The Tucson Regional Bridge Tournament will soon be here! This special event will be held February 25-March 3 at the Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E Irvington Road, just off I-10 near the airport. Gold rush pairs, knockouts, Swiss teams, stratified open pairs and bracketed team play will be featured throughout the week. Players can also enjoy included coffee all day, free candy as well as free salmon, bagels and pastries each morning.
From Tuesday to Saturday, morning games will start at 9:30 a.m. and afternoon sessions will begin at 2:00 p.m. Speakers will provide informative lectures at 1:00 p.m. each of those days. The week will be capped off with the usual all-day Swiss team game on Sunday, March 3 that will include lunch. The game that day begins at 9:00 a.m. (note time change). For more information, go to www.southernarizonabridge.com.
December was a busy month at SaddleBrooke with a week of Stac games and the annual holiday party at the Road Runner Grill. Players who scored at the top included John and Arlene Mayfield, Donna DePesa and Steve Maltzman, Sharon Wyles and Ann Kuperberg, Carl and Kay Kalina, Peter Godfrey and Steven Sahl, Roy Aiken, Jo Ann Aiken, Robert Brussels and Barbara Dever.
Our Tuesday game time may sometimes be changed to start at 1:30 p.m. and games may occasionally be held in the Sonoran Room in the MountainView Clubhouse. Check the website (bridgewebs.com/mountainview) to be sure of the time and place.
If you need a partner, contact Jean Reitan, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the bridge game at MountainView contact Jo Ann Aiken at email@example.com.
At a tournament in November, I picked up the following hand: Jxx,x,Kx, 109xxxxx. My partner opens 2NT. What would you bid? I unfortunately passed and my partner had AKQ clubs and the A of diamonds! She makes four without a blink. Bridge is certainly an interesting game.