Thursday Open Game 28 March 2024

We had a fine 5-1/2 table Howell movement today.  Everybody should note that two of our C strat teams came in first and second place.  Pat & Louise were in first place right up to the last round!

 Wednesday Fun Bridge 27 March 2024

Started out overcast finished bright and sunny!

We had a 4.5 table Howell movement with 8 rounds where each pair played 21 boards.   The winners were Jack Sulger and William Shipwreck (?)! with a 67% average.  Followed by Bobbi and Jim with 58%, Rick and Penny with 51% and as Penny said the 4th in the Olympics (Carol and Margie with 50%.  Very nicely done!  You all played very well and we all had a good time. 

Next week we will have a new visitor to our Fun Bridge game.  Chris Baker who played bridge in his teens and wants to take up the game. He has been taking lessons in Exeter and has a different playing style (2/1 and using Losing Trick Count rather than Standard American.)  I look forward to running the game again in April!

Your Assistant Director, Suzanne 


 Tuesday 26 March 2024

We had a great fun day today with Suzanne and I filling in to avoid a sit out.  Next time, we will not play and just go ahead and have a sit out so that we can concentrate more on giving advice.  Next week we will move to No Trump openings and responses for our lesson.  Please review you materials before Tuesday next week.

In our post lesson game, Jack Sulger and Walter Neff were our winners NS and the winners EW were Bob and Ann Cully with 70%!!

Sunday March 24 2024

 Tuesday Lesson is Back!  First some news from the NABC: I passed my Best Practices Certification assessment and Skip Page and I garnered 60 Gold Master points by finishing second in two team events and third in a pairs event.  

Unfortunately, I got sick with a terrible cough last Tuesday, which continued to worsen until I stopped playing bridge and rested in my hotel room until getting on the plane home today,  The good news is that I went to Urgent Care straight away and they tested for Covid and flu and both were negative (never had either, just a viral bronchial infection).  The even better news is that the Nurse Practitioner told me that I am no longer contagious so I can teach and play bridge!  She said I don't need to wear a mask, but I still will as I don't want to cough directly into anyone's face, even if I'm not contagious.

So I look forward to seeing all of you on Tuesday!  It turns out that I don't have to change my style a bit as I was alreay following the "Best Practices" approach.  See you Tuesday! --Carl

THURSDAY   21 MARCH 2024   NO BRIDGE TODAY  because of illness.  PLEASE CALL YOUR PARTNERS AND FRIENDS So that they don't have a long drive to show up to find the game cancelled. 

Have a free fun day.  With great apologies Your Assistant Director  Suzanne

 18-19 March 2024  The LESSON for March 19 is CANCELED  along with the supervised play due to sickness.

Please accept my apologies.  Please call anyone you know that might be planning to go to bridge on Tuesday and might not check the website.

Suzanne Sayer,  Substitute teacher and assistant Director.

 Thursday, March 14, 2024

We had a very smooth 4.5 table game with a minimum of director calls.  The biggest glitch was a failure of the director to put the proper number of boards per round on the clock, which was corrected buy the 3rd board, thanks to the heads-up by Paul Marquis!

 Congrats to Paul and Maureen for winning and to Roger-Connie and Barbara and Sue for tying for 2nd.

Skip and I will be in Louisville next week at the National Spring Tournament.  Suzanne will run the game and there will not be a lesson.  See you in two weeks!  ---Carl



 Wednesday 13 March 2024  A beautiful sunny day!

We had a fine 6 and a half table Howell movement where we played 27 boards - 9 rounds of 3, with a long sitout.   One pair left before the end of the game causing another pair to miss their boards.  This is not allowed.  If you need to leave early tell the director and we will attempt to accomodate you. 

People had a great time.  We had a new person to Wednesday bridge - Jack Sulger who played with Bobbi. With a Howell movement we only have one team that came in first since we move and play as many pair as we have time to.

Hildy and Margie came in first with 62% closely followed by Janet and Jill with 62%, and beginners luck(Smile) Bobbi and Jack came in 3rd.

You all did very well.

Your assistant director, Suzanne

 Tuesday 12 March 2024

We played 15 boards today with 7 full tables.  All seemed to have a good time.  In the future, I will try to stop the game between 2:30 and 3:00 so that all can do their Tuesday Afternoon errands and be able to tell their rides a reliable time to pick them up.

Winners today were Martha Rives and Jack Sulger NS and Melissa Vokey and Christopher Kalisch EW!

Congratulations!  Next week I will be in Louisville learning how to teach you.  Suzanne will give a lesson using the Dave Pepple notes.  See you in two weeks!

 Thursday Open Game 7 March 2024

We had a very nice 6 table Howell movement today.  Congratulations to Roslyn/Suzanne for a very fine game. Barbara/Sue also did very well.  Carl will be running this game next Thursday while I am away so there will be no lesson. The following week Carl and I will be at the ACBL Nationals in Louisville so Suzanne will be running all 3 games. There will be no lesson that week either.

Wednesday Fun Game 6 March 2024

A drizzly looking gray day.  We had a fine 6 table Howell movement with 7 rounds and each partnership played 27 hands.  We did not get out until about 4.  took a poll at the beginning and Y'all (I grew up in South?) decided y'all wanted to play 27 hands.

 Jim and Claire came in first with a 65% wonderful, followed closely by Cynthia and Marion, Jane and Bill, Pat and Sherry and Mary Lynn and Dave.

I hope you all had fun.

Your assistant Director.


 Tuesday 5 March 2024

When I compare my files to the actual boards, they don't seem to match the boards we played! So these comments may not be about the boards you played today.

Here are some comments on the first 6 boards and Board 22.  --Carl


 Tuesday 5 March 2024

Everyone seemed to like using boards instead of a lecture or a powerpoint presentation.   I did too!  I plan to do them that way whenever possible from now on. 

Next week's lesson will focus on the second bid from opener.  See you then!

NS winners in the fun game today were Herb and Ellen Kingsbury and EW winners were Wynne Griffin and Betty Lewis.  Congratulations!  

After looking at the actual boards, some of them do not match the files.  May have been a mix-up with some of the cards, so if the boards don't look like what you played, sorry about that.  As I will be making up my own boards and files in the future, it shouldn't happen again.

Quick reminder.  I will not be giving a lesson on 3/19, but Suzanne Sayer will!