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Billy Burke’s bridge column

The Electric City DBC Sectional bridge Tournament will be held in Anderson, S.C. Feb. 22-24. The playing site is the Anderson Recreation Center, 1107 N. Murray Ave. Details are in the January District 7 News.
Betsy Bare and Myrtle Brandon of Concord placed first in the weekly duplicate game last Tuesday evening at the Salisbury Woman’s Club.
Other winners were: Becky Creekmore and Marie Pugh tied with Phoebe Beard and Billy Burke for second; Gloria Bryant and June Evans, fourth.
This was the deal on Board 3 from Tuesday’s game:
South dealer, only E/W vulnerable.
NORTH
«K Q 2a K 10 5 3
u A K Q 5
¨ 8 6
WEST EAST
« A J 7 6 3 « 9 8 5 4
a Q 7 4 a 9 8
u J 10 7 u 8 6 4
¨ A 5 ¨ Q 9 7 4
SOUTH
« 6
a A J 6 2
u 9 3 2
¨ K J 10 3 2
The Creekmore/Pugh pair played a four hearts contract, making six, for the best N/S score on this deal.
Myrnie and John McLaughlin had the top E/W score. Their N/S opponents bid two no trumps, making three.
In the Evergreen Club’s Feb. 8 duplicate game the John McLaughlins were high overall and first E/W. Jane Cutrell and Lucy Brown were the top N/S pair.
Other winners were: N/S ó Ruth Bowles and Marie Pugh, second; Betty Bonner and Clyde Steele, third. E/WóRoslind and Hall Steele, second; Jean and Loren Parkinson, third.
Join us each Tuesday evening for enjoyable bridge fellowship. Game time is 7 p.m.n n nBilly Burke is ACBL, Life Master director of the Salisbury Woman’s Club weekly duplicate games.

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