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In September 2007 [[Brian Hirshman]] had the idea to create a Google group. After considering some wordplays on [[Captain Morgan]], Brian selected 8NT for the groups moniker, to the approbation of members. Besides referring to the impossibly ambitious contract, the name also plays on the time the group meets, 8 pm.
The club grew in 2009, when students taught by
[[Jonathan Landsman]] at Cornell joined the group, and was revived in 2010 when [[Jason Carini]] emailed friends seeking interested players. His email prompted a few more alums to join and play steadily for about a year, though West Coast based as he was it was sadly infrequent that he himself could play.
The club again went on hiatus around spring 2011, though ready to start again any time, for the love of bridge never dies.