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Sam Gold of Montréal was “Mr. Bridge” to generations of Québecois. He was a superb player, representing Canada in the 1964 World Team Olympiad, where Canada came fourth, losing in the semifinals to the USA. Gold was the second Canadian player to achieve the status of Life Master and was LM#132 overall. He was twice a member of Montréal’s Intercity Team which won the Congress Trophy in 1967 and 1968.
Sam Gold was a top tournament director and a member of the National Laws Commission. He was a charter member of the Montréal Bridge League and was instrumental in affiliating the MBL with the ACBL in 1946. Gold contributed many new duplicate movements, including the Three-Quarter Howell.
Sam Gold was also a talented writer on bridge, contributing articles to, among others, The Bridge World. Gold died in 1982.
• 4th, World Team Olympiad 1960, NYC (with Cohen, Murray, Kehela, Forbes, Howell, Al Lando, NPC)
• Twice winner of Inter-City match
• Canada’s 2nd LM. 1948
• Member, National Laws Commission
• Montreal Bridge League charter member; affiliated with ACBL 1946
• Developer of many Duplicate movements, incl. ¾ Howell
PHOTO GALLERY(Click photos for enlargement)
Photo 1: L. to R.: David Saltsman, Joey Silver, Sam Gold, Ralph Cohen, Maurice “Moose” Paul (N.P.C., with trophy), Don Piafsky, Easley Blackwood (ACBL President), Fred Hoffer
Photo 2: L. to R.: Peter Nagy, Edwin "Buddy" Marsh, Sam Gold, Ralph Cohen