The first western game of bridge was at the Portland Club in London in 1888, but that is beside the point. He was a game director; our first to have a news column on bridge (syndicated nationally); the author of many books on bidding and play; he gave us the Foster Echo as well as the rule of 11.
In order to have an experience factor by which to realize that a new set of rules was needed, it is fundamental that the players had to be playing contract bridge for some unknown length of time BEFORE getting to the point of making a petition.Settlers who held land titles granted by New York were opposed by the Green Mountain Boys militia, which supported the many settlers whose claims were based on grants from New Hampshire.Ultimately, those settlers prevailed in creating an independent state, the Vermont Republic. While still an independent republic, Vermont was the first of any future U. state to partially abolish slavery.), making it the 43rd-largest in land area and the 47th in water area.This may have been a time span of 6 months, a year, two years, who knows - I have not been able to pinpoint this item in my historical reading.In any event, it predates Vanderbilts creation of his scoring system in 1925 by eight years minimum, and more probably ten to twelve years. Bob van de Velde, photograph below together with Mr.