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Local Bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin

Home again

The next best thing about traveling is coming home. Ireland was wonderful but we’re glad to be back. Thanks to Dick Brisbin and Ron Jeffers for holding down the fort while we were gone. They did a great job. Thanks too to Nancy Brandt for keeping the refreshments coming. There is much information to report for the 4 games played but unreported.

Winning our June 9 Evergreen game: 1st BettyBonner Steele and Betty Bills, 2nd Nancy Brandt and Tom Johnson, 3rd Toni Iossi and Beth Shafer, 4th Ruth Bowles and Marie Pugh, and tied for 5th/6th Becky Creekmore and Dick Brisbin with Anita Graham and Mack Brown.

The Women’s Club June 13 game was won by: 1st Georgia Sorensen and Shirley Jeffers, 2nd Fern Albracht and Judy Hurder, 3rd Betty Bills and Beth Shafer, and 4th Nancy Brandt and Tom Johnson.

Evergreen June 16 game winners: N/S: 1st Ruth Bowles and Marie Pugh, 2nd Carol Bachl and Judy Gealy, 3rd Fern Albracht and Toni Iossi; E/W: 1st Pat Featherston and Dick Brisbin, 2nd Jean and Loyd Hill, 3rd Pat Macon and Patsy Reynolds.

Finally, catching up, the Tuesday June 20 Women’s Club game winners were: A strat 1st Judy Hurder and John McLaughlin, 2nd Sonjia McHone and Jayne Shive, 3rd Shirley and Ron Jeffers, 4th Marie Pugh and Dick Brisbin: for B strat 1st Nancy Brandt and Tom Johnson, and tied for 2nd, 3rd, 4th Georgia Sorensen and Jean Hill with Fred Krusemark and Mack Brown and with Gary Shive and Fred Bachl.

Featured is board #8 from the June 20th game. No one vulnerable West dealer

NORTH:

S 9 7 3

H J 9 8 7 4

D K 3

C 7 4 2

WEST:            EAST:

S A K Q            S J T 8 6 5 4

H 3 2                H —

D 7 4                 D Q J 9 8 6

C A K Q T 9 5   C J 6

SOUTH:

S 2

H A K Q T 6 5

D A T 5 2

C 8 3

This hand was a battle between a Spade contract E/W and a Heart contract N/S. Neither side has enough high card points (N/S=17, E/W =23) for game but distribution counts a lot in this hand. Vulnerability had an influence as well in letting both sides gamble. E/W set 4 Hearts by N/S while 4 Spades E/W was bid and made 6 Spades for high score.

All bridge players are welcome to come to our games: Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at Salisbury Women’s Club and Fridays at 1 p.m. at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.

 

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