Michael Belman – Life Master
I started playing bridge in the army. I continued playing while at Penn, and occasionally play duplicate at Rhoda Gran’s’s at 21st and Walnut. I played occasionally at The Tuesday evening Calcutta at the Cavendish club when it was at the Drake. Than came about 50 years that I took a vacation from duplicate and raised a family, built a business and spent many hour volunteering for for worthwhile charitable organizations. I did continue to play rubber bridge at the Hamilton Club on Saturdays. About 4 years ago I retired and decided to start playing duplicate again. My thrill,(I am sure you don’t remember) was playing against your team in the KOs at Wilmington and winning 13 1/2 gold ,I needed 12 1/2 to make LM. This left me 1.1 silver short,which I picked up in this months STAC. I’ve made lots of new friends and enjoy playing in games and tourneys.