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Elaine Garofalo
Elaine Garofalo
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 6, 2011
Last Seen
6 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.

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
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Paul and Elaine
2 over 1
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Ian Wilson's lead problem: QJ2 97 T62 J8742
I lead spade Q because I think it’s a long road to set up those clubs and get in again
Elaine Garofalo's bidding problem: AJT KQJ87 AQT9 5
But if you did that I would know what to do. And I could pass the RHO bid
Elaine Garofalo's bidding problem: AJT KQJ87 AQT9 5
Tom this is not a regular partner. I direct a game and he wanted to play couldn't find one, because there was a regional going on rather nearby.
Elaine Garofalo's bidding problem: xxxx xx xxxx Txx
Thank you, Guido!
Elaine Garofalo's bidding problem: xxxx xx xxxx Txx
Greg I posted his hand in another poll. How would you open with about 17HCP a singleton 5c. I think I would have doubled first
Elaine Garofalo's bidding problem: xxxx xx xxxx Txx
I feel relieved to see your post.
Elaine Garofalo's bidding problem: xxxx xx xxxx Txx
I passed. I am a mere intermediate and played with a Grand Life Master. he insisted his bid was 100% forcing.
How to Attract Youth Players?
if you approach it as a difficult thing to learn it will be. As i said we played in a causal setting and weren't told it was hard. (The woman who taught us was a duplicate player, but understood we weren't) We didn't have a text, but ...
How to Attract Youth Players?
I can only speak for myself- When I was a young mother in my 20's a woman in the neighborhood decided to teach bridge to any of the at home moms that wanted to learn. We all brought our toddlers, put them down for a nap and learned to ...
Using BridgeTab on Amazon Fire tablets
i would agree, but i wonder if the tablet interface will daunt technophobes even worse tan the bridgematee.

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