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					                                            American Contract Bridge League District 16

                            Bridge News Bulletin for The Texas Regional Conference
Dallas, Texas                                                                                     Volume 37, No 6                                                              November/December 2005

         Toni Snow Wins 2005                                                                                                                     More Than 4,000
          Oswald and James                                                                                                                       Bridge Players to
         Jacoby Service Award                                                                                                                 Converge on Dallas for
     Toni Snow received the 2005
Oswald and James Jacoby Service
                                           out with hospitality, new player
                                           services, etc. At the District level, she                                                          11-Day Championships
Award at the Dallas Labor Day              has been chairman of the Scorecard
                                                                                                                                                 By Marvin Migdol                 Bidding boxes are used instead
Regional. The Jacoby Service Award is      committee for many years.
                                                                                                                                             DALLAS-More than 4,000            of players verbally bidding. This
given in memory of Oswald & Jim             In addition to being general associate
Jacoby. The annual award is given in       chairman of the 2002 NABC, Toni                  Eric Snow presents the Jacoby              enthusiastic bridge players from the    way, intonation is not given.
recognition of an individual’s             chaired the Entertainment committee              Award to his wife Toni Snow                United States and several foreign       Directors, who are like referees,
outstanding volunteer service to           and was responsible for selecting and                                                       countries will converge on the          monitor play.
District 16.                               negotiating the menu for each night’s                                                       Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion            An estimated 10,000 tables are
  Since moving to Houston from             after game snacks as well as the pre-          1998 Eric Snow, Houston                      for an 11-day tournament                expected to be in play organized by
Midland/Odessa in the mid-1980’s,          game food for the Senior events. She           1997 George & Leah Olivarri, Corpus          sanctioned by American Contract         ACBL, which is headquartered in
Toni Snow has actively volunteered her     planned and contracted the nightly             1996 Howard Wilkins, Abilene                 Bridge League (ACBL). The               Memphis, Tenn. After a steady loss
time and energy culminating with co-       entertainment and even wrote the               1995 Barry Hagedorn, Houston
                                                                                                                                       tournament runs from Thursday,          in membership, ACBL has recently
chairing the Houston 2002 NABC. She        murder mystery skit that was                   1994 Shirley Pagan, Corpus
                                                                                                                                       March 30 through Sunday, April 9,       noted an increase. There are
has been especially active in              presented on Friday night. Now she             1993 Jacque Tucker, San Antonio
                                           has volunteered to help chair the              1992 Henry Baer, Dallas                      2006.                                   160,000 members in the U.S.,
encouraging and teaching new players
and is a frequent volunteer lecturer and   upcoming 2009 NABC.                            1991 Mary Williams, Austin                     It’s not every day that raw novices   Canada, Mexico and Bermuda.
mentor. Her humor and vitality make                 Past Oswald & Jim                     1990 Gerrie Owen, Dallas                     can rub shoulders and play the most     There are approximately 3,500
bridge fun and encourage new players              Jacoby Award Winners                    1989 Dan & Joan Morse, Houston               challenging card game with world        bridge clubs affiliated with ACBL.
to have a good time and come back          2004 Betty Starzek, Houston                    1988 Jim Downs, Houston                      champions.          Actually, less        Many bridge enthusiasts can also
again.                                     2003 Al Lochli, San Antonio                    1987 Judy Jacoby, Dallas                     experienced players usually feel        play online in their computer, 24
  Toni has served on the Houston Unit      2002 Scott Humphrey, Austin                    1986 Cissie Horton, San Antonio              much more comfortable competing         hours a day, seven days a week.
board as both a member and as an           2001 Tom Hughes, Fort Worth                    1985 Sue Barber, San Antonio
                                                                                                                                       against those who have similar          Some seek to have bridge take a
officer. She has chaired and co-chaired    2000 Mary Ross, Corpus                         1984 Ann Carb, Fort Worth
                                                                                                                                       skills. There’s something for every     place at the Olympic table as a sport
several tournaments and often helps        1999 Arlene Weingarten, Houston                1983 Joyce Cook, Houston
                                                                                                                                       level of play in Dallas. Seniors,       of the mind. Bridge enthusiasts
                                                                                                                                       youngsters and those in between         sometimes point out that the brain

       REMEMBERING ALAN TRUSCOTT                                                                                                       can play from breakfast time until
                                                                                                                                       well past midnight. Indeed, there
                                                                                                                                                                               is as important as the muscles.
                                                                                                                                                                               Physicians have found that bridge
                                                                                                                                       will be numerous events for people      playing stimulates the mind and can
                1925-2005                                                                                                              with various numbers of
                                                                                                                                       masterpoints from 0 to well over
                                                                                                                                                                               help to ward off maladies such as
                                                                                                                                                                               dementia and senility or other loss
   Explanation of a Weird                  *Most advanced players would say                  If I had came in earlier to support
                                                                                                                                       20,000. A masterpoint is an award       of mental faculties.
                                           that E should not open 2C due to the           my partner’s Hs, Bob would have
    Deal Is Most Likely                    lack of high card points. 1S would do          likely bid 7 S. Note that there is a Grand
                                                                                                                                       for excellent play. There is no prize       The same hands are played by
       to Be Logical                       nicely. West led the D A                       Slam to be made in either direction!         money such as in poker or               every duo or team and the
    By Marvin Migdol                           In his commentary, Alan                      Director Linda insisted that the deal      blackjack.                              tournament scores how well a pair/
                                           acknowledged that all bridge hands are         was for real. It had not been rigged.          In addition to many of the world’s    team plays as compared with its
                                           equally likely-or unlikely. “In practice,      The truth is that the hands were truly       top players, business moguls such       competition.         Etiquette and
         S-                                a few rather abnormal hands are just a         dealt by chance. My ex used to call          as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet,        courtesy are emphasized. in the
         H AKJ9753                         fraction more likely than the others.”         them ghoulie hands. (A ghoul is some-
                                                                                                                                       celebrities such as Omar Shariff, and   three such international events
                                           You can probably recall some weird 2-          one who robs graves and feeds on             scientists such as Dr. George           annually, smaller tournaments and
         C K108641                         suiters. Most Valley View pairs                corpses.)
  WEST               EAST                                                                                                              Rosenkranz (aged Mexican founder        individual bridge clubs. Some
                                           reached the unbeatable 7-S contract              Anyhow, friends who I hadn’t heard
  S Q108642         S AKJ9753              with the E-W cards; some were                  from in many years called to say that
                                                                                                                                       of Syntex Corporation) are often        professional players earn six-figure
  H-                H-                     doubled.                                       they had read the column. Could you          seen at these bridge tournaments.       incomes from clients.
  D A109753         D KJ8642                  At our table, as shown, I chose to          have remained silent and kept your             The NABC will have a significant         The Hyatt Dallas is close to the
  C Q               C-                     combine some high strategy and a poker         composure through such vul bidding.          economic impact on Dallas. The          West End, a fun area with great
         SOUTH                             expressionless face. However, I con-                                                        tournament is estimated to generate     restaurants, entertainment and
         S-                                fess that I felt like falling out of my                                                     over $4.5 million in revenue for the    shopping. Of course, Dallas is the
         H Q108642                         chair at my partner’s two vulnerable           NOTE: The bridge world was very
                                                                                                                                       city.                                   home to Neiman Marcus.
                                           overcalls over 2C from her right.              saddened at the recent death of Alan            The Championships are open to           What’s that you say? You can’t
         C AJ9753                             I declined to support my partner’s          Truscott, who was bridge columnist for
Both sides were vulnerable. I was N,                                                                                                   the public and can be viewed at no      play much because you have
                                           hearts until the 7 level. (In reality, there   The New York Times for 41 years. He
former wife Grace was S, Bob Powell        was nothing I wouldn’t do for her;             was also a great tournament player,
                                                                                                                                       charge. The public may join in the      young kids? Affordable childcare
was W and I forgot the lady who was        nothing that she wouldn’t do for me.           teacher and author. To avoid any copy-       play for a nominal fee. Top-notch       is available. Call (800) 467-1623.
E. The bidding:                            We went through life doing nothing for         right infringement, I’m going to para-       bridge teachers/speakers will offer         Hotel reservations for Dallas
EAST SOUTH WEST NORTH                      one another.)                                  phrase his column of June 23, 1984,          game tips and a large display of        ($129 at the Hyatt) can be made by
2C*      2H        3H         Pass          Bob (west) thought a while before             about an actual deal at Dallas’ Valley       bridge books and paraphernalia will     calling (800) 773-5069.
3S       4C        4NT        Pass         doubling 7H, rather than bidding 7S.           View, when it was located on the south-      be available. Many players wear             For ACBL and tournament
6D       Pass      6S         7H           He would likely take his D A and where         west corner of LBJ and Preston. Linda
Pass     Pass      Dbl.      All Pass
                                                                                                                                       bridge or card garb. Players without    information call (800) 467-1623.
                                           were his partner’s 2C points?                  Spangler was director that day.              partners are matched up, generally      Media inquiries can be directed to
                                                                                                                                       with a player who has similar skills.   me at

       WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKING NEWS!!!                                                                                                 AMERICAN CONTRACT BRIDGE LEAGUE
                                                                                                                                                    DISTRICT 16
   Bermuda Bowl: Silver Medal - District 16 Member Bob Hamman, Dick Freeman, Jeff                                                                    SCORECARD
   Meckstroth, Nick Nickell, Eric Rodwell and Paul Soloway. Bronze Medal - Russ                                                                   Bridge News Bulletin for
   Ekeblad, Fred Gitelman, Eric Greco, Geoff Hampson, Brad Moss, Ron Rubin.                                                                    The Texas Regional Conference
                                                                                                                                                   4744 Alta Vista Circle
                                                                                                                                                   Dallas, TX 75229-2919
   Senior Cup: Gold Medal - Rose Meltzer, Garey Hayden, Alan Sontag, Peter Weichsel,
   Lew Stansby and Roger Bates.

   Transnational Open Teams: Gold Medal - Peter Schneider, Grant Baze, Piotr Gawrys
   and Marcin Lesnieswki. Silver Medal - District 16 Member Bart Bramley, Bjorn Fallenius,
   Warren Spector, Chip Martel and Roy Welland.
      For all the results please visit
Page 2, Scorecard, November/December, 2005

           Message from District 16 President                                                                                                              NAP ANNOUCEMENT
                                                                                                                                     After consulting District 10 NAP Coord (Russ Jones) ACBL (Rick Beye)
                                                                remaining tournaments this fall. Since
                                                                                                                                     District 16 Rep (Dan Morse) - District 16 will implement the following for
                                             Yearly, retired military police officers   the last issue we have visited Wichita
                                                                                                                                     displaced bridge players: Players who qualified at the club level in District
                                           gather in one of the many cities in the      Falls, New Braunfels, Abilene, Fort
                                                                                                                                     10 and are planning to return will be given a pass through to the District 10
                                           United States. This year’s reunion was       Worth and Humble. In November we
                                                                                                                                     final in Jackson, Mississippi the second weekend in January, 2006 (per
                                           in Milwaukee, WI. Several weeks              will visit Puerto Vallarta and then spend
                                                                                                                                     Russ Jones - confirm with him). Players living in District 16 who do not
                                           before departing for Wisconsin, I called     Thanksgiving at the fall NABCs in
                                                                                                                                     plan to return or who wish to continue in Texas may use D10 club qualifier
                                           the ACBL and inquired about the              Denver.
                                                                                                                                     to play in any Unit Final and, if qualifying, may advance to D16 final in San
                                           availability of bridge. I was in luck they     In Wichita Falls, the attendance was
                                                                                                                                     Antonio January 14-15, 2006. Players who wish to do this should confirm
                                           were having the Milwaukee Fall Fest          less than expected but that did not take
                                                                                                                                     with John Zilic. Players must make a choice and will not be allowed both
                                           Sectional. My wife and I played the          away from a great tournament! Those
                                                                                                                                     options. This information should be posted so that all players affected
           Dewitt Hudson                   morning games and participated in a          of you who did not attend missed a
                                                                                                                                     should have access to it.
                                           stratified team/pairs event. This event      great treat. The members prepared all
  Days after Hurricane Katrina, Texas      is really popular in that area of the        types of refreshments – cakes, pies,
was hit by Hurricane Rita. Several         country. The purpose of this story is        devilled eggs, sandwiches and brisket.
Texas cities were severely damaged. In     that when ever you plan to visit             My compliments to the many cooks
order to assist them, District 16 will     another city call the ACBL and               who came in shifts throughout the
have STaC games December 12-17 with        ascertain the location of the bridge         tournament. I highly recommend all
all proceeds going to rebuild the          clubs.                                       bridge players plan to visit the Wichita
flooded bridge facilities. Please make a       Dan Morse, District 16                   Falls sectional in 2006.
point of supporting these games so that    Representative, and Bert Onstott,               A visit to New Braunfels was a
we, as a District, can help the damaged    President of Unit 174 recently attend        definite treat. Mayor Bruce Boyer was
bridge clubs reopen as soon as possible.   a Unit Growth Seminar in Houston.            presented an honorary membership of
Additionally, if you or any                They both highly praised the efforts         the ABCL prior to the Saturday
organization would like to assist, you     of Donna Compton during the seminar.         afternoon session. He was surprised
can send donations to District 16, Bank    She shared many ideas with the               to see so many of his constituents
of America ATTN: Jose Castillo, 5295       participants and is currently helping        playing in the sectional. Prior to
South Cooper Street, Arlington, TX         them to organize committees for              attending the tournament, Mayor
76017.                                     developing various growth programs.          Boyer asked his mother advise about
   Realizing that 2006 is a couple of      This seminar is sponsored by the             playing bridge. In response, she said,
months away, Sandy Campbell,               ACBL and is currently free to the            “bid 7NT and it will be doubled.”
District 16 GNT Coordinator, would         hosting unit. Contact Donna and get          Thinking that this game sounded
like for all units planning on             on her calendar today at 214.373.7055        interesting, Mayor Boyer decided to
participating in the GNT to provide        or                   stay and kibitz the bridge. Both he and
an email address to her. Sandy may be         Elizabeth and I really enjoyed our        the bridge players enjoyed their
reached at 214.766.2571 or                 service and are looking forward to our       afternoon together.

                                            BEST EFFORTS
         By Dick McLamore                      The early auction on the second          and she had a red A for down one. The
  In 1987 or 88, my wife and I went to     board was much the same, and after           traveler revealed that 3 notrump had
San Antonio to play in an ABA              slightly less thought, North bid 3 no        been bid and made at all the other tables.
tournament. She was a beginner then.       trump. This time dummy had a small              As our score was being entered,
The Mixed Pairs was played in a 9          doubleton, and his Q x x succumbed to        “Emma Jean” said, “You know, partner,
round, 3 boards a round format. We         my wife’s (she was at his left) K J x x      I don’t think I am getting your best
were EW, and at the 7th round we came      x and my A x x. She won another trick,       efforts tonight”.
to a table where North was a tall, thin    so down two was the only EW plus
man whose name I never learned, and        score.
South was a woman from Houston who            The third board started in the now                 Attention!!!
had been described to me as “the Emma      familiar way. My spade holding was A
Jean Hawes of the ABA”. I started          K 4 2. Again, after some time, he bid 3
                                                                                               New Life Masters
playing duplicate in Fort Worth in         notrump over 3 diamonds. My wife                      When you become
1955, so this brought to mind expert       led the spade 5, and dummy had 7.6.3.                   a Life Master
play, together with constant calm and      It had not been long since I had read            Please send your picture to
unfailing courtesy.                        the Mollo Menagerie episode featuring                    Scorecard,
   On the first board they bid hearts      this suit alignment, so I had no                    4744 Alta Vista Circle
and the minors, and when South’s 3         difficulty in winning trick one with the
                                                                                                 Dallas, TX 75229
diamond call came around to North, he      A, and leading the deuce at trick two
had to decide whether to risk 3            without breaking tempo. North took
                                                                                                     or email to
notrump with Q x x of spades. After        care of the breaking tempo department, 
long thought, he passed. South had J x     but after a pause that made his earlier
x of spades. Traveling scores were being   ponderings seem brief, he played the
used, and 3 notrump had been bid and       10. My wife’s J won, and her third
made at every other table.                 and last spade gave us 4 spade tricks,                  Attention!!!
           DISTRICT 16 TOURNAMENTS                                                                Photographers
                                                                                              Swiss Team Winners
  Dallas (Richardson)                                                        3-6            Please arrange swiss teams
  San Antonio                                                                3-6            with the 2 shortest players
  PUERTO VALLARTA REGIONAL                                                  7-13           standing in the back and the
  Austin NLM (NEW LOCATION)                                                12-13           remaining two players sitting
                             DECEMBER                                                       down in chairs in the front.
  San Antonio (Bailey’s)                                                      1-4          Carefully label the players left
  Houston (B&G Studio) 299er                                                  2-4              to right, back to front
  Austin                                                                     5-8
  San Antonio                                                              13-16
                                                                                                   Pair Winners
  D16 NAP Finals (San Antonio)                                             14-15           Please place players standing
  Harlingen                                                                20-22            side by side with shoulders
  Richardson (Dallas)                                                      26-29           touching. Carefully label the
                              FEBRUARY                                                          players left to right.                                           SCORECARD
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                                                                                              DEADLINE for the                       Memphis, TN 28116-3847. Yearly          request. Pictures cannot be returned.
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  Temple                                                                     3-5            Articles and Columns: Dec 6th                                                          Executive: Donna Compton
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                          DISTRICT 16 NEW LIFE MASTERS

   Sibyl Bellview          Milton Birmingham                Juanita Buck                Millie Dennis                Edna Duggan                Judy Edmiston                 Pete Hanson                 Nandial Khatri
      Baycliff                 Fort Worth                     Temple                     Kingwood                       Tyler                       Dallas                      Houston                    Sugar Land

  Martha Murphy              John Overstreet              James Simmons                 Nelda Terry               Barbara Traphagen               Lue Waddle                 Margaret Wallis                Paul Wear
     Abilene                   Carrollton                   Kingwood                      Irving                     Fort Worth                     Dallas                    Weatherford                    Houston

                New                                        Milestones                            Bronze (500 MPs)
            Life Masters
Sibyl Bellview, Bacliff; Milton
Birmingham, Fort Worth; Juanita
                                                    Diamond (5000 MPs)
                                             Nancy Kornegay, North Richland Hills;
                                             Stephen Schwall, Houston.
                                                                                        Sally Blewett, Beaumont; William
                                                                                        Breslin, Katy; Sonia Bryant, Spring;
                                                                                        Judy Byrne, San Angelo; Aural Davis,
                                                                                                                                                  Election Time!!!
Buck, Temple; Sue Davies, Dallas;                       Gold (2500 MPs)                 Dimmitt; Pepper Drebes, Laredo; Irene
Millie Dennis, Kingwood; Diane               Mary Bartley, Bullard; Jack Rollier,       Faletto, Heath; Jerry Heckman,
                                                                                                                                                                   District 16
Dillman, Irving; Edna Duggan, Tyler;         Allen.                                     Beaumont; Margot Hirsch, Arlington;                                      Board Elections
Judy Corey Edmiston, Dallas; Mary                      Silver (1000 MPs)                Mary Le Grand, Houston; Kathryn
Farley, Fairview; Peter Hanson,              Anna Box, Fort Worth; Christoph Eick,      Locke, Midland; Margaret Lowry,
Houston; Nandial Khatri, Sugar Land;         Houston; Michael Estep, Hurst;             Pampa; Barbara Nance, Bryan; Caron
                                                                                                                                                District 16 Board Elections will be held during
Mary Kocurek, Austin; Martha                 Shirley George, Austin; Margaret           Peck, Arlington; Marge Rambo,                        the District Board Meeting at the Houston Regional
Murphy, Abilene; John Overstreet,            Gregory, Abilene; E. Patricia Hefner,      Sweeny; Virginia Reinier, Joshua;                              on Saturday, February 11, 2006
Carrollton;     James     Simmons,           Stafford; Alice Hendry, Dallas; Melva      Jennifer Stocker, Austin; Joyce Stone,
Kingwood; Nelda Terry, Irving;               Keil, Houston; Dorothy Lohn,               Denton; Marti Tinnerstet, Iowa Park.
Barbara Traphagen, Fort Worth; Lue           Richmond; Richard Miller, Mission;                NEW LIFE MASTERS                                 If you are interested in running for a position
Waddle, Dallas; Margaret Wallis,             Jimmy Reynolds, Arlington; Marcia            Please send picture to Scorecard,                please contact your District Board Unit Representative
Weatherford; Paul Wear, Houston;             Joy Varel, Dallas; Natalie Wernet,          4744 Alta Vista Circle, Dallas, TX
Sharon Wilson, Stratford.                    Houston.                                   75229 or

                                             Dallas Unit 176 Board Nominates Six Candidates
                                                                                  Political advertisement paid for by Dallas Unit 176

                                                     The Dallas Bridge Association, ACBL Unit 176, announces its
                                                slate of candidates for the upcoming election of Unit Board Members.
                                           The election will be held at the Dallas 2006 Winter Sectional, January 26-29, 2006.
                                                   The Voting Booth will be open ONE HOUR before each session.

