Peter Buchthal and Marianne Goldsmith – a new team to enter the winners’ circle – took first place with a 61.81 percent average game at the Thursday, December 20 Island Bridge Club (IBC) game. In second place Rich Colter and David Donald scored a 60.42 percent average game. Carol Whitmarsh and Dotti Arnold came in third with a 51.39 percent average. There were five tables in play.
On Tuesday, December 18 at the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club (MVBC), Gail Farrish and Patsy McCornack took first place with a 56.94 percent average game. In second place was the team of Bea Phear and Nancy Neil with a 53.24 percent average game. And the team of Cecily Greenaway and Bill Blakesley took third place with a 52.78 percent average. Twenty bridge players were on hand.
On Monday, December 17 at the Edgartown Bridge Club (EBC) gathering Art Spielvogel and Bob Franklin (“the docs”) grabbed first place with a remarkably high percentage average game score of 77.50. Barbara Silk and Carol Whitmarsh took second place scoring a 58.75 percent average game and the Winkelman team (Lou and Nancy) were third place finishers with a 51.25 percent average. Twelve bridge players faced off in this competition.
There will be no Monday afternoon EBC game on Dec. 31.
The American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) sanctions all three of the island duplicate bridge clubs although it is not necessary to belong to the ACBL in order to join these duplicate competitions.
The MVBC game is held on Tuesday evenings at 7:30P.M.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 is held Thursday evenings at 7P.M. 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. Admission is $5.
The Edgartown Bridge Club (EBC) meets on Monday afternoons at 12:30P.M. at the Edgartown Yacht Club. Questions? Contact Mrs. Farrish at (508) 627-5476. Come with a partner. Admission is $6.