C. C. Wei
Wei was born in Sheng County, Zhejiang Province, China. He received his B.E. in electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1936. In 1942, during World War II, he went to the United States. After the war, he became a successful entrepreneur in the shipping industry.
Achievements in bridge
In 1963, Wei developed the China bidding system, later called the Precision Club bidding system. But since he was not an expert at that time, the system did not attract much attention from the bridge community. This remained the case until the Republic of China team, that was trained and led by Wei, finished as runner-up in the 1969 Bermuda Bowl world team championship, in the process beating the strong North America team. The fact they were also finalists in the same championship the following year brought Wei and his bidding system significant recognition in the world of bridge. Wei went on to sponsor several Precision Teams as a means of promoting his system.
The Italian Blue Team adopted the Precision Club bidding system upon return to competitive international play in 1972 and kept their dominant status for nearly twenty years. The great success of the system began a wave of strong club systems all over the world.
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