I learned to play bridge when I was 10 years old. I played social bridge through my high school and college years, and continued into my early adult life. I never played duplicate. I then stopped playing for many years, but always kept up with the bridge columns. After I retired in 2011, a friend asked me to substitute for him at a club in center city Philadelphia. I typically played one day a week, then switched clubs to the Jenkintown club. I moved to the King of Prussia arwea and also play at the Valley Forge club , but still only one day a week on average.
I have played in regional tournaments on 4 occasions, but only one day of the tournament.