About Chris Compton

Personal
Chris has been married to his wife, Donna, for 28 years and they are the lucky parents of two beautiful daughters,
Morgan (21) studying at TCU and Taylor (17) studying at NYU.  When not playing bridge, Chris enjoys bike riding,
reading mystery novels and going to the lake with his family.  Chris has a BA in History from the University of Houston
and a J.D. from the University of Texas.


Professional Services & Fees
Chris began playing Bridge professionally in the ACBL at the age of 17. He is a World Grand Master and an ACBL
Grand Life Master with over 42,000 ACBL Masterpoints.  After practicing law for ten years, Chris returned to
professional bridge full time in 2007.  While representing the United States, Chris placed 4th in the 1986 World
Open Pairs in Miami, Florida (at the age of 26) and again placed 4th in the 1998 World Open Pairs in Lille, France.
Chris continues to represents the USA in international invitational events on a regular basis.

Chris won the Barry Crane Top 500 Masterpoint race in 2016, 2015, 2013 & 2011. At the national level, Chris won
the Jacoby National Swiss Team in 2007, the US team Trials in 2007, the 1989 Reisinger Board a Match Teams, 2016
Von Zedwitz Life Master Open Pairs and the 2016 Roth Open Swiss. He also finished 2nd in both the 1986 and 2005
Vanderbilt Knockout Teams. Chris has at least four additional NABC 2nd place finishes, and no less than 6 semi-final
appearances in Vanderbilts and Spingolds. Playing in a series of Bridge Pro Tour individuals during the year 2003,
Chris won $16,400 and remains the BPT all-time
money leader.

Chris enjoys playing high stakes rubber-bridge at TGR’s Bridge Club in London and the Cavendish Bridge Club in
New York.  The tales of his money bridge adventures are well worth the class!

He has authored the teacher manual for 2/1 Texas Style and offers this class periodically at the Bridge Academy of
North Dallas. Chris often serves as a volunteer lecturer at ACBL Regionals and Nationals.

Chris served as President of the United States Bridge Federation in 2004 and 1st alternate to District 16 Board of
Directors of the American Contract Bridge League. Presently Chris is the only member of the League on both the ACBL
Laws Commission and the ACBL Competition and Convention Committee.
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