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MagicBeer08 Interviewed by: purcelin
 1/29/2010 Newsletter - What's Up Eliters! - Stories

Real Name: Mark
Location: Milton Keynes, England
Sex: M
Age: 38
Marital Status: Living with partner (since June 2006)
Profession: Night Receptionist and Sales Champion in a Hotel
Languages Spoken: English and some Spanish

More about MagicBeer08

MagicBeer08

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I have been in Eliters on and off since 2001.


What other interests or hobbies do you have (other than Eliters of course)?

During the 1990's I was a member of the Territorial Army.


How did you learn about Eliters and when did you join?

Via the old Pogo events page.


How did you pick your Eliters' Name - does it have any special significance?

A Family member suggested it


Tell us something unique or interesting about yourself that we are unlikely to know

I have been a contestant on the Three Counties BBC Treasure Quest and had an amazing time.


What makes Eliters special?

It is the only online league where you can play any game 24/7.


What games do you play? Are there any other games you would like to try?

I play most games offered in Eliters, and I'm looking forward to learning Pino.


What is your absolute favorite game - and who taught you to play?

Cribbage - I was taught by one of my cousins when I was 10.


Do you currently hold any position in Eliters? Is there any other particular position you might be interested in?

I am a Sr TD Crib Pogo, SFTD and UK Group Admin. I would be interested in a position such as Promotions Director.


What is your proudest achievement in life?

Passing out as a recruit in the Territorial Army.


What is the most important thing for you in tournament play?

Good sportmanship. In recent weeks some players have taken to leaving tables, when they cannot win, and only reporting on Eliters, not taking the loss on the playsite.


If you could offer one suggestion to improve Eliters, what would it be?

Have it so the TDs can put a raffle ticket in a tourney, as bonus to winner.


If you had one wish what would it be?

Manchester City to win the Champions League.


If you could use one sentence to describe the way you feel about Eliters, to a prospective new player, what would it be?

It is a great way to get a game all the time.


What is the funniest thing that has happened to you since joining Eliters?

Coming home from work one day, to find out I made HA in Chess Yahoo.


What is the most memorable experience that you have had as a TD or a player, online or at a live event?

Week starting 17th Jan, while I was only an SFTD, I was the most active TD in Spades Pogo that week, and on the main page -(18 hosted).


What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you as a player or TD?

I got a 28 point Crib in a Lowball match.


If you could be one person for a day, who would you be and why?

Gordon Brown (the UK Prime Minster),so I could resign. There was not a general election, he got PM as a result of a change of leadership in a party.


You are given five minutes to evacuate your house, the kids and pets are safe - which three items would you grab?

My laptop and mobile broadband dongle, so i could be back hosting in a few mins!!!


How do you pass the time on your drive to and from work?

I have BBC Three Counties radio on. I do a few things for them from time to time.


Name your three favorite movies.

I don't watch movies very often.


Do you have any particular heroes?

Dennis Law (who back healed Manchester United into 2nd tier football for 1 season). Last game of the season, he was playing for Manchester City and scored 5 mins from the end.


Any last words for our readers?

My partner, Mandy, is excpecting another baby. Due date 23rd July. Scan picture will be on my facebook page soon.




 
 
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