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My name is Maciej and I started my bridge adventure in March 2017 when I signed up for bridge lessons at Hutt Bridge Club (during which I have also acquired MrQ nickname due to my many questions I asked the teacher). After the lessons I was buddied up with a senior member of the club – Phil Revell who later introduced me to Grand Master Vil Gravis. Starting 2018 Vil agreed to mentor me in order to take my bridge to the next level.

Since my bridge journey began I have had many successes – not only in club sessions but also tournaments:

  • Kairangi Junior Pairs Tournament – 1st overall playing with Julie Newsome (Aug 2017)
  • Paraparaumu Multigrade Pairs Tournament – top Jr-Jr pair playing with Dougal Watson (Oct 2017)
  • Babich NZ Wide Pairs 2017 – 2nd among Jr-Int pairs across New Zealand playing with Ren Davis (Nov 2017)
  • Upper Hutt Multigrade Pairs Tournament – 2nd overall playing with Phil Revell (Nov 2017)
  • Hutt Multigrade Pairs Tournament – 3rd overall playing with Phil Revell (Mar 2018)
  • Kapi Mana Int/Jr Multigrade Pairs Tournament – 2nd overall and top Jr-Jr pair playing with Julie Newsome (Mar 2018)
  • Victoria Multigrade Pairs Tournament – 3rd overall playing with Vil Gravis (Apr 2018)
  • South Wairarapa Junior Pairs Tournament – 1st overall playing with Andeana Pilalis (Apr 2018)
  • Wellington Congress Int-Jnr Pairs Tournament – 2nd overall and top Jr-Jr pair playing with Andeana Pilalis (Apr 2018)
  • Upper Hutt Junior Pairs Tournament – 2nd overall playing with Andeana Pilalis (Apr 2018)
  • Karori Junior Pairs Tournament – 2nd overall playing with Andeana Pilalis (Jun 2018)
  • Otaki Junior Pairs Tournament – 1st overall playing with Sue Storer (Aug 2018)
  • Wellington Junior Pairs Tournament – 2nd overall playing with Andeana Pilalis (Sep 2018)
  • Paraparaumu Multigrade Pairs Tournament – top Jr-Jr pair playing with Mariusz Tumilowicz (Sep 2018)
  • NZ Intermediate Pairs (NZB Congress) – 3rd top Junior pair playing with Andeana Pilalis (Oct 2018)
  • NZ Intermediate Teams (NZB Congress) – 3rd top Junior team pairing with Andeana Pilalis (Oct 2018)
  • Kapi Mana Intermediate Pairs Tournament – 1st overall playing with Mariusz Tumilowicz (Oct 2018)
  • Kairangi Open Pairs Tournament – 2nd overall playing with Mariusz Tumilowicz (Oct 2018)
  • Wellington Region Club Championship 2018 – top Junior pair playing with Andeana Pilalis (Oct 2018)

You can find all the ranking points I have earned so far on my NZBridge profile here: www.nzbridge.co.nz/online-points.html?mp_user=45420

Professionally I am an IT “Problem Solver” – you can find more about me on my LinkedIn profile: mszonline.com

Blog

The idea for this website was born out of the need to maintain all the feedback from my mentor in easy and accessible manner (we usually exchange emails). At first I thought about private/closed repository just for myself but quickly realised that this actually can be very helpful for other bridge players – blog seemed to be the most obvious choice. In addition to my bridge notes (which, I hope, will get more and more advanced in time), you will be also able to learn about Vil’s books and series as well as read posts from Vil’s blog which will be re-posted here. I hope you will enjoy all of it! Any feedback is more than welcome.