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 Hugh  ROSS


 Nato a Montreal nel 1937, laureato in matematica alla Mc Gill University, analista informatico, dal 1962 risiedeva ad Oakland in California ed è stato uno dei più forti giocatori del mondo nei passati anni '70 e '80. 

 Sposata l'adorabile Min nel 1970, nel 1972 fondò con altri due partner la "101 Methods".

 Tre volte vincitore della Bermuda Bowl con la squadra americana (1976, 85, 87) e due volte secondo (1977, 89), secondo nella Rosenblum Cup del 1982, è stato anche capitano non giocatore della squadra USA che ha vinto la Bermuda Bowl nel 1991.

 Nel suo Palmares di World Grand Master figurano tra molti altri trofei, anche 19 NABCs tra cui ricordiamo 2 Vanderbilt (1984, 87), 7 Grand National Teams (1982, 83, 85, 87, 93, 96, 2003), 6 Reisinger (1968, 74, 75, 81, 85, 86).

 Nel 2002 la ACBL lo ha eletto nella Hall of Fame.

 É scomparso il 20 novembre del 2017 a Oakland dopo una lunga malattia.

  Born in Montreal in 1937, Ross was a three-time Bermuda Bowl champion and had four silver medals in world-level play. In North American championships, Ross had 19 titles.

His Bermuda Bowl wins came with three different partners. The 1976 squad was Ross playing with Erik Paulsen, Billy Eisenberg-Fred Hamilton and Ira Rubin-Paul Soloway. The 1985 squad was Ross-Peter Pender, Bob Hamman-Bobby Wolff and Chip Martel-Lew Stansby. The 1987 team was the same except that Ross played with Mike Lawrence.

Ross attended Selwyn House in Westmount before entering Trinity College School, in Port Hope ON on a four-year scholarship.

In his final year at the boarding school he won the Governor General’s Medal for Mathematics.

Ross attended McGill 1954-1957, graduating with a BA, honors mathematics. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the McGill mathematics society and the intercollegiate bridge teams of 1956 and 1957. His motto in the 1957 McGill yearbook was “Welltimed silence is more eloquent than speech.”

After graduation from McGill, he studied actuarial science and worked at Sun Life Assurance of Canada in Montreal. At the time, Sun Life was a pioneer in technology, buying its first computer – a 24-ton machine that sat on a half-acre of space – in 1958. Eventually deciding against an
actuarial career, Ross moved to California in 1962 where he took postgraduate courses in mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Ross worked as a computer programmer and later as a systems analyst in the San Francisco area before starting his own computer service company, 101 Methods, with two partners in 1972.

He met his future wife Min in the late 1960s, and they were married in Sausalito in 1970.

Ross’s interest and aptitude in bridge began early, playing with his family at home. Once at Berkeley, Ross divided his time between course work and bridge games with other aspiring Life Masters.

After suffering a massive stroke in 2004 and two years of intensive rehabilitation, he started playing bridge on the internet and winning Senior events at regional tournaments.

He and Min shared a passion to travel far and wide. They also loved music, arts and the theater.

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