Bridge club columnist Sue Silk was quick to alert the Times that history was made at last Thursday’s Island Bridge Club competition. “The Silk sisters have never come in first at any bridge outing, anywhere on the Island or the mainland,” she said in an email. “We are usually profoundly mediocre; however, that night we were hot.”
In the interest of objectivity, Ms. Silk added, “and, quite honestly, the real good players were not in attendance. But first is still first, right?”
For the record, on Thursday, April 19, the “Silk Sisters” (Barbara and Susan) finished first. In second place was the team of Barbara Besse and Sue Collinson — more than ten points out of first place. Gail Farrish and partner Patsy McCornack took third place.
Five tables were in play.
The ACBL-sanctioned Island Bridge Club duplicate competition is held Thursday evenings at 7 pm at the Up-Island Council on Aging Howes House in West Tisbury. Players needing a partner are urged to contact Gerry at 508-693-2889 or firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Wednesday for assistance. The cost is $5 per session.