This year’s Barbara Donald Award was bestowed on Bea Phear. The award is given annually to the person who best exemplifies the kindness and generosity of Barbara Donald, who was one of the Island’s pioneer bridge players and organizers.
At the Edgartown Bridge Club at the American Legion on Monday, June 2, 10 pairs competed. Finishing first were David Donald and Sue Collinson, with a 70 percent game, followed by Joe Ashcroft and Mollie Whalen in second, and Eric Stricoff and Rhonda Cohen in third. Tied for fourth place were Warren Morse and Gail Farrish and Judy Cronig and Molly Mattoon.
At the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven on Tuesday, June 3, seven tables competed in a Club Championship game. Overall winners were Michel Riel and David Donald, followed by Len Aberbach and Richard Covin in second, Barbara Besse and Sandy Lindheimer in third, Bea Phear and Nancy Neil in fourth, and Dan and Nancy Cabot in fifth. Also finishing in the North-South direction for third place were Cheryl Neal and Dotti Arnold.
At the Island Bridge Club in West Tisbury on Thursday, June 5, eight tables were in play. North-South winners were Ed Russell and Dierdre Ling, followed by Gail Farrish and Warren Morse in second, and Duncan Walton and Richard Eubanks in third. East-West winners were David Donald and Barbara Besse, followed by Dan and Nancy Cabot in second, and Mollie Whalen and Joe Ashcroft in third
Reporting results from the previous week, six pairs competed at the Edgartown Bridge Club at the American Legion on Monday, May 26. Finishing first were Lincoln and Sally Kinnicutt, followed by Warren Morse and Gail Farrish in second.
At the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven on May 27, 14 pairs competed. Overall winners were Mollie Whalen and Joe Ashcroft with a 71 percent game. Second place went to Eric Stricoff and Rhonda Cohen, followed by Michael and Sandy Lindheimer in third, Michel Riel and David Donald in fourth, and Nancy Neil and Bea Phear in fifth.
The Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club also posted results from May 13. 10 pairs competed with Barbara Besse and Sue Collinson finishing first, Rhonda Cohen and Eric Stricoff in second, Nancy Neil and Bea Phear in third, and Jocelyn and Duncan Walton in fourth
At the Island Bridge Club in West Tisbury on May 29, 10 tables were in play. North-South winners were Sandy and Michael Lindheimer, followed by Eric Stricoff and Colleen Morris in second, Barbara Besse and Miles Jaffe in third, and Bernadine Lacy and Mariann Farrelly in fourth. East-West winners were David Donald and Rich Colter, followed by Andrew Jacknain and John O’Keefe in second, Mollie Whalen and Joe Ashcroft in third, and Gerry Averill and Nancy Neil in fourth.
— Mollie Whalen