Richard Freeman (bridge)

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Richard A. Freeman (1933 – June 29, 2009)[1] was a world champion American bridge player holding the title of World Grand Master, the highest title of the World Bridge Federation. He won the Bermuda Bowl world team championship and won many national championships. Freeman was inducted into the ACBL Hall of Fame in 2001.[2] At the time of his death he held 17,880 masterpoints.

Early life[edit]

He was born in 1933, and was from Atlanta, Georgia. He was a radio Quiz Kid in 1942.[3] In 1952, Freeman became the youngest Life Master in the ACBL ever at that time.[4] In January 1964, he became editor of newly published Modern Bridge magazine. In 1993 he was a founding member of the Nick Nickell team where he played until his death as Nickell's professional partner. He died in Atlanta.[1]

He graduated from the University of Chicago and received a J.D. from George Washington University.[3]

Bridge accomplishments[edit]

Honors[edit]

  • ACBL Hall of Fame 2001 [5]

Awards[edit]

Wins[edit]

Runners-up[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phillip Alder (July 5, 2009). "Dipping Into the Freeman Files for Some Ingenious Bidding". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-11-11.  Quote: "died last Monday".
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame". ACBL. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  3. ^ a b 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. 624. ISBN 0-943855-48-9. LCCN 96188639. 
  4. ^ "Freeman, Richard". Hall of Fame. ACBL. Retrieved 2014-11-22.
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame". ACBL. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  6. ^ a b World Team Championship Winners
  7. ^ "von Zedtwitz LM Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-06-18. p. 6. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  8. ^ a b "Vanderbilt Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-24. p. 6. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  9. ^ a b "Mitchell BAM Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-01. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  10. ^ "Mixed BAM Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-24. p. 14. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  11. ^ a b "Reisinger Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-06. p. 6. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  12. ^ a b "Spingold Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-21. p. 12. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  13. ^ "Silodor Open Pairs Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-27. p. 11. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  14. ^ "Blue Ribbon Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-03. p. 7. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  15. ^ "GNT Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2009-07-24. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 

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