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Local Bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin

Winter Bridge

As I sit here writing my bridge article, I’m looking out on the beautiful icy ground at hundreds of colorful birds of numerous species eating at our feeders trying to stay warm and alive. My camera is clicking wildly trying to capture the loveliness. We cancelled our Tuesday game so we can be home warm and safe. So glad I don’t have to be outside hunting for food and shelter.  We are sure to be able to play on Friday, Feb. 20 and next Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Last Friday, Feb. 13, we had a full house once again. We welcomed back Tom Johnson and Jon Post (after a nine-year absence) to our group. Hope to see you again often.

Winners N/S: First, Pat Featherston and Jon Post; second, Wade Lowder and Fred Bachl; third, Ron and Shirley Jeffers. Winners E/W: First, BettyBonner Steele and Betty Bills; second, Fern Albracht and Christy Cline; third, John and Myrnie McLaughlin.

Winning overall: First, Betty Bills and BettyBonner Steele; second, Pat Featherston and Jon Post; third, Fern Albracht and Christy Cline; fourth, Wade Lowder and Fred Bachl; fifth, John and Myrnie McLaughlin.

Our featured board is #22 from Friday, Feb. 13   E/W vulnerable   East dealer

NORTH:

S  A

T 8 5

K Q 9 5 2

A K 9 3

WEST:               EAST:

S  T 7 6 4            S  K J 8 5 2

H  Q 4                 H  K J 9 6

D  T 7 3               D  A 6 4

J 6 5 4            C  8

SOUTH:

S  Q 9 3

H  A 7 3 2

J 8

C  Q T 7 2

Gloria Bryant and Wayne Pegram scored best N/S bidding 5DN* making. Best score E/W Stella Shadroui and Maggie Canup  bid 3SE making. Other N/S pairs  bid Clubs going down or Diamonds not doubled making. Other E/W pairs bid Spades going down.

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