Source: 52nd Australian Youth Bridge Championships Bulletin 6

This time the Bulletin`s editor compared two interviews with Jamie Thompson, one from 2010 and one this year 2020

Five Minute Interview 2010: Jamie Thompson

At the age of 13, he is the youngest competitor in the Youth Pairs and Youth Teams.

Q. A biography in 50 words.

J: When I grow up, I want to do something that makes a lot of money. I’ve got a sister whose name is Vicky. I have a pet dog called Jed. I have been a Victorian for the majority of my life L, but now I’m a New South Welshman ☺.

Q. Best Bridge moment?

J: Coming 10th in the VBA Summer Teams congress with my dad, uncle and aunty.

Q. The most embarrassing thing that you will admit here?

J: I don’t get embarrassed, but I get a bit embarrassed when my dad goes on about irrelevant stuff.

Jamie: Is the free choice question compulsory? Yes.

Q. What is your favourite Movie? J: Pulp Fiction. I like the story structure. My favourite quote from the film is when Jules recited Ezekiel 25:17: “The path of the righteous man is beset on the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the founder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee, with great vengeance and furious anger, those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon you.” Then he pops a cap in the guy’s arse.

And what do you think is in the briefcase? Something special, I don’t know. Words by Jamie. Smileys for effect were added by Modi.

Five Minute Interview 2020: Jamie Thompson

Q: A Biography in 50 words.

A: I’ve played for like 10 years now, this is my 11th Youth Week. I still do bridge today, it’s a big part of my life. I teach bridge, I play bridge, I’ve kind of put uni on hold to do bridge.

Q: Are you making a lot of money, do you have a sister? a dog? And are you moving to NSW soon?

A: Enough to get by. A younger sister, but she’s off bridge at the moment. I still have Jed. I still live in Victoria, but I’m about to make the big move up to Sydney.

Q: Best bridge moment?

J: Probably winning the 2017 VCC. My dad was there, and when he found out that I’d won we were both in tears and it was a really great moment. I do remember playing in the VBA Summer teams congress. I think we came 9th . I remember in that tournament, it was my first ever Congress, and I screwed up a Reverse. I just had like 12 points or something. And I remember Leigh Gold asked my dad if I knew Reverses. And I never screw up Reverses anymore.

Q: The most embarrassing thing that you will admit here?

J: I feel like I don’t often put myself in situations when I get embarrassed. I’m pretty gullible, so I get pranked a lot. Actually, here’s a good one. The 2016 ANC, I was put in charge of the Victorian Youth team. It was me and a whiole bunch of kids.

One night I had a little bit too much to drink, and the next morning I was running late, so I had to sprint to the venue, and I was feeling good, it was a beautiful day. As soon as I got to the venue, it all hit me. And I was playing the first set with this 8 year old girl. The cutest thing. And during that match I had to go to the toilet 5 times. It stills bothers me a bit when dad goes on about things, I guess that’s part of his personality.

Q: What is your favourite Movie?

J: Still Pulp Fiction. Probably for different reasons that when I was 13. I’ve probably watched it 20 times since then, it never gets old.

Q: And what do you think is in the briefcase?

J: I don’t know. I think it’s a metaphor, I think it’s open to interpretation

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