Friday, May 6
I woke up at 5:45 to get ready to go to Williamsburg. In case you are wondering why I am backtracking, it is because the Raleigh Bridge Club meets on Thursday and the Colonial DBC, managed by Sam Decroes, meets on Friday. Some parts of this odyssey are dictated by when the clubs meet. Today’s club meets in Windsor Meade, a beautiful room within a retirement community. Sam has done great work teaching in elementary schools in addition to building this club from 6 to 20+ tables.
I played with Unit President, Chuck Sadowski, and we had a very enjoyable game. The first hand of the day, I opened one spade and Chuck held S-Kxxx H-Ax D-x C-AKQxxx. Chuck chose to bid 4D, next person bid 5D, I passed, pass and Chuck bid 6S. They cashed one diamond and I had AJ1087 of spades and played for them to be 3-1 and lost to a doubleton queen. Absolute zero, but we recovered. Thanks to Pat and Ken Richeson for being such great hosts!
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