Michael Xiong – Sectional Master
I am proud to be part of the District 4 family. I was born in China and migrated to the states 20 years ago at the age of 27. I began to play bridge in my early 20s. I started with Charles Goren’s book, and I also studied the Big Club (Howard Schenken), and the Diamond System. I enjoyed them. After I came to the US, I played in a local club for a few years, but I could not find a compatible partner.
I stopped playing from the year 2002 until last year. My brother invited me to play bridge with his friends and I resumed the game. We formed a team and spent a lot of time together. My partner was a brand new player. I tutored him and he did pretty well. My brother partnered with another experienced player, and we won first place in the Grand National Teams and that inspired me. We are excited and we are going to do our best to see how far we can go in Toronto.