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Gertrude “Trudi” Machlin
1918 - 2010

Trudi Machlin, longtime ACBL tournament director and teacher, died Nov. 21 following a short illness. She was 91.

Machlin, of Silver Spring MD, won the 1967 Mixed Pairs with Kit Woolsey.

Bridge was the center of Machlin’s life and career. Husband Jerry Machlin, who died in 1997, was a national tournament director and member of the ACBL Hall Of Fame. The couple was a fixture at national tournaments and at regionals in the Mid-Atlantic, especially in the Washington DC area. Trudi also served for many years as the editor of the Mid-Atlantic bridge publication.