Tag: bridge

Bridge Quips

Shirley Jackson “It’s not the handling of difficult hands that makes the winning player. There aren’t enough of them. It’s the ability to avoid messing up the easy ones.” —S.J. Simon “We had a partnership misunderstanding. I assumed my partner knew what he was doing.” “When your partner is playing even worse than usual, you…

Bridge Results

Monday Afternoon Bridge Karlene Garn October Winners: 10/04. 1st LaVonne Buland, 2nd Gunter Deflieze, 3rd Barb Ott 10/11. 1st Dolores Kline, 2nd Bruce Kaiser, 3rd Dorothy Sykes 10/18. 1st Karlene Garn, 2nd Carol Philips, 3rd Dorothy Sykes 10/25. 1st Dolores Kline, 2nd Toni Greisiger, 3rd Marilyn Klooster Wednesday Morning Bridge Chris Nechvatal 10/06. 1st Carol…

Bridge Quips

Shirley Jackson “The real test of a bridge player isn’t in keeping out of trouble, but in escaping once he’s in it.” —Alfred Sheinwold “Bridge is essentially a social game but, unfortunately, it attracts a large number of anti-social people!” —Unknown “One advantage of bad bidding is that you get practice at playing atrocious contracts.”…

Basic Bridge Bidding

With 14 or more points, I’m required to speak, And mention a short suit that’s not very weak. With five cards or longer, I need not be cute, I merely will open with one in that suit. But with four in a major, ah, that’s the rub I know I must open, so I’ll just…

Bridge Results

Monday Bridge September Winners: 9/06. 1st Barb Ott, 2nd Gunter Deflieze, 3rd Carol Dawley 9/13. 1st Dorothy Sykes, 2nd Shirley Jackson, 3rd Nan Atchley 9/20. 1st LaVonne Buland, 2nd Gunter Deflieze, 3rd Mary Jo Howe 9/27. 1st LaVonne Buland, 2nd June Preder, 3rd Beth Miller Wednesday Morning Bridge Chris Nechvatal 9/08. 1st Karlene Garn, 2nd…

Bridge Results

Monday Bridge Karlene Garn August Winners: 8/02. 1st Carol Dawley, 2nd Toni Greisiger, 3rd Barb Ott 8/09. 1st June Preder, 2nd Nan Atchley, 3rd Larry Schoenborn 8/16. 1st Dorothy Sykes, 2nd Rose Brown, 3rd Carol Dawley 8/23. 1st June Preder, 2nd Shirley Jackson, 3rd Frank Nechvatal 8/30. 1st Rose Brown, 2nd Dorothy Sykes, 3rd Toni…

Giving Up Bridge

GarWen Shirley Jackson SunBird bridge players meet on a regular basis Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at the SunBird clubhouse. There’s always room for more players! The following poem reveals the humor you find in most bridge players: Giving Up Bridge I’m giving up bridge—tonight’s my last night. It’s Amen to Stayman, I give up the…

FUN da MENTAL Bridge Lessons

FUN da MENTAL Bridge classes are starting in October for everyone! FUN da MENTAL Bridge is offering a variety of bridge classes starting in October. Learn with certified American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) Better Bridge Instructors Gordon Markham, Karin Hansen, and Maria Davis. Back by popular demand! Have fun. Exercise your brain. Hundreds of your neighbors…

Bridge Results

Monday Afternoon Bridge Karlene Garn 7/05. 1st Chet Howe, 2nd Margaret Eriksson, 3rd Dorothy Sykes 7/12. 1st Dorothy Kline, 2nd Shirley Jackson, 3rd Dorothy Sykes 7/19. 1st Shirley Jackson, 2nd June Preder, 3rd Sue McCutcheon 7/26. 1st Shirley Jackson, 2nd Barb Ott, 3rd June Preder Wednesday Bridge Chris Nechvatal 6/30. 1st Marilyn Klooster, 2nd June…

The Game of Bridge in SunBird

Shirley Jackson “Bridge was probably born of three-hand whist games. Inveterate whist players, unwilling to forgo their game merely because there were only three available players, played a game called ‘dummy’ (with one hand exposed) long before any bridge game was known or willingly played. The origin of bridge whist is not definitely known, but…