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Club #100: Kathy’s Duplicate BC in St. Petersburg, FL

For my 100th club, I flew to St. Petersburg Florida. Kathy’s Duplicate BC is owned by Kathy Newell and runs on Wednesday’s at the St Petersburg BC. I arranged with Gretchen Funk and Leon Lyday to keep the second half … Continue reading

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Club #99: Sandpoint DBC in Sandpoint, ID

September 21 Sandpoint Idaho was just named the most beautiful small town in the United States by USA Today. The picture shown here is a downtown bank. The lakes, mountains, and beaches all add to the overall beauty of the … Continue reading

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Club #98: Eastside Bridge Center Inc. in Redmond, WA

September 20 Redmond Washington is a suburb of Seattle. Eastside BC is a really nice club that runs 19 games per week, including 4 limited games. The owners, pictured below, plus Mary Miller who was away on vacation, provide all … Continue reading

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Club #97: North Shore Bridge Club in Vancouver, BC

September 19 Vancouver British Columbia is a beautiful city. The club tour’s second trip to Canada brought us to the North Shore Bridge Club, a once a week club that meets in a community center. The center is an excellent … Continue reading

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Club #96: East Side Bridge Club in Portland, OR

September 18 I came to Portland to visit a bridge club and it was closed. It seems the two full-time bridge clubs in Portland close when there is a sectional. Despite this, Molly Harris arranged to have a breakfast with … Continue reading

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Club #95: Seaside Bridge Club in Seaside, OR

September 16 Seaside is a small (6,000) town on the Northern coast of Oregon, about 85 miles from Portland. The town may be small, but it is big bridge-wise. The city hosted a 2000 table regional the following week. Sue … Continue reading

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Club #94: Emerald Bridge Club in Eugene, OR

September 15 Eugene is the home of the University of Oregon. The city has a very nice club that was recently remodeled. There was a lively discussion on a variety of topics which everyone seemed to enjoy. One question was, … Continue reading

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Club #93: Sequoia Bridge Club in Eureka, CA

September 14 Eureka is a small town in Northern California on the coast. The Sequoia Bridge Club meets three times a week in a church. The games were small, 4 ½ tables, the day I was there, but the players … Continue reading

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Club #92: Redwood Heights BC in Oakland, CA

September 13 Bruce Blakely had been hosting us the last two nights. Today Bruce drove us over to Oakland to play in a community center where they had about 25 tables. Like many morning games, they work in a break … Continue reading

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Club #91: Quicktricks BC in San Francisco, CA

September 12 Today’s stop held an evening game with three sections (Newcomer 5 tables, 0-299 15 tables open 10 tables), 30 tables and no parking! The newcomer game had a lecture before their game on the stage in the basement … Continue reading

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