In Your Community: Duplicate Bridge

Published 3:32 pm Friday, May 31, 2024

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Duplicate Bridge is played twice weekly in Austin at the Mower County Senior Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. both days.

All bridge players are welcomed to come join. It’s just $2 to play on Tuesday and $3 to play on Wednesday.

Nine teams played on Tuesday,  winners were

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• First place, Paul Hanson and Larry Crowe

• Second place, Jim Fisher and Dave Ring

• Third place,  Lorraine Quinlivan and Barb Rofshus

• Fourth place, Theresa Baldus and Joyce Crowe

• Fifth place, Barb and Orrin Roisen

Six full tables played on Wednesday.

• First place, Gail Schmidt and Dave Ring

• Second place, Norm Blazer and Mike Leidal

• Third place, Vandy Newman and Ron Peters

• Fourth place, Larry Crowe and Jim Fisher

• Fifth place, Tom Flaherty and Stan Schultz

• Sixth place, John Leisen and Rick Stroup

As promised last week, our first printed runners up from Albert Lea, Barb Rofshus and Paul Hanson, were only 1/2 point off sixth place score.

Tip taken from April 2024 ACBL by master point player Michael Berkowitz for newer players: “As a defendant, if you aren’t in a rush to take your tricks, you may be able to erode declarer’s strength until it collapses.” The point is pay attention.