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Paul Elstein
Paul Elstein
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Member Since
March 28, 2013
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11 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Been playing for 55+ years, but am still at the intermediate level.  Have been teaching beginner bridge to seniors.  Strong believer in the 5Fs--fun, focus, forgive, forget, and if none of those work go into a private place to shout the 5th F.  Another f is for frustration; but we always come back to play in spite of it.

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United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Coming in first in our section, the first day that my partner and I played in a Regional Tournament
Favorite Conventions
DONT
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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You are now the King/Queen of the ACBL, what next?
Demand an immediate recount.
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
"Bud, I can agree that a huge percentage of members have no idea that he the recent CEO has been fired and I'll betcha that will remain true for quite a while!" My guess is that a huge % of the members did not know (or care) that there was ...
Pop History: Goren remembers Somerset Maugham (Sports Illustrated, January 17, 1966)
I share this quotation on the first day of my Beginner Bridge Classes: Bridge is the most diverting and intelligent card game that the wit of man has so far devised I would have children taught it as a matter of course, just as they are taught dancing; in the ...
Marching Towards Goofyville
When the movie,The Odd Couple was filmed around 1966, there was a scene at the Mets' Shea Stadium. During the regular game that day, the Pirates batted out of turn (might have involved Roberto Clemente, but I'm not sure.)
ACBL - Raleigh Regionals
“You play bad bridge.” Wow! If a director ever said that to me, I would know he was right, but I would report him to his bosses.
Selling Bridge - Be Proactive
Tell your children or grandchildren that you DON'T want them to learn bridge.
For your consideration: Are Bridge and Baseball facing similar problems appealing to youth?
"In the book, the Long Season, Jim Brosnan mentioned several teammates playing bridge, including Don Newcombe, Willie Jones and Brooks Robinson." Sorry, I meant pitcher, Brooks Lawrence.
For your consideration: Are Bridge and Baseball facing similar problems appealing to youth?
In the book, the Long Season, Jim Brosnan mentioned several teammates playing bridge, including Don Newcombe, Willie Jones and Brooks Robinson. In an old Baseball Register Billy Herman, Hall of Fame infielder and later manager,listed bridge as his hobby
For your consideration: Are Bridge and Baseball facing similar problems appealing to youth?
It may be researchable, but I wonder whether the number of players of Little League and other programs for youth is increasing or not. (we can't measure the number of people like myself who played non-organized baseball). But playing doesn't necessarily turn into attending games. (see soccer aka ...
Has bidding to the 8+ level ever been considered in bridge?
I've never wanted to bid 8, but a lot of times, I would have liked to bid 3 1/2.
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