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Elaine Garofalo
Elaine Garofalo
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 6, 2011
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

Learned to play in my neighborhood group of moms with baby's, loved it from the start. Got into duplicate when I moved to Tokyo, loved that even more. Continued playing in Tokyo and Singapore, but never in competitions until we moved back to US in 2005, where I learned how bad I really was. We moved to St. Petersburg, FL. After a year of playing with anyone the director of the nearest club would find me, found a great partner. We went to NAP's and GNT's for the state in the C category and made LM together.  Had to break up partnership, but have finally found another partner and great mentors.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Getting a 100% board against Jeff and Sally at a tournament we came in last in--But hey you gotta take what joy you can!
Bridge Accomplishments
Florida finals 1st place in NAP's and GNT's.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
St Petersburg and
Favorite Tournaments
Manatee Regional
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Paul and Elaine
2 over 1
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Systemic lead from doubleton w/ two touching honors
It depends on partnership agreement. I lead K from AKx. So A from AK but the yield on that is not so good. I only lead a doubleton where no other natural lead exists and then will more likely lead trump
ACBL Membershp Follies
i belong to a couple of membership owned clubs that charge a 1 or 2 dollars to non-members in FL. IT was the same if I remember in Nashville.That way no one is subsidizing non-members. There is value in joining the club because you save the cost of membership ...
ACBL Membershp Follies
When you are not a member of a local club there is a couple of bucks surcharge to play. Why the ACBL isn't interested in this I don't know. These non-members are often good players and find little value from the master point structure. The ACBL saves on ...
What means 4NT here?
See you r being grammar police
What means 4NT here?
Usually the minors or any 2 places to play with 3 places to play it’s double
4!C (4!D over 3!C) as ace asking after a preempt, teaching this to serious aft duplicate club players, good idea or not ?
i think it is more important for serious club players to know common treatments that don't give up more important uses of the same bid. Using Gerber over a Major suit opening doesn't give you an edge. At least where I play RKC Gerber is not a common ...
1 Diamond - 2 Clubs in 2/1
I abstained because my pro has had me bid as few as 3 clubs as a 2C bid to set up a game force auction with 4 spades and yet most of my partners prefer hearing the other. I play whatever I am told within that partnership.
Traveler View - negative good will for the club?
I played in one club that had it turned on then off. the complaints came from 50% of the group. I see it as a time waster and a gloat promoter. Where I play now there is nothing shown and we get no complaints, and some do know what options ...
Ian Wilson's lead problem: QJ2 97 T62 J8742
I lead spade Q because I think it’s a long road to set up those clubs and get in again
Elaine Garofalo's bidding problem: AJT KQJ87 AQT9 5
But if you did that I would know what to do. And I could pass the RHO bid

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