Monthly Archives: October 2011

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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Club #85: Long Beach Bridge Club in Long Beach, CA

September 7 This was my first experience of a Regional (Irvine) tournament impacting a local bridge club’s game schedule. What is normally a 20-table game was down to 9 yesterday and 13 today. Good food is a daily occurrence here, … Continue reading

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Club #84: Henderson Bridge Club in Henderson, NV

September 6 This is a full-time club that runs six days a week owned by Carol Warren. Carol owns the building which was formally a bar, but she converted it into a very nice bridge club. The bar is still … Continue reading

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Club #83: Adult Center of Prescott DBC in Prescott, AZ

September 5 Prescott is a growing area in Arizona. It is much higher altitude than the Phoenix area, so it’s cooler by 15 to 20 degrees. Joan Shay runs a game at the senior center that drew 24 tables about … Continue reading

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