Bridge Results

Saturday morning bridge clinic

Paul Shalita

This clinic is a practice and critique session designed for players at intermediate and advanced levels who desire to improve their bridge. No partner is necessary, and there’s no time commitment. Feel free to come late and leave early. Meet potential new partners.

Sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday mornings at 37901 S. Arroyo Way in SaddleBrooke. We also offer a separate program for beginners and for novice players. For more information, call Paul Shalita at 520-825-1009.

MountainView Bridge

Sue Bush

In November two tournaments will be held at the Hotel Tucson at the same time! One event will provide NLM (non-life master) participants a chance to earn gold points and the other will give players of all levels a chance to win silver points. The tournament will be titled the Cactus Flower NLM Regional/Tucson Fall Sectional. The event will be held from Thursday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 17. NLM competitors can compete in gold rush pair events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and the Swiss team game on Sunday. At the same time there will be a stratified open pairs sectional including the Swiss team event. Lox, bagels, pastries, and coffee will be served each morning and on Sunday the Swiss team event will include lunch. Morning games begin at 9 a.m. and afternoon games start at 1:30 p.m. with special lectures at 12:30 p.m. So, grab a partner and join the fun.

The holidays are upon us and so is the annual MountainView Holiday Party to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The event features a wonderful dinner and a chance to converse with fellow players without the distraction of those 13 cards in our hand!

It is your opening lead, so you pick the card and put it face down on the table and ask “Any questions, partner?” According to Bridge Director Barbara Rosenthal, doing this serves two purposes. First, it prevents the lead from coming from the wrong defender and second, it allows your partner to ask questions about the bidding before the play begins. Once the card is faced up the play of the hand starts, and no more questions can be asked. And, if your partner wants to know why the declarer bid 5C over 3H during the auction, she can only do it when the lead is faced down. Hence, “Any questions partner?”

Congratulations to first place winners for September (except for the 27th) – Jack and Arlene Mayfield, Paul Shalita, Ann Kuperberg, Bob Brussel, Eric Vonderheid, Peter Godfrey, Jo Ann Aiken, Steve Maltzman, and Donna DePesa.

The MountainView game is held at the Catalina Room beside the Mesquite Grill on Tuesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Alert! Please notice this is a permanent time change from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. that started on Sept. 3. Check the website at for possible changes. If you need a partner contact Jo Ann Aiken at 520-256-2702 or [email protected]