MountainView Bridge Club news

Terry Coe

Welcome back, snowbirds! You are just in time for our annual players’ appreciation days. From October through the end of the year fees have been cut in half. Our games are now only $2! As always, the club welcomes new players. We play Tuesday and Friday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. in the Mariposa Room at DesertView. Call Sue Hagerty at 818-6702 if you need a partner. And if you have a partner, just come. You’ll be warmly welcomed.

Sonnie Davis learned to play bridge in her senior year of high school when her older brother explained she wasn’t ready for college until she could play bridge. Accordingly, he then taught Sonnie and a group of her friends the rudiments of the game. Sonnie claims, there went her grades! She continued playing socially, beginning sanctioned duplicate a few years ago here in SaddleBrooke. She has been director of a non-sanctioned duplicate game for the past six years. She has many other interests and participates in golf, tennis and online classes, while still finding time to walk her dogs two miles each day. (That must be how she avoids bridge player’s butt.) We averaged 10.5 tables in September over nine sessions. Thirty-two pairs scratched. Steve Maltzman and Donna DePesa in A flight were first five times; Darwin and Kay Afdahl, also A players, were right behind with four first place finishes. B players were led by Clarence Mette who was first five times, playing with a different partner every time. My hat is off to him. C flight was led by Sue Bush and Joyce Hagen, Barbara and Ed Haugland and Midge Miller and Betty Edwards, all of whom were first three times.

Many of our C players will be participating in the Cactus Flower Regional Tournament November 12 to 15 at the Hotel Tucson City Center Inn in Tucson. Exclusively for Non-Life Master Players with fewer than 750 points, this tournament is a great opportunity for our newer members to participate in tournament play with their peers. A good time will be had by all.