ACBL Bridge Beat #46: Drury

Doug Drury (1914-1967) was a stockbroker, bridge teacher and club owner. He served as a member of the ACBL Board of Governors and as a member of the Systems and Conventions Committee. He made his mark early as a tournament player while living in Toronto and was a three-time national champion.

Drury’s national successes were primarily obtained in with Eric Murray. This partnership also led to Drury’s most memorable contribution to bridge – the Drury Two-Club Convention. The convention was first written up in 1957 by Murray for The Bridge World. Murray says the convention was “invented for the express purpose of mitigating the losses suffered by my partners because of my incontrollable mania for opening balanced Yarboroughs in third or fourth position with one spade.”

To read the article on the Drury Two-Club Convention click here.

To view a recent interview with Eric Murray click here.

Eric Murray & Doug Drury

Eric Murray & Doug Drury

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