Monthly Archives: October 2011

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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Club #90: Bridge Center in Palo Alto, CA

September 12 I looked forward to this game for a long time. I met Hamish Bennett at several NABCs and we have struck up a friendship. I played against him for years, so I was sure it would be enjoyable … Continue reading

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Club #89: Santa Barbara Bridge Center in Santa Barbara, CA

September 10 I played with my brother Phil who has really never played duplicate. We played Stayman and Blackwood, and on the second hand of the day we were the only pair to bid to a grand slam that had … Continue reading

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Club #88: Ojai Valley BC in Ojai, CA

September 9 This is a beautiful town in Ventura County. The bridge club meets on Monday and Friday in a local church. The scheduling of this tour takes a great amount of time and requires help at the club end. … Continue reading

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Club #87: Beverly Hills Bridge Club in Los Angeles, CA

September 8 Horrible traffic and almost running out of gas made getting to this game on time an adventure. The club held a team game and our squad consisted of Rand Pinsky, District 23 Director, Elaine and Kathy (Rand’s wife) … Continue reading

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Club #86: Valencia Bridge Club in Santa Clarita, CA

September 8 The Valencia BC in Santa Clarita meets twice a week one of which is Thursday morning. The biggest surprise during the trip occurred when they took a break for lunch. Suddenly one of the players, Kristi Kubo, turned … Continue reading

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