Fred Hamilton (bridge)

Fred Hamilton (born 1936) is a professional American bridge player. Hamilton is a World Bridge Federation (WBF) World Grand Master and American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) Grand Life Master and inventor of the popular Hamilton convention used to compete over the opponent's 1NT opening bid.

Born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan,[1][2] he is more recently from Encino, California.[3] Hamilton has won two world championships, the 1976 Bermuda Bowl as a member of the North America team – beating Italy, with three Blue Team players, in the final – and the 1994 World Senior Pairs Championship with Hamish Bennett. He names Billy Eisenberg, Mark Lair, Mike Passell and Paul Soloway as "my favorite partners and good friends".[1][2]

Hamilton was inducted into the ACBL Hall of Fame in 2003.[4]

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HonorsEdit

  • ACBL Hall of Fame, 2003[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Hamilton, Fred". Hall of Fame. ACBL. Retrieved 2014-12-23.
  2. ^ a b Manley, Brent; Horton, Mark; Greenberg-Yarbro, Tracey; Rigal, Barry, eds. (2011). The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge - Biographies and Results (compact disk) (7th ed.). Horn Lake, MS: American Contract Bridge League. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-939460-99-1.
  3. ^ Francis, Henry G.; Truscott, Alan F.; Francis, Dorthy A., eds. (2001). The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (6th ed.). Memphis, TN: American Contract Bridge League. p. 661. ISBN 0-943855-44-6. OCLC 49606900.
  4. ^ a b "Induction by Year". Hall of Fame. ACBL. Retrieved 2014-12-16.
  5. ^ a b c World Team Championship Winners
  6. ^ "Lebhar Imp Pairs Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-21. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  7. ^ a b "Silver Ribbon Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-23. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  8. ^ a b "GNT Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2009-07-24. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  9. ^ a b "Trustcott/USPC Swiss Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-22. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  10. ^ a b "Vanderbilt Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-24. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  11. ^ a b "Baze Seniors Swiss Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2013-11-29. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  12. ^ a b "Mixed BAM Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-24. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  13. ^ "Reisinger Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-06. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  14. ^ "Spingold Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-21. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  15. ^ "Rockwell Mixed Pairs Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-25. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  16. ^ "Wernher Open Pairs Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-22. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  17. ^ "Jacoby Open Swiss Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-29. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  18. ^ "Keohane Swiss Teams Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-06. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  19. ^ "Mitchell BAM Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-01. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-24.

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