Local Bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin
It’s Dogwood Time
Once again it’s time for our annual Dogwood Tournament. This is a three day event held at Rufty- Holmes Senior Center beginning Friday March 13 going through Sunday March 15. Bridge players from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Highpoint, Thomasville, Charlotte, Statesville and Morganton to name just a few, converge on our town to enjoy a weekend of fun, competition, and food. The players are also exposed to our beautiful, historic town. Many are so impressed that they return to explore our area at a later date. Tournament sessions are held Friday March 13 at 1 PM and 6:30 PM, and continue Saturday at 10:00 AM and again at 2:30 PM. Sunday there is the Billy Burke Swiss Teams event beginning at 10:00AM continuing until 5 PM with a hot meal half-way through. If you love to play, get a partner and join us. Tournament and Partnership chairs are John and Myrnie McLaughlin 704-636-9781 or email@example.com .
Friday February 27th we once again had a wonderful day of bridge. Winning N/S were 1st Pat Featherston and Dick Brisbin, 2nd Ron and Shirley Jeffers, 3rd Ruth Bowles and Marie Pugh. Winning E/W 1st Stella Shadroui and Wayne Pegram, 2nd Pat Macon and Judy Gealy, 3rd Patsy Reynolds and Loyd Hill. Overall winners: 1st Pat Featherston and Dick Brisbin,2nd the Jeffers, 3rd Stella Shadroui and Wayne Pegram, 4th Pat Macon and Judy Gealy, 5th Patsy Reynolds and Loyd Hill.
Featured is board #20 from Friday February 27th game. All pairs vulnerable West dealer
NORTH:S K 3 2
H J 8 6 5 2
D T 9 7 6 4
WEST:S A Q J 8 5 EAST:S T 7 6 3
H —— H Q T
D A K Q J 3 D 8 5
C K 8 2 C T 9 7 5 4 3
SOUTH:S 9 7
H A K 9 7 4 3
C A Q J 6
The David Goffs had the best N/S score bidding 4H*S making 5 while Charlie and Marnie Buchta had the best E/W score bidding 4SW making. Once West doubled N/S’s Heart bid, East with a weak hand and being vulnerable was reluctant to raise partner to 4S which would have been the best E/W move.
Tuesday March 3 Women’s Club game winners were: 1st Gloria Bryant and Maggie Canup, 2nd Ron and Shirley Jeffers, 3rd Marie Pugh and Loyd Hill.
If you have never experienced a tournament, this is a friendly and easy way to give one a try. Plan to join us at the Dogwood Tournament March 13-15.