        Bob Butterfield                    Mary Jane McGinnis                   Therese Milford                       Kevin Pheiffer                     Kevin Podsiadlik                        Charlie Price

         BOB BUTTERFIELD                     Metropolitan Dallas volunteer (serving     corporate career concentrated on             playing again. My hope that we all can        earned Bachelor’s, Master’s, and
    I was born in Ruston, Louisiana.         as a member of Agency Review Panels        teaching custom computer software to         provide both a high level of respect and      Doctorate degrees at Texas A & M –
  My family moved to Pascagoula,             and of the Stewardship Review              end udders. Teaching has been a              competition for our opponents.                Commerce in the field of education.
  Mississippi when I was 10 years            Committee). Now that I am retired, I       fundamental part of my life. Inspired          Professionally, I am an architect for a     While I was a student there, I
  old. I attended undergraduate and          have the time to give back to the game     by my daughter, I have become an             firm that specializes in designing com-       participated in the National
  law school at the University of            that has come to mean so much to me.       ACBL accredited bridge teacher and I         mercial interior office spaces. My day        Collegiate Bridge Championship.
  Mississippi. Since 1968 I have             I believe our Unit should work hard to     am pursuing teaching bridge in our local     job allows me to strategically solve          Shortly after graduation from college
  practiced law with the law firm of         get new players involved in the game       schools.                                     complex problems for clients. While at        I earned my Life Master’s in bridge.
  Gardere Wynne & Sewell LLP, a              and ensure that they have positive,          I truly love playing bridge and enjoy      the bridge table, I have an opportunity          After a fifteen year hiatus from
  large regional firm based in Dallas. I     enjoyable experiences when they play       teaching others this great game!             to solve (and create) other types of          bridge I resumed playing in the early
  was a partner of the firm from 1976        at clubs and tournaments. I am willing                KEVIN PHEIFFER                    problems.                                     1990’s. I served on the board of
  until earlier this year when I retired     to use my experience to try and make          I was born in Ohio, and have been           But it is just a game, and in my humble     Unit 176 for six years and was
  and became “of counsel” to the firm.       that happen.                               living in the Dallas area over 40 years. I   opinion, both the club and unit games         president for one year. I was
     I have been married to my wife                MARY JANE MCGINNIS                   started playing bridge as a teen while in    should always be structured with the          president of District 16 for one year
  Julie, who is also a duplicate bridge          I have lived and taught school in      high school. I even played a bit at the      intention of providing a collegial FUN        and served as the financial
  player, for 34 years. We have two          Dallas for 33 years. I began playing       Dallas area club level in the early 70’s,    atmosphere. I will do what I can to           chairperson for the Dallas Spring
  adult children, a daughter, Laurie,        bridge in college, but have only become    and as you may not have hears, things        provide that atmosphere to our new-           National tournament in 1996. I
  and a son, Bill.                           active in duplicate bridge since 2000. I   were much different in the clubs level       comers.                                       served as Executive Secretary for the
     I began playing duplicate bridge        have served on the DBA board since         then. Thank God for today’s Zero Tol-                 KEVIN PODSIADLIK                     District 16 board for several years.
  about 15 years ago and played              July 2003. Since beginning my term, I      erance Policy…)                                It’s hard to believe, but it was 20 years      Five years ago, I retired from the
  regularly for three years. After a         have been successful in starting an            After college, I played very infre-      ago when I played in my first ACBL            Texas public school system after
  several year hiatus while my children      after-school bridge program at Hillcrest   quently, until thirteen years ago, when      tournament, under the guidance of my          thirty years as administrator and
  were still at home, I began playing        High School in DISD. If re-elected, I      I started playing weekly with friends.       high school’s Spanish teacher. Need-          moved to the Lake Texoma area with
  again regularly about 3 and ½ years        would like to see more programs started    Eventually, through the urging of a          less to say, I was hooked right there.        my wife Melanie. I am now a
  ago. I love the mental challenge           in all of the Dallas area high schools.    friend, I decided to set serious about       Since that time, including the past nine      Professor of Education at
  presented by bridge as well as the                 THERESA MILFORD                    developing my bridge skills. I took          years here in Dallas, bridge has given        Southeastern Oklahoma State
  opportunity to enjoy the company             Growing up in a card playing family,     some lessons, started studying and play-     much to me, and it is time for me to give     University living in the southern area
  of other players.                          I learned to play bridge as a child. The   ing duplicate bridge passionately.           something back. It would be an honor          of Sherman.
    I have been an active community          tradition of playing bridge is strong        I really enjoy the competition and the     to serve on the unit board during such           Bridge has been very good to me
  volunteer throughout career, serving       throughout my extended family. As a        camaraderie at both the clubs and tour-      an important time as this spring’s            and I am eager to return to the service
  on the Board of The 500 Inc. (of           result, I have been playing bridge for     nament levels, but initially there were      NABC tournament.                              of the unit. If elected I promise to
  which my wife and I were President),       over 30 years.                             some considerations about the friendli-                   CHARLIE PRICE                    do my best to represent the best
  the Dallas Theater Center,                   My personal goal is to teach the game    ness, rudeness from duplicate bridge            I began playing bridge in college in       interests of all members of the unit.
  Shakespeare Festival of Dallas and         of bridge to others. While working on      players. Old or new news, some people        Weatherford, Oklahoma, in the middle
  Gryphon Players, as well as being          a Computer Science and then an MBA         still carry that image with them. I even     1960’s. Following a stint in the Navy,          VOTE...VOTE...VOTE!
  an active United Way of                    degree, I tutored other students. My       had that image embedded until I started      I moved to Commerce, Texas, where I
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                     Dallas Labor Day Regional August 30-September 5, 2005

    Tues Bkted KO Teams Bkt II                Wed Eve Strat Swiss Teams C             Wed Eve Strat Swiss Teams A                 Wed Bkted KO Teams Bkt I                Wed Bkted KO Teams Bkt II
 Caroline Baumann & Jean Townsend            Barbara Chang & Shirley Ashby             Larue Stott & Dorsey Shaw                 Janet Adams & Sandra Marlin              Betty Smith & Marge Irvine
      Ruth Green & David Begin                Colin Chang & Clifford Kent             Howard Tureff & Ann Roberts                Kurt Brescoll & Mike Marlin          Patsy Williams & Edwyna Testerman

     Wed Bkted KO Teams Bkt III               Thurs Strat Swiss Teams B                 Thurs Strat Swiss Teams C                Thurs Bkted KO Teams Bkt III            Fri Morn Compact KO Teams
    Daksha Adhia & Robin Johnson           Evelyn Smith & Kathleen Midkiff              Diane Dillman & Sue Rowe                Nancy Harralson & Norma Edsel           Margot Hirsch & Linda McDaniel
     Sandra Parker & Bob Arnett              David Pennington & Jan Hart                   Connie & Ray Booth                     Lue Waddle & Adele Hudgins             Mark Hatten & Bryan Morgan

     Fri Eve Strat BAM Teams A                Fri Eve Strat BAM Teams B                 Fri Bkted KO Teams Bkt II                 Fri Bkted KO Teams Bkt III                Sat Bkted KO Teams III
 Jessica Comeau & James LaFountain           Mark Craiker & Dorsey Shaw                Shaun Chooi & Mark Hupert                   Ruth Green & David Begin               Pat Jortner & Mark Craiker
    John Zilic & Miachael Dalton          Catherine Tucker & Douglas Tucker            Brady Allen & Mark Lombard               Jo McDaniel & Dick Erdenberger            Doug Tucker & Don Merry

                                         Melody Euler-James La Fountain,          II-Barry Schaffer, Frisco 2. Alan Stout,   A4/5.B3. Steve Birnbaum-Tom Pearce-
                                         Temple-Jack Lacy, Round Rock-James       AR-John Sutherlin, Dallas-Tobi             Bob Butterfield, Dallas-James Esker,
                                         Thurtell, Dallas 3/4. Marcia Powell-     Sokolow, Austin-Derrell Childs,            Richardson C1. Roy Booth-Connie
                                         Gary Powell-Jerry Bigler, Austin-        Garland-Greg Hinze, San Antonio-           Booth, Duncanville-Diane Dillman,
                                         Patricia Lozano, San Antonio 3/4. S      Nagy Kamel, Plano 3/4. Jack                Irving-Sue Rowe, Fort Worth C2.
                                         Kohan-Tarek Radjef, Dallas-David         Borenstein, Dallas-Steven Kastner,         Jacqueline Fetzer-Donna Maddox-
                                         Horner, Carrollton-Marcus Poe Jr,        Plano-Ned Nolte, Fort Worth-Jim            Betty Kyle Moore-Eleanor Lipscomb,
                                         Plano Bkt II 1. Edwyna Testerman,        Clark, Double Oak 3/4. Shyanne             Houston C3. Karen Franklin, Rowlett-
                                         Longview-Patsy Williams, Gilmer-         Merritt-Marcia Hansen, Plano-Gay           Betty Ellis-Pat Lewis-Carol Rieger,
     Sat-Sun Bkted KO Teams II           Margaret Irvine, Plano-Betty Smith,      Schleicher, Richardson-Hilda Lacher,       Rockwall.                                    Fri-Sat Bkted KO Teams Bkt I
    Wed Eve Strat Swiss Teams B          Dallas 2. Sue Vaughan, Rockwall-Mary     Dallas.                                       Thurs Zip KO Teams 1. Larry          Mark Bumgardern & Nancy Korneygay
     Murray Berger, Nick Nolte           Earley, Allen-Shirley Gregory,              Thurs Bkted KO Teams Bkt I 1.           Davis-Louis Sachar, Austin-Thomas              Bill Staats & Hugh Hillaker
           Jack Borenstein               Richardson-Kay Cointment, Dallas 3/      Alan Stout, AR-Tobi Sokolow, Austin-       Corlett, Waco-James LaFountain,             Steve Kornegay & Kimmel Jones
    Kevin Podsiadlik & Jim Clark         4. Charles Gibson Jr,-Burt Kifer-        John Sutherlin, Dallas-Greg Hinze-Ira      Temple 2. Doug Couchman, Arlington-         Steve, Nancy, Hugh and Kimmel
       James Lilly (Inset) joined                                                                                                                                    also won Sun Compact KO Teams Bkt I
                                         Dorothy Bedford, Arlington-John          Hessel, San Antonio-Nagy Kamel,            Joe Clark-Mary Ann Stewart, Dallas-
      the above team to win the
    Thurs Bkted KO Teams Bkt II          Willett, Grand Prairie 3/4. Gail         Plano 2. Shawn Quinn, Richmond-Joan        Michael Purkiss, DeSoto.
        Kevin & Jack also won            Simpson-Helen Cash-Gladys Barley,        Jackson-Petra Hamman, Dallas-Nancy           Fri Compact KO Teams 1. Bryan         Irving-Gay Anderson, Garland-David
          Sat Zip KO Teams               Wichita Falls-Malcolm Barnebey,          Passell, Plano 3/4. Marilyn Arnold,        Morgan, Dallas-Mark Hatten,             Taylor, FL 3/4. Edward Greene, Dallas-
                                         Plano 5/8. Oleta Looney-Verdie White-    San Antonio-Derrell Childs, Garland-       Carrollton-Margot Hirsch, Arlington-    Betsy Berg, San Antonio-Delinda
  Tues Bkted KO Teams Bkt I 1.           Bonnie Blankinship-Monica Mitchell,      Hemant Lall-Justin Lall, Plano-Michael     Linda McDaniel, Denton 2. David         Verner, Abilene-Charles Raines, Katy
Chris Compton, Dallas-John Zilic,        AR 5/8. Loni Christensen-Bettie Reed-    Dalton, Carrollton-John Zilic, Houston     Begin-Ruth Green-Jo McDaniel-Dick       5/8. Sue Vaughan, Rockwall-Evelyn
Houston-Michael Dalton, Carrollton-      Ann Lewis, Dallas-Marjorie Kidd,         3/4. Fran Beard-John Fisher-Bobby          Erdenberger, Georgetown 3. Philip       Smith-Kathleen Midkiff, Temple-
Colby Vernay, IL-Barry Schaffer,         Plano Bkt III 1. Robert Arnett,          Wolff-Judy Kay-Wolff, Dallas Bkt II        Duterme, Bellaire-James Nichols Jr,     Mary Earley, Allen.
Frisco-Martha Stewart Lucas, GA 2.       Houston-Sandra Parker, Sugar Land-       1. Ned Nolte, Fort Worth-Jim Clark,        Sugar Land-Joyce Garner, Pearland-         Fri Eve Strat BAM Teams A1.
Mark Bumgardner, Carrollton-Bill         Daksha Adhia, Missouri City-Robin        Double Oak-James Lilly-Kevin               Irene Baker, Houston 4. Charles         James LaFountain, Temple-John Zilic,
Staats, Southlake-Stephen Kornegay-      Johnson, Kingwood 2. Charlene            Podsiadlik-Jack Borenstein-Murray          Grimes, Midland-Irene Oppenheim-        Houston-Michael Dalton, Carrollton-
Nancy Kornegay, North Richland Hills-    Goodman, Flint-Edna Duggan, Tyler-       Berger, Dallas 2. Scott Young-Martha       NJ-Charles Raines, Katy-Jerry           Jessica Comeau, Grand Prairie A2. Pat
Hugh Hillaker, Grand Prairie- Kimmel     Roger Ellingson-Connie Ellingson, AR     Young, Dallas-Mym Young-Clay               Carmichael, Wylie.                      Cassidy, Arlington-Linda Spangler,
Jones, Euless 3/4. George Trenholm-      3/4. James Nichols Jr, Sugar Land-       Young, NC 3/4. Marcia Joy Varel-             Fri Bkted KO Teams Bkt I 1. Mark      Duncanville-Jack Lacy, Round Rock-
Bob Friz, Leonard-B Tyson, Plano-        Barbara Babbitt-Joanne Chadderdon-       Milton Aston-Carol Nicoud-Joanna           Bumgardner, Carrollton-Bill Staats,     James Thurtell, Dallas A3. Emily
Jeanne Kretz, McKinney 3/4. Ann          Ann Blohm, Houston 3/4. Jacqueline       Kaspar, Dallas 3/4. Larry Davis-           Southlake-Hugh Hillaker, Grand          Leake-Brenda Baker, Tyler-Betty
Roberts, Garland-Howard Tureff-          Fetzer-Donna Maddox-Betty Kyle           Patrick Long-Louis Sachar-Robert           Prairie-Kimmel Jones, Euless-Stephen    Kirkwood-George Kirkwood, Lindale
Dorsey Shaw, Plano-Larue Stott, Dallas   Moore-Eleanor Lipscomb, Houston 5/       Donathan, Austin 5/8. Mickey Tryon,        Kornegay-Nancy Kornegay, North          A4.B1. Catherine Tucker, Dallas-
Bkt II 1. David Begin-Ruth Green-        8. Carol Scott-Elizabeth Hutchison-      Arlington-Nelda Terry-Dorothy              Richland Hills 2. Eric Snow-Toni        Dorsey Shaw-Douglas Tucker, Plano-
Caroline Baumann-Jean Townsend,          Ken Quinton-Jeri Quinton, Fort           Martin-Mary Baxter, Irving 5/8. Joyce      Snow-George Fox-Carolyne Fox,           Mark Craiker, Carrollton A5.B2. Louis
Georgetown 2. Willie Bumgardner,         Worth.                                   Klein-Benjamin Klein-Irene Baker,          Houston 3/4. Martha Stewart Lucas,      Sachar-Larry Davis-Robert Donathan-
Bedford-Bill Osborn, Frisco-Randolph        Wed Eve Strat Swiss Teams A1.         Houston-Joyce Garner, Pearland Bkt         GA-Alexander Kolesnik-Eddie Bass-       Patrick Long, Austin B3/5. Patsy
Worsham-Helen Worsham, Dallas 3/4.       Ann Roberts, Garland-Howard Tureff-      III 1. Lue Waddle-Norma Edsel-Adele        David Sokolow, Austin-Chris             Walters, Fort Worth-Virginia Reinier,
Ginger Rhamey, Murchison-Helen           Dorsey Shaw, Plano-Larue Stott,          Hudgins-Nancy Harralson, Dallas 2.         Compton, Dallas 3/4. Melody Gann-       Joshua-Ann        Kennemer-Robert
Shaw, Athens-Sylvere Luquette-Wilma      Dallas A2. Bob Friz-George Trenholm,     Millicent Wear-Paul Wear, Houston-         William White, Arlington-Annette        Kennemer, Burleson B3/4.C1/2.
Luquette, Van 3/4 Joan Thorne-Joann      Leonard-Jeanne Kretz, McKinney-B         James Simmons-Frances Simmons,             McCarty-Jay Gibson, Lewisville Bkt      Bonnie Shea-Cecil Parsons, Plano-Anne
Court, OK-Terry Manz-Carol Manz,         Tyson, Plano A3.B1. Ned Nolte, Fort      Kingwood 3/4. Shirley Ashby, Dallas-       II 1. Brady Allen-Shaun Chooi-Mark      Brown-Bob Ingebritson, Carrollton B3/
Amarillo 5/8. Bobbie Grier-Robert        Worth-Jim Clark, Double Oak-James        Colin Chang-Barbara Chang, Arlington-      Hupert-Mark Lombard, Dallas 2. Doug     5.C1/2. Florence Bergbauer-David
Hall-Daniel Dwyer-Mary Ann Hall,         Lilly-Kevin         Podsiadlik-Jack      Clifford Kent Jr, TN 3/4. Jim Harp-        Couchman, Arlington-Joe Clark,          Clegg, Dallas-Glenda Cooper,
Abilene 5/8. Charles Morse-Nancy         Borenstein-Murray Berger, Dallas         Rolly Steen-Mark Shekter-Jim Farmer,       Dallas-William Garrard Jr-Donna         Carrollton-Roland Cooper, Plano C3.
Morse, McKinney-Glen Tolle-Ann           A4.B2.C1. Shirley Ashby, Dallas-Colin    Dallas 5/8. Winford Boyd-Janice Boyd,      Garrard, Irving 3/4. Edwyna             Roger Marlatt-Barbara Babbitt-Joanne
Tolle, Plano Bkt III 1. Stephen          Chang-Barbara Chang, Arlington-          Euless-Joe Dean-Donna Dean, Keller         Testerman, Longview-Patsy Williams,     Chadderdon-Ann Blohm, Houston.
Hibbard-Glen Terrell-Penny Mixon,        Clifford Kent Jr, TN A5. Grady Fuller,   5/8. Elizabeth Smith, Whitehouse-Ola       Gilmer-Marion Fink, San Antonio-          Fri Zip KO Teams 1. Louis Sachar-
Arlington-David Pearlman, Trophy         Kennedale-Leonard McCormick,             Fay Anderson, Tyler-Carol Walliser,        Margaret Irvine, Plano-Pearl            Patrick Long-Larry Davis-Alexander
Club-Stewart DeJournett, North           Leander-Gail Wells, Plano-Michael        Chandler-Martha Taft, Lindale.             Weinstein, Dallas 3/4. Ann Tolle-Glen   Kolesnik, Austin 2. Charles
Richland Hills 2. Ronald Neben-Ann       Walrath, Keller B3.C2. F Partin-Karen       Thurs Eve Strat Swiss Teams A1.         Tolle, Plano-Charles Morse-Nancy        Maccracken, TN-Bill Wittmann, CO-
Couch, Fort Worth-Arthur Wikoff,         Partin-H Joe Perry, McKinney-            Gary Powell-Marcia Powell-Jerry            Morse, McKinney 5/8. Gloria Krauter,    Patty Holmes, NV-L Snyder,
Crowley-Barbara Jones, Cleburne 3/4.     Suzanne Perry, McKinney C3. Ann          Bigler, Austin-Patricia Lozano, San        OK-Gay Roach, Nacogdoches-              Richardson.
Susan Trimble-Bill Trimble-Bob Case-     Bailey-Hal Noelke, Mertzon-Joy           Antonio A2.B1. Evelyn Smith-David          Randolph Worsham-Helen Worsham,           Sat Bkted KO Teams Bkt I 1. Bart
Barbara Meiners, AR 3/4. Doloris         McKenzie-Smith-Pamela Gladysz,           Pennington-Jan         Hart-Kathleen       Dallas Bkt III 1. David Begin-Ruth      Bramley-Judy Bramley-Sidney
Eldredge, Rowlett-June Price, Heath-     Fort Worth.                              Midkiff, Temple A3.B2. Bob Scallan,        Green-Jo McDaniel-Dick Erdenberger,     Lazard, Dallas-Colby Vernay, IL-Barry
Bonnie Barker-Phyllis Savell, Dallas.       Thurs Bkted KO Teams 1. Chris         Dallas-Mimi Zavitkovsky-Patricia           Georgetown 2. Roy Booth-Connie          Schaffer, Frisco 2. David Horner-
   Wed Bkted KO Teams Bkt I 1.           Compton, Dallas-Martha Stewart           Rose, Dallas-Suresh Agrawal, Rowlett       Booth, Duncanville-Diane Dillman,       Michael Dalton, Carrollton-Stephen
Sandra Marlin-Mike Marlin, KY-Kurt       Lucas, GA-Ira Hessel, San Antonio-       A4/5. Gregory Ingolia-Jamie Ingolia-       Irving-Sue Rowe, Fort Worth 3/4.        Sinclair-Hua Yang, Plano 3/4. Alan
Brescoll-Janet Adams, Mansfield 2.       Marcus Poe Jr, Plano-Colby Vernay,       Ralda St Pierre-John Erickson, Houston     Marlow Muldoon-Joyce Muldoon,           Stout, AR-Tobi Sokolow, Austin-Ira
                                                                                                                                      Scorecard, November/December, 2005, Page 5

