Bridge has been one of my main interests since I started learning the game as a senior in high school. I love the sociability of the game and the competition it affords. I play all kinds of games; golf, tennis, backgammon, board games, etc. but nothing compares to tournament bridge. I am gratified that I reached one of my long-term goals of making Diamond LM although it has only taken me about 50 years and 150-200 thousand dollars – well worth it for the enjoyment it
has given me. Family (wife, 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren) and work ( I was a DE State Trooper for 20 years and a registered lobbyist for business interests and non-profits for 25 years) kept me from “going on the tour”, but since retiring 3 ½ years ago and moving to Rehoboth I have been able to play a lot more. I’ve picked up approximately ¼ of my total master points thanks to all of the wonderful friends and partners I have met since moving south.
Over the years I established partnerships with a great many fine players and the following is a list of those who helped me on the way: Tom Kirch, Roy Peters, Frank Giovannozzi, Len Reed, Rick Rowland, Andy Kaufman, Assen Slavov, and Jeff Ruben from northern Delaware and Eli Solomon, Terry Patton, Terry Dutton, Beth Mallon, and Don Wand from southern Delaware. Of course I have played with many other talented players during my bridge career, but there are too many to mention.
Emerald LM?? I hope to be healthy enough both mentally and physically to pursue that goal. Special thanks goes to my family for their support over all of these years.