer affiliated with the group. I know you can obtain all the answers by calling the ACBL and getting the email address of Hall of Fame Committee Chairperson, Steve Robinson, who can give you the information. I would only be guessing — and besides it has changed since I served. Sorry I can’t help more.


Ellis FeigenbaumDecember 9th, 2011 at 9:08 am

I believe the requirement is being a paid up Acbl member resident in US,CANADA OR MEXICO,PLUS a combination of grand life master, having won multiple national chamionships,world grand master, or an acredditte member of the bridge press as nominated by the election committee.
Being as the mrs is now a glm i expect to see a ballot next year.

Jim FoxDecember 9th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Thanks, Ellis. My second question is (and the one for which I am more interested in getting an answer), since to be elected a candidate must be submitted on 50% of the ballots, how many names can a valid voter put on one ballot.

Ed JudyDecember 9th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

You can access Hall of Fame Operating Procedures (as of March 2011) and related information in rather full detail from the ACBL website.

Judy Kay-WolffDecember 9th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Thanks for the information, Ellis, but I am not a fan of several facets of the ACBL. At least the candidates this year are worthy unlike other years.


Judy Kay-WolffDecember 9th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Ellis, forgive me for not remembering meeting you before Bally’s. I had no idea you were married to the lovely Marjorie Michelin. Good choice! I won’t forget next time.


Ed JudyDecember 9th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Age (60) is one of a number of requirements.

Ellis FeigenbaumDecember 9th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I concur as to the good choice and just to verify the validity I providea link

Judy Kay-WolffDecember 10th, 2011 at 12:08 am

Ellis: August 18th was a good day indeed. I married Norman Kay on that date in 1963 and remained happily married until his death in 2002.