                     Dallas Labor Day Regional August 30-September 5, 2005

     Sat Bkted KO Teams Bkt IV                Sat Bkted KO Teams Bkt V                 Sat Eve Strat Swiss Teams A1/2          Sun Compact KO Teams Bkt II                   Sun Eve Swiss Teams A
   David Buck & Milt Birmingham               Gay Czikora & Bonnie Shea                 Martha Lucas & Buddy Bass             Zachary Brescoll & Sandra Marlin            Marilyn Arnold & Buddy Bass
    Joe Kosanda & Renee Franco                 Jim Harp & Rolly Steen                 Chris Compton & David Sokolow             Kurt Brescoll & Janet Adams                John Zilic & Derrell Childs

    Mon Strati-Flted Swiss Teams A           Mon Strati-Flted Swiss Teams X           Mon Strati-Flted Swiss Teams B           Mon Strati-Flted Swiss Teams C           Mon Strat 299er Swiss Teams ABC
     Jack Lacy & Linda Spangler               Julia Hirsch & Ilene Greene               Neal Shores & Becky Price            Leah Stapleton & Darko Jevremovic             Carol Rieger & Betty Ellis
     Tom Hughes James Thurtell                 Paul Hirsch & Larue Stott             Nancy Peterson & Jimmy Reynolds               Phil Kaiser & Joe Veal                 Pat Lewis & Karen Franklin

   Tues-Wed Bkted KO Teams Bkt I            Sun Compact KO Teams Bkt III                Thurs Bkted KO Teams Bkt I               Sat Eve Strat Swiss Teams C              Tues Bkted KO Teams Bkt III
     Barry Schaffer, Martha Lucas           Donna Garrard & Mark Dumdei                Barry Schaffer & Martha Lucas         Caroline Baumann & Jean Townsend            Sun Compact KO Teams Bkt IV
           Michael Dalton                    Bill Garrard & Kenneth Haley              Colby Vernay & Chris Compton            Mickie Daman & Beverly Green           Penny Mixon & (NP) David Pearlman
    Colby Vernay & Chris Compton                 Donna & Bill also won                  (NP) Ira Hessel & Marc Poe                 Caroline & Jean also won               Glen Terrell & Steve Hibbard
                                               Tues Win An Entry Prs B                                                           Sun Morn Strat Open Prs C

Hessel-Greg Hinze, San Antonio-Dan       Georgetown B2.C2. John Chaplik-            Childs, Garland-John Zilic, Houston-    B3/4. Bob Scallan-Shaun Chooi,           Rockwall A2. Marlow Muldoon-Joyce
Morse, Houston-Nagy Kamel, Plano         Barbara Chaplik, AR-Doris Little-          Eddie Bass, Austin A2. Dan Morse,       Dallas-Suresh Agrawal, Rowlett-          Muldoon, Irving-Gay Anderson,
3/4. Hemant Lall, Plano-Petra Hamman-    Thomas Little, Pharr B3. Preston           Houston-Ira Hessel-Greg Hinze, San      Lawrence Chow, Plano C2. Ronald          Garland-David Taylor, FL A3. John
Bob Hamman-John Sutherlin, Dallas        Morrow, Dallas-Sheryleen Grothus,          Antonio-Nagy Kamel, Plano               Neben-Milton Birmingham, Fort            Jackson-Kenneth Bickelhaupt-Emily
Bkt II 1. Jack Borenstein-Kevin          San Antonio-Truett Cates-George            A3.B1.C1. Tom Nute-Cynthia Benton,      Worth-Donald Pigg, Burleson-Arthur       Ray, Dallas-Freddie O’Bannon,
Podsiadlik-Murray Berger, Dallas-Ned     Cates, Sherman C3. Shirley Ashby,          Fort Worth-Ruth Bracken, Grapevine-     Wikoff, Crowley C3. Joan Slaughter-      Carrollton B2.C2. David Dickson-
Nolte, Fort Worth-Jim Clark, Double      Dallas-Colin Chang-Barbara Chang,          Theda Cook, Daingerfield A4/5. Jay      Mary Norfleet-Carol Nicoud-Joanna        Laura Dickson, Austin-Ellen Heck-
Oak-Steven Kastner, Plano 2. Charles     Arlington-Clifford Kent Jr, TN.            Gibson, Lewisville-Annette McCarty,     Kaspar, Dallas.                          Callie Weller, Dallas B3. Ann
Brower, Spring-Judy Cupps, Houston-           Sat Zip KO Teams 1. Jack              Lewisville-Doug Couchman, Arlington-      Mon Strat 299er Swiss Teams            Overfield-Lois Backof, Arlington-
Keith Estep-Diane Estep, Bullard 3/      Borenstein-Kevin Podsiadlik, Dallas-       Joe Clark, Dallas 4/5. Martha Stewart   A1.B1.C1. Karen Franklin, Rowlett-       Joanne Chaddendon-Ann Blohm,
4. Louis Sachar-Larry Davis-Robert       John Erickson-Ralda St Pierre, Houston     Lucas, GA-Chris Compton, Dallas-        Betty Ellis-Pat Lewis-Carol Rieger,      Houston.
Donathan-Patrick Long, Austin 3/4.       2. Louis Sachar-Patrick Long-Larry         Alexander Kolesnik-David Sokolow,
Scott Young-Martha Young, Dallas-        Davis, Austin-Ellen Hessel, San            Austin B2. Robert Donathan-Larry                  The top masterpoint winner was Barry Schaffer, Frisco,
Mym Young-Clay Young, NC Bkt III         Antonio.                                   Davis-Louis Sachar-Patrick Long,                                with 73.19 masterpoints.
1. Douglas Tucker-Pat Jortner, Plano-       Sun Compact KO Teams Bkt I 1.           Austin B3. Truett Cates-George Cates,                     Dallas Photographer - M.O. Crawford
Mark Craiker, Carrollton-Donald          Kimmel Jones, Euless-Hugh Hillaker,        Sherman-Preston Morrow, Dallas-
Merry, Allen 2. Charles Burke-Caron      Grand Prairie-Stephen Kornegay-            Sheryleen Grothus, San Antonio C2.
Peck, Arlington-Charlotte Tunnell-       Nancy Kornegay, North Richland Hills       Sondra Kae Goar-Hershel Goar,                       Holiday Bridge Retreat
Larry Tunnell, McKinney 3/4. Phil        2. Jack Lacy, Round Rock-James             Burleson-Lou Straughn, Fort Worth-
Kaiser-Eric Bell-Darko Jevremovic-Joe    Thurtell, Dallas-Pat Cassidy,              Helen Nelson, Grand Prairie C3.                       December 4-6, 2005
Veal-Leah Stapleton, OK 3/4. Tom         Arlington-Linda Spangler, Duncanville      Doloris Eldredge, Rowlett-June Price,
Moore-Dorothy Moore, Irving-Fred         3. Eric Snow-Toni Snow-Carolyne Fox-       Heath-Bonnie Barker-Phyllis Savell,            Donna & Chris Compton invite you
Boddy-Sandra Boddy, NB Bkt IV 1.         George Fox, Houston 4. Thomas              Dallas.                                     for 3 Days of Bridge & Holiday Shopping
David Buck, Temple-Rene Franco,          Corlett-Ethel Corlett, Waco-Bob              Mon Strati-Flted Swiss Teams AX
Dallas-Joseph Kosanda, Richardson-       Wilkin, Highland Village-Nancy             A1 Jack Lacy, Round Rock-James                       at the Galleria Dallas!
Milton Birmingham, Fort Worth 2.         Peterson, Euless Bkt II 1. Sandra          Thurtell, Dallas-Thomas Hughes Jr,
                                                                                                                                                          Sunday, December 4
Kevin Pheiffer-George Roach, Dallas-     Marlin, KY-Zachary Brescoll-Kurt           Fort     Worth-Linda       Spangler,
                                                                                                                             Seminar & Supervised Play Session                          2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Judy Corey Edmiston-Freddie              Brescoll, Mansfield-Janet Adams,           Duncanville A2. Mark Bumgardner,         Cocktail Party at the Galleria Westin                      5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
O’Bannon, Carrollton 3/4. Robert         Mansfield 2. Peter Hudson, Coppell-        Carrollton-Bill Staats, Southlake-       Bridge Seminar & Supervised Play Session                   6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Frink-D      Bartley,      Plano-Bob     Jonathan Ernest, Lindale-Sandra            Stephen Kornegay-Nancy Kornegay,                                      Monday, December 5
Ingebritson-Anne Brown, Carrollton 3/    Campbell, Kaufman-David Farris,            North Richland Hills-Hugh Hillaker,      Seminar & Supervised Play Session                         9:00 am - 12:00     pm
4. Joan Slaughter- Joanna Kaspar-Carol   Austin 3. Scott Montroy, Bedford-          Grand Prairie-Kimmel Jones, Euless       Lunch & Shopping                                          12:00 pm - 2:00     pm
Nicoud-Mary Norfleet, Dallas Bkt V       Neal Shores, Fort Worth-John Comeau-       A3. Chris Hamman-Petra Hamman-           Seminar & Supervised Play Session                          2:00 pm - 5:00     pm
1. Jim Harp-Rolly Steen-Gay Czikora,     Jessica Comeau, Grand Prairie 4. Joe       Bob Hamman, Dallas-Hemant Lall,          *Dinner at Oceanaire Seafood Restaurant                    5:00 pm - 7:00     pm
Dallas-Bonnie Shea, Plano 2. Carol       Freeman, Flower Mound-Daniel               Plano A4. S Kohan-Michael Murphy,        Duplicate Style Pair Game - Partners Guaranteed           7:00 pm - 10:30     pm
Scott-Elizabeth Hutchison, Fort          Creighton, MS-J Bagwell, Paris-Neal        Dallas-Phillip Kielpinski, Amarillo-                                  Tuesday, December 6
Worth-Bill Strange-Michael Gibson,       Perlman, San Angelo TX Bkt III 1.          Edward Groner, Houston A5. Joan          Seminar & Supervised Play Session                         9:00 am - 12:00     pm
Fort Worth 3/4. Doloris Eldredge,        William Garrard Jr-Donna Garrard,          Jackson-Norman Beck, Dallas-Joe          Lunch & Shopping                                          12:00 pm - 2:00     pm
Rowlett-June Price, Heath-Bonnie         Irving-Mark Dumdei, Addison-K              Quinn-Shawn Quinn, Richmond X1.          Seminar & Supervised Play Session                          2:00 pm - 5:00     pm
Barker-Phyllis Savell, Dallas 3/4.       Haley, Red Oak 2. Charles Morse-           B Paul Hirsch-Julia Hirsch, Garland-     High Tea at the Galleria Grand Lux Cafe                    5:00 pm - 6:00     pm
Mickey Tryon, Arlington-Nelda Terry,     Nancy Morse, McKinney-Ann Tolle-           Larue Stott-Ilene Greene, Dallas X2.     Q & A Discussion & Sories from Hands Past                  6:00 pm - 7:00     pm
                                                                                                                             Duplicate Style Pair Game - Partners Guaranteed           7:00 pm - 10:30     pm
Irving-Joe Dean-Donna Dean, Keller.      Glen Tolle, Plano 3. Claybourne            Phillip Grothus-Sheryleen Grothus-
   Sat Eve Strat Swiss Teams A1/2.       Waldrop Jr, Arlington-Virginia             Patricia Lozano, San Antonio-Jerry                       Shop. Dine. Bridge.
Ralda St Pierre-John Erickson,           Sherman-Tom Pearce-Steve Birnbaum,         Bigler, Austin X3. Michael Walrath,
Houston-Patricia Lozano-Ellen Hessel,    Dallas 4. Jerrell Wolaver-Janie Wolaver,   Keller-Gail Wells-Howard Tureff,            It’s all here at the Holiday Bridge Retreat
San Antonio A1/2. Martha Stewart         Jefferson-Edwina Syx, Dallas-Wanda         Plano-Ann Roberts, Garland X4.              $400.00/person includes cocktail party and all bridge related activites.
Lucas, GA-Chris Compton, Dallas-         Hartley, Bullard Bkt IV 1. David           Michael Heymann, Fort Worth-Mike                 Early bird discount available! Reserve by November 15th
David Sokolow-Eddie Bass, Austin A3.     Pearlman, Trophy Club-Penny                Marlin-Sandra Marlin, KY-John                For more information visit
Carol Schoenhals, Lubbock-Betsy          Mixon-Glen Terrell-Stephen Hibbard,        Spessard, Dallas X5. Jessica Comeau-          or contact us at 214.373.7055,
Duncan, Abilene-Gloria Crites-           Arlington 2. Susan Trimble-Bill            John Comeau, Grand Prairie-James                         Host Hotel: Westin Galleria 972.934.9494
Kathryn Locke, Midland A4. Merri-        Trimble, AR-Jeanne Ingraham-Frank          LaFountain, Temple-Scott Montroy,
Jo Hillaker, Grand Prairie-Charles       Ingraham, Houston 3. Adele Hudgins-        Bedford Strati BC B1. Jimmy                 Sponsored by the Bridge Academy of North Dallas
Price, Sherman-Mike Bukala, Waco-        Lue Waddle-Norma Edsel-Nancy               Reynolds, Arlington-Neal Shores, Fort                New Classes Begin Each Month!
George Pisk, Manchaca A5. Carolyn        Harralson, Dallas 4. Laura Nash-Sam        Worth-Nancy Peterson-Becky Price,
Pinto-Billy Leeper, Fort Worth-Gail      Griggs, Stephenville-Ronald Sears-         Euless B2. Robert Stout-Robert
                                                                                                                                  Friday Supervised Play Session for Newcomers
Wells, Plano-Michael Walrath, Keller     Patricia Sears, Fort Worth.                Donathan-Louis Sachar-Larry Davis,                    12:00-12:30 pm Mini Lesson
B1.C1. M Damon-Beverly Greer-                Sun Eve Strat Swiss Teams A1.          Austin B3/4.C1. Joe Veal-Phil Kaiser-       12:30-3:00 pm - Friendly Game with Hand Records
Caroline Baumann-Jean Townsend,          Marilyn Arnold, San Antonio-Derrell        Leah Stapleton-Darko Jevremovic, OK
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                     Dallas Labor Day Regional August 30-September 5, 2005

     Tues Eve Strat 299er Prs A              Thurs Eve Strat 299er Prs AB             Fri Morn Strat 299er Prs AB               Fri Aft Strat 299er prs AB             Sat Eve Strat 299er Prs AB
     Shay Ura & Kevin Pheiffer                     Gary & Kay Cox                    Rob Preece & Therese Milford              Francis Chang & Cal Bayley              Sue Eppers & Barbara Jones

     Tues Win An Entry Prs A                    Wed Strat Open Prs B                     Thurs Strat Open Prs B                Thurs Eve Strat Open Prs A                 Fri Strat Open Prs B
  Marion Gebhardt & Peggy Duffey            Michael Heymann & Neil Shores               Joe Clark & Shaun Chooi             Shelba Parmley & Britain Beezley       Bubba Perlman & J. Forrest Bagwell

     Sat Strati-Flted Open Prs X               Sat Stati-Flted Open Prs B             Sat Strati-Flted Open Prs C              Thurs Eve Strat Swiss Teams                 Sun Strat Open Prs A
   Bettie Ingram & Richard Bender              David & Frances Haratyk                Sue Davies & Melanie Price              Jerry Bigler & Patricia Lozano                Joe & Shawn Quinn

