I heard today that many are concerned that I want to change the Wednesday "fun" game into a sanctioned game. This is not true. Together we have evolved our club into a fun experience that meets many different needs. Carl is looking forward to running the Tuesday game with beginner lessons permanently, Suzanne is happy to run the Wednesday game and I will run the Thursday game with intermediate lessons.  This is our club so let's continue to make it a respectful place we can all enjoy.

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 Thursday Open Game 29 February 2024

We had a big turn out for a very nice 8 table Howell movement today. I am happy to see so many of the faces I have not seen in a while.  Congratulations to Darrell/Brent for the big win today!

Sorry for the resubmissions. There was an error on board 14 and 15 which I corrected.  

 Wednesday Fun Game 28 February 2024  

We had a 6 Table Mitchell with 4 boards a round for 5 rounds. I heard a lot of laughing and the play was fun!  We finished early and were out by 2:30 PM.

Thank you all for coming.  The overall game was won by Jim Hornbeck with his partner D.

 Tuesday 27 February 2024

Here are my best guesses one the way the bidding SHOULD have gone.  If you have any questions or comments email me: cvwikstrom@gmail.com  ---Carl   

Just noticed that some of my formatting got lost in the posting on the website, so it may be difficult to know which bids are by which player.  I will try to fix that for next time.  

Also, some of you may not realize that the "Double Dummy" result is what the computer says  you can make if you can see where all the cards are.  Double Dummy is listed underneath the layout of the board.  For example, on Board 1, NS can make 3 Hearts. 4 Diamonds, 1 No Trump, EW can make 2 clubs or 1 Spade.  The best result (Par) for NS is shown to be 3 Hearts.

 Tuesday 27 February 2024

Had a great time withe my first lesson today!  I look forward to more lessons in the future.

Great to meet you all!  - Carl Wikstrom

 Hello EveryBody,

We are looking forward to see you and hope you will come to the Tuesday North Hampton Lesson, which will we taught by my colleague Carl.  We need as many people as can attend so that we can discuss which day of the week we will continue the basic lessons, and which day we will have an open free play game and which day we might want to have a ACBl  xxx  game (I am forgetting my words ) so xxx means sanctioned game.  Sorry I don't remember the word immediately.  I noticed a number of us can't always come up with the exact word, but we know what we are talking about anyway.

So PLEASE come to the lesson at the normal time (11 AM) on Tuesday and we will continue with responding to an Opening 1 bid. and then have some supervised play.

Dave is well.  he has taught at Centennial Hall for over 25 years with narry a missed game.  

See you Tuesday! and you can meet my colleague and friend Carl!


 Thursday Open Game 22 February 2022

We had a very fine 5 table Howell movement today even though there was a lot of noise with the construction.  Congratulations to Carl/Joyce with a very fine 60.3% game.  Gordon/Mary were first in the B strat and John/Nancy were first in the C strat.

You all have heard about the confusion we are experiencing with Dave's retirement. The good news is that Carl stepped up to run the Tuesday game and lesson next week and Suzanne will be running the Wednesday game so we will continue to offer a wide range of bridge games. We have stopped using the time clock at least for now.  I am away with my family this weekend visiting my parents in SC so I will not be back until late Tuesday evening. Have fun!

Carl Wikstrom will be teaching and directing next Tuesday's session.

Suzanne Sayer will be directing next Wednesday's fun game.

All the boards are already prepared and waiting for you.

Please be patient as we go through this sudden transition. Of course we will have some changes. We are going to stop using the time clock for now. We will use an easy Mitchell movement on Tuesday's game and our standard Howell movements for our Wednesday game (using table mats which tell you which table and direction to move to each round).  We will also be using standard scoring sheets since this reduces costs and saves a ton of time.  We will be using just one set of boards, In all movements the boards just move down one table each round. The price will be changing to $7 for every session. This will allow us to pay and incentivize the directors for their valuable time and knowledge.

Once again, I ask for your patience as we go through this change. We all love this game and working together we will find a way to make this work, so it is not too hard for any one person.

 Thursday Open Game 15 January 2024


Correction!  Because your director forgot to make a certain keystroke before uploading the results yesterday, the last three boards of Round 13 were not originally included.  When those boards are included, We have a new WINNER.  CONGRATULATIONS to Roger and Connie!!!  They won both the overall AND the B strat with a very nice 60%, now edging out Larry and Pam's 59.58%  Darrell and Brent still win the C strat.  Next time I run a game, your director will try to get all of the reporting tasks in order and completed.  See You NEXT TIME as a player!  -Carl



 Thursday Open Game 15 January 2024

Thanks to all who participated in the Thursday Open Game.  As a new director, I was glad that everything went smoothly, and the director calls were few and very polite.  I do appreciate the "Please" in "Director, please."  Congratulations to Pam and Larry for winning overall, Roger and Connie for B strat winners, and Darrell and Brent for the C strat victory.  I look forward to returning next week as a player! See you next week!

 Thursday 8 February we had a 4 Table Howell movement with 4 boards for each of 7 Rounds.  Unfortunately, we had to switch Roslyn and Dave with Roger and Connie to allow Connie to be stationary.   It took ACBL Hero  Brad to deconvolve the mess!  But he did it.  We did not use the 2 plays of boards 29 to 33, and replaced one of them with Average or average Plus.  the other one was not put into the bridgemate so we could not add the blanks?  really you can change a mistake but you can't add something correct??

Lots of people got litttle bitty points. Roslyn and Dave came in first, followed closely by Nick and Leo, Paul and Maureen and John and Nancy. all who got bitty points!  Well done!

Hope you had fun.  We had a new person Leo Gies play with Nick and they rounded out the people who earned MP.  Thank you all for coming to our game.  Next week Skip will continue with the intermediate lesson at 11.

your assistant director,  Suzanne

Please go to ACBL online to view the results.  I am not sure how to upload the files.

 Hello Bridge Players,

We had a pretty steady 4 table 4 hand a round duplicate bridge today finishing after 4 pm.  Our Plumbing was interrupted for about 30 minutes for the installation of a new Bathroom on the 3rd floor!  We had a new player - Leo Gies, and the return of Guil from SoCal.

Everyone did a good job and seemed to have a great time.  Unfortunately we got off to the wrong start, so 2 couples had to exchange places, and 2 couples played each other 2 times.  We had to add 4 new hands so that 2 other couples would not play those hands again.  Unfortunately,  The Bridgemate  software was not as accommodating as I expected it would be.  The 4 new hands were put in.  the 2 couples were switched, but the bridgemate was not happy with the 4 new hands.  A call will be placed to ACBL to see if we can fix the bridgemate to accept the change.  All the scores were tabulated but the bridgemate does not like some couples playing 8 hands and others just 2.  

If and when we can we will post the hands for the day

Thank you all for coming.  Next week Feb 15th we expect to continue the intermediate lessons.

Your assistant Director,


Thursday Open Game 1 February 2024

You all did very well!  We celebrated Connie Fields birthday with Chocolate cake compliments of her partner Roger.  We enjoyed the company of a bridge player (Andi Axman) feom the Derry club. She and her partner, Mary got an itty  bitty point.  Winners of the day were Carl and Joyce.  Thank you for your patience in getting a new computer up and running for next week's Thursday game. There is no lesson next week.

Thank you for coming!  

Your assistant director, Suzanne