Source:ACBL Dictionary

ROBINSON, Steve W. (b. 1941) of Arlington, VA. Retired computer specialist, bridge professional. WBF Life Master with 1927* WBF MPs and 5.5 Placing Points. ACBL Grand Life Master with 27,969 MPs, ranked #9.

Active in Washington Bridge League since 1971, serving as a Board member ‘71-‘78, ‘80, ‘87-‘88, president ‘79, treasurer ‘89-‘03; Active in District 6 since 1975, serving as representative to Board of Governors ‘75-81, President ‘86, vice president ‘82-‘85, Treasurer ‘89-03; 1st/2nd alternate to ACBL Board of Directors ‘80-‘03. Author of Washington Standard and inventor of CRASH convention.

Major Events: Won Rosenblum Teams ‘86, Vanderbilt ‘87, ‘91, ‘97, Reisinger ‘72, ‘86, Blue Ribbon Pairs ‘73, ‘75. Placed 2nd Vanderbilt ‘92, ‘99, Spingold ‘79, ‘92, ‘96, Life Master Pairs ‘87, Blue Ribbon Pairs ‘82. Other NABC Events: Won Men’s Swiss Teams ‘86, Men’s BAM Teams ‘78, ‘89, Open BAM Teams ‘94, GNOT ‘84, ‘88, ‘92, Men’s Pairs ‘72, Mixed Pairs ‘85, NAOP ‘85. Placed 2nd Mixed BAM Teams ‘74, GNOT ‘77, ‘85, Men’s BAM Teams ‘73, ‘74, Men’s Life Master Pairs ‘71, ‘72, Men’s Pairs ‘73, ‘74, Open Life Master Pairs ‘94,

Other Accomplishments: Won World Mixed Teams ‘74. World Senior Teams 2000, IMP Pairs ‘01, Lou Herman Trophy ‘72, Mott-Smith Trophy ‘87.


Steve is the first player from the Washington, D. C. area to be inducted into the Living Hall of Fame (2003). As a teenager, he was intrigued by the game of chess and while at the Student Union at the University of Maryland, became exposed to bridge, the game that propelled him to great international heights –including victories in the 1974 World Mixed Teams, the 1986 Rosenblum Cup (World Team Championship), the 2000 World Senior Teams and countless other NABCs. Steve’s administrative achievements are equally monumental. Besides serving as Treasurer of The Washington Bridge League and District 6, he authored Washington Standard, circulates a weekly email to approximately 1600 avid readers keeping them attuned to the local happenings and currently serves as Moderator of the bi-monthly Washington Bridge League Solver’s Club. Before his retirement in 1996, Steve spent 32 years as a Programmer for the Department of the Army.