Congratulations to first place winners during the month of April: Al Spaet, Vicki Hanson, Dick Quigg, Ann Kuperberg, Marian Rogge, Don and Linda Mamula, Carl Kallina, John and Arlene Mayfield, Trudie Penta, Bob Brussel, Sarah Baumann, Cam Mette, Adair Karlin, Joan Merrill, Steve Malzman and Paul Shalita.
Don’t forget to find a partner and sign up for Member Appreciation Day on Sunday, June 9, at Skyline Country Club. This annual two-session event features a buffet lunch with lots of salads, sandwiches and yummy desserts. You can play either one or both sessions but the entry fee is $25 whether you play one or both. That fee includes lunch. The first session begins at 9:00 a.m. and the afternoon game starts at 1:30 p.m. To register contact Mindy Hawkins at email@example.com.
Another date to put on your bridge calendar is Friday, June 21, for the Longest Day fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association when ACBL members across the country will host special bridge games to advance the cause. For the third year Small Slams Bridge Club will sponsor this special day that includes sanctioned morning bridge at the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse followed by lunch. In addition to playing bridge and enjoying lunch, you will have a chance to win money in a raffle and bid in a silent auction on items such as restaurant meals, golf games, artwork, bridge and tennis lessons, car care services and spa treatments. The entry fee is $30 ($35 after June 13) which includes the bridge game, food and beverages. The lunch this year will be Chef Dave’s popular meat lasagna and vegetable lasagna, salad, garlic bread and homemade cookies. To join the fun and support the Alzheimer’s Association on June 21, contact TLDreservations@gmail.com.
Do you always count your cards when you pick up your hand? At a recent game during the play of the first board, everyone at table 10 played to the final trick except West who had only 12 cards. His team was given a low score for that board because he should have counted his cards, discovered he was short a card and called the Director. Sometimes cards slide into the wrong hand in the dealing machine or are lost after a round when teams discuss a hand. Each player at the table is responsible for determining that he or she has 13 cards before play begins. So don’t be left without a card to play at trick 13!
The MountainView game is held at the Catalina Room beside the Mesquite Grill on Tuesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. Check the website for possible changes. If you need a partner contact Jo Ann Aiken at
520-256-2702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.