Despite not having American citizenship, or residency status , Bigot-Johnson's surprise selection to the USA 2 team has stunned the ACBL membership to the core. Indeed, with regards to past achievements and competition victories, Bigot's only claim to fame was a sneaky win in the Walnut Tree Allotment BC New Years Pairs event in 2002, when heavy snow reduced the field to just 4 tables.......and everyone but Bigot had severe hangovers.
When asked about his call up to the team , Bigot said " it was plain sailing after Ronnie and Reggie did some canvassing on my behalf , by whispering a few quiet words of encouragement and advice into the delicate shell-like ears of the selectors ".
However ACBL members were more concerned with the sudden disappearance of the chief selector, renown for his honesty, integrity and judgement. Witnesses report a man being dragged from his house into the back of a white van by two hefty looking thugs, who were both wearing Savile Row black suits with matching ties.