When a player is in the early stages of their bridge career, playing against the Big Guys can at times be daunting. So - our non-Life Master players are fortunate to have two great sectional tournament opportunities coming up!
First is a non-LM sectional in Rochester, MN on October 22nd. Silver points, expert speaker and great hospitality!
Second is a non-LM sectional in Waterloo, IA. This non-LM sectional is scheduled for December 14th, and also features silver points, a guest speaker and hospitality.
The flyers for each are posted below. Please attend - learn - compete and soon, you, too will be able to face the Big Guys with confidence!
District 14 Director Sharon Anderson sent a congratulatory email to two new Life Masters - husband and wife Pete and Rita Reed of Waukee, Iowa.
Here is their great story below!
In Fall of 2009 my husband Pete dragged me to a novice group of duplicate players in Des Moines, led by Dee and Nancy Wilson. We didn't even know how to use a bidding box, let alone fill out a convention card.
We didn't play much at first, but over the next couple of years we started to go to a tournament or two. Our first was right in Des Moines; a sectional where we inadvertently won 3+ red points. Of course, we really did not even know what that meant.
Wintering in CA gave us a few more tournament opportunities. In Riverside last year we thought we had won our needed gold at last, but Pete discovered a scoring error which he reported. Sob, our gold points were reduced, but both still needing less than one point.
Though Omaha took place during a tumultuous time in our lives involving a difficult move, we decided to play and had a good morning session. Hope, hoping for a good afternoon percentage....yes!! We earned enough that afternoon and more the next day! Triumph and joy!
We have survived playing bridge together and 52 years of marriage.