The Kachemak Bay Bridge Club was visited by the Kenai River Kings & Queens last Tuesday. The 36 players from the two bridge clubs started by having lunch together in the dining room of the Homer Senior Citizens Center, where they got better acquainted. Then they enjoyed playing Bridge against each other in the activity room.
Each club formed several two-player partnerships which played against the other partnerships.
Kachemak Bay Bridge Club
Dick Lohmann & Elmer Dewitt
Annie Oberlitner & Petie Carroll
Mel & Willem Strydom
Paul Allan & Leo Nikora
Mary Ann Marquardt & Joanie Ingram
Madeleleine Maurer & Larsen Klingel
Mary Ruth Linde & Peggy Craig
Eleanor Klingel & Shirley Stefano
Nancy Lander & Mark Robinson
Darlene Hilderbrand & Tony Maurer
Michele Opsal & Ken Castner
Francie Roberts & Maynard Smith
Kenai River Kings & Queens
Jackie Oberg & Buck Steiner
Marilyn & Roger Harma
Sheila Phillips & Babbi Goodman
Don Oberg & Guy Holland
Mary Kay Fullerton & Barbara Modigh
Ellen Hudson & Jean Taylor
Bridge is a popular card game in which the two opposing partnerships sitting at a table deal out a deck of cards, and play to see who can take the most tricks on that deal. Duplicate Bridge is a form of Bridge played by more than two partnerships at more than one table. Last Tuesday, there were 18 partnerships simultaneously playing at nine tables.
In Duplicate Bridge, the cards are dealt into “boards” that move from table to table, so each deal is ultimately played by every partnership. That’s why it is called “Duplicate” Bridge. The partnerships also move from table to table, so each partnership can play with the other partnerships. When the two clubs played Duplicate Bridge on Tuesday, they played 27 boards, and followed a Mitchell movement.
In a Mitchell movement, the North-South partnerships play the East-West partnerships, and vice versa. Here are the results of the match.
#1 Homer: Dick Lohmann & Elmer Dewitt
#2Kenai: Jackie Oberg & Buck Steiner
#3 Kenai: Marilyn & Roger Harma
#4 Homer: Paul Allan & Leo Nikora
#1 Kenai: Don Oberg & Guy Holland
#2 Homer: Darlene Hilderbrand & Tony Maurer
#3 Homer: Nancy Lander & Mark Robinson
#4 Homer: Mary Ruth Linde & Peggy Craig
A good time was had by all.
Everyone thanks Karen Kelly, Executive Director of Homer Senior Citizens Center, and her staff, especially Nyla Lightcap, for all their support of the Kachemak Bay Bridge Club. Without these generous folks, we would be playing in someone’s high tunnel.
The Kachemak Bay Bridge Club plays Duplicate Bridge every Tuesday afternoon from 12:30-4:00 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center on Svedlund Street. If you would like to join them, please contact Tony Maurer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805- 501-4898.