Carol è nata a Philadelphia negli Stati Uniti nel 1933.
Carol si è trasferita in Australia nel 1973 per seguire l'amato marito Jessel (con lei nella foto) dopo averlo conosciuto in un Torneo di Bridge in America.
A quel tempo era una rinomato stilista di gioielli.
In Australia i Rothfields hanno fanno più volte parte della nazionale dei canguri e hanno contribuito alla crescita ed al lancio di diversi giovani bridgisti divenuti poi campioni internazionali.
Carol che ha giocato anche con altri partner ha vinto molti titoli nazionali e ha continuato a giocare anche quando nel 2003 fu colta da un insufficienza renale che la costrinse in dialisi tre volte la settimana per il resto della vita.
Morì nell'aprile del 2007 dopo aver disputato il su ultimo Torneo il giorno precedente.
Carole was born in Philadelphia, USA on 21 January, 1933.
Universally admired and loved, Carole has been a force in Australian bridge for many years, representing her adopted country in 1997 and 1999 at the Bermuda Bowl with husband and partner Jessel.
Carole was an amazing person in her own right, talented, charming, strong and full of the joys of life. Her story is essentially a love story – she came to Australia as a result of being smitten with Jessel Rothfield, some 30-odd years ago, after being introduced by a friend at an American bridge tournament. Carole at that time was a businesswoman struggling to raise her family alone (she designed and manufactured exquisite jewellery).
After Jessel and Carole’s marriage in 1973, their respective families embraced one another, and the bonds of family remain strong. Like the Brady Bunch, Carole and Jessel’s two sets of siblings combined to live under the Rothfield roof.
While the Rothfields (a term used with affection) had many successes in major Australian tournaments, including the NOT, 2005, Spring Nationals Open Teams, 1998, the VCC, 1996 and 2003, 1st and 2nd in the New Zealand National Open Teams in 2001 and 2001, The Maccabi International Bridge Tournament in 1997, the Autumn Nationals, 2001, the Surfers Teams, 1997, Carole also enjoyed success with other players. She represented Australia in the Women’s arena with Jan Cormack in 2003 (3rd in the PABF Women’s Championships), and won the prestigious NZ National Open Pairs in 2001 with Seamus Browne. Carole’s approach to the game was very modern, and the highly complex system she helped develop with Jessel worked well for her.
Carole became very ill during a bridge tournament in 2004, and the subsequent diagnosis of renal failure meant that the last three years of her life involved dialysis three times weekly. Carole took this in her stride, never complaining, and carrying on her many and varied interests via the telephone while hooked up to a dialysis machine.
Carole Rothfield, who passed away on 23 April, 2007.
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