There may be an autumnal chill in the air but not at the duplicate bridge tables where the competition is still pretty hot.
On Thursday, September 20, at the Island Bridge Club (IBC) game, Sandy and Michael Lindheimer took overall winner honors with a 69.59 percent average game score. Also playing north/south, Foster Greene and Anita Persson came in second place, and the team of Joan Perrine and Patsy McCornack were in third place.
The east/west team of Gail Farrish and Charlie Harff (63.57 percent average) took first in their direction. Barbara Besse and Jim Kaplan took second and Susan and Wally Epstein came in third. Seven tables were in play.
Tuesday, September 18, at the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club (MVBC) competition David Donald and Rich Colter came in first overall with a 64.58 percent average game. Gerry Averill and Robert Fokos took second place overall (59.52 percent average) and Barbara Besse and Sandra Lindheimer were in third place (58.33 percent). Seven tables were also in play.
Tip of the week
Duplicate bridge director Bea Phear provides the following reminder. “Any player may request a review of the auction at his first turn to play. This right expires after he plays a card. However, players retain a right to ask for an explanation of a bid throughout the pay period at his own turn to play. Also, at his turn to play, anyone may ask what the contract is.”
The MVBC game (sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League) is held on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm at the Stone Church in Vineyard Haven. Admission is $4. Contact Sue at 508-693-9396 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in finding an available partner.
The IBC game (also sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League) 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 email@example.com by noon on Wednesday for assistance. The cost is $5 a session.