                                         Lyn Davis-Mike Davis, Richardson                                                 Backof, Arlington.
                                         A2.B2.C2. Paul Palmer-Jeff Marlatt,                                               Sat Aft Strat 299er Prs A1. Stephen
                                         Plano.                                                                           Wuller, Mansfield-Eugene Wuller,
                                           Thurs Strat Open Prs A1. Britain                                               Coppell A2/3.B1/2. Rod Wicklander,
                                         Beezley-Shelba Parmley, OK A2.                                                   Carrollton-Ann Mouzon, Richardson
                                         Linda Spangler, Duncanville-Michael                                              A2/3.B1/2. Robert Allman-Mary Jo
                                         Murphy, Dallas A3.B1. Shaun Chooi-                                               Allman, Rockwall B3.C1. Tommie
                                         Joe Clark, Dallas A4. Carolyne Fox-                                              Anglemyer, Plano-Bonnie Arnold,
                                         Edward Groner, Houston A5. Carolyn                                               Frisco C2. George Whiteley, Spring-
        Sun Strat Open Prs B             Pinto, Fort Worth-Merri-Jo Hillaker,            Sun Strat Open Prs C             Carol Lombardino, Houston C3. Mary             Mon Strat Open Prs A
     Jack Muzzio & Becky Price           Grand Prairie B2. Jules Schoenberg-      Nandlal Khatri & Mahesh Maruvada        Ellen Stanton, Grand Prairie-Barbara      Lucky Snyder & Jim McCommons
                                         Hazel Schoenberg, Plano B3. Joe                                                  Odom, Cedar Hill.
             Pair Winners                Freeman, Flower Mound-Daniel            Kay Cox-Gary Cox, Georgetown A3/            Sat Eve Strat 299er Prs A1.B1.       Cedar Hill.
  Tues Strat Win An Entry Prs A1.        Creighton, MS C1. Jaime Naimark-        4. Shay Ura, Plano-Kenneth               Susan Eppers, Frisco-Barbara Jones,      Sun Aft Strat 299er Prs A1. Carolyn
Marion Gebhardt, Richardson-Peggy        Fanny Naimark, FL C2. Bob Case-         Bickelhaupt, Dallas.                     Dallas A2. Reg Watt-T Lang,             Bradford-Linda Thomas, Dallas
Duffey, Dallas A2.B1. William Garrard    Barbara Meiners, AR C3. Edward            Fri Aft Strat 299er Prs A1.B1. Cal     Richardson A3. Jerrell Wolaver-Janie    A2.B1. Cal Bayley-Francis Chang, Fort
Jr-Donna Garrard, Irving A3. Derrell     Yetter-Bonnie Kay Yetter, Garland.      Bayley-Francis Chang, Fort Worth         Wolaver, Jefferson B2. Robert Allman-   Worth A3. Susan Stell-Philip Metz,
Childs-Garland-Marilyn Arnold, San          Thurs Morn Strat 299er Prs           A2.B2. Kay Cox-Gary Cox,                 Mary Jo Allman, Rockwall B3.C1.         Lewisville B2. Judy Mays, Richardson-
Antonio A4. Mike Aliotta-Carol           A1.B1. Ann Mouzon, Richardson-          Georgetown A3.B3.C1. George              Mike Davis-Lyn Davis, Richardson        Helen Skiles, Plano B3. Melvin Ball-
Pielsticker, OK A5.B2. Shaun Chooi,      Kenneth Bickelhaupt, Dallas A2.B2.      Whiteley, Spring-Carol Lombardino,       C2. Mary Ellen Stanton, Grand           Gay Nell Ball, Hurst C1. Lyn Davis-
Dallas-Lawrence Chow, Plano B3.          Rhonda Huser, Dallas-Rod Wicklander,    Houston C2. Ronald Sears-Patricia        Prairie-Barbara Odom, Cedar Hill C3.    Mike Davis, Richardson C2. George
George Farrington-John Torbett III,      Carrollton A3. Marilyn Johnson-         Sears, Fort Worth C3. David Thomas-      Ellen Heck-Callie Weller, Dallas.       Whiteley, Spring-Carol Lombardino,
Dallas C1. Gay Anderson, Garland-        Suzanne Snavely, Dallas B3. Francis     Cyndi Thomas, McKinney.                   Sun Strat Open Prs A1. Joe Quinn-      Houston C3. James Johnson, Arlington-
Cecil Parsons, Plano C2. Doris Little-   Chang, Fort Worth-Joyce Cellilli,        Fri Eve Strat 299er Prs A1. Barbara     Shawn Quinn, Richmond A2. Marion        Mary Chambers, Irving.
Thomas Little, Pharr C3. David Buck,     North Richland Hills C1. Carmond        Groussman-Dorothy Ivy, Dallas            Gebhardt, Richardson-Peggy Duffey,         Morn Side Series 1. Patricia
Temple-Rene Franco, Dallas.              Fitzgerald-Gioacchino Castronovo,       A2.B1.C1. Judy Matlock-Travis            Dallas A3. Ralda St Pierre-John         Lozano, San Antonio 2/3. Clif Capen,
  Tues Eve Strat 299er Prs A1. Shay      Granbury C2. Ann Drees-Rosalie          Roten, Richardson A3. Jeanne             Erickson, Houston A4. James Bauer,      Baytown 2/3. Donald White, Baytown
Ura, Plano-Kevin Pheiffer, Dallas A2.    Herring, Dallas.                        Ingraham-Frank Ingraham, Housto B2.      Dallas-Judith Northup, Irving A5.       4/5. Anna Marlatt, Houston 4/5. T.
Jim Harp, Dallas-Eric Diamond, Plano       Thurs Aft Strat 299er Prs A1.B1.      Kay Cox-Gary Cox, Georgetown             Carolyn Pinto-Billy Leeper, Fort        Richard Grammer, Houston.
A3.B1. Joe Dean-Donna Dean, Keller       Martha Gehrig, Richardson-Margaret      B3.C2. Robert Clarke-Alma Farley,        Worth B1. Becky Price, Euless-Henry       Aft Side Series 1/2. Jack Kennedy,
B2. Lyn Davis-Mike Davis,                King, Dallas A2.B2.C1. Rosalie          Richardson C3. Ralph Disch-Miriam        Muzzio Jr, Flower Mound B2. William     LA 1/2. Betty Ann Kennedy, LA 3/4.
Richardson.                              Herring-Betty McLamore, Dallas          Usry, Dallas.                            Charowhas-Nancy Brown, Marble           Diana Oppenlander, PA 3/4. Wistie
   Wed. Strat Open Prs A1. Mike          A3.B3.C2. Shyanne Merritt, Plano-         Sat Strati-Flted Open Prs AX A1.       Falls B3/4.C1. Nandlal Khatri, Sugar    Oppenlander, The Colony 5. Janet
Aliotta-Carol Pielsticker, OK A2.B1.     Gay Schleicher, Richardson C3. Travis   Joe Quinn-Shawn Quinn, Richmond          Land-Mahesh R Maruvada, Corpus          McCormack, Dallas.
Michael Bymann-Neal Shores, Fort         Roten-Judy Matlock, Richardson.         A2. Phillip Grothus, San Antonio-John    Christi B3/4. Joyce Klein-Benjamin        Eve Side Series 1/2. Brenda Baker,
Worth A3.B2. David Haratyk,                Thurs Eve Strat 299er Prs A1.B1.      Zilic, Houston A3. Herbert Williams-     Klein, Houston C2. Jaime Naimark-       Tyler 1/2. Emily Leake, Tyler 3/4.
Sherman-Jack Carter, OK A4. Britain      Kay Cox-Gary Cox, Georgetown A2.        David Foote, OK A4.X1. Bettie            Fanny Naimark, FL.                      Michael Walrath, Keller 3/4. Gail
Beezley-Shelba Parmley, OK A5. Pat       David Clegg, Dallas-Glenda Cooper,      Ingram, Farmers Branch-Richard             Sun Morn Strat 299er Prs A1.B1.       Wells, Plano 5. Paul White, OK.
Cassidy, Arlington-Roy Baughman,         Carrollton A3.B2. Anita Shaw-Bert       Bender, MO A5.X2. J Bagwell, Paris-      David Dickson-Laura Dickson, Austin       Mon Open Prs 1. James
Pantego B3. Billie Shotwell-Claudette    Dempsey, Sherman B3.C2. Sheridan        Neal Perlman, San Angelo X3. Jules       A2.B2. Cal Bayley-Francis Chang, Fort   McCommons, Dallas-Lucky Snyder,
Roush, Houston C1. Louvee Burch-         Nichols-Donna Thurston, Fort Worth      Schoenberg-Hazel Schoenberg, Plano       Worth A3.B3.C1. Patricia Sears-Ronald   Richardson 2. Derrell Childs, Garland-
Bill Burch, Rowlett C2. Rosemary         C2. Mary Chambers, Irving-James         X4. Howard Tureff, Plano-Wilmont         Sears, Fort Worth C2. Mary Ellen        Marilyn Arnold, San Antonio 3.
Gafford, Arlington-Virginia Copher, N.   Johnson, Arlington.                     Howard Jr, Addison X5. Michael Hout,     Stanton, Grand Prairie-Barbara Odom,    Herbert Williams-David Foote, OK.
Richland Hills C3. Betsy Berg, San          Fri Strat Open Prs A1. Gary          Plano-Greg Resz, Dallas Strati BC
Antonio-Philip Duterme, Bellaire.        Powell-Marcia Powell, Austin A2. W      B1. David Haratyk-Frances Haratyk,
  Wed Morn Strat 299er Prs A1.B1.
David Reynolds, Whitesboro-Bert
                                         Lease, Houston-L Laird, Sugar Land
                                         A3. Thomas Hughes Jr,-Peggy Hughes,
                                                                                 Sherman B2. Eva Pharr Dawkins-
                                                                                 Suzanne Hailstone, Dallas B3. M
                                                                                                                                      Make Plans To Attend the
Dempsey, Sherman A2.B2. Cal
Bayley-Francis Chang, Fort Worth
                                         Fort Worth A4. Britain Beezley-Shelba
                                         Parmley, OK A5. Bob Friz, Leonard-
                                                                                 Parker-Nancy Brown, OK C1. Sue
                                                                                 Davies, Dallas-Melanie Price, Sherman
                                                                                                                                        Big “D”eal in Dallas
A3.B3. Rhonda Huser, Dallas-Rod          Jeanne Kretz, McKinney B1. J            B2. Irene Baker, Houston-Joyce                     Spring 2006 NABCs - March 30 to April 9
Wicklander, Carrollton C1. Robert        Bagwell, Paris-Neal Perlman, San        Garner, Pearland C3. Lue Waddle-Adele
Seifert-Joyce Seifert, Fort Worth C2.    Angelo B2. Jules Schoenberg-Hazel       Hudgins, Dallas.
Ann Drees-Patricia Lodewick, Dallas.     Schoenberg, Plano B3. Wilmont                Sat Morn Strat 299er Prs
   Wed Aft Strat 299er Prs A1.           Howard Jr, Addison-Marjorie Kidd,       A1.B1.C1. Patricia Sears-Ronald Sears,
Marilyn Farris-Sarah Jones, Fort         Plano C1. Jaime Naimark-Fanny           Fort Worth A2. Sue Alter, Dallas-Harry
Worth A2.B1.C1. Robert Seifert-Joyce     Naimark, FL C2. Joan Slaughter-Cissy    Hays, Mesquite A3. Marilyn Farris,
Seifert, Fort Worth A3.B2. David         Brown, Dallas C3. Rae Smith-Eddie       Fort Worth-Dru Highland, Benbrook
Reynolds, Whitesboro-Bert Dempsey,       Mills, OK.                              B2. Ann Low-Jo Ann Truitt, Dallas
Sherman C2. Ann Drees, Dallas-             Fri Morn Strat 299er Prs A1.B1.       B3/4. Rod Wicklander, Carrollton-Ann
Patricia Lodewick, Dallas C3. Joe        Robert Preece, Dallas-Therese           Mouzon, Richardson B3/4.C2. George
Dean-Donna Dean, Keller.                 Milford, Frisco A2.B2. Cal Bayley-      Whiteley, Spring-Carol Lombardino,
  Wed Eve Strat 299er Prs A1.B1.C1.      Francis Chang, Fort Worth A3/4B3.       Houston C3. Ann Overfield-Lois
                                                                                                                                                    Scorecard, November/December, 2005, Page 7

                                Sunny Day Houston Sectional, August 12-14, 2005

   Fri Aft Strat Open Prs A          Fri Aft Strat Open Prs BC              Fri Eve Strat Open Prs A                  Sat Strat Choice Prs A                Sat Strat Choice Prs B                  Sat Strat Choice Prs C
  Jolie Hess & (NP) Jean Cole        Frances & James Simmons               J Evans & Chuck Germeyer               Pat Levy & (NP) Mary Gentry            James Frick & David Glandorf           Sandra Rice & James Woodward

  Sun Strati-Flted Swiss Teams A          Sat Eve Strat 299er Prs ABC      Fri-Sat Bkted KO Teams Bkt I            Sun Strati-Flted Swiss Teams C         Sat Compact Bkted KO Bkt II               Sun Strat Open Prs B
        Toni & Eric Snow                  Diane Jobin & John Hurwitz      Natalie Wernet & (NP) Lorraine Coomes    Betty Reeves & Kathy Hughes            Karen Nimmons & Christy Morrissey     Greg Lester & Youssef Youssef
 Jeanne Linzel & Paul Nimmons                                              Sandra Stevens & Betsy Dubose          Yvonne Strangemeyer & Sandra Parker   Roberta Graham & Donna Frederick

    Results: Houston Sectional              Joyce Garner C2/3. Barbara Hanby-           Mary Gentry A2. Lew Levy-Kay                    Moores-Belinda Friis.                         A1. Paul Nimmons-Eric Snow-Toni
   J. Evans, Houston was the top            Patrick Tourais C2/3. Shmuel Harar-         Johnson B1. James Frick-David                      Sat Eve Strat Open Prs A1.B1.              Snow-Jeanne Linzel A2. John Zilic-
masterpoint winner with 25.59.              Paul De Marsh.                              Glandorf B2. Jack Stone-Brenda                  Barbara Courtright-Barbara Hanby              Virginia Zilic-August Plate-Anton
   Fri Aft Strat Open Prs A1. Jolie            Fri Eve Strat 299er Prs A1.B1.           Solovitz C1. Sandra Rice-James                  A2.B2.C1. Armand Shapiro-Lynn                 (Tony) Haddad X1. Mike Doyle-Jamie
Hess-Jean Cole A2. Arlene Weingarten-       Junior McKay-Peggy McKay A2.B2.             Woodward C2. Judy Carter-Bente                  Shapiro C2. Mahesh R Maruvada-                Ingolia-Gregory Ingolia-Patricia
Edward Groner B1.C1. Frances                Ray Ramer-Maribeth Ramer C1. Owen           Davies.                                         Karur Krishnan.                               Lozano Strati BCD B1/2. Dona
Simmons-James Simmons B2. Brenda            Whitlock-Claudia Parr C2. Don Dixon-          Sat Compact Bkted KO Teams Bkt                  Sat Aft Strat 299er Prs A1.B1.C1.           Hatthorn-Ann Van Volkenburgh-
Solovitz-Jack Stone C2. Eleanor             David King.                                 I 1. John Lindsey-Theron Lindsey-Lisa           Yadu Vaidya-Manjiri Vaidya                    Nancy Tiner-Joyce Grindle B2/3.C1.
Lipscomb-Donna Maddox.                        Fri Eve Strat 49er Prs A1.B1.C1.          Sommer-Charles Sommer 2. Jamie                  A2.B2.C2. Sally Kimpton-P Ralston.            Kathy Hughes-Betty Jean Reeves-
 Fri Aft Strat 299er Prs A1.B1. Judy        Evelyn James-Margie Nagle A2/3.B2.          Ingolia-Gregory Ingolia-Vinh Tran-                 Sat Aft Strat 49er Prs A1.B1.C1.           Yvonne Strangmeyer-Sandra Parker C2.
Carter-Bente Davies A2. Charles             Janis Koenig-Mary Kay Koenig A2/3.          Patricia Lozano Bkt II 1. Karen                 Jeff Weed-Mary Jane Kinnebrew A2/             Robert Arnett-James Nichols Jr,-Mark
Ensor-Judith Ensor B2. Barbara              Carol Lombardino-George Whiteley            Nimmons-Christy Morrissey-Roberta               3.B2/3. Gurcan Gulen-Tekin Kunt A2/           Wallet-Philip Duterme D1. Junior
Lavoot-Stephen Lavoot C1. Dick              C2. Terri Orlean-Laura Alvarado.            Graham-Donna Frederick 2. Sherry                3.B2/3.C2. Carol Poirer-Chuck Poirer.         McKay-Peggy McKay-Gaylene
Zinser-James Lawrence C2. Don                  Fri-Sat Handicapped Bkted KO             Greisen-Sibyl Bellview-Meriedith                  Sat Eve Strat 299er Prs A1.B1.C1.           Jewell-Joe Jewell D2. Linda Marlin-
Dixon-David King.                           Teams Bkt I 1. Betsy Dubose-                Pfister-Birendra Singh.                         John Hurwitz-Diane Jobin A2.B2.               Bette Liebgold-Don Morgan-David
  Fri Aft Strat 49er Prs A1.B1.C1.          Lorraine Coomes-Natalie Wernet-                Sat Compact Consolation Bkted                Barbara Lavoot-Stephen Lavoot C2.             Dyer
Mary Jane Kinnebrew-Jeff Weed               Sandra Stevens 2. Allen Wolf-Sue            KO Teams Bkt I 1. Bill St Clair Jr,-            Ellen Greenfield-Marvin Greenfield.              Sun Strat Open Prs A1. . Geoff
A2.B2.C2. Terri Orlean-Laura                Semple-Mary Thatcher-Sonia Bryant           Gil Micheletti-Jack La Vigne-Oren                  Sat Eve Strat 49er Prs A1. Steve           Booth-Robert Sandfield A2. Thomas
Alvarado.                                   Bkt II 1. George Keiller-John Heath-        Moore 2. Sanford Lobliner-Jeff                  Varner-Karla Riddick A2.B1.C1. Edna           Jahnke-Kenneth Stark B1. Gregory
  Fri Eve Strat Open Prs A1. Chuck          Alan Dennis-Janet Rauscher 2. Jay           Nuttall-Barbara Peck-Charles Peck Bkt           Kelly-Anne Goldston B2. Janis                 Lester-Youssef Youssef B2. Jack
Germeyer III-J Evans A2.B1. Jack            Karkowsky-Gabriel Perry-Stephen             II 1 Karen Tabak-Daksha Adhia-Betty             Koenig-Mary Kay Koenig C2. Donna              Stone-Ed Harper C1. Donna Frederick-
Stone-Brenda Solovitz B2. Bill Land-        Reichek-Ralph Herz.                         Jean Reeves-Sandra Parker 2. Cheri              Neuhart-Keith Miller.                         Christy Morrissey C2. D Russell Long-
Bob Eisenschmidt C1. Irene Baker-             Sat Strat Choice Prs A1. Pat Levy-        Staples-Bette       Liebgold-Becky                Sun Strati-Flted Swiss Teams AX             John Bedford.

     Unit 224                               Big Thank You to Mary Lou Gross,            she will wear next! Hazel Honacker is           earned the award at 20 of the 26 Unit               Unit 187
   Fort Phantom                             Norma Laberthe and Sammie Gibson            in re-hab after undergoing a successful         233 tournaments since March 1993.                Corpus Christi
                                            who worked on this two day                  back surgery.                                   Congratulations, Mike.
  Ginny Wisdom                              session. The winners of the morning             Other good news is that Martha                 Congratulations to Unit-final NAP                  Dee Schade
                                            game were: Melba Long & Gwenda              Murphy, Jeane Brittain, Bobbie Greir            overall winners October 2: A1/2,
                                            Riggs-A and Ron & Pat Sears-B. The          and Delinda Verner have all earned their        Mickie Damon and Beverly Greer/                    The September 6th unit team game
  Our Regional Tournament, “Harvest         afternoon game winners were: Melba          Life Masters. It’s party time again and         Janis McIntosh and Ross Sams. A3,             was won by Bob & Bobbie Saulter,
the Gold,” was a huge sucess! We saw        Long & Gwenda Riggs-A and Toni &            again!                                          Bobbye Hays and Ann Wallace. A4,              Eleanor Sherwyn and Don Varvel. Com-
old friends and met new ones. The           Linda Reichenau-B. Swiss Team                                                               Melody Euler and Genie Kaplan. A5/            ing in second were Bob Gerberich, Mary
Abilene Civic Center was our location       winners on the 6th were: Jackie Stowe,                                                      6, James Goodwin and Carolyn Parker/          Tryer, Phyllis Pruet and Dee Schade.
                                                                                                Unit 233
and our games were set played October       Wilma Black, Norma Laberthe and                                                             Betty Goolsby and June McDonald.              Seven teams participated and a good
                                                                                              Central Texas
10th through the 16 th . A BIG              Janice Harkins-A and Ann &James Jay,                                                        C3, Tom Denson and Lynn Sykes.                time was had by all!
THANKYOU to Tournament                      Bob Miltead, Pat Duncan, Joyce                                                              Qualifiers who attend the District final          Saturday, October 1st, Donna
                                                                                                Helen Levy
Coordinator Jackie Sonnenburgh, Co-         Taylor & J.C.Wilkerson-B.                                                                   in San Antonio January 15 and 16 will         Compton was the guest speaker for an
Chairmen Dee Stearns and Pat Wilson,           August NAP winners were: on the                                                          receive reimbursement from the Unit           ACBL sponsored Unit Growth Semi-
Partnership Co-Chairmen Pat Hess and        2nd, N/S-Bobbie Grier & Don Dwyer-            Special thanks to Co-Chair Tom and            for entry fees.                               nar. This all day meeting had about fif-
Darla Mawson and Food Chairman              A, E/W-Lera Lewis & Kaye Strickland-        Ethel Corlett for the hard work that              Our thanks to Jeannine Napier, a new        teen people in attendance. Fruit, coffee
Coyita Bowker who provided un with          A and Cleta Will Dix-C. On the 7th,         made the Waco sectional Aug. 12-14              bridge instructor at Sul Ross BC, who         and donuts from Gates Bakery were
plenty of food.                             Jeane Brittain & Ann Murray-A and           another enjoyable and successful one;           began a 6-week class on Club Series           served in the morning and a noon box
   We had lots of fun celebrating the       Billye Stovall & Mary Meadows-C.            and to their committee who also                 Bridge Lessons September 19. Jeannine         lunch was catered by Indigo Bakeryi.
Fourth with a real American style           On the 14th, N/S-Peggy Jean Ford &          contributed to its success: Bettye              is a well-qualified retired school teacher.   Ideas were shared about how to attract
menu: hot dogs and all the fixings, all     Bea Duggan-A, Jeane Brittain & Mary         Guthrie, partnerships; Mike Bukala,             A big thank you to Loeene Nelson who          and retain new players. Look for fun
kinds of salads, cookies and homemade       Ann all-B; E/W-Ann Murray &                 caddies; and Melody Euler, photos.              has taught bridge lessons at Sul Ross         things being sponsored by the unit to
ice cream. Winners that day were: N/        Margaret Gregory-A On the 22nd,               Mike Bukala was the Unit member               for many years but will no longer teach       help our club grow. Along this same line,
S-Coyita Bowker & Hazel Honacker-           Vance McCracken & Robert Patton-            earning the most masterpoints and will          for health and other reasons.                 be sure to encourage your friends and
A and Lera Lewis & Mary Wilkerson-          A.                                          receive the Maxine K. Tessmer                       Welcome new members Wayne                 acquaintances to contact Eleanor
C; E/W-Betsy Duncan & Pat Ramsey-            Another party-This one to celebrate        memorial tournament award. Some                 Findley, Otis Halliday, Billye Rain, Dr.      Sherwyn about beginning and interme-
A, Daisy Shivers & Ginny Wisdom-B           Lera Lewis making Life Master. Lots         have asked who was Maxine Tessmer?              Charles Welch, and Asa Waterman.              diate bridge lessons. YOU are the most
and Martha Murphy & Bobbie Grier-           of food, a beautiful cake, delicious        She was a nationally known                        We are saddened by the death of Bob         important factor in unit growth.
C. July NAP winners were: on the            homemade ice cream and colorful             tournament bridge player, teacher, and          Heck on September 6. Our sympathy               Coming up in November is the pizza
6th, Beverly Walker & Dale Lain-A and       balloons greeted our honoree. During        promoter, having lived in Minnesota;            to his friends at Sul Ross BC.                party on the 8th. In December a pot-
Fran & Bobbie Olson-B; the 12th,            the festivities Lera was toasted by         Hawaii; Washington, D.C.; Japan; and               We will soon be taking reservations        luck supper, along with some special
Coyita Bowker & Jeane McFarland-A           Martha Murphy. On the 27th another          Houston before moving to Central                for the Unit Christmas Party and              surprises, will be held on the 13th. A
Cleta & Will Dix-C; the 16th-Howard         NAP Game was held and the winners           Texas with her husband, Dr. Carl                Election on Sunday, December 4,               pro-am game is planned for January 3.
Wilkins & Dee Stearns-A, Jeane              were: N/S-Jackie Sonnenburgh & Pat          Tessmer, who joined the Temple VA               beginning at 10 a.m. with election of         All games are Tuesdays at 6:30 for food
Brittain & Norma Laberthe-B and Carl        Wilson-A Margaret Gregory & Hazel           hospital staff as chief of the laboratory       three new members to the board of             and game starting at 7:00. Grab your
Williams & Gwen Riggs-C.                    Honacker-B; E/W-Howard Wilkins &            service in the 1970’s. She won the Far          directors and a meal between the two          favorite or at least your next-to-favor-
  The IFG winners on the 22nd were:N/       Dee Stearns-A, Coyita Bowker &              East Pair Bridge Champions-ship in              Unit championship games. Make your            ite partner and come out for the fun!
S-Jackie Sonnenburgh & Betsy                Bobbie Grier-B.                             1961 which made it into the record              plans to attend.                                  Don’t forget your Christmas party
Duncan-A and Delaine Deaton & Janice            We are sorry to report that a long      books. Maxine, a witty, outspoken,                Finally, our thoughts and prayers are       reservations. The party will be held
Buckner-C and E/W-Suzanne Davis &           time Unit player, Dorothy King, of          gracious lady, was an avid bridge               for the safe return to normal life for        December 4th at the Rockport County
Hazel Honacker-A, Jackie & Franz-B          Sweetwater, passed away this                player, known for encouraging younger           our bridge friends affected by the            Club at 2:00 with dinner served follow-
and Pat & Delbert Hess-C.                   summer. We extend our condolences           players and often playing with novices.         Katrina and Rita disasters. We were           ing the game.
   Then came our 0-299 Tournament           to her family and friends. And we are       Playing with her was a valuable learning        privileged to have Marise and Pat
held on August 5th and 6th. This            happy to report that Mary Ann Hall          experience. She was a Silver LM when            Hambrick of New Orleans visit our
sectional drew players from 17 cities       is back playing bridge after her surgery    she died in January 1992. At the                clubs during the evacuation period. Pat,         Support your local clubs
including Abilene! Nothing but              and is presently undergoing chemo           recommendation of Mike Bukala, the              a dentist, has accepted a temporary job
compliments were heard on the               therapy. We love her wigs and other         tournament masterpoint award was                in Beeville until they can return to New           this holiday season!
hospitality afforded to all players. A      head coverings and wait to see what         established in her memory. Mike has             Orleans.
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                                       New Braunfels Sectional, September 8-11, 2005

