February had many celebrations. On Valentine’s Day, some players wore red to brighten the day. Joyce Hagin became a Life Master before she went on a three-month cruise.
At the Non-Life Member Sectional in Tucson, Donna Sachrison and her team placed first in A & B at the Sunday Swiss team. Joyce Honorof, Mary Jane Mucklo, and their team placed second in A & B.
New and familiar faces graced the bridge tables at the Catalina Room. Who could resist playing in a competitive duplicate game for only $5?
Our Tuesday and Friday games start at 1:30 p.m. and end after 4:30 p.m., just in time for happy hour or trivia. Check our website to confirm exact dates and location: www.bridgewebs.com/mountainview.
During February, players who scored master points in more than two games were Bob Brussel, Bob Murray, Peter Godfrey, Steve Maltsman, Donna DePesa, Bill Keese, Frank Murphy, Jack Mayfield, Al Spaet, and Barb Sullenger.
Everyone sharpened their skills, preparing for the Winter Regional at the Tucson Expo Center on March 2-8.
ACBL members receive The Bridge Bulletin each month with valuable tips and advertisements for bridge cruises. It also reviews new books on the market.
One book was on preempts. The author stressed using discipline when opening a weak bid; it helps one’s partner know when to bid. Another author discussed a different way to evaluate the hand and the reviewer concluded it was more confusing than helpful.
Even experts disagree over bidding. The best advice is to agree with your partner, no matter what system is in use.
You should enjoy your game, win or lose, and maybe learn something from your opponent, too.