As many of you are aware, the ACBL has been addressing issues with updating its software for scoring. Our District 14 Director, Sharon Anderson, shares this report from ACBL President Suzi Subeck with updates.
Some people learn bridge as a youngster. Some don't take up bridge until later in life.
Of course, falling in love with bridge is great irrespective of your age!
District 14 Director Sharon Anderson congratulates Purnima Chawla of Cedar Rapids for achieving Sectional Master status. And Purnima shares her bridge story below. Well done, Purnima!
Thank you, Sharon.
It took me a long time to get there. I started learning bridge in my late fifties. I took some lessons at the local community college in Des Moines using Audrey Grants books as text books. I started out playing only party bridge a couple of times a month. After my husband retired in 2006 we started playing duplicate but maybe once or twice a month.
We both took a few lessons from Mary Ann Boardman and that improved our game quite a bit.
I am originally from India. My grandfather played a lot of bridge, practically every day of the week. I could never understand all the arguments the players were constantly having. In fact I never wanted to play this game with so much shouting going on!
My mother played some, too, and she taught me the basics. That piqued my interest in the game. In my younger days had no time for bridge, though I wish I had started earlier. Both my husband and I really enjoy the game and sometimes end up playing five times a week!
Dilip Desai of Shakopee, Minnesota has just achieved Sectional Master status! Our District 14 Director, Sharon Anderson, sent Dilip a congratulatory note. Here are Dilip's thought about his bridge achievement.
Thanks for the congratulatory message. I am happy to be Sectional Master and looking forward to get to the next step.
Bridge is one my passions and I plan to play as much as possible now that I have retired.
Most of the points are obtained by playing bridge at the Officer’s Club in Bloomington, MN. A few points are earned playing in a few tournaments. I play in tournaments whenever get invited by someone since I do not have a foursome.
Rochester, Minnesota is the site for the 2015 District 14 competition for Grand National Teams. Put together your "Dream Team" - and compete in your flight to earn the right to represent our district at the Summer NABC in Chicago.
A flyer for the event, along with the concurrent Hiawatha Bridge Sectional can be found here. GNT begins Saturday, April 11th; the sectional starts Friday, April 10th.
This is a marvelous opportunity to win a subsidized trip, compete at the Nationals and enjoy a fine event! Hope to see many of our District 14 members there this coming weekend!
District 14 Director Sharon Anderson congratulates Mary Quickel of Stillwater, MN; our newest Sectional Master. Below is Mary's response to Sharon on her new ACBL standing.
Thanks for your nice note. I have been fortunate to be able to play in a Mentor game at the Bridge Center of St. Paul. Director Kim Hayward has made this a favorite event for many, both those trying to learn and those who love the play and the teaching. I wonder if other clubs are aware of this particular type of game.