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Bridge Corner: October 13, 2016

Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit (TBU).
MATTHEW WON! The American Bridge Association’s (ABA) Mid-Atlantic Section Tournament started off with a bang – bridge games scheduled throughout the day, great places to dine, beautiful location, and the opportunity to socialize with old friends and to make new friends. The Mid-Atlantic Tournament offered Open Pair, Knockout Team, Stratified Swiss Team, and Modified Round Robin games. Yes, folks, we played bridge and we played hard; each participant determined to win BIG!

Alas, on Saturday evening October 8, by unanimous vote, Hurricane Matthew was declared overall winner. Not to worry, we are already planning and looking forward to the Mid-Atlantic Section Tournament in 2017. You are invited. Here are details for upcoming opportunities to compete and/or have fun with the TBU family:

On October 22, 2016, the New Journal & Guide will once again observe its annual ”Impacting Lives Breakfast,” to celebrate its 116th year. The program will take place at the Murry Banquet Center, 455 Brambleton Avenue in Norfolk. It will be a breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon. Individual tickets are $35 a piece; each table will seat 10 guests. If you would like to sit with the Tidewater Bridge Unit members, please contact Jennifer Douglas at (757) 701-0640.

And of course, we offer bridge classes. Learn to play bridge and have fun while you are learning! New bridge classes are starting soon; be a part of a winning pair! TBU is offering affordable bridge classes at the Berkley Senior Center. Each course is six weeks long and the cost is $30. From 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., there will be instruction (lecture); from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., students will work with practice hands/deals. A minimum of three students is required to run a class. The Basic Bridge class is in session on Tuesday mornings at 9:15 a.m. Register now for our upcoming classes. Don’t be left out – register TODAY!

Basic Bridge I – Introduction to Bridge
Basic Bridge II
Two over One
(2/1 Game Force)
Conventions and Beyond
Play of the Hand
and Defense – Advance

Winning Pairs
October 4, 2016

Section A
Aldis Raymond – Lillye Holley
Gloria Maddux – Jennifer Douglas
Adrienne Ivory – Harriet F. Goodrich
Elva N. Taylor – Shirley W. Nottingham
Cindy Burrell-Jones – Evelyn F. Brooks
Wilma Horne – Olethia Everett
Oneida Lacey – Rosemary Whitehurst
Betty L. Warren – Grace W. Setzer
Helen Lake – Geraldine Andrews

Tidewater Bridge Unit Upcoming Activities

Tuesday, October 18
Cooke Suburban
Bridge Game
10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$4 – $5

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Wednesday, October 19
Bon-Ton Bridge Game
10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$4 – $5

All activities are located at the Berkley Senior Center, 925 S. Main Street, Norfolk, Va.
For additional information on classes, games, or tournaments, please call Delores Burney at (757) 321-0825 or Lawrence Owes at (757) 966-5115.

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