Richard F. Beye

Profile Updated: February 27, 2022
Class Year: 1964
Residing In: St Louis, MO USA
Occupation: Bridge Tournament Director
Children: Ann Elizabeth Beye 10/20/81
Military Service: U.S. Army (1969-1970)  

Retired 12/31/20

Grand Children:

Maeve 2011
Benson 2014


Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO
BS Business '69

US Army-Vietnam 2/69 - 9/70, Infantry, 1st Infantry Division

Southern Illinois - Edwardsville, IL
MBA - Finance '79

11/08 - I have been active in tournament bridge for over 30 years. Currently - Chief Tournament Director of the American Contract Bridge League. The ACBL is the largest bridge organization in the world. With more than 160,000 members, the ACBL is the sanctioning and hosting organization for over 1100 tournaments and 3300 bridge clubs in North America (over 3 million club and tournament tables in 2008). The ACBL is headquartered in Memphis TN. I've been at headquarters since 2001, with hopes of returning to STL before the end of 2009.

I've been lucky enough to work a handful of World Championships on a contract basis for the World Bridge Federation; most recently in Beijing, China. I spent 3 weeks in their fabulous Olympic Village. Loved the people, loved the country: if you ever get the chance GO to China.

Married once, divorced '83. My one child, daughter Ann (Dayton '04), is a STL police officer. I am hoarding cash for her 5/2/09 wedding to fellow police office Tom Long (Vianney and SEMO).

Like many of my fellow Micks, I continue to appreciate and value the education and foundation given to us by McBride's dedicated staff of Marianists and lay staff.


12/11 - I have found my way back to St Louis after almost ten years in Memphis. I continue to be active in tournament bridge, but with fewer administrative duties. Thankfully I still enjoy the travel and the people, I am one of the lucky ones. With the birth of my first granddaughter (9/21/11) I may give more consideration to reducing my work load and its travel schedule.

Retired 12/20 - taking up golf with a number of Micks; loving our regular 4s and 8s. Filling retirement time as an usher at the Fox and at Powell Symphony Hall.

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May 16, 2022 at 6:55 AM

Mike, I'm on that bandwagon thanking you for keeping so many of us up to date. Thanks for all you do, and happy birthday.

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May 02, 2022 at 10:18 AM

Posted on: May 01, 2022 at 11:30 AM

Tom, I hope your 76th was a pleasant one. Nice to see you at the last lunch. While I am traveling much less, I still hope top get to your geography some time this year.

Feb 27, 2022 at 5:36 PM
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Nov 18, 2021 at 4:33 AM
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Nov 18, 2020 at 4:33 AM
Nov 11, 2020 at 3:19 PM

Hi Rick, Happy Veterans Day and Happy Birthday to come. I hope you are well and having fun at whatever you do when you're not doing bridge!

Nov 18, 2019 at 12:28 PM

Hi Rick, Happy Birthday. I hope that you have a good one and many more to come. Go Billikens!

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Nov 18, 2019 at 4:35 AM
Sep 09, 2019 at 3:43 PM

Happy birthday Jeff. I had hoped to run in to you at the 55th gathering. Hope to see you at one of the irregular lunches later this year.

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Feb 28, 2019 at 12:55 PM
Feb 28, 2019 at 7:57 AM

Mike, thanks for all of your efforts in trying to keep us all in touch. Please keep me on your list for those interested in an irregular lunch / brunch. One of these months my work schedule is going to allow me to show my face.

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Mar 01, 2019 at 3:14 PM

Posted on: Feb 28, 2019 at 7:55 AM

Ed, hope you are still enjoying the greatest strategy game ever devised ! Happy Birthday.

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Nov 18, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Sep 17, 2018 at 9:23 AM

Happy birthday Dan. Hope life is treating you well.

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Sep 09, 2018 at 11:18 AM
Sep 02, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Jim, happy belated birthday. Salem SC - is that fishing or horses? In any case I hope life continues to go well for you.


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Aug 29, 2018 at 12:57 PM

Posted on: Aug 29, 2018 at 7:10 AM

Oh no, I missed this date again, no reminder from your wife this year. Happy belated birthday Gio.

Aug 26, 2018 at 6:27 PM

Greg, belated birthday wishes. I hope life continues to treat you well.


Jun 25, 2018 at 10:41 AM

Mike, hoping you had a happy birthday.

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Jun 26, 2018 at 11:03 AM

Posted on: Jun 25, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Jerry, hope your day was a good one. Too, I hope your health has continued to improve.


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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Yikes I am a grandfather. Here I am with Maeve Marie Long, with my daughter Ann in the background.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Getting ready to score the game.