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Local Bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin

Since the beginning of this year 2015, there have been many new players joining us.

I thank all of you and from what I’ve heard you are having a good time with us. There have been at least eight long-time bridge players who never ventured into sanctioned duplicate who are now coming to join us.

The bridge lessons given by Harold and Carol Winecoff have produced at least 12 more players and there are several more in their classes who need to get “brave” and join us.

These new additions are delightful, friendly and bright folks and a valuable asset to our games.

I hope you will all enjoy your Fourth of July holiday. Please remember that there will be no game at Rufty-Holmes on Friday, July 4 as the center will be closed.

The competition at the Friday, June 19 Charity Fund game at Evergreen was lively. Once again the hands were challenging and most of us were in agreement as to where the contract should be played. It seems like we are all learning to speak the same contract language. Now the differences are becoming strategies for playing the hand and defending the hand.

Winning were: First, Dick Brisbin and Pat Featherston; second, Maggie Canup and Toni Iossi; third, John and Myrnie McLaughlin; fourth, Ruth Bowles and Marie Pugh, and fifth,  Andra Cozart and Jan Glover.

Highlighted is hand # 23 from this game. All pairs were in either NT or Clubs East with play and defense definitely instrumental in the outcomes.


S  A 6 5

H  J 9 4 3 2

D  T 4

C  T 9 5


WEST:       EAST:

S  Q 7 3      S K 8 4 2

H  K 8 7 5   H A T

D  J 8 5 D   A 9

C Q J 2        CAK843




H  Q 6

D  K Q 7 6 3 2

C  7 6


The David and Anna Goff had the best score N/S defeating 5CE- 1 trick while Toni Iossi and Maggie Canup had the best E/W score bidding 3NT E making 4.

Tuesday, June 2d Women’s Club game winners were: First,  Marie Pugh and Loyd Hill; tied for second/third, Fern Albracht and Betty Bills with Myrnie and John McLaughlin.

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