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Matthew Weingarten
Matthew Weingarten
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 18, 2012
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Junior player who graduated from the University of Florida with a major in Computer Science and minors in Mathematics and Statistics. Now a member of the Emerging Technologist Program at Nielsen. Bridge is love, Bridge is life.

If my real name isn't familiar, you might know me by Beans.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing with (not against) Jeff Meckstroth and Larry Mori
Bridge Accomplishments
Making Life Master before starting college, losing to USA1 in the 2015 JUSBC trials by only 10, 4th in 2016 0-10K Swiss, 4th in 2017 NAP Flight B
Regular Bridge Partners
Marge Boldus, Jeff Edelstein, Sam Goldberg, Bob McEwan, and Sally Meckstroth
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Clearwater Duplicate Bridge Club, St. Petersburg Bridge Club, Tampa Bay Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Summer NABCs
Favorite Conventions
Kickback, Kokish, Maximal Doubles
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
My Favorite
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ACBL focuses on college students
Bandwidth isn't free, but we're also talking about campuses with thousands of students who have WiFi networks that should be built to survive just about anything. BBO isn't nearly as high bandwidth as some of the computer games students play on a daily basis, and those are ...
ACBL focuses on college students
Are there really universities out there that have parental controls on what websites you can visit? Seems like in college, you should be to look up whatever the heck you want since you're an adult.
Why younger players don't want to learn bridge
Never thought I'd see a Bridge thread on Reddit, but they brought up some interesting points. Redditors are usually always insightful with those kinds of things. Then again, the board gaming community may not be the ideal community we'd want to reach out to when we consider the ...
In the Well: Adam and Zach Grossack
First off, the two of you, especially together, are amazing. It's quite impressive to see such a track record being constructed so quickly and at such a young age. All the respect in the world to you guys. Two questions. My first question is for Adam. Adam, how are ...
Big Ideas
Colorado Springs is great (and that's what I defaulted to when I saw that in the sheet), but I think it'd be good to get a more ACBL-certified rating system. I have no idea how that site works sometimes. My game does not fluctuate as much as my ...
College Spirit
Unless you strike the four-leaf clover, I think it's really hard to find college students who had never played before take up interest in the game. Unless they had heard of it or tried it out once or twice, starting anew with Bridge in the 21st century is difficult ...
College Spirit
I earnestly tried getting a club going at my alma mater (University of Florida). My freshman year roommate and I were drawing up the plans before we even arrived on campus since we were both Bridge addicts and we wanted to bring it to the masses. Despite being one of ...
Potentially Objectionable Content
Dave, I hope that's a reference to the SNL Word Association skit, you spear chucker.
The future of bridge and technology
"Skewed his perceptions?" Maybe his choice of words was poor in a few places, but Christian is a reputable source of the Junior pulse (I would know because I am around the same age as him). He's 100% on the button about online Bridge at nationals. Part of the ...
I think their ages are (from L to R) 20, 21, 23, and 19 if I'm not mistaken.

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