Bridge Results

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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

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At the Edgartown Bridge Club on May 19, six pairs competed. Finishing first were Bea Phear and Sue Collinson, followed by Barbara Silk and Dotti Arnold in second.

At the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven on May 20, 12 pairs competed. Finishing first were Eric Stricoff and Rhonda Cohen, followed by David Donald and Michel Riel in second, Barbara Besse and Sue Collinson in third, and Cathy Minkiewicz and Marianne Goldsmith in fourth.

At the Island Bridge Club in West Tisbury May 22, 12 pairs competed.  Finishing first were Barbara Besse and Sue Collinson, followed by David Donald and Rich Colter in second, Barbara Silk and Dotti Arnold in third, and Cathy Minkiewicz and Caroline Baum in fourth.

Mollie Whalen and Joe Ashcroft return to the Vineyard on Memorial Day.

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on May 12, six pairs competed. Finishing first were Rhonda Cohen and Eric Stricoff, followed by Bea Phear and Helen Colvin in second.

At the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven on May 13, results were not reported.

At the Island Bridge Club in West Tisbury May 15, ten pairs competed. Finishing first were Bea Phear and Bill Blakesley, followed by Barbara Besse and Ed Russell in second, Nancy and Dan Cabot in third, and Nancy Neil and Gerry Averill in fourth.

Need a partner? Call Marianne Goldsmith 508-696-8015 or email drmarigold@comcast.

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on May 5, ten pairs competed. Finishing first were Dotti Arnold and Barbara Silk, followed by Sue Collinson and David Donald in second, Rhonda Cohen and Eric Stricoff  in third, and Bea Phear and Helen Colvin in fourth.

At the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven on May 6, ten pairs competed. First place went to Michel Riel and David Donald, followed by Duncan and Jocelyn Walton in second, Rhonda Cohen and Eric Stricoff in third.  Tied for fourth place were Dotti Arnold and Barbara Silk and Barbara Besse and Sue Collinson.

At the Island Bridge Club in West Tisbury May 8, eight pairs competed. Finishing first were Barbara Besse and Sue Collinson, followed by Rhonda Cohen and Eric Stricoff in second, and Bea Phear and Nancy Neil in third.

Need a partner? Call Marianne Goldsmith 508-696-8015 or email: drmarigold@comcast.net.

Mollie Whalen

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on April 21, six pairs competed. Finishing first were Gerry Averill and her partner, Anita Persson.  Second place went to Bea Phear and Nancy Neil.

At the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven on April 22, 12 pairs competed in a Club Championship. Finishing first were Michel Riel and David Donald, followed by Bill Blakesley and Cecily Greenaway in second, Barbara Besse and Gail Farrish in third, and Gerry Averill and Simmy Denhart in fourth.

At the Island Bridge Club in West Tisbury on April 17, eight pairs competed.  Finishing first were Barbara Silk and David Donald, followed by Anita Persson and Robert Fokos in second, and Bea Phear and Cecily Greenaway in third.

Need a partner? Call Marianne Goldsmith 508-696-8015 or email: drmarigold@comcast.net.

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on April 14, six pairs competed. Finishing first were Warren Morse and his partner, Gail Farrish.  Second place went to Anita Persson and Ency Fokos.

At the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven on April 15, ten pairs competed. Finishing first were Barbara Besse and Gail Farrish, followed by Michel Riel and David Donald in second, Gerry Averill and Simmy Denhart in third, and Nancy and Dan Cabot in fourth.

At the Island Bridge Club in West Tisbury on April 17, 12 pairs competed. Finishing first were Sandy and Michael Lindheimer, followed by Warren Morse and Gail Farrish in second, Duncan and Jocelyn Walton in third, and Robert and Ency Fokos in fourth.

At the San Diego Regional in April, Joe Ashcroft and Mollie Whalen, playing with Al Shrive and his partner, came in second in bracket 1 of the Compact Knockout Teams, competing against some of the best teams in the country. This team also finished tied for third in the second bracket of the full-length knockout teams.

Need a partner? Call Marianne Goldsmith 508-696-8015 or email: drmarigold@comcast.net.

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on April 7, six pairs competed. Finishing first were Warren Morse and his partner Gail Farrish. Tied for second were David Donald and Sue Collinson and Ency Fokos and Anita Persson.

At the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven on April 8, six pairs competed.  Finishing first were Bill Blakesley and Cecily Greenaway. Tied for second were three pairs: Gerry Averill and Simmy Denhart, Warren Morse and Art Spielvogel, and Michel Riel and David Donald.

At the Island Bridge Club in West Tisbury on April 10, 10 pairs competed. Finishing first were Dan and Nancy Cabot, followed by Sue Collinson and Barbara Besse in second, Joan Perrine and Diana Dozier in third, and Gail Farrish and Warren Morse in fourth.

Need a partner? Call Marianne Goldsmith 508-696-8015 or email: drmarigold@comcast.net.

At the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven on Tuesday, April 1, 10 pairs competed. Finishing first were Bill Blakesley and Cecily Greenaway, followed by Barbara Besse and Gail Farrish in second, Michel Riel and David Donald in third, and Robert and Ency Fokos in fourth.

At the Island Bridge Club in West Tisbury on Wednesday, April 3, ten pairs competed.  Finishing first were Barbara Silk and Dotti Arnold, followed by Rich Colter and David Donald in second, Barbara Besse and Sue Collinson in third, and Don Nelson and Simmy Denhart in fourth.

Need a partner? Call Marianne Goldsmith at  508-696-8015 or email drmarigold@comcast.net.

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on March 24, six pairs competed. Bea Phear and her partner, Helen Colvin, finished first, followed by Art Spielvogel and Robert Bacl.

At the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven on March 25, 10 pairs competed.  Dotti Arnold and Foster Greene finished first, followed by Barbara Besse and Sue Collinson in second, Michel Riel and David Donald in third, and Bob Iadiccicco and Gerry Averill in fourth.

At the Island Bridge Club in West Tisbury on March 20, eight pairs competed. Finishing first were Robert and Ency Fokos, followed by Joan Perrine and Diana Dozier in second, and Barbara Besse and Sue Collinson in third.

Need a partner? Call Marianne Goldsmith 508-696-8015 or email: drmarigold@comcast.net.

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on March 17, two teams competed in a Swiss match. The winning team included Barbara Silk, playing with Dotti Arnold, and Ency Fokos, playing Judith Dalaba.

At the Island Bridge Club in West Tisbury on March 20, eight pairs competed. Finishing first were Nancy and Dan Cabot, followed by Barbara Besse and Bill Blakesley in second, and Sandy and Michael Lindheimer in third.

Need a partner? Call Marianne Goldsmith 508-696-8015 or email: drmarigold@comcast.net.