of North Dallas
About Susan Bates
Susan was born in New York, but since she moved to Dallas when she was
six-weeks old, she considers herself a native Texan. Susan graduated from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in History and Psychology.
She received her MA and Ph.D. from Duke University in Clinical Psychology.
Susan has been married to her husband Evan for 28 years. They have four children:
Kyle, Ryan, Adam and Sarah. Susan has always loved games of all kinds and
fondly remembers hours spent playing everything from Scrabble to Gin Rummy
with her grandparents and brothers. Susan began playing bridge for the first time
about seven years ago with her mom and was instantly hooked. She began playing
duplicate about five years ago and loves the challenge and the camaraderie of the
game. No matter how much she learns, there is always more out there. What could
Susan has been mentoring players new to the game for the last two years and is an
ACBL certified teacher. She currently runs the Newbie Supervised Play class.