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Paul Elstein
Paul Elstein
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Member Since
March 28, 2013
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Been playing for 55+ years, but am still at the intermediate level.  Recently began 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.

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
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Controlling noise at your club
Surprisingly, one of those clubs stopped using "view other results" from Bridgemates more than 2 years ago. I was one of those supporting that decision to move things along, but unfortunately I haven't seen either substantial speed up of play or quiet.
Controlling noise at your club
Hi Judy, Thank you for all that you contribute on your blog. It needs a wider audience. More and more I find the 6th F, frustration dominating the other 5!
Pearls Before Swine
Ralph Kramden. And yesterday,I was going to comment on Pearls vs. Swine. Pastis also makes fun of himself--might not hurt for some of us here.
Road to the GNT Final Four Part 1
Great article, Mike. I also live in Columbia near Oakland Mills. A great place to raise a family!
Number of qualifiers in the Transnational teams event
Or maybe they have no opinion but are interested in seeing the voting.
Why the uproar about Cell Phones? Are they really THE problem?
or Bridge!
Cell Phone Suggestion
"A typical iPhone weighs about 4 ounces" Some of us don't have IPhones, and my cell phone is somewhat more than 4 ounces.
Flipping for Winning
I'm usually sensitive to cell phone ringing, but at today's Hunt Valley Regional, a director went to many nearby tables asking if our cell phones were on. All of us denied it, and none of us heard a phone. It looked like the person complaining was several rows ...
The future of bridge and technology
"I don't need my phone to stay focused when playing bridge, I play fine without it. I stand by my initial statement that it is a huge detriment towards getting people my age into the game. Love it, hate it, I don't really care. It's true." You ...
ACBL Masterpoint® Awards
"The name of the championship game for the National Football League is copyrighted so people call it "The Big Game", or the "Superb Owl"." There was no SuperBowl I and I'm not sure if there was a SuperBowl II. These were named retroactively.

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