  Thurs Aft Strat Open Prs B          Thurs Eve Strat Open Prs A1/2B1/2C1      Fri Aft Strat Open Prs A        Fri Aft Strat Open Prs BC           Fri Aft Strat 299er Prs AB     Fri Aft Strat 299er Prs C
Nancy Tiner & Ann Van Volkenburgh        Jeri Tribo & Patty Moncus          Ron Woodsum & Vivian Leggett    Mark McAllister & Laura Delfeld     Jo Lou Parks & William Caplan Darlene Brown & Patricia Robar

Fri & Sat Eve Strat Open Prs A           Fri Eve Strat Open Prs BC             Fri Eve Strat 299er Prs A        Fri Eve Strat 299er Prs BC         Sat Aft Strat Open Prs A       Sat Aft Strat Open Prs B
Greg Hinze & Patricia Lozano           Don Shimmon & Angela Lennon            Grant Coon & Ann Kuehler     Esther Modliszewski & Eleanor Bump       Ehtel & Tom Corlett        Katherine Gary & Roxana Tom

       Sun Strati-Flted Swiss A       Sun Strati-Flted Swiss X         Sat Bkted KO Teams I                       Sat Bkted KO Teams II           Thurs Eve BAM Teams A          Thurs Eve BAM Teams BC
 Paul Kelley & Venkatrao Koneru    Tosi Liang & Ralda St Pierre  Venkatrao Koneru & Paul Kelley               Pam Phillips & Diana Rogers       Ken McBride & Ed Rawlinson       Sat Bkted KO Teams Bkt III
Virginia Noelke & Rosemary Kelley Wolf Schroeter & John Erickson Virginia Noelke & Phillip Grothus          Shirley Henry & Darlene Gilmore     Donna McBride & Diane Olson        Sun Strati-Flted Swiss BC
                                                                                                                                                   Donna & Ken also won          Anita Cokins & Peggy Geiler
                                                                                                                                                 Thurs Aft Strat Open Prs A     Angela Lennon & Ellen Meyer

      Sat Aft Strat Open Prs C                       Sat Eve Strat Open Prs B                  Sat Eve Strat Open Prs C
    Christine Bost & Isabel Hayes                      Jamie & Greg Ingolia                  Jay Thorne & Paula Wissman

                                                                                                                                                   Omni Hotel (I-10 & Wurzbach)
Results: New Braunfels Sectional              McAllister-Laura Delfeld B2.C2.           Jeff Ford-Alan Copeland-Jo Smith Bkt
   The top masterpoint winners were           Harvey Browning-Henry Irwin Jr.           II 1 Pam Phillips-Shirley Henry-Diana                       210.691.8888 800.843.6664
Patricia Lozano and Greg Hinze, San              Fri Aft Strat 299er Prs A1.B1.         Rogers-Darlene Gilmore 2. Sandra
Antonio, with 26.30 masterpoints.             William Caplan-Jo Lou Parks               Jackson-Richard Jackson-Wilma
   Thurs Aft Strat Open Prs A1.               A2.B2.C1. Darlene Brown-Patricia          Booth-Geoff Booth Bkt III 1. Anita
Donna McBride-Kenneth McBride                 Robar C2. Susan Peterson-Peggy            Cokins-Angela Lennon-Ellen Meyer-
A2. Derrell Childs-Marilyn Arnold B1.         Baker.                                    Peggy Geiler 2. A Di Baggio-Sherry                                    NAP District Finals
Nancy Tiner-Ann Van Volkenburgh B2.            Fri Eve Strat Open Prs A1. Patricia      Johnson-Barbara Ridgeway-Clifford                             Saturday, January 14 1:00 & 7:00 pm
Anthony Eckman-Patsy Davidson C1.             Lozano-Greg Hinze A2. Gail Huie-          Jensen.                                                         Sunday, January 15 10:00 & TBA
Ernestine Sisson-Chloe Johnson C2.            Penny Snow B1.C1. Don Shimmon-              Sat Eve Strat Open Prs A1. Patricia
Joe Black-Linda Anthony.                      Angela Lennon B2. Nancy Tiner-Ann         Lozano-Greg Hinze A2. Marina Mann-                                      Friday, January 13
   Thurs Strat BAM Teams A1.                  Van Volkenburgh C2. Jeff Ford-Patrick     Robbie Borchers B1. Jamie Ingolia-        KO #1 (1st, 2nd & Final Sessions)                 9:00 am, 1:00 & 7:00 pm
Kenneth McBride-Donna McBride-                Cardullo.                                 Gregory Ingolia B2. Jo Bennett-Edna       Stratified Pairs                                                  1:00 pm
Diane Olson-Ed Rawlinson A2/3. Greg             Fri Eve Strat 299er Prs A1. Ann         Whitworth C1. Jay Thorne-Paula            Board-A-Match Teams                                               7:00 pm
Hinze-Ellen Hessel-Ira Hessel-Patricia        Kuehler-Grant Coon II A2.B1.C1.           Wissman C2. Ann Kuehler-Grant Coon                                    Saturday, January 14
Lozano A2/3. Marilyn Arnold-Derrell           Esther Modliszewski-Eleanor Bump          II.                                       KO #2 (1st, 2nd & final sessions)                 9:00 am, 1:00 & 7:00 pm
Childs-Bill Walker-Alan Copeland              B2.C2. Charles O’Neil-William                Sun Strati-Flted Swiss Teams AX        Stratified Pairs, single sessions                          1:00 & 7:00 pm
B1.C1. Anita Cokins-Angela Lennon-            Moody.                                    A1. Virginia Noelke-Venkatrao                                          Sunday, January 15
Peggy Geiler-Ellen Meyer B2.                   Sat Aft Strat Open Prs A1. Thomas        Koneru-Paul Kelley Jr-Rosemary            Stratified Pairs, 2 sessions                               1:00 & 7:00 pm
Katherine Gary-Dorthy Rippstein-              Corlett-Ethel Corlett A2. Diane Olson-    Kelley A2.X1. Ralda St Pierre-John                                   May play on one session
Anne Hinton-Roxana Tom C2. Jay                R Anziani B1. Roxana Tom-Katherine        Erickson-Wolf Schroeter-Tosi Liang                                     Monday, January 16
Thorne-Paula Wissman-Phil Brown-              Gary B2. Michael Boulette-Maureen         X2. Jayne Keleher-Gerry Peck-             Strati-Flighted Teams, 2 sessions                        10:30 am & TBA
Daniel Blaettler.                             Lightfoot C1. Christine Bost-Isabel       Patricia Weddle-Jerome Tilles Strati                                       Stratifications
 Thurs Eve Strat Open Prs A1/2.B1/            Hayes C2. Jeri Tribo-Patty Moncus.        BCD B1.C1. Anita Cokins-Angela                             Open Pairs: A: 1500+, B: 500-1500, C: 0-500
2.C1. Patty Moncus-Jeri Tribo A1/               Sat Aft Strat 299er Prs A1.B1.C1.       Lennon-Peggy Geiler-Ellen Meyer                  Strati-Flted Teams: A: 3000+, AX TBD (A & AX play together)
2.B1/2. Anne McCullough-Orpha                 Patricia Powell-Margaret Jarratt          B2.C2. Jeff Ford-Adam Ruprecht-                      B: 750-1500, C: 300-750, D: 0-300 (BCD play together)
Sears C2. Horatio Aldredge-Jacquelyn          A2.B2.C2. Wilberta White-Bobbi            David Warner-Larry Smith D1. Ann
Aldredge.                                     Hale.                                     Kuehler-William         Moody-Ruth                                   0-99er SCHEDULE
  Fri Aft Strat Open Prs A1. Vivian              Sat KO Teams Bkt I 1. Virginia         Wendel-Grant Coon II D2. Anne Veitch-                                Friday, January 13
Leggett-Ron Woodsum A2. Diane                 Noelke-Venkatrao Koneru-Phillip           Susan Cox-Arline Rubin-Janelle            Snowflake Pairs                                                 1:00 pm
Olson-Donna McBride B1.C1. Mark               Grothus-Paul Kelley Jr 2. Jerry Bigler-   McArthur.                                 Snowmen Pairs                                                   7:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                            Saturday, January 14
                                               Amercian Contract Bridge League                                                    Snowball Pairs                                                  1:00 pm
                                                                                                                                  Snowboard Pairs                                                 7:00 pm
                                Unit Growth Seminar                                                                               Ski Pairs
                                                                                                                                                             Sunday, January 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1:00 pm
                                                                                                                                  Ice Skating Pairs                                               7:00 pm
                                      ACBL will bring this exciting six-hour
                                                                                                                                         99er Pairs: A: 50-100, B: 20-50, C: 0-20 (3 Table Minimum)
                                    Unit Growth Seminar to your unit for FREE.
                                The net result is increased unit membership                                                                           *Hospitality Saturday Evening
                                                                                                                                                    *Student Card Fee: $5.00/session
                              and increased interest in your local club games!                                                                          *Card Fees: $9.00 /session
                                                                                                                                                  *Swiss Teams $80/team lunch included
                           To sign up for your Unit Growth Seminar or for more information                                                                   *Smoking breaks
                          please contact District 16 Membership Chairman Donna Compton                                                     Tournament Chairman: Janise Saul 210.481.1766
                                   at or tel: 214.373.7055                                                   Partnerships: Patrick Cardulle 210.367.9869
                                                                                                                                    Scorecard, November/December, 2005, Page 9

                         Austin Fall Sectional, September 29-October 2, 2005

Thurs Aft Strat Open Prs AB       Thurs Eve Strat Open Prs A       Thurs Eve Strat Open Prs B         Fri Aft Strat Open Prs ABC          Fri Aft Strat 199er Prs AB      Sat Aft Strat Open Prs AB
Robert Pflugbeil & Pat White Claudette Hartman & Rosemary Kelley    Hal DeShong & Pat Long         Richard Ryan & Harvey Browning      Deann Kubitza & Charles Strawn Claudette Hartman & Louis Sachar

     Sat Aft Strat Open Prs C              Sat Aft Strat 199er Prs AB               Sat Eve Strat Open Prs A                      Sat Eve Strat Open Prs B                     Sat Eve Strat Open Prs C
Dianne Decker & (NP) Budd Decker          Zane O'Keefe & Stan Kurtzer            Becky Price & James LaFountain                 Shirley George & Anne Cullen                 Ronald Turner & Henry Irwin

       Fri Bkted KO Teams                 Sat Bkted KO Teams Bkt I                 Sat Bkted KO Teams Bkt II                    Sun Strati-Flted Swiss Teams A               Sun Strati-Flted Swiss Teams B
   Jack Lacy & (NP) Tom Breed            Paul Kelley & Phillip Grothus          Adam Ruprecht & Clint Schumacher                     Shawn & Joe Quinn                        Stan Bowen & Diana Rogers
Alex Kolesnik & Mark Bumgardner       Rosemary Kelley & Scott Humphrey              Hal DeShong & Jeff Ford                      Ira Hessel & David Grainger                 Laura Delfeld & Vera Chimene

                                                                                    Unit 207                             held November 12 and 13 at the Bridge       Louise Kennedy-Betty Daniel B2.
                                                                                     Austin                              Center of Austin. Also scheduled for        Shirley George-James Fleming C2. C
                                                                                                                         BCA is an individual game December          Cree-Terry Newman.
                       Austin Winter                                                Clint
                                                                                                                         3. The annual unit Christmas Party, a
                                                                                                                         two-session event, will be held at the
                                                                                                                                                                        Fri Aft Strat 199er Prs A1.B1.
                                                                                                                                                                     Deann Kubitza-Charles Strawn A2.
                         Sectional                                              For capital area players certainly the
                                                                                                                         Senior Activity Center December 11.
                                                                                                                         Perhaps the biggest event on the
                                                                                                                                                                     Charles Aufill-Danna Redford B2. Beth
                                                                                                                                                                     Bennett-Vivian Collins.
                      January 5-8, 2006                                       major bridge news story in recent          horizon is the winter sectional to be          Frid Eve Strat Open Prs A1.B1.
                                                                              months has been the opening of the         held January 5-8 at the Doubletree.         James Fleming Shirley George A2.
                      Doubletree Hotel                                        new Bridge Center of Austin. The              Among the stratum winners at the         Thomas Corlett-Ethel Corlett B2.C1.
                                                                              Center was launched by a group of          fall sectional was Henry Irwin, Jr. Like    Ronald Turner- Henry Irwin Jr C2.
                        Thursday, January 5                                   investors who are seeking to provide a     a handful of our players, he is also a      Gwynne Clark-Marcia Jameson.
   Bracketed KO Teams I                      9:00 am, 1:30 & 7:00 pm          facility that will offer improved          member of the American Bridge                 Sat Morn KO Teams Bkt I 1. Scott
                                                                              conditions for unit and club games, as     Association. But Hank is special; he        Humphrey-Rosemary Kelley-Paul
   Stratified Open Pairs, single sessions             1:30 & 7:00 pm
                                                                              well as space for classes. All of the      recently became the national president      Kelley Jr,-Phillip Grothus 2. Virginia
   Stratified 199er Pairs, single sessions            1:30 & 7:00 pm          Austin club games, except those at the     of the ABA. I would like to congratulate    Noelke-Venkatrao         Koneru-Ed
                          Friday, January 6                                   Senior Activity Center, have moved to      him on attaining that office; also to say   Rawlinson-Bill Walker Bkt II 1. Jeff
                                                                              BCA’s location at 5555 North Lamar,        that I appreciated the opportunity to       Ford-Hal DeShong-Clint Schuhmacher-
   Bracketed KO Teams II                     9:00 am, 1:30 & 7:00 pm
                                                                              Suite H126. Also virtually all of the      chat with him during the tournament.        Adam Ruprecht 2. Shirley Henry-
   Stratified Open Pairs, single sessions             1:30 & 7:00 pm          games sponsored by Unit 207 will be        There appears to be a spirit of             Linda      Neuenschwander-Linda
   Stratified 199er Pairs, single sessions            1:30 & 7:00 pm          held there. The Bridge Center ’s           friendship and good will between the        Anthony-Darlene Gilmore.
                                                                              investors and directors urge you to        ABA and the ACBL, at least here in             Sat Aft Strat Open Prs A1.B1.
                        Saturday, January 7
                                                                              express your support by playing in as      Austin. Perhaps we can find ways for        Louis Sachar-Claudette Hartman
   Bracketed KO Teams III                    9:00 am, 1:30 & 7:00 pm          many games as possible.                    the two organizations to cooperate for      A2.B2. Flora Pettit-Kyong Shuey C1.
   Stratified Open Pairs, 2 sessions                  1:30 & 7:00 pm             At the Austin Fall Sectional we         mutual benefit. Even if we do no more       Dianne Decker-Budd Decker C2.
   Stratified 199er Pairs, single sessions            1:30 & 7:00 pm          crowned a new winner of the Ray            than play in each other’s tournaments,      Michael Ashley-Rollman-Nicholas
                                                                              Robak award, which is given annually       that will be a positive step.               Jong.
                         Sunday, January 8                                    to the Unit 207 player who records                                                      Sat Aft Strat 199er Prs A1.B1. Stan
   Strati-Flighted Swiss Teams                 10:00 am & TBA                 the most masterpoints at the fall               Results: Austin Sectional              Kurtzer-Zane O’Keefe A2. Charles
                     Meal served between sessions.                            tournament. This year’s winner is Jeff     Jeff Ford was the top masterpoint           Aufill-Danna Redford B2.C1. Deann
                                                                              Ford, who triumphed through                winner with 20.38 masterpoints.             Kubitza-Charles Strawn C2. Vivian
                             Stratifications                                  consistency—winning masterpoints in          Thurs KO Teams 1. Joyce Cooper-           Thompson-Terry Newman.
               Open Pairs: A: 1500+, B: 500-1500, C: 0-500                    every event he entered. Adam               Jennifer Stocker-Dianne Ebert-Carol           Sat Eve Strat Open Prs A1. James
                                                                              Ruprecht, one of Jeff’s teammates in       Nelson 2. Sandra Cox-Tom Cox-               La Fountain-Becky Price A2. Mark
                199er Pairs: A: 100-200, B: 50-100, C: 0-50
                                                                              the Saturday and Sunday events, was        Charles Aufill-Danna Redford.               Bumgardner-Gary Powell B1. Anne
                       Teams: A: 3000+, X: 0-3000,                            the top masterpoint winner among the         Thurs Aft Strat Open Prs A1.B1.           Cullen-Shirley George B2. Louis
                    B: 750-1500, C: 300-750, D: 0-300                         199er competitors. Congratulations to      Robert Pflugbeil-Patricia White A2.         Sachar-Claudette Hartman C1. Ronald
                                                                              Jeff and Adam.                             George Shelley-G Kania B2. Eugene           Turner-Henry Irwin Jr C2. Mark
                 General Convention Chart only except                            Congratulations also to new life        Cavanaugh-Shirley Holland C1.               McAllister-Laura Delfeld.
                    Midchart for A/X Swiss Teams                              master Mary Kocurek, as well as            Harvey Browning-Richard Ryan C2.              Sun Strati-Flted Swiss Teams AX
                      Non Smoking with Breaks                                 Shirley George and Jennifer Stocker,       Laura Delfeld-Hal DeShong.                  1. Shawn Quinn-Joe Quinn-David
                                                                              who reached the silver and bronze             Thurs Eve Strat Open Prs A1.             Grainger-Ira Hessel 2. George Mann-
                           Doubletree Hotel                                   levels, respectively.                      Rosemary Kelley-Claudette Hartman           Sharon Mann-Kenneth McBride-
                                                                                 Let us mention some local players       A2, Jeff Ford-Scott Humphrey B1.            Donna McBride Strati BCD B1.
                        6505 I-35 N, Austin, TX
                                                                              who recorded successes at recent           Patrick Long-Hal DeShong B2.C1.             Stanley Bowen-Vera Chimene-Laura
                              800.222.8733                                    tournaments. At the Dallas Regional,       Diana Rogers-Stanley Bowen C2.              Delfeld-Diana Rogers B2. Lawton
                           Bridge Rate: $75                                   Jack Lacy was among the top ten            Maddy Bergen-Marcia Jameson.                Hutchison-Shirley Henry-Dean Truair-
                         Tournament Chairs                                    masterpoint winners—the most                 Fri KO Teams 1. Jack Lacy-Tom             Darlene Gilmore C1. David Buck-
                                                                              successful among Unit 207 entrants.        Breed-Alexander Kolesnik-Mark               Donna Gerber-Caroline Baumann-Jean
     Laura Delfeld 512.917.5036       Mark McAllister 512.587.8524
                                                                              Others who did well were Tobi              Bumgardner 2. Jeff Ford-Laura               Townsend C2. Adam Ruprecht-Jeff                         Sokolow, Louis Sachar, Larry Davis,        Delfeld-Clint Schuhmacher-Hal               Ford-Hal DeShong-Clint Schuhmacher
                          Partnership Chair                                   Robert Donathan, and Jerry Bigler. In      DeShong                                     D1. Terry Richardson-David Hettema-
            Joe Black 512.461.9009                      the New Braunfels sectional Paul             Fri Aft Strat Open Prs A1.B1.C1.          Larry Smith-David Warner.
                                                                              Kelley was our brightest star, followed    Harvey Browning-Richard Ryan A2.
                                                                              by Angela Lennon, Peggy Geiler, Ellen
                             Entry Fees
                                                                              Meyer, Jeff Ford, and Anita Cokins.
                    Thursday, Friday & Saturday:
             $9 /member/session, $10 /nonmember/session
                      Sunday: $80/Swiss Team
                                                                              Paul and Rosemary Kelley placed near
                                                                              the top at Waco’s Bridge on the Brazos.
                                                                                There are several coming events that
                                                                                                                              Happy Holidays
                                                                              capital area players need to be aware                           From your Scorecard Editors
                                                                              of: The next NLM sectional will be
Page 10, Scorecard, November/December, 2005

                         Wichita Falls Sectional, September 30-October 2, 2005

 Fri Aft Strat Open Prs A 1/2                Fri Aft Strat Open Prs BC                   Fri Eve Strat Open Prs A                  Fri Eve Strat Open Prs BC               Sat Morn Strat Open Prs A
 Dori Smith & Ann Roberts                  Helen Nelson & Linda Madding                 LaRue Stott & Ann Roberts                 Ray Barnes & Charles Young             Susan Couch & Kathleen Brown

  Sat Morn Strat Open Prs BC                   Sat Aft Strat Open Prs A                  Sat Aft Strat Open Prs B                   Sat Eve Strat Open Prs A                   Sat Eve Strat Open Prs B
Janice Taylor & Rose Van Meter                LaRue Stott & Dori Smith                 Carolyn Kay & Margie Brown                Darlene Shirey & Peggy Hughes                Kay Strickland & Lera Lewis

   Fri Bkted KO Teams Bkt I                 Fri Bkted KO Teams Bkt II                   Fri Bkted KO Teams Bkt III                  Sun Strati-Flted Swiss B               Sun Strati-Flted Swiss C
Roy Baughman & James Thurtell               Gene Probst & Stefan Davis               Patrick Amrine, Eric Bell, Joe Veal          Lee Lunsford & John Delk              Roger Tinnerstet & Nell Lister
 Pat Cassidy & Carolyn Pinto                Helen Probst & Ronni Davis              Leah Stapeton & Darko Jevremovic             Norma Lunsford & Sally Delk            Anna Sutherland & Judith Witte

