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Paul Elstein
Paul Elstein
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Member Since
March 28, 2013
Last Seen
16 hours ago
Member Type
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.

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
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Make Bridge Fun Again
Peg, Thank you, thank you, thank you.
What killed American Bridge--a Poll from the Year 2040.
"BTW: I do not believe that the game will die out in 2040. In every age, I am sure there will be younger people growing old and looking for something to do, some will eventually find out/remember Bridge as there would be some grand parents who had played it ...
Childcare at Las Vegas
"I do not agree that Vegas Childcare was cancelled because of expense; rather, the hotel would not allow a childcare -Vegas does not want to attract anything but gamblers. I take the League at its word. San Francisco childcare has yet to be resolved, to my knowledge". Looks like many ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
Greg, I have no issue with what he said in the next to the last paragraph. What I disagree with is this: "However, wasting time and money trying to prop up a dying demographic isn't going to help."
Is this a way to run an organization?
"So, if all those social players die off / find a better way to spend their time and money, it won't really impact me all that much" Maybe the social players have as much right to enjoy bridge as you do. They don't have to play at a high ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
The fear of "playing up" goes beyond wanting to win master points I teach bridge classes to people in their 60s and 70s. Most of my intermediate students are afraid to play NON-SANCTIONED duplicate, much less play sanctioned duplicate. Tournaments would scare them to death until they play in one.
RIP George Rosenkranz
The Washington Post obituary of Mr. Rosenkranz said that one of the arrested kidnappers was "Glenn Wright, who was a fellow bridge player" Was Glenn Wright a noted bridge player or just someone who played at a club with George Rosenkranz?
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
"You are paying unreasonably low card fees, which translates directly to unreasonably low director fees, so yes, your right to complain is suspended." At what price does the right to complain be permitted?
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
As of now, there are 451 comments on this and 438 on George Jacobs' post. Which will come in first and will there be more than 1,000 comments combined?
Life Master Requirements: Codification Appendix 1-C
I had a different situation,having gotten a few points 25 years ago, and left ACBL until 2012. I was told that I wasn't grandfathered into the 300 points (didn't care at that time) but 2 or 3 years later I got an email from ACBL saying that ...

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