Agnes Gordon (1906 – 1967) was one of North America’s top players for three decades. She won 10 North American championships, including the Chicago Board-a-Match Teams (now the Reisinger) in 1948; the Freeman Mixed Board-a-Match Teams in 1956 and 1962; the Whitehead Women’s Pairs in 1961; the Rockwell Mixed Pairs in 1963; the Wagar Women’s Teams in 1967; and the Fall Nationals Women’s Teams in 1948, 1950, 1964 and 1965.
In winning the 1963 Rockwell Mixed Pairs Gordon, playing with Eric Murray, scored 506½ matchpoints in the final session, on a 325 average, for a record 78% game.
Born in Ontario, Gordon moved to Buffalo, New York but remained a Canadian citizen. She represented the U.S. in two world championships and was on the second-place squad in the World Women’s Teams in 1964.
Gordon was the ACBL 2009 von Zedtwitz honoree. Eric Murray, who played with Gordon frequently, wrote in support of her ACBL Hall of Fame election, “Agnes never came close to touching a wrong card or making a questionable bid. Everyone who played with Agnes marveled at her perfection. There was no better female bridge player in North America (including Helen Sobel) and very few male players her equal. She achieved remarkable success frequently playing with mediocre partners. She unquestionably ranks with the all-time very best.”