 Results: Wichita Falls Sectional           Fri Brkted KO Teams Bkt I 1. Pat       VanMeter B2. Kay Strickland-Lera         Sat Eve Strat Open Prs A1. Darlene    Stott-Dori Smith-Ann Roberts-Gail
   The top masterpoint winner was         Cassidy-Roy Baughman-Carolyn             Lewis C2. Lynda Jolene Brantley-Burtt   Shirey-Peggy Hughes A2. Roy            Wells X1. A Probst-Helen Probst-
James Thurtell, Dallas, with 31.73        Pinto-James Thurtell 2. William          Lauck.                                  Baughman-James Thurtell B1. Kay        Ronni Davis-Stefan Davis X2. Coleen
masterpoints.                             Nabors-J McNeal Opal Thurman-              Sat Aft Strat Open Prs A1. Larue      Strickland-Lera Lewis B2. Susan        Palmer-Lera Lewis-Kay Strickland-
  Fri Aft Strat Open Prs A1/2. Pat        Delois Nell Bkt II 1. A Probst-Helen     Stott-Dori Smith A2. J’Neane Huey-      Brower-Wanda Hughes C1. Leah           Bette Byrd Strati BC B1. Norma
Cassidy-James Thurtell A1/2. Ann          Probst-Ronni Davis-Stefan Davis 2.       Jerrell Cosby B1. Carolyn Kay-Margie    Stapleton-Darko Jevremovic C2. Gene    Lunsford-Lee Lunsford-Sally Delk-
Roberts-Dori Smith B1.C1. Helen           Virginia Bowling-Patricia McCleese-      Brown B2. Norma Lunsford-Lee            Walden-Herman Hardin Jr.               John Delk B2. Carolyn Kay-Margie
Nelson-Linda Madding B2. Tiffany          Mary Casteel-Leon Ward Bkt III 1.        Lunsford. C1. Helen Nelson-Linda          Sun Strati-Flted Swiss Teams AX      Brown-Elaine Ireland-Cathy Zinn C1.
Holverson-Katherine Potter C2. Bernie     Patrick Amrine-Eric Bell-Darko           Madding C2. Abbie Truitt-Estalee        A1. Pat Cassidy-Carolyn Pinto-James    Roger Tinnerstet-Nell Lister-Judith
Lange-Jack White.                         Jevremovic-Joe Veal-Leah Stapleton 2.    Liggin.                                 Thurtell-Roy Baughman A2. Larue        Witte-Anna Sutherland.
  Fri Eve Strat Open Prs A1. Larue        Joyce Lo-Dee McKinley-Shirley
Stott-Ann Roberts A2.B1.C1. W Ray         Bond-Beth Mahler.
Barnes-Charles Young B2. Helen Cash-         Sat Morn Strat Open Prs A1.
B Young C2. Jolene Huddleston-            Susan Couch-Kathleen Brown                     Magic Valley Sectional
Saranell Farr.                            A2.B1.C1. Janice Taylor-Rose
                                                                                                January 20-22, 2006
     Unit 353                                 Lisque Lesley made a visit to                       The Elk’s Lodge
    Wichita Falls                         Wichita Falls recently. We enjoyed a
                                          Luncheon honoring Lisque and playing                   1428 S. Commerce
    Shirley Bond                          bridge at the Bridge Club. We know                      Harlingen, Texas
                                          she is enjoying being with her family
   Thanks to all of you for coming to     in Kerrville and San Antonio. Lisque,
the Wichita Falls Sectional. Unit 353     come back again soon. We miss you.
appreciated your support.                    On the road to recovery are: Babs                                                   Friday, January 20
    Tournament chairpersons, Gail         Kleinecke (after her recent fall) and
Simpson and Wanda Gaynor, did a great     Jeannine Delaney (after a bout with
                                                                                      Stratified Open Pairs, single sessions                                                    9:00 am & 1:15 pm
job. Thank you. We also thank our unit    shingles). Ladies, we are happy to see      Compact Knock-Outs, 1st session                                                                     7:00 pm
members for their support in furnishing   you back at the bridge table.
delicious food and helping move and         The Vernon Duplicate Bridge Club                                               Saturday, January 21
set up tables and chairs. It takes        has returned to the Hillcrest Country
                                                                                      Stratified Open Pairs, single sessions                                                    9:00 am & 1:15 pm
everyone of you to have a great           Club in Vernon for their games. They
tournament.                               have a game at 12:45 each Wednesday         Compact Knock-Outs, 2nd session                                                                     7:00 pm
   Congratulations to our newest Life     and 12:45 each Friday.
Master-JOYCE LO. She made Life              The following have had 70% games                                                     Sunday, January 22
Master the first day of the Wichita       recently: Leon Vaccarella and Wanda         Stratified Swiss Teams, 2 sessions                                                          10:00 am & TBA
Falls Sectional.                          Gaynor
  Congratulations to the following Unit   73 % game at the Bridge Club; Gene
                                                                                      Stratified Open Pairs, single session                                                               10:00 am
353 top 25 Masterpoint Winners from       and Helen Probst 72.14% game at the                                   Pair & Team Stratification: A: 1000+, B: 500-1000, C: 0-500
our unit at the Sectional Tournament:     Bridge Club; Ruth Streit and Judy                  Entry Fees       Tournament & Partnership Chair                                Host Hotel
Stefan Davis 12.56; Ronni Davis 12.56;    Crabtree 70.83% game at the Vernon
Helen Probst 11.86; A. Probst 11.86;      Bridge Club; Cula Burch and Wanda
                                                                                      ACBL Members $9/session           Andrea Klein                                  Econolodge, $39-S/$44-D
Elaine Ireland 11.66; William             Gaynor 70.14% game at the Bridge-           Non Members $10/session           956.761.3600                                  1821 W. Tyler, Harlingen
Cunningham 10.36; Michael Terry           A-Gap Club; and Mike Terry and Bob           $80/Sunday Swiss Teams                      
10’36; Margie Brown 7.72; Carolyn         Cunningham 70.14% game at the Bridge
Kay 7.72; Shirley Bond 7.23; Joyce        Club. Congratulations to all of you.                                          Section top awards each day
Lo 7.07; Dee McKinley 7.07; Tiffany         The Unit Final North American Pair                                       Free snacks & coffee all sessions
Holverson 6.73; Tomie Evans 5.36;         Games will be held at Bridge-A-Gap                                                     Door prizes
David Hertzog 5.36; Leon Vaccarella       on Sunday, November 20, at 1:00 and
5.35 Cula Burch 5.35; Katherine Potter    Monday, November 21, at 7:00.                                           Lunch served between sessions on Sunday
4.65; Burtt Lauck 4.58; W. Ray Barnes        The Unit 353 Christmas Party will                                      Non-smoking with hospitality breaks
4.56; Charles Young 4.56; Wanda           be held at the Wichita Club on Friday,
Hughes 4.49; Kathleen Brown, 4.43;        December 9. Make your plans now to
Cathy Zinn 4.24; Beth Mahler 4.14.        attend.                                                      McCallum traveling trophy to the Unit member
                                                                                                        earning the most points at this tournament.
  A fellow had made a bad bid and gone for 1400. “I’m
                                                                                                       Presentation of the trophy will be made at the
  sorry,” he said to his partner, “I had a card misplaced.”
  Asked his partner innocently, “Only one card?”                                                            Awards Ceremony held by Unit 237
                                                                                                             after the Harlingen Tournament
                                                         ~ Charles Goren
                                                                                                                                            Scorecard, November/December, 2005, Page 11
                                           great planner, she is a very thoughtful    (then of New Orleans) was 28, Jim          apologize,” said Stone. “It’s all my           CALM UNDER PRESSURE:
         Unit 176
                                           person- a jewel. We’re not losing          Jacoby 44, and Bud Creed 82.               fault.” “How is it your fault,” Norman     Congratulations to Sue Doe, Irving, for
                                           Dorsey, just lost her as President of         Who won Men’s Pairs at the St.          asked. Stone, known for a sharp            being named to ACBL’s All-Star
                                           DBA. We heartily welcome Catherine         Louis Regional? Dallas’ Curtis Smith,      tongue: “Someone told me you knew          Director team.
   Marvin Migdol
                                           Tucker as the new Unit 176 President.      playing with Nate Silverstein, and         how to play bridge and I was stupid          GEORGE BURNS: When Ira Corn
                                           All of us need to pull together, in the    Curtis won Senior Masters with Jim         enough to believe him.”                    owned the fabulous Aces, Ira arranged
          TEN TOP REASONS                  same direction, to support Catherine       Jacoby. Barry Crane was there. At the          Wolff tells us that about 125          a game in Dallas with George. Both
            TO ATTEND                      and our giant Unit.                        Little Rock Regional, Jim won Men’s        newspapers now carry his bridge            smoked cigars. But when George was
          SPRING ’06 NABC                     BRIDGE HOUSE: Several years             Pairs with Dr. John Fisher. Ozzie and      newspaper column. Many bridge              95 he arrived at a country club in LA,
            IN DALLAS:                     ago, my former wife, Grace, and I were     Mary Zita were on the winning Open         columns have emanated from Big D.          planning to puff his cigar. He was
                                           passing through Shreveport. Grace got      Team. Bud Creed’s quintet won the          The Jacobys had a column.                  furious to find a “No Smoking” sign.
  10.     There’s a lot to see.            excited that evening when she found a      team event at Ft. Worth.                     Bobby and Judy have moved to Las         He complained so that when he arrived
  9.      There’s a lot to do.             telephone directory listing for “Bridge       What did the new Encyclopedia of        Vegas. District President Dewitt           the next day the sign read: “No
  8.       Great new attractions.          House.” She phoned.                        Bridge cost then? $8.75 from Barclay!      Hudson and pro Chris Compton               smoking except for those over 90.”
  7.      Tremendous restaurants.             Grace: “What time does the game            ELVIS COUP: The Elvis Presley           eloquently lauded Bobby at the Sept.         JOB INTERVIEW: In 1933, an ad
  6.       Easy to get to.                 start?”                                    coup is when your left-hand opponent       Unit Game. Mike & Nancy Passell has        man named Jack Goodman had an
  5.      Dallas hospitality.                Bridge House: “Lady, this is a half-     leads from his A-Q around to your Kx.      also moved to Vegas. We’ll miss them.      interview with Max Schuster at Simon
  4.       Fantastic mall hopping.         way house for recovering alcoholics!”      The King is no longer dead!                  HAMMING IT UP: Did you know              & Schuster. Schuster told Goodman
  3.      The fun stops here.                QUIZ: At what Dallas hotel was the          That player also thought that the       that Bob Hamman has planted a              that due to the Depression there was
  2.       Terrific spring weather.        Fall Nationals played in 1964?             Gerber Convention was a meeting of         $500,000 prize in a Hershey’s bar?         no job. Dick Simon, Schuster’s partner,
  1.       Great bridge!                   Adolphus plus Baker (RIP). The bridge      baby-food manufacturers. And Short         He’s President/Founder of SCA, using       came into the room. They met again in
        (Plus we really need your $).      rates were $8 single or $11 double!        Club was an organization for midgets.      mathematical models to rate/analyze        the elevator leaving the building. Simon
                                             DID YOU KNOW: ACBL chartered                E-BRIDGE GREAT, BUT: The                the odds of winners. He studied math       asked Goodman to share a cap uptown.
   OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW                     a flight from NYC to Dallas to the ’64     growth of computer/e-bridge has            at Cal State Northridge and “from the      “Sure, I’m going to play in the
MEMBERS: Whether you’re in Krum,           nationals. The round trip fare was $125,   served to help lessen attendance at        school of hard knocks at the bridge        Vanderbilt Cup,” Goodman said.
Eagle Pass, Nuevo Laredo or somewhere      including bus transportation to and        bridge club games. Have fun on-line but    table.” Many superior bridge players       “Wow,” Simon said, “I’m a big bridge
else in TX / Mexico, please remember       from the airport (Love), a hot dinner      support your local clubs.                  work for him. The bridge great moved       fan. Can I come and kibitz?” Goodman
this: Getting bridge players (of any       en route and hot breakfast returning to       DELTA 191: It has been 20 years         to Dallas in 1969 when Ira Corn hired      and partner won. Impulsive Simon
profiiciency) to join your Unit will be    NY. Now I think there’s an extra charge    since the jet crash killing 123 at DFW.    him to play on the Aces. They won          said, “I like the way you guys play
facilitated by getting them to the NABC    to use the rest room!                      There were several anniversary write-      that title in 1970 and then 10 more. He    bridge. You’d be great working at Simon
in Dallas. Players are impressed by the        Prior to the Nationals there was       ups but none mentioned what older          was the #1 ranked player in the world      & Schuster.” They joined S&S.
vastness and professionalism of a fun,     International Team Trials. Ozzie           players recall. Several of the dead were   for many years starting in 1985 but        Goodman became Editor-in-Chief. You
smooth-running tourney plus courtesy.      qualified with Barry Crane; some guy       on the way to Las Vegas to play in the     he’s #5 now. Warren Buffett (quarterly     never know!
(We haven’t had anybody shot at the        named Charles Goren also qualified.        Summer NABC on Aug. 2, 1985. Dr./          profit=$1.45 billion), says, “That             SMALL people belittle their
table lately!) We understand that 223        MORE QUIZ: Let’s turn back the           Rabbi Murray Berger played a major         takes an unbelievable mind.” Proud to      opponents/partners.
joined ACBL at the ’97 Nationals in        clock. In June 1964 which Dallas           post-crash role. He was on the site,       have him in Big D! See                        KINDNESS: “All of us are born
Big D. You get non-members to Dallas       player was leading the McKenney race?      serving as chaplain.                                  for a reason, but all of us don’t discover
and they’ll sell themselves on the         Oswald “Ozzie” Jacoby #15. Actually,          On a less tragic note, the rabbi was       BRIDGE NUT? Carl Ritner is the          why. Success in life has nothing to do
common sense of being part of the          Bob Hamman was #10, but he then            playing with Jack Borenstein in a          congenial host of the ACBL Library         with what you gain in life or
exciting world of duplicate bridge!        lived in Van Nuys, CA. Strange as it       Knockout. Jack asked why the rabbi         Bridge Book and Magazine sale on           accomplish for yourself. It’s what you
   NICE ACCOMMODATIONS:                    may sound today, there was only one        led the nine from K-9-7-5-2. Murray        website at         do for others.” – Danny Thomas.
You get a single or double at the          other Big D player in the top 75: Payne    replied that he plays fourth best. “Then   Thousands of bridge publications at           CHRISTMAS PARTY: The Unit
(downtown) Hyatt Regency Dallas for        Harrison. Ozzie was in bed 6 weeks         why not the five?” Jack asked. Rabbi:      low prices. Shipping outside the USA       Christmas party will be held on
$129 plus tax. Call (800) 773-5069         with a broken hip in an auto accident      “Darn! I always forget which end to        can be as low as $1 per pound when         December 1st at 6:30 pm.
(ACBL Housing Bureau) for Spring           July 12-followed by 6 months on            count from!” (Jack should know that        you get 10 pounds or more. They make           NEWS OR JOKE? Send it to
NABC.                                      crutches. Ozzie was taken to Jewish        in Hebrew you read from right to left.)    great holiday gifts.             
   CATHERINE TUCKER NEW                    Hospital in Cincinnati following the          STORY IS OK: Bobby Wolf is
PRESIDENT: The resignation of              accident. Mary Zita was only slightly      married to Judy Kay-Wolf. Her                  Unit 237                               said she really enjoyed having the club
Dorsey Shaw-Hensel was accepted            injured. Bobby Wolff was living in San     deceased husband, Norman, was a top           Magic Valley                            but has too much going on now to keep
with great regret. Few people, if any,     Antonio.                                   expert and a real gentleman-a mensch.                                                 up the ownership. However, she’ll still
have done more for bridge in Dallas. In       At the time, Ozzie was the #1 LM        When Norman played with Tobias               Donna Ahlquist                           be playing and directing.
addition to being an extremely hard        with 8,401 points. Goren was 2 with        Stone they had a disaster game.                                                          Following is a reading that Jennifer
worker who is well organized and a         6,840. Dr. Fisher was 27, Sidney Lazard    Norman         apologized.       “Don’t       Iris Hensen resigned from the Unit      Klement found written by Joseph
                                                                                                                                 237 Board of Directors for health          Addison in the late 1600s. ”It is very

                                             Dallas Winter
                                                                                                                                 reasons. We’re going to miss you, gal.     wonderful to see persons of the best
                                                                                                                                 Thanks goes to Neta Van Bebber who         sense passing hours together in

                                                                                                                                 accepted the vacated position and will     shuffling and dividing a pack of cards
                                                                                                                                 finish out Iris’ term.                     with no conversation but what is made

                                          January 26-29, 2006
                                                                                                                                   Congratulations goes to Laverne Hill     up of a few game-phrases, and no other
                                                                                                                                 who recently became a Silver Life          ideas but those of black or red spots
                                           Richardson Civic Center                                                               Master! That’s           quite        an   ranged together in different
                                            SW Corner of Highway 75
                                                                                                                                 accomplishment.                            figures. Would not a man laugh to hear
                               (Central Expressway) & Arapaho Rd Richardson, Texas
                                                                                                                                    Andrea Klein is now owner of the        any one of his species complaining that
                                                                                                                                 Dynamite Duplicate Bridge Club which       life is short?” (I like it.)
                                       Thursday, January 26                                                                      meets on Fridays at 1 PM in                    Did you know: That The ACBL
  Newcomer 49er Pairs                                                                                            7:30 pm         Harlingen. Call her at 956-761-3600 for    began back in 1937 when playing bridge
  Stratified 299er Pairs                                                                                         7:30 pm         location. There’s talk about Dynamite      was THE escape from the Depression
  Stratified Open Pairs                                                                                          7:30 pm         leaving the Elk’s Club. Realizing a need   Blues? That there are approximately
  Bracketed KO Teams - 1st of 3 Sessions                                                                         7:30 pm         for a Friday bridge game, Doris Allen      4,200 Bridge Clubs in North America;
                                         Friday, January 27                                                                      and Jo Crowell started the Dynamite        2,500 ACBL teachers; and 1,000 ACBL
  Stratified 299er Pairs                                                                                 1:30 & 7:30 pm          Duplicate        Bridge     Club      in   Sanctioned Bridge Tournaments
  Stratified Open Pairs                                                                                  1:30 & 7:30 pm          1998. Response was and still is very       yearly? That ACBL is the governing
  Valley View Bridge Club Bracketed KO Teams - 2nd & Final Sessions                                      1:30 & 7:30 pm          good. Jo (remember the big hats she        body of bridge in the U S, Canada,
                                       Saturday, January 28                                                                      wore? And that she was always in the       Bermuda,             and      Mexico?
  Newcomer Pairs (0-20 MasterPoints)                                                                          9:00 am            market for another one?) found that             A tidbit from Director Doris
  Stratified 299er Pairs                                                                                      9:00 am            she had just too much on her plate so      Allen: When the person before you
  Newcomer Pairs (0-20 MasterPoints)                                                                          1:30 pm            sold out to Doris a couple years           (not your partner) makes a jump bid
  Stratified 299er Pairs                                                                               1:30 & 7:30 pm            ago. Both gals made bridge playing         you should wait 10 SECONDS before
  Stratified Open Pairs                                                                                1:30 & 7:30 pm            fun.                                       making your bid.
  Bracketed KO Teams - 1st, 2nd & Final Sessions                                              9:00 am, 1:30 & 7:30 pm              We’re going to miss the plants Doris        If you are interested in scores from
                                        Sunday, January 29                                                                       gave for door prizes, her wonderful        the Regional Tournament held in Donna
  Strati-Flighted Swiss Teams                                                                           10:00 am & TBA           personality, and her great directing.      TX last month, go to Herman’s web
  299er Swiss Teams                                                                                     10:00 am & TBA           (Did you ever try to give her a hard       site, and follow
                                                                                                                                 time? Couldn’t win, could you?) Doris      directions. It’s all there.

