Thank you for your email. I started playing duplicate in January after a long hiatus from bridge. I actually learned in high school in the early 70’s, played a lot in college and then only sparingly for the next 40 years because no one was playing bridge! Then my Smith college friend, who I actually taught in college started getting involved in duplicate and she urged me to get back in the game. I took a few lessons in the “new” conventions and paired up with an experienced friend and we have been playing about 3 times a month since January! So my goal was to reach 10 Masterpoints by the end of 2018 and I am on my way! Enjoying it very much, and taking more lessons!