Started playing bridge at home when i was 9 years old - filling in when there was only three players.
Started playing in a club at age 12, and played my first tournament at 13, with my brother (one year junior to me).
Became a district authorized TD at age 17 and certified as a national TD in 1991. Got an A+ at the EBL TD seminar in Amsterdam 1992. Been chief TD in our national pairs championships final 10 out of the last 12 years.
I don't play very much, later years most
Plus... it's free!