                         Complimentary Snacks & Drinks Entire Weekend!
                        Complimentary Lunch Between Sunday Swiss Teams                                                                                Aged to Perfection!
                              Stratifications                                             Tournament Chairman                       Aged to Perfection!—the perfect description for Jewel
            Stratified Pairs: A: 2000+, B: 500-2000, C: 0-500                          Gerrie Owen 214.368.0265
        Strati-Flted Events: A: 3000+ AX: 0-3000 ( play together)              
                                                                                                                                    Blasingame, Eulalia Davis, and Harold Longbotham.
           B: 1000-2000, C: 500-1000, D: 0-500 (play together)                        Preston Morrow 972.484.1702                   Each in their 90’s, they were honored August 16, 2005
         299er Stratified Events: A: 200-300, B: 50-200, C: 0-50              
         199er Stratified Events: A: 100-200, B: 50-100, C: 0-50
                                                                                                                                    at the Baytown Community Duplicate Bridge Club for
                 All Pair Events Stratified Single Session                               Partnership Chairman                       their many years of service to the club and for the
                                Entry Fees                                             LaRue Stott 214.369.9576                     warmth they bring to club activities by their wonderful
                  $10/session Friday $11/session Saturday
               (extra $1 on Saturday for 2006 Dallas NABC)                                 Director In Charge                       outgoing, friendly personalities. Each of these
                             $100/team Sunday                                                Tom Whitesides                         consummate bridge players is a formidable opponent
           Elections will be held during this sectional for three new Unit 176 Board Members                                        and a gracious partner, winning more than their fair
         Richardson Civic Center allows no smoking or alcoholic beverages throughout its building.                                  share of session tops.
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                                            it for them) and he still has his
         Unit 183
        Fort Worth
                                            considerably larger business which he
                                            runs with the help of his three sons -
                                                                                                Cowtown 299er Silver Spur Sectional
        Kay Jones
                                            Rob, Mickey and Jeff. Boys continued
                                            to run in the family because her                         September 24-25, 2005
                                            grandchildren are Matthew, Tyler,
                                            Parker, Will, Sam and the one and only
   The October Sectional is over and        girl - Abby (better known as Princess!)
we want to thank Tom Hughes for                Joan was the consummate stay-at-
running an excellent tournament, Peggy      home mom who raised three great sons,
Hughes for her usual good job on the        enjoys seven grandchildren, keeps a
partnership desk, Byron Taylor for his      beautiful home and is an excellent cook.
stellar work with the caddies, Pat          (Once when her last boy had left home,
Krannichfeld and Colleen Tiernan for        she was holding one hand to her
beautiful decorations, and Max              forehead and moaning, “Is this all there
Jackson, our photographer. Naturally,       is? I’ve done nothing of importance!”
all the players get a huge thank you for    One of Bob’s friends said with all                  Sat Morn Strat Prs A                       Sat Eve Strat Prs A                    Sat Eve Strat Prs B
attending and enjoying the tournament.      sincerity, “Well, Joan, I don’t know               Ronald & Patricia Sears                 Penny Mixon & Susan Webb               Liz Hutchison & Carol Scott
    Hundreds and hundreds of bridge         how you can say that. You make the
enthusiasts play bridge day in and day      best pork gravy of anyone I know!”)
out and we never hear of them but they         One of Joan’s favorite directors is
are the back bone of the organization       Mary Hoger because Joan says Mary
and without whom there would be no          never talks down to new players. Her
ACBL. One of those players is Joan          favorite partners include Jane
Sisk who has been playing bridge for        Rushford, Sherry Ward, and Millie
over 40 years and duplicate for 30          Williams. She has taken lessons from
years. She loves bridge, loves the          Jo Carol White, Jeanne Love and Tom
comradery of the game, and will never       Hughes and loved all her teachers! Her
give it up.                                 bridge friends say Joan has a wonderful
   She was born in Indiana where she        sense of humor, has strong political               Sun Morn Strat Swiss A                    Sun Morn Strat Swiss B                 Sun Morn Strat Swiss C
attended an all-girls school although she   views, is an astute and logical thinker         Andrew Fenves & Nedra Sims              Carolyn Marks & Kathy Coleman          Mary Chambers & Amberly Griffin
                                                                                            Joyce Cellilli & Barbara Jones            Francis Chang & Cal Bayley             James Johnson & Lynn Long
met Bob Sisk at a pool hall in June of      and is very gracious. Although Joan has
1950 and they married in October of         had a couple of strokes this last year,
                                                                                        Results: Ft Worth 299er Sectional
that same year. Bob was a professional      she has come back to bridge with her
                                                                                          Frances Chang and Cal Bayley, Fort
ball player and they traveled the circuit   bright smile and twinkly eyes and with
                                                                                        Worth, were the top masterpoint
in the summer and he sold appliances        no loss of her bridge skills. She likes
                                                                                        winners with 7.27 masterpoints.
in the winter.                              the mental stimulation and competitive
                                                                                          .Sat Morn Strat Prs A1.B1.C1.
  Eventually, he started a bank service     challenge of bridge and she plans on
                                                                                        Ronald Sears-Patricia Sears A2. Lauren
organization and sold it to World           continuing the game forever. Thank
                                                                                        Brown-Jim Brown B2. Helen Nelson-
Service Life. A few years later they sold   goodness for all our Joan Sisks in the
                                                                                        Linda Madding C2. Bob Clarke-Alma
it back to Bob (who had been running        bridge world!
                                                                                           Sat Aft Strat Prs A1.B1.C1. Cal
        Unit 174                               Congratulations to Jan Lall on the       Bayley-Francis Chang A2. Michael                 Sun Aft Strat Swiss AB                   Sun Aft Strat Swiss C
        Houston                             recent achievement of her son, Justin       Goldman-Dick Simon B2.C2. Mary                Judy Kincaid & George Davis             Pam Gladysz & Nancy King
                                            Lall, a very accomplished young player      Lou Collins- Nancy Horvat.                     Gene Kincaid & John Davis              Jerry Gladysz & Helen King
      Anne Page                             and former Houstonian. He was on               Sat Eve Strat Prs A1. Penny
                                            Team USA1 which won the World               Mixon-Susan Webb A2. Bogumil              Coleman-Carolyn Marks-Cal Bayley-       Kincaid-Judy Kincaid A2/3.B2/3.
    Wow! The recent Sunny Days              Youth Team Championship in                  Knypinski-Pawel Hanus B1. Elizabeth       Francis Chang B2.C1. Amberly Griffin-   David Pearlman-Stewart DeJournett-
Sectional had the highest attendance at     Australia in an exciting 8-board            Hutchison-Carol Scott B2. Nancy           Lynn Long-Mary Chambers-James           Glen Terrell-Steve Hibbard A2/3.B2/
an August tournament in the past 10         overtime match after a deadlock with        Garrett-M Lou Straughn.                   Johnson C2. Rhonda Huser-Hilda          3.C1. Nancy King-Pam Gladysz-Jerry
years! 546 tables! The I/N Program’s        Poland.                                       Sun Morn Strat Swiss Teams A1.          Lacher-Shay Ura-Marcia Hansen.          Gladysz-Helen King C2. Robert
Most Congenial 299er Player Award             Mark these dates on your calendars!       Joyce Cellilli-Andrew Fenves-Nedra          Sun Aft Strat Swiss Teams A1.B1.      Clarke-Alma Farley-Mike Davis-Lyn
went to Gary Hercules. 541 players          December 2-4 for the 299er Sectional        Sims-Barbara Jones A2.B1. Kathy           John Davis-George Davis-Gene            Davis.
earned silver masterpoints. Jerry Evans     Tournament (SILVER POINTS!!!) at
topped the “Most Masterpoints List”         Bridge and Games Studio. February 6-        in the same trouble, no one else does!”
with 25.59 of them.                         12 for the Houston Lone Star Regional       (Anon.)
   Congratulations to Terry Currie and      (GOLD POINTS!! RED POINTS!) at                 Bridge Hint: “A player who can’t
Tosi Liang for posting the highest score    the Marriott Houston Westchase
in North America in the ACBL-wide           (formerly Adam’s Mark Hotel).
                                                                                        defend accurately should try to be
                                                                                        declarer.” (Alfred Sheinwold)
                                                                                                                                                Bridge & Games Studio
International Fund Game #2 held last          Congratulations to these recent Life
May 11. They scored a whopping              Masters and Masterpoint Achievers
                                                                                           If you have news to share, please
                                                                                        send e-mail to or leave a
                                                                                                                                                299er Winter Sectional
76.85% at Bridge and Games Studio of        for their accomplishments: New Life         message at 281-442-1509 (days).                                 December 2-4, 2005
Houston which was one of 164 game           Masters (300+ MPs): Millie Dennis,
sites by 789 pairs at 1578 tables. That     Peter Hanson, Nandlal Khatri, James         Bridge Club of Houston                                        Bridge & Games Studio
one game raised $10,888 for the             Simmons, Paul Wear, Sharon Wilson.
International Fund which subsidizes         Bronze Life Masters (500+ MPs):                 September 9-11, 2005                             9000 SW Frwy #290 Houston, TX 77074
player participation in world               William Breslin, Sonia Bryant, Mary            The top masterpoint winner was                      (Exit Beechnut/Gessner) 713.270.0874
championship events.                        Le Grand, Barbara Nance, Marge              Edwin Bain, III, Houston, with 8.91                             Friday, December 2
  I am sad to report Jim Sikes has died.    Rambo. Silver Life Masters (1,000+          masterpoints.
He was 89. If you look inside your          MPs): Christoph Eick, E. Patricia              Fri Aft Strat Prs A1.B1. Don
                                                                                                                                     Stratified Pairs                               2:30 pm
Unit Directory you’ll find his name in      Hefner, Melva Keil, Dorothy Lohn,           Trimble-Joyce Trimble A2. Jeanne             Stratified Pairs                               7:30 pm
the list of past presidents, having         Madhusudan Patel, Natalie Wernet.           Childe-Edwin Bain III B2.C1. David           Handicapped Knockouts, session 1               7:30 pm
served from 61-63. He was Bob               Diamond Life Masters (5,000+ MPs):          King-Donald Dixon C2. Jim
Johnson’s first bridge partner and was      Stephen Schwall.                            McCormick-Richard Wright.
                                                                                                                                                       Saturday, December 3
one of a small group that was                 Applause and encouragement please          Fri Eve Strat Prs A1. Jeanne Childe-        Early Bird Pairs                               9:00 am
responsible for bringing Houston its        for our Intermediates and Beginners on      Edwin Bain, III A2.B1. Russell Joyner-       Knockouts, session 2                           9:00 am
very first National tournament. More        the road to the Life Master title:          Jan Guthrie B2.C1. Elaine Albrecht-
recently he played in the community         NABC Masters (200+ MPs): Reggie             Patricia Schwenker C2. Carolyn
                                                                                                                                     0-5 Pairs                                     1:00 pm
center games up until a few years ago.      Lewis, Frances Robbins. Regional            Labouliere-Nita James.                       Stratified Pairs                               1:00 pm
    Thanks and gratitude to Arlene          Masters (100+ MPs): Jayne Davis,               Sat Morn Strat Prs A1. Jody               Stratified Pairs                               7:00 pm
Weingarten for her many years of            Roger Marlatt. Sectional Masters (50+       Henry-Harold Cameron A2.B1. Don
service as Nominating Committee Chair       MPs): Edwin Bain, Robert Frederick,         Trimble-Joyce Trimble B2.C1. Jim
                                                                                                                                     Knockouts, sessions 3 & 4 (if needed) 1:00 & 7:00 pm
which she has turned over to Lew Levy.      William Houck, Patricia Pober, Betty        McCormick-Richard Wright C2.                                    Sunday, December 4
His 2006 Nominating Committee for           Lou Suman. Club Master (20+ MPs):           Evelyn James-Margie Nagle.                                Lunch Served between Sessions
the Unit’s Board of Directors consists      Francine Hargrove. Junior Life Masters         Sat Aft Strat Prs A1.B1. Earle
of Jere Hines, Carol Irvin, Bill Gervais    (5+ MPs): Hallie Eads, Beverly              Smith-Laura Garrett A2.B2.C1. Diane
                                                                                                                                     Stratified Swiss Teams                    11:00 & TBA
and Barbara La Vigne. It will be their      Fanarof, Yisheng Li, Wanda Tonkin.          Jobin-Edwin Bain III C2. Carmen              Stratified Pairs                               1:30 pm
job to select 6 people for the slate, and    According to an announcement on the        Keys-Nancy Crabtree.                                               Stratification
3 will be elected at the April Election     Unit 174 Website in September, many            Sst Eve Strat Prs A1.B1. Don
Sectional for a 3-year term. If you are     decks of ACBL cards were (and               Trimble-Joyce Trimble A2. Douglas                        A: 200-300, B: 100-200, C: 0-100
interested in serving and feel you have     probably still are) for sale by our Board   Richardson-Linda Richardson B2.
the temperament and skills necessary        of Directors. Shortly after Hurricane       Gary Hercules-Lauri Laufman.                           SECTION & OVERALL AWARDS
to be an effective member of the Board,     Katrina, the ACBL generously sent              Sun Strat Swiss Teams A1.B1.                       FREE DRINKS & REFRESHMENTS
please submit your name to Lew Levy         1,000 decks for distribution to the         Jeanne Childe-John Bedford-D Russell
(email or anyone         evacuees at the shelters in Houston.        Long-Edwin Bain III A2. Barbara                    Enty Fee: $9/session Fri & Sat; $10/session Sun
on the committee.                           Unfortunately, however, the donation        Babbitt-Joanne Chadderdon-Ann
    Lots of applause please for Toni        centers said they could not accept          Blohm-Philip Duterme B2. Karen                         Tournament & Partnership Chair
Snow’s recognition by our ACBL              them. So the cards were put on sale,        Tabak-Daksha Adhia-Debra Bellan-                                 Wayne Oden
District 16 for her long and exemplary      and the proceeds will be donated to         Sandra Parker C1. Junior McKay-
service to our bridge community. She        ACBL charities. Please contact Joyce        Peggy McKay-Joe Jewell-Gaylene
                                                                                                                                          713.270.0874 * 281.844.4386* 281.844.3634
is the latest recipient of the annual       Ryan if you would like to buy some.         Jewell C2. Julie Harris-Francine       
Oswald and James Jacoby Service               A “Murphy’s Law” of Bridge: “On a         Hargrove-Karla Riddick-Virginia                  
Award, a very prestigious honor!            hand where everyone else should get         Dellinger.
                                                                                                                                             Scorecard, November/December, 2005, Page 13

     Gary King

    299er Editor
                                           no losers outside of trumps your            can be picked off with East after first    nature, virtually automatic. Again I rely   do was duck the first diamond. It is
                                           objective should be to minimize the         cashing a top honor to protect against     on Mollo for an example. South is in        now impossible for East to gain the
   There is a term used to describe        chance of losing more than one spade        singleton Q with West, while the           4S with the king of diamonds lead.          lead twice and lead hearts each time.
bridge players that is often heard. A      trick. If you decided to take two           reverse is not true). You cash the spade                                                   Does the expert duck the opening
competent player is said to possess or     finesses then your chances of success       ace and run the spade ten. All follow                North                             diamond lead because he can see the
exhibit good “technique”. The              are about 75% but you failed the            low to both plays. What now? With                    S 107642                          end position at trick one? The answer
definition is not listed in The            mechanics quiz. The proper play is to       the contract assured how do you play?                H AJ6                             is no. The expert ducks the opening
Encyclopedia of Bridge. In Webster’s       cash the ace then return to the South          If you cashed the remaining spade                 D 105                             lead because experience has taught him
Dictionary “technique” is defined as,      hand and lead towards the Q103. Your        tricks you might have a problem. Did                 C J83                             a lesson. The expert sees that a diamond
“The systematic procedure by which         chances are significantly better, in fact   you assume that the clubs were running                                                 loser is inevitable. To duck the opening
a complex problem or scientific task is    83%. An 8% better line is not to be         and discard two low diamonds? If so                  South                             lead removes from the defenders the
accomplished.” Just how does that          trifled with. Good mechanics can be         you will be surprised when the hand is               S AKJ95                           ability to choose which one wins the
translate into this game we play?          achieved through basic study of card        as follows:                                          H Q43                             second diamond later in the hand. He
   My favorite bridge author, Victor       combinations.                                                                                    D A7                              ducks in case that becomes important
Mollo, published the only good                 The second element consists of                    North                                      C KQ2                             or is of value to the defense. To remove
reference I could find. In his The         intelligent anticipation. Each decision               S A102                                                                       this option cuts the defenders’
Compleat Bridge Player he observes         you make with regard to bidding, play,                H KQ                               An inexperienced novice would see         communication and there is no reason
that the technician knows just what to     or defense must be analyzed with                      D A105                           only three potential losers (1 heart, 1     to leave them this ability.
do, though not always what makes him       regard to the bids or plays that may                  C AQ954                          diamond, and 1 club). As a result he            Work on your mechanics and
do it. It does not involve psychology,     follow it. Do you ask yourself what          West               East                   would win the first trick and begin on      intelligent anticipation. The experience
ego, greed, cunning, or daring. Mollo      the opponents will do in response to         S 75               S Q64                  trumps. When East immediately shows         will come. Watch carefully how expert
concludes that “technique” comes in        your plays? How about your bids?             H J10753           H 862                  out, the novice cashes a second top         players play when at your table and
three parts. A true student of the game    Often I have seen students pause at          D K9864            D 732                  spade and plays the king of clubs. East     learn to emulate their “technique”. You
needs to master these three                the wrong time. If you use Blackwood         C8                 C J1072                wins the ace and leads the nine of hearts   will be better for it.
accomplishments. To become a               and then pause to think only after                  South                              to dummy’s jack. Our novice declarer          Let me hear from you.
“compleat” bridge player, one marked       hearing the response you are not doing              S KJ983                            cashes the two club winners and then
by high proficiency, you must develop      things in the proper order. The time to             H A94                              puts West on lead with the trump
good “technique.”                          think is before using Blackwood. What               D QJ                               queen. West wins and leads a diamond
  The first element consists of simple     responses can partner make and what                 C K63                              over to East. Another heart now                The Bridge Companion
mechanics. This is the easiest of the      will you do in each case? Mollo                                                        produces the fourth winner for the                 “A newsletter for the
three. Here is a simple test to rate you   presents this hand as an example of            Only the diamond finesse will get       defense. The complete hand:                   advancing contract bridge player”
with regard to mechanics. As South in      intelligent anticipation. You are in 6NT    you the thirteenth trick. How would a
a Swiss Team match, you are in 6S.         in a matchpoint game with a heart lead.     player with good “technique” play this               North                                         Published by
Plan the play with the ten of hearts                                                   hand? After winning the spade ten,                   S 107642                                       Gary King
lead.                                                North                             stop and test clubs. If the club suit is             H AJ6                                        PO Box 752652
                                                     S A102                            3-2 you have thirteen tricks. If not,                D 105                                  Houston, Texas 77275-2652
          North                                      H KQ                              then you can safely discard clubs on                 C J83                        
          S AQ103                                    D A105                            the spades and try the diamond finesse.      West               East           
          H AJ5                                      C AQ954                           Learn not to play without thinking           S Q83              S—
          D A63                                                                        ahead. In a hand such as the example,        H K1072            H 985                                     *
          C QJ3                                      South                             before cashing spades, decide on the         D KQ62             D J9843                     Order a subscription or other
                                                     S KJ983                           discards you will make. Then consider        C 96               C A10754                           materials online.
          South                                      H A94                             what effect that might have on future                                                                     *
          S 98742                                    D QJ                              play.                                                South                                       To sign up for my
          H KQ7                                      C K63                                  The third element is simple                     S AKJ95                               FREE Bridge Briefs program
          D8                                                                           experience. You must learn from past                 H Q43                                        send an e-mail to
          C AK62                            You win the heart in the North. Using      experience and see the proper play                   D A7                        
                                           good mechanic skills you realize the        without having to review and apply                   C KQ2                                      with the word ADD
 The answer is to focus only on your       best play in spades is to finesse East,     basic fundamentals. The proper                                                                 in the SUBJECT field.
goal. Your goal is twelve tricks. With     not West, for the spade queen (Qxxx         approach should become second               To avoid this, all our declarer had to

                                     Athens 299er Sectional, September 16-17, 2005

      Fri Morn & Aft Strat Prs A                    Fri Morn Strat Prs B                        Fri Aft Strat Prs B                         Fri Aft Strat Prs C                        Fri Eve Strat Prs AB
      Karol Rank & Kay Hutson                 Joanne Abate & Valerie Chapman                Sue Harris & Mary Jo Krohn             Carol Sossamon & Charles Townsend              Renate Brown & Jean Stockdill

         Sat Aft Strat Prs A                      Sat Eve Strat Open Prs A                     Fri Bkted KO Teams                          Sat Morn Strat Prs AB                       Sat Bkted KO Teams
    Theda Cook & Khalifa Ahmed                       Karol & Ted Rank                     Nancy Green & Marlene Phillips                     Sat Aft Strat Prs B                  Dale Eckeberger & Craig Boyd
                                                                                           Martha Taft & Carol Walliser                Clifton Dillard & Ennis Dyess                Jim Rhamey & Jan Boyd
 Results: Athens 299er Sectional             Fri Eve Strat Prs A1.B1 . Renate
  The top masterpoint winners were         Brown-Jean Stockdill A2. Pat George-
M. J. Hunter, David Begin, Caroline
Baumann and Beverly Greer,
                                           Judy Harrell B2. Charles Townsend-
                                           Carol Sossamon.                                            District 16 Unit Goodwill Award
Georgetown, with 8.18 masterpoints.          Sat Morn Strat Prs A1.B1. Ennis
 Fri Morn Strat Prs A1. Karol Rank-        Dyess-Clifton Dillard A2.B2. Gail                                                        District 16 proposes to implement a       among the Unit’s membership by
Kay Hutson A2.B1. Valerie Chapman-         Beaupre-Frances Sanders.                                                               Goodwill Award to recognize and honor       year-end with presentations to be
Joanne Abate B2. Gail Beaupre-Laura          Sat Aft Strat Prs A1. Theda Cook-                                                    District 16 players who exhibit a spirit    made at the Unit’s convenience early
Canterbury.                                Khalifa Ahmed A2. Ann Thomas-                                                          of courtesy, kindness and tact at the       the following year. If no selection is
  Fri Aft Strat Prs A1. Karol Rank-        Gunner Thomas B1. Ennis Dyess-                                                         Bridge table. These individuals are our     made by year-end, there is no carry-
Kay Hutson A2.B1. Martha Sue Harris-       Clifton Dillard B2. Dee Gemmel-Sue                                                     ambassadors of goodwill to all other        forward and no award will be given
Mary Jo Krohn B2. Valarie Chapman-         Ritschel.                                                                              players. There is no master point re-       for that Unit that year.
Joanne Abate C1. Carol Sossamon-             Sat KO Teams 1. Dale Eckeberger-                                                     quirement, but recipients should be fre-       District 16 will design and pro-
Charles Townsend C2. Ennis Dyess-          Craig Boyd-Jan Boyd-Jim Rhamey 2.                                                      quent players in clubs and tournaments      vide a suitable pin to be presented
Clifton Dillard.                           David Begin-M. J. Hunter-Caroline                                                      within their unit.                          to the honorees. Each year’s recipi-
   Fri KO Teams 1. Nancy Green-            Baumann-Beverly Greer.                                                                   Each Unit may select two members          ents will be announced in The
Marlene Phillips-Carol Walliser-             Sat Eve Strat Prs A1. Karol Rank-                                                    to receive the Goodwill Award each          Scorecard and listed on the District’s
Martha Taft 2. David Begin-Caroline        Ted Rank A2/3. Judy Harrell-Pat                                                        year. Selection should be made from         website.
Baumann-M. J. Hunter-Beverly Greer.        George A2/3. Janie & Jerrell Wolaver.
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                                     Bailey’s San Antonio Sectional, October 6-9, 2005

