Club #9: Shuffles Bridge Club in Ocean View, DE

Thursday, April 28, 2011

‘I need a building!’ roared Dini Romito. At my last stop, I observed what a great arrangement they have in Lancaster at their facility; setting up Monday morning and taking down Friday night. Well, in Ocean View, DE they have almost an identical building, a great place to play bridge, but they have to set up and take down every day they use the facility.

Shuffles Bridge Club

Dini Romito has been running bridge games in Southern Delaware for 15 years. Shuffles Bridge Club had 22 tables yesterday and played in the hall of a local Presbyterian Chuch. It was a great time, and Dini honored all the Ace of Clubs and Mini McKinney winners on behalf of the members of Unit 190. Many brought food. So many that a rare scene occurred at a bridge game: bridge players and food left over.

I played with Eli Solomon, a very nice partner, unfortunately the opponents were brilliant and pleasant. Dini was pleased she did not offer a free game to everyone who beat us because the thought crossed her mind. Players kept coming to tell me what a great teacher and director Dini is. After emailing and phoning with her for years, it was a pleasure to meet her!

Craig and Dini

Craig and Dini

Eli, Craig and Charlotte

Eli, Craig and Charlotte

Accepting Unit 190 Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKinney awards

Accepting Unit 190 Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKinney awards

Another photo of Craig and Dini

Another photo of Craig and Dini

– Craig

Check back often for travel entries by Craig as he continues his bridge odyssey.

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One Response to Club #9: Shuffles Bridge Club in Ocean View, DE

  1. Joanne Wharton says:

    We play in two of Dini’s games when we’re in DE for the summer.; she runs fabulous games. In addition to Dini, Eli is a terrific asset to bridge; he is a great instructor. Craig, you’re also visiting our “home” club, St. Petersburg Bridge Club in FL. I’m looking forward to meeting you on May 16.

    Joanne Wharton

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