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Local Bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin

Senior Games Duplicate

Weather cancelled our Tuesday game last week making it a slow week. This week we are having a full schedule. On Monday,  Feb. 23 Trinity Oaks hosted our Senior Games duplicate game.

We had eight tables in play. A good time was had by all.

Winners: N/S Gold:  Carol Bachl and Judy Gealy; Silver: Gloria Bryant and Maggie Canup; Bronze: Pat Macon and John McLaughlin; E/W Gold: Nancy Brandt and Tom Johnson; Silver: Fern Albracht and Christy Cline;, Bronze: Toni Iossi and Fred Bachl. Congratulations all.

Our Friday, Feb. 20 game was once again well attended.  N/S winners: First, Gloria Bryant and Betsy Bare; second, Marie Pugh and Ruth Bowles; third, Judy Gealy and Carol Bachl while winning E/W were: First, Betty Bills and Nancy Stanback; second, visitors from Concord Charles and Marnie Buchta; third, newcomer Nancy Brandt and Tom Johnson.

Overall winners: First, Betty Bills and Nancy Stanback; second, Gloria Bryant and Betsy Bare; third, Charles and Marnie Buchta; fourth, Marie Pugh and Ruth Bowles; and fifth, Judy Gealy and Carol Bachl.

We are highlighting board # 5 from the Feb. 20 game.   N/S vulnerable   North Dealer

 

NORTH:

S  J T 2

H  K 5

D  A K T 9 8 7 3

C  —

 

WEST:              EAST:

S  A K Q 8        S 7 5 4 3

H  A Q 7 6        H  T 8 4

D  J                     D  Q

C  K 6 4 3         C  A Q 9 7 5

 

SOUTH:

S  9 6

H  9 3 2

D  6 5 4 2

C  J T 8 2

 

Marie Pugh and Ruth Bowles had the best N/S score bidding 3DN making 4 while Pat Featherston and Dick Brisbin had the best E/W score defeating opponents 5DN* 2 tricks.  All pairs played in N/S even though E/W had a preponderance of points. This is an example of “Points Schmointz.”

The Tuesday, Feb. 24 Women’s Club game was once again threatened by weather. Thanks to a few members bringing others from their homes we had a three-table game.

Winners were: First, Maggie Canup and BettyBonner Steele; second, Wayne Pegram and Everett Halsall visiting from Concord.

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