Martha’s Vineyard bridge competition livens up in winter


Cecily Greenaway and Bea Phear took first place at the Thursday, March 1, Island Bridge Club (IBC) competition. Tied for second place were the teams of Don Nelson/ Nancy Cabot and Carol Whitmarsh/Dotti Arnold.

Six and a half tables were in play — a remarkably large number of bridge fans during the usually quiet Island winter months. Lesley Segal is a new face at the bridge table, Art Spielvogel is back at the competition after a lengthy illness, and Don Nelson is a player rarely seen after the summer season ends.

The ACBL-sanctioned Island Bridge Club duplicate competition 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 telephone 508-693-3758 by noon on Wednesday for assistance. The cost is $5 per session.