Chris Hasney

Bridge Stories

Ok, based on Mark’s “Vic” story I’m gonna spill the beans on my grand idea.  I wanted to do it for profit, but it ain’t gonna happen.  But it needs done.  Here it is.  Someone with some bucks please “git ‘er done!”

Bridge Productions

PO Box 2792

Sierra Vista, AZ 85636

February 8, 2009

POKER PROductions
3395 S Jones BLVD #318
Las Vegas, NV 89146-6729


The bridge world lost another great player in January with the death of Grant Baze. Back in November I saw him at a tournament in Tucson and knew that he was very ill. Around that time I saw your Mayfair Club show on Poker After Dark. The lights went on.

Most of the early greats of bridge are dead. The generation which followed and knew them and knew their stories is dying. I decided that we need to do a video modeled after the PAD Mayfair show. Rather than doing it at a poker table, I decided that the best approach would be to have bridge greats tell stories during a running rubber bridge game in a hotel room during the Cavendish Invitational in Vegas this May. It is hosted and run by World Bridge Productions (not affiliated with me) and they seem to like the idea.

My problem is twofold.

  1. I have no funding for such a project

  2. I have no crew to shoot and edit it.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Chris Hasney

DBA Bridge Productions

My videos can be seen at

cc: Bob Hamman, World Bridge Productions


MichaelJuly 1st, 2009 at 5:41 pm

good ideas and Interesting videos, have to give you an A for effort.

JUDY KAY-WOLFFJuly 1st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Chris —

Same story — great ideas — but no funding.

The best we can do are have oldtimers (like me) and plenty still around to spill the beans. Ray Lee asked me to put it in book form, but the time and energy restrictions prevented me from acquiescing. So, whenever I can, I repeat some of my old memories as they flash into my mind. If they bore you, hit the next site. If you enjoy them, keep reading.

People like Tobias Stone are still around and many times I ask him to verify facts and tales. He is still incredible at 87 and doesn’t miss a trick. Let’s all do our part.

Chris HasneyJuly 2nd, 2009 at 4:49 am

Video video video. My goodness, you can do it on an I phone now. Get one of your grandkids with the equipment and get a conversation on tape. Best way is in a Rubber game. Play and chat, tell stories of the old days.
I’m really pissed off that the ACBL library isn’t arranging this. How many more must die without their stories being told?

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