Hi there! I’m John Ramos, and I’m a Los Angeles-based bridge professional and teacher with two national titles to my name. I first learned bridge playing with my father and grandparents while growing up in New York City. After graduating from Princeton University in 1992, I returned to New York and became an options trader. With the American Stock Exchange floor at that time crawling with expert bridge players, I lived and breathed the game for years and was lucky enough to be mentored by some of the best players in the country. Through this time I gained valuable experience competing in regional and national tournaments against some of the highest-rated players in the world.
In 2008, I left East Coast weather behind and moved to Los Angeles to pursue documentary filmmaking. I have a couple successful documentaries to my credit, including Terms and Conditions May Apply and What Lies Upstream. But through it all, my true passion has always been bridge. Over the past few years, in addition to my competitive playing, I’ve branched out into teaching the game and have discovered the thrill and satisfaction of helping others achieve their bridge goals. From instructing pupils in formal classes at the Beverly Hills Bridge Club to playing with students in duplicate games to teaching privately at players’ homes, I love helping people discover the joys of bridge and getting them to their next level. In my spare time, I enjoying playing competitive tennis at the 4.5 USTA level.
Selected Awards and Accomplishments,
Current Rank: Sapphire Life Master
December 2017 5th Place, Keohane North American Swiss Teams, San Diego Nationals
March 2016 13th Place, Kay Platinum Pairs, Reno Nationals
July 2009 8th Place, Roth Open Swiss Teams, Washington D.C. Nationals
July 2009 Winner, Grand National Teams Flight A, Washington D.C. Nationals
July 2008 Winner, Grand National Teams Flight A, Las Vegas Nationals