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Elaine Garofalo
Elaine Garofalo
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 6, 2011
Last Seen
14 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.

Country
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
XYZ
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Paul and Elaine
2 over 1
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Elaine and Joanne
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How good a 1651 hand needs to be to do 2 over 1 game force?
I would open this hand, so I’m bidding 2H.
The best bridge book for beginners
Mine too
The best bridge book for beginners
There is no comprehensive beginners book. When teaching beginners, you have to get them playing. I like Bidding in the 21st Century (ACBL). It is mostly for bidding, but talks about how to declare. It does not immediately cover Stayman or transfers, which are so standard in the US they ...
How to deal with a problem at the local club
you called him to the table immediately or waited until later?? It isn't clear from the letters you put up
How to deal with a problem at the local club
Her screaming certainly a problem. But if she was screaming did the director come to see what the problem was? Did you call the director? Regardless, realize that club players play for different reasons. Some are competitive, some like the social aspect. It is not your job to educate as ...
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
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