   Fri Aft Strat Open Prs B                      Fri Eve Strat Open Prs A                       Fri Eve Strat Open Prs B              Fri Eve Strat Open Prs C1/2               Fri Eve Strat Open Prs C1/2
Helen McCrae & Phyllis Giffin                 Derrell Childs & Marilyn Arnold                Katherine Ribble & Phil Brown           Gayle Carter & Tobin Abraham             Tony DiBaggio & Sherry Johnson

  Sat Morn Strat Open Prs A                       Sat Eve Strat Open Prs A                     Sat Aft Strat Open Prs AB               Sat Eve Strat Open Prs B                     Sat Aft Strat Open Prs C
 Nell Morgan & Carol Campbell                     Mike Doyle & Greg Hinze                    Carole Price & Sally Armstrong           Jeff Ford & Adam Ruprecht                   Carol Cobler & Nancy Fisher

  Thurs Eve Strat BAM Teams A                  Thurs Eve Strat BAM Teams B                  Thurs Eve Strat BAM Teams C                 Sun Strat Swiss Teams A                    Sun Strat Swiss Teams BC
 David Mitchel & Charles Jefferson               Sandra Weber & Myra Ribak                    Pablo Siegal & Keith Estep              Ed Rawlinson & Bill Walker                     Mike & Janet Huiatt
Wayne Rauschuber & Rich Lampman               Patrick Cardullo & Beverly Santos             Eleanor Siegal & Louise Wissler          Paul Kelley & Phillip Grothus                Patty Moncus & Jeri Tribo

     Unit 172                                    Results: Bailey’s Sectional             Beverly Geurin-Evelyn Cloninger C1.     Sherry Johnson C1/2. Jo Gayle Carter-   Marilyn Arnold B1.Adam Ruprecht-
   San Antonio                                Thurs Aft Strat Open Prs A1. Bill          Keith Estep-M. Louise Wissler-Pablo     Tobin Abraham.                          Jeff Ford B2. Samuel Williams Jr-John
                                            Walker-Ed Rawlinson A2. Rosalie              Siegal-Eleanor Siegal.                   Sat Morn Strat Open Prs A1. Carol      Watkins.
                                            Ribnick-Joan Seidler B1. Carmeline              Fri Aft Strat Open Prs A1. Bill      Campbell-Nell Morgan A2.B1.                Sun Strat Swiss Teams A1. Ed
  Beverly Santos
                                            Squire-Raj Nayar B2/3. Jeri Martin-          Walker-Ed Rawlinson A2. Jeff Ford-      Gregory Ingolia-Jamie Ingolia B2.       Rawlinson-Bill Walker-Paul Kelley Jr,-
                                            Darleen Abbott B2/3.C1. Howard               Paul Kelley Jr B1. Helen McCrae-        Carole Price-Sally Armstrong C1. Mike   Phillip Grothus A2. Greg Hinze-
Some People Make a Difference               Janotta-Marilyn Jacobs C2. Jane              Phyllis Giffin B2. Mike Huiatt-Terry    Huiatt-Janet Huiatt C2. Sherry          Patricia Lozano-Ellen Hessel- Ira
Grady Watkins 1930-2005                     Knaak-Arleen Schafer.                        Bickerton C1. Mike Huiatt-Terry         Johnson-Gary Larson.                    Hessel-Mike Doyle B1. Mike Huiatt-
    A bridge legend in our District, a        Thurs Eve Strat BAM Teams A1.              Bickerton C2. Lewis Purnell-Gary           Sat Aft Strat Open Prs A1.B1.        Janet Huiatt-Jeri Tribo-Patty Moncus
friend to all our members. He earned        Charles Jefferson-Wayne Rauschuber-          Larson.                                 Carole Price-Sally Armstrong A2.B2.     B2/3. Cecelia Zachar-Sally Armstrong-
the rank of Emerald Life Master. Early      C David Mitchell-Richard Lampman              Fri Eve Strat Open Prs A1. Marilyn     Gregory Ingolia-Jamie Ingolia C1.       Carole Price-Bette Allen B2/3. K
in my bridge playing years my partner       A2. Everette Lewis-Sheryleen                 Arnold-Derrell Childs A2. Scott         Carol Cobler-Nancy Fisher C2. Adam      Carpenter-Samuel Williams Jr-G
and I played in a tournament in Laredo,     Grothus-Phillip Grothus-Paul Kelley          Humphrey-Diane Olson B1. Katherine      Ruprecht-Jeff Ford.                     Talbot-Paula Warren C1. Mike Huiatt-
Texas. During an early morning              Jr, B1. Patrick Cardullo-Myra Ribak-         Ribble-Phil Brown B2. Jamie Ingolia-      Sat Eve Strat Open Prs A1. Greg       Janet Huiatt-Jeri Tribo-Patty Moncus
breakfast Grady asked if we would           Sandra Weber-Beverly Santos B2.              Gregory Ingolia C1/2. A Di Baggio-      Hinze-Mike Doyle A2. Derrell Childs-    C2. Olivia Brown-Cho Mayo-Arline
accompany him to select a special gift      Marion Fink-Margaret Irvine-                                                                                                 Rubin-Ruth Lerner
for a friend. Since I can shop until I
need a margarita I accepted the
challenge. Nuevo Laredo was our             C: Gary Lawson and Louis Purnell.
target. My innate curiosity                 Special congratulations to all of you.
overwhelmed my better judgment and            Once again Nell Morgan and her New
I asked Grady if this was a gift for his    Braunfels Hospitality Committee
dance partner, Donna. In his gentle         hosted an outstanding September Unit
manner he slowly said yes. I was not        Sectional Tournament. During the
                                                                                                                                Bailey’s Bridge Studio
surprised as I saw their love come alive    weekend-evening sessions a scheduled                                         4254 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio, TX
when they danced together on                20 minute hospitality break rewarded
numerous occasions. They had 18             the players with a mini buffet. This
memorable years together.                   was well received by all as we were                                                  Thursday, December 1
Robert, “Bob” Karuss 1918-2005              able to leave right after the results were
                                                                                                                          Lunch 11:15 am & Dinner 6:15 pm
   In memory and in celebration Bob         posted.
and his lovely wife sponsored the             We had a record turn out for the NAP              Stratified Pairs, single session                                                           12:00 pm
biggest bridge game in town on              Unit Qualifying Game, 22 tables were                Board-A-Match Teams, single session                                                         7:00 pm
Mondays at the Church. Bob was              in play. The overall winners were Gene
always gracious and professional in his     and Mary Britton. Congrats to you and
demeanor at the bridge table. Ellie has     the other qualifiers that will play in                                                Friday, December 2
always been his “Lady”. We will             the District Finals to be held during                                         Lunch 11:15 am & Dinner 6:15 pm
remember.                                   the San Antonio Sectional in January
                                                                                                Stratified Pairs, single sessions                                                12:00 & 7:00 pm
  Sally Parker, Chaired the Nominating      at the Omni Hotel. Make your
Committee for our November Elections        reservations now!
for the Board of Directors. The slate          Get Well Cheers go to: Anna Bell                                                  Saturday, December 3
of candidates is: Ed Rawlinson, Helen       Portfield, Don Morgan, Bea
                                                                                                                        Breakfast 10:15 am & Lunch 2:15 pm
McCrae, Sherry Johnson Di Baggio,           Williamson., Madeleine Wolf, and Bill
Peter Thorne, Rita de Hoyes and Ellen       Walker. We wish you wellness and a                  Stratified Pairs, single sessions                          11:00 am & 3:00 pm
Hessel. Voting will take place in all the   speedy recovery.
Clubs and during the Wilson Davis             The Mentor/Mentee Program had 34
                                                                                                                                    Sunday, December 4
November Election Sectional                 participants this past year and the Unit
Tournament at Woodlake Golf Club.           will continue its support in 2006. If                                               Lunch served between sessions
    Election Co-Chairs are Gene and         you have less then 99 points and would              Stratified Swiss Teams                                                           10:30 am & TBA
Mary Britton. Many thanks to all for        like to register for the program and have
your volunteer support. The Great           a Mentor (Life Master Member) to
Kahuna, Ed Rawlinson, and his spirited      play with you once a month please                 Tournament Chair                             Open Pairs                            Card Fees
Karnes City Hawaiian Entourage              contact: (Beverly                      Andy Bailey                               A: 1500+                       $9/ paid ACBL Member
hosted the Annual Unit Lula Event.          Santos) or
                                                                                              Studio - 210.967.4040                   B: 500-1500, C: 0-500                 Swiss Teams $80/team
This was truly a holiday event, gifts       (Patrick Cardullo). This is a great
galore! The converted Best Dressed          learning experience. Deadline to                   Cell - 210.618.6921                                                       Student Discounts $5/session
Hawaiian Tourist Award was won by           register is December 1, 2005.                                                           Stratified Swiss Teams
Shirley Brooks and Bill Scarpero.             Holidays are for sharing with family        PARTNERS AVAILABLE                              A: Unlimited                            No smoking
Overall game winners: Flight A: Ira         and friends. Please befriend the                  Contact Andy                           B: 750-2000, C: 0-750                       Smoking breaks
and Ellen Hessel. Flight B: Susie           children of Hurricane Katrina and Rita
Willerson and Jodie McMahon.Flight          with holiday gifts based on their faith.
                                                                                                                                               Scorecard, November/December, 2005, Page 15

                                  Odessa Wildcat Sectional, September 23-25, 2005

   Fri Aft Strat Open Prs A                       Fri Aft Strat Open Prs C                     Fri Eve Strat Open Prs AB                      Fri Eve Strat Open Prs C                      Sat Strat Open Prs A
  Jimmie Penn & Flo Curry                        Roy Elsner & Bob Bennett                    Jean Rochford & Peggy Cook                     Barbara Davis & Nancy Harris              Virginia Noelke & Susan Dorris

   Fri Aft Strat Open Prs B                        Sun Strat Swiss Teams A                         Sat Strat Open Prs B                      Sun Strat Swiss Teams B                     Sun Strat Swiss Teams C
      Sat Strat Open Prs C                      Earl Knipfel & Becky Kinsey                   Billie Rush & Joyce Mtichell                Sue Conner & Barbara Steinert                Phyllis White & Jim Hawkins
 Sarah Wright & Jim Hawkins                      Gloria Crites & Lyle Kinsey                                                               Wayne Restor & Belle Harris                (NP) Sarah Wright & Ed Ryan

                                            Mary Anne Ochs-Helen Wise. Many                                                          information on the holiday parties       Dickerson-Al Beebe A2. Shirley
      Unit 209                                                                                          Unit 197
                                            International Fund Games were held in                                                    coming up. Have a wonderful holiday      Ponder-Mary Hildebrand-Bee Ward-
   Permian Basin                                                                                        Lubbock
                                            September with the extra $1 going to                                                     season.                                  Doris McCallon B1.C1. Fred Blosser-
                                            benefit agencies serving hurricane                                                                                                Karen Wilson-Mozella Tew-Gwen
    Jimmie Penn
                                                                                                    Sandi Krahmer                      Lubbock Summer                         Wright B2.C2. Ray Kinserlow-Patricia
                                              Welcome to two evacuees playing in                                                       Showers Sectional                      Rivers-Inez Kindle-Darlene Wilbanks.
    “LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS                 our local games-Brenda Brauner who             I am sad to report the death of Tena
ROULEZ” (Let the Good Times Roll)           will be with us awhile and Molly, who        Beck. I first played with Tena in the         August 19-21, 2005                          Results: Odessa Sectional
was the theme of LM Party honoring          was here for a short time.                   early 70’s the first day I met her. We        Fri Aft Strat Open Prs A1. June          Rebecca Kinsey, Midland and Earl
Judy Hawkins-a good time was had              The annual ACBL Instant                    won, and a life-long friendship was         Stanton-Lexie Reese A2.B1. Kaye          Knipfel, SK, were the top masterpoint
by all. The French theme was bolstered      Matchpoint Game is always a                  formed. She was a delightful lady who       Kirk-Norma Buchanan B1. Kaye Kirk-       winners with 9.35 masterpoints.
by mini-Eiffel Towers, delicious salads     favorite. Winners of a “Gold Point”          was loved by all who knew her. She          Norma Buchanan B2. William Lokken-          Fri Aft Strat Open Prs A1. Flo
and decadent chocolate desserts.            were Flo Curry-Jimmie Penn and               had a marvelous sense of humor and          Dean Lokken C1.. Kenneth Woodard-        Curry-Jimmie Penn A2.B1. James
“Merci Beaucoup” was the sentiment          Belle Harris-Wayne Rector!                   attended many tournaments in the area       C1. Woodard C2. J. Neal Marchbanks-      Hawkins Jr-Sarah Wright B2/3.C1.
spoken by Judy! Overall winners were          The Unit NAP Final, a two-session          in the 70’s and 80’s. She had battled a     Jan Hover.                               Roy Elsner-Robert Bennett B2/3. Joan
Vicki Fisher-Lena Nichols and Dixie         event, was held at ABC September             long illness for the last several years.      Fri Eve Strat Open Prs A1. Betty       La Fond-Ann Servatius C2. Barbara
Gifford-Ruth Fahrig.                        17th. Strat “A” winners were Jimmie          She will be missed.                         Lowmiller-Charles Dodson A2.B1           Davis-Nancy Harris.
  Theme song for August appreciation        Penn-Flo Curry and Kathryn Locke-              70% games were had by Clyde and           Betty Smith-Shirley Ponder. B2.           Fri Eve Strat Open Prs A1.B1. Jean
game was “The Eyes of Aggie”                Gloria Crites. Strat “B” winners were        Betty Kerns, Carol Schoenhals and           Sammie Johnson-Karen Wilson C1.          Rochford-Peggy Cook A2. Robert
(plagiarizing Eyes of Texas) describing     Helen Wise-Wayne Rector and                  Greg Lorans, Pat Rivers and Don Sikes,      Sharon Bishop-Will Anthony C2. Sarah     Baker-Lena Nichols B2. Jack Johnson-
our club treasurer-when handling our        Dorothy Brenneman-Jean Baxter.               Hiroka Howell and Connie George,            Rice-Catherine Baldwin.                  Kay Strickland C1. Barbara Davis-
money she makes Scrooge look like a           We have acquired a new Life                Mary Jean Moore and Andy Ford. The            Sat Aft Strat Open Prs A1. Suzy        Nancy Harris C2. Helen Davis-Jean
spendthrift-to conserve on utilities she    Master by way of Cherry Hill, NJ.            last 2 games were in Plainview. Wanda       Stiles-Sibyl O’Banion A2. Peter          Ray.
suggests wearing “extra” clothes in         Roni Oppenheim divides her time              Robinson is always so good about            Yeaton-William Cook B1. Wayne              Sat Strat Open Prs A1. Suzanne
winter and “no” clothes in summer-          twixt Midland & Cherry Hill. We              calling me with the Plainview news as       Rector-Norma James B2. Charles           Dorris-Virginia Noelke A2. Marilyn
our convention cards to be used as          may have adopted Roni as our very            she is their director. I always find her    Grimes-Irene Oppenheim C1. Carlos        Arnold-Derrell Childs B1. Billie Rush-
fans-We’re becoming suspicious of           own. CONGRATS!                               to be so knowledgeable and up to date       Humphrey-Willene Humphrey C2.            Joyce Mitchell B2. Belle Harris-Roy
trips to Ireland, Egypt, Peru, Safaris        A September Appreciation Game              on the latest innovations in the Bridge     Marilyn Smith-Mary Ann Anthony.          Sparks C1. James Hawkins Jr-Sarah
wherever. Such frivolity is how we          was held in conjunction with our             Scoring computer programs. She has             Sat Eve Strat Open Prs A1. Al         Wright C2. Jean Ray-Helen Davis.
applaud those dedicated to serving us       annual meeting electing officers &           helped out our Lubbock directors many       Beebe-Greg Loran A2/4.B1. Wayne            Sun Strat Swiss Teams A1. Lyle
well-THANKS!                                board members. Directors Paulette            times, and they really appreciate her       Rector-Norma James A2/4. Sharon          Kinsey-Rebecca Kinsey-Gloria Crites-
  We kicked off September with Labor        Turner, Jean Pistole, & Sue Gardiner         sharing her knowledge.                      Bishop-Wanda Wilson A2/4. Greg           Earl Knipfel A2.B1. Wayne Rector-
Day chili-cheese dogs with all the          were presented with lovely potted              Good to see Kaye Kirk back playing        Hinze-Joe Clark B2. Fred Blosser-        Belle Harris-Barbara Steinert-Sue
trimmings at ABC. The game was an           “mums”.                                      after some recent surgery. It’s also good   Gwen Wright C1. Tawnya Cole-Clyde        Conner B2. Jack Johnson-Charles
International Fund Game and among             Betty Norton (Odessa) & Wilbur             to see Alice Alene Floyd back and to        King C2. Francis Thornberry-Don          Grimes-Kay         Strickland-Irene
the winners were Mary Hammond-              Cunningham (Big Spring) are missed           have Gaye Edmon back playing. That’s        Cosby.                                   Oppenheim C1. James Hawkins Jr-
Jimmie Penn, Sarah White-Lena               at the bridge table.                         about all for now. Watch the bulletin          Sun Strat Swiss Teams A1. Carol       Sarah Wright-Phyllis White-Edward
Nichols, Ann Servatius-B. J. Filley, and               HURRY BACK!                       board and the monthly calendar for          Schoenhals-Greg        Loran-Betty       Ryan.

                                                          The Webs We Weave to Play 3NT
           By Nagy Kamel                    have also bid 4D, but he worried about       diamond return from the Kx, so he           be 4S, 2H, 2D and 5C. East returned a    on the 3 rd round of the suit, as he
   The following hand was played at         having 3 losers in 5D, so he decided to      decided to return a club.                   diamond into the wheel, to stick south   thought west had 4 diamonds. East’s
the recent Tunica, MS regional.             sit for 3NT. As you can see from the            The CQ would have cleared the            in dummy, prevent him from scoring       diamond went to the 10, south cashed
                                            layout above, 5D is cold, but                situation for the defenders, but there      his assumed black suits winners, and     the ace dropping the king, making 3NT,
 South West          North      East        unfortunately that was not the final         was a chance that partner had AK            to get west to eventually score his DK   2 spades, 3 hearts and 4 diamonds.
 Kamel Moore         Stack      Said        contract.                                    doubleton, so west returned a small
                     1H         Pass            West led his 4th best spade, south       club. South pitched a low diamond from
 1S       Pass       3D         Pass        can count 3 spade tricks if he can get       dummy as east won his ace for the
 3NT      All Pass                          to his hand, 1 heart and 5 diamonds if       book, (unblocking the D10 though                                 Bridge In Schools
                                            the king is on side and he is allowed to     necessary to pick up king third on side,
                                            get to his hand. South cashed the AQ         would have probably been a red flag                                Lesson Plans
          AQ                                of spades (revealing no worry about          for east).
          Axxx                              the suit), and proceeded to put the          This was the position:
          AQJ10x                            opponents on lead, with the slim hope                                                             Teachers interested in presenting bridge
          x                                 of getting spades continued. He knew                   ——                                                   to younger students
 Jxxx                   10xx                if he puts them in with a heart, that                  xx
 Q9x                   K10x                 they would probably switch to clubs.                   AQJ10                                           will want to first look at the
 Kx                    xx                   So south played a club from dummy,                     ——                                              5th-12th grade lesson plans
 Q109x                 AKxxx                east holding the AK feared ducking the         Jx                10
          K9xx                              trick to declarer’s possible CQ, as he         ——                ——                                           by Kitty Cooper
          Jx                                could count 9 tricks for declarer as well,     Kx                xx
          9xxx                              if he is allowed to win a trick in his         Q10               xxx
                                                                                                                                                              and the
          J9x                               hand, take the diamond finesse and                     K                                               PreK-4th grade lesson plans
                                            possibly repeat it if he has the D9.                   ——
  South stretched to respond to 1S and         East played his CK, low by south,                   9xxx                                                 by Donna Compton
then felt a little stuck after 3D. He was   and west gave count with the C9. East                  J
not sure how many diamonds his              played the HK that held the trick and          Now east back in knew declarer had               The lesson