In Your Community: Duplicated Bridge

Published 5:37 pm Friday, December 8, 2023

We are so pleased to welcome some new players. Duplicate bridge is a competitive card game yet most of us are senior plus and tickled to death to be able to concentrate, analyze, make decisions, and come back each week to play again.

We welcome and encourage any or all bridge players to come play with us either on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at the Mower County Senior Center in Austin. Players come from Rose Creek, Albert Lea, Northwood and Mason City, Iowa, and of course, Austin. Games start at 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday winners, with nine teams playing, were:

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First place, John Leisen and Rick Stroup

Second place, Edna Knobbe and Gail Schmidt

Third place, Lorraine Quinlivan and Barb Rofshus

Fourth place, Norm Blaser and Mike Leidall

Fifth place, Barb and Orrin Roisen

Wednesdays winner, also playing nine teams, were:

First place, Dave Ring and Gail Schmidt

Second place, Barb Rofshus and Paul Hanson

Third place, Barb and Orrin Roisen

Fourth place, Romelle Enderson and Vandy Newman

Plans are being made for the group to welcome the Christmas season by dining together at the Senior Center on Dec. 20. Talk to any bridge player for time and cost before that date.

Again, if anyone has an interest in playing with the experts, go to, the world renowned expert on duplicate bridge is partnering with AARP to teach a class to its 38 million members online. So get on line and hope to see you soon.