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theboop512002 Interviewed by: purcelin
 7/7/2012 Newsletter - What's Up Eliters! - Stories

Real Name: John
Location: Tiny, Ontario, Canada
Sex: male
Age: 60
Marital Status: married
Profession: Project Manager, Plumber
Languages Spoken: English
theboop512002

Tell us a little bit about yourself - your hobbies; interests; passions in life.

I have 3 children, 2 grandchildren, and 3 sponsored children. I still love my job after 45 years and working with young people to pass on my experience.


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

I am very interested in genealogy - I can trace parts of family back to 1590. I also enjoy golf, travel, casinos!


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

I first saw the league while playing in crib room, I believe that was almost 11 years ago.


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

Well here goes - old nickname B = big, O = obstinate, o = opinionated, P = pr---, was 51 in 2002.


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

On July 6, 2012 my wife and I got married after living together for 34 years, I still think we rushed into this marriage thing...


What makes Eliters special?

The friendliness of the majority of players!


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

I enjoy criby, doy, giny Maybe try diced in the future.


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

Cribbage - taught by my father when I was about 7, found it a great help in honing math skills over the years.


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

No.


What is your proudest achievement in life?

My family.


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

Courtesy and respect for opponents goes a long way.


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

Seed the TOC as random instead of rated as all players were equal winners in the month.


If you had one wish; what would it be?

If people were less selfish and help others whether it be money, acts of kindness or supportive words, we all can give something.


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

Eliters is the place to gather with friends to play games and share some laughs too.


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

Definitely my Cribbage ELIC win!


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

People (of course by accident, supposedly) occassionaly call me theboob (not that that isn't accurate either)


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

Can't happen.


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

My wife - so I could feel what it is like being boss.


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

Again my wife (who would tell me what to do otherwise) and the other two would be whatever she wanted!


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

Mostly talk radio and bad singing.


Name your three favorite movies:

Brian's song, The Godfather, It's a wonderful life.


Do you have any particular heroes?

Winston Churchill for leadership and Bill Gates for using his wealth for charitable endeavours.


What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Casinos...


When I grow up I want to be just like:

Don't believe that will ever happen.


Any last words for our readers?

Some days you are the pigeon, some days the statue but don't worry tough times don't last - tough people do. There are always people with bigger problems than yours, so appreciate what you have and lend a hand to others.




 
 
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