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Neither rain nor wind keeps Island duplicate bridge players from the game.
The fall/winter duplicate bridge "circuit" on Martha's Vineyard is welcoming a new afternoon gathering bringing to three the number of chances each week that players have to keep their bridge skills sharp.
SCORE volunteers on Martha's Vineyard offer a few answers to that question.
The number of duplicate bridge players attending the sanctioned weekly games may have fallen off but not the spirit of competition.
This past week of Island duplicate bridge competitions reminded one that in autumn, the days and the players dwindle down to a precious few at least compared to the summer turnout.
It was a winning week at the duplicate bridge tables for several of the Island's best and strongest players.
Members of SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives), an organization created and supported by the U.
Many of the duplicate bridge players who are on the Island only in the summer seem to be lingering, so the sanctioned games are bursting with enthusiastic players.
Thank you for the recent news story (Sept.
There may be an autumnal chill in the air but not at the duplicate bridge tables where the competition is still pretty hot.
Two evening duplicate bridge games, where American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) members may score points toward their Life Master designation, are now the only organized competitions taking bridge fans into the Island's fall and winter months of play.
The traffic snarls of August have passed and there are fewer visitors to the Island, but the duplicate bridge players are still elbowing their way to the tables.
It is starting to feel relaxed again on the Island – everywhere except the competitive duplicate bridge tables.
It's fair to say it was a competitive week for duplicate bridge players on the Island – and blue ribbons were well-deserved.
It was a hot and steamy summer week, both weather-wise and at the Island's duplicate bridge tables.
Perhaps the only Islanders not watching the Olympics this week were the folks playing duplicate bridge.
Lots of duplicate bridge is being played by lots of duplicate bridge fans this summer on Martha's Vineyard.
The Thursday, July 19, Island Bridge Club (IBC) game, sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), saw Mollie Whalen and partner Joe Ashcroft take first place overall with a 65.
The Thursday, July 12 Island Bridge Club (IBC) game, sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), saw Mollie Whalen and partner Joe Ashcroft take first place overall with a 78.
It was a battle for the "place" and "show" finishers at the Island Bridge Club (IBC) game on Thursday, July 5.