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Elaine Garofalo
Elaine Garofalo
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 6, 2011
Last Seen
19 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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Elaine and Joanne
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Richard Traxler's bidding problem: AQT43 QT7 A2 752
For me 4H says minimum with a fit
How Do You Raise -Part 2
Constructive 8-10 HCP and 3card support.
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: K75 Q52 J63 9743
After partners bid is doubled if you are weak it is better to pass and have LHO bid, He has similar points to yours and is likely bid and even if LHO passes partner still has a bid
A Request from Ms Manners
I thought the LOL. Would show I was trying to do the same
A Request from Ms Manners
Peg asked for civility, do you want me tell you here? And that "Like", Peg, don't encourage him LOL
A Request from Ms Manners
Thank you for posting this because I am surely one who is here to learn. Mostly I just ask my mentors but i like to see what other possibilities there are
Future NABC sites?
As a club director I have heard, “ why should I pay to get so and so (10000 mp player) points?” So while I don’t like the paternalism it seems that to attract newer players, it’s necessary. There is also the problem of time and expense. But even at ...
Save Bundy's Sanity
They probably weren’t lying. You said they were novices. Just calmly call the director and keep on playing. Sarcasm just makes people angry and really doesn’t serve to educate. After the hand you might tell them about tempo. It takes a while for all the etiquette to sink ...
The Hungarian Bridge Federation switches to play with tablets instead of cards
I need the kinesthtic to help me remember the cards
Opener's rebid -- Forcing?
rather be playing

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