After having played bridge in the Twin Cities for over 30 years, last week I was introduced to a new treat! Semi-monthly on Wednesdays at the Officers Club by Fort Snelling, director Tony Ames runs a board-a-match team game.
For those unfamiliar with B-A-M, every hand has only three scores possible. If you have a
better result than the other team with whom you are comparing, you win 1 point. A tie? Half a point. And - conversely, if they beat your score, you get zero. Most consider it to be the toughest type of scoring. Just 10 points more than the other team, and you have a win! Every overtrick matters greatly, and finding the highest scoring denomination also is key.
Food is available at the Officers Club. My team met early to discuss system - and visit with other players.
Turnout was great. 15 teams competed, with the tough squad of Diane & Larry Henson and Cindy & Bob Balderson leading the field. Complete results are here.
If you're looking for a different venue, with a large field and an inexpensive and nice menu for dinner prior - consider the Officer's Club. And - don't wait 30 years like I did to discover it!