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Dr. John Fisher

Dr. John Fisher, one of ACBL's top players in the Sixties and Seventies, died in Dallas Aug. 14 of cancer. He was 84.

Fisher won eight North American championships in a long bridge career that included the McKenney Trophy in 1972 for winning the most masterpoints that year. That competition is now known as the Barry Crane Top 500. Crane and Fisher won the national Open Pairs at the Spring NABC in 1970, 1971 and 1972 and again in 1974.

A graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1948, he set up a medical practice in Dallas in 1954 after serving in the U.S. Air Force. Fisher started his own practice in 1966 and retired in 1993.

See the October issue of the Bridge Bulletin for a full obituary.