I started playing bridge while in high school and participated in several duplicate tournaments in the early seventies. I subsequently took a 35 year plus hiatus from bridge playing.

I retired as an endocrinologist in 2021. In November of 2022, I decided to retry bridge with the encouragement of Tom Masterson, a retired physician bridge player. He introduced me to modern conventions—I previously had played Precision. I now play bridge twice a week with a modicum of success.

The Sioux Falls club has been very cordial and supportive with ongoing lessons. This weekend I will be playing in my first sectional in Sioux City.

I have no hopes of becoming a life master at my current age of 68, but this does not deter me.

Thank you for your support.

Mark Oppenheimer