My dad tried to introduce bridge to us kids back in India when I was 10 years old. It was completely over my head then, and some of you think it still is! Eventually, I started learning to play bridge during my graduate studies (EE) at St. Louis U. Played Lunch Bridge for 35 plus years until picked up the duplicate in 2003.
I always liked bridge but duplicate made me fall in love with it head over heels! Aptly, my wife calls bridge my mistress and my jPad heaven!
I got my ACBL teacher’s accreditation in 2010 and directorship 2011. I am a Ruby Life Master. I was a born teacher. Tutor my siblings & aunt/uncles, Lecturer at an Electrical Engineering College in India and always a coach for the beginners at various engineering companies. Presenter and author of many technical papers & tutorials at national and international conferences.
A dream of running my own club finally came true in March 2016 with the help of my great Friend Jo Chorpening. My goal is to make the club most friendly and fun place to play bridge.
I have and continue to thrive to make bridge fun (and non-threatening) for novice players. Encourage the participation by the novice/beginner bridge players in tournaments. So far, I have had a good success in getting the novices to play in my game. Many of the jbridge and jPad students/regulars have played in many tournaments (local and out of town) in last four years and have earned numerous trophies and many points.
PERSONAL ITEMS OF INTEREST:
My daughter Neha’s wedding photos. Click on the picture below:
Click on Family for a collection photos covering four generations my family.