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8NT is the name of a club of Williams alumni and friends who play bridge weekly online, currently at Yahoo Games. 8NT stands for "8 no trump," an impossibly high bid in the game of contract bridge that would signify a commitment to take 14 tricks (out of a possible 13) without any trump suit.


In the fall of 2006, Zach McArthur '05 of Cribbage fame's father heard that there was a group of Williams alums who met sporadically to play bridge online, and asked that a game he could play be convened. It was done, and the nucleus of a regular game group was found. Weekly games were scheduled, but were canceled for lack of attendance more often than they were played until late spring 2007. By then, games were well attended, by as many as 10 players some nights. Games were organized by Jonathan Landsman through an informal mailing list.

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.