Janice Seamon-Molson

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Janice Seamon-Molson (born June 6th, 1956) is an American bridge player. She has won major tournaments under the name Janice Seamon as well. As of 2016, Seamon–Molson ranked 3rd among women World Grand Masters by world masterpoints (MP) and 11th by placing points that do not decay over time.[1]

Born to bridge players Rita and William Seamon, Janice Lee Seamon was the only girl of three children. Her youngest brother, Michael Seamon, is also a nationally ranked bridge player. She grew up around North Miami, Florida.

She attended University of Florida, University of Kansas City, and summa cum laude from Nova University School of Law.[2] She passed the bar, earning her title as an attorney. As of November 2016, she has won 18 North American Championships, and has 18 seconds. She has also won 4 world championships (Venice Cup 2003 and 2013; McConnell Cup 2006; World Bridge Games 2016), finished second 3 times (Venice Cup 2000 and 2015; Olympiad 2004), and been third 3 times (Women's Pairs 2006; Olympiad 2008; McConnell Cup 2014).

At the SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing, in December 2011, Seamon-Molson won the "Individuals Women" gold medal by achieving the highest score in a series of rounds played with different and generally unfamiliar partners. Not a world championship meet, the SportAccord WMG invited 24 women from Great Britain, France, China, and the U.S. to compete in three small tournaments as four national teams, twelve pairs, and 24 individuals. The six U.S. women also won the team gold medal. Seamon-Molson's partner was Tobi Sokolow.[3] At the same event in 2012, Seamon-Molson won the team silver medal.

Seamon-Molson has a daughter, born September 5, 1998, named Jennifer Rose Molson. Janice married Mark Molson, a well known Canadian bridge player, on March 16, 1999. Jennifer attends Millikin University for a BFA in musical theatre.

Mark Molson died suddenly of complications during an operation for a dissected aortic aneurism on January 19, 2006.

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  1. ^ "Women World Grand Masters" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.. WBF. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  2. ^ Francis, Henry G., Editor-in-Chief; Truscott, Alan F., Executive Editor; Francis, Dorthy A., Editor, Fifth Edition (1994). The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (5th ed.). Memphis, TN: American Contract Bridge League. p. 733. ISBN 0-943855-48-9. LCCN 96188639.
  3. ^ "SEAMON MOLSON Janice". Athlete Information. SportAccord World Mind Games. December 2011. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  4. ^ "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 2014-10-17.
  5. ^ a b "Machlin Swiss Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-29. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  6. ^ a b "Wagar Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-21. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  7. ^ a b "Women's BAM Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-01. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  8. ^ "Whitehead Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-27. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  9. ^ "Smith Women's Pairs Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2013-11-29. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-17.

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