Blogger Wolynski doesn't play bridge, but she noticed this in the U.K. Daily Mail, an online newspaper:
A company director who stabbed his wife to death after a series of violent rows over her bridge-playing ability was jailed for 23 years yesterday.
Stephen Green, 52, a former world championship bridge player, stabbed wife Carole, 57, more than 100 times.
He considered her to be a mere 'club player' and repeatedly belittled her skills in front of friends.
You can read more about it here.
They refer to him as "world championship" caliber. Newspapers don't understand bridge, so I was skeptical and went to the web site of the World Bridge Federation to check. The WBF shows that his team was 17th in the European Championships in 2003 in Menton, France. He also played in two pair events in world play in Lille, France, in 1998.
Maybe Paul Gipson (or another Europeans) knows the man, and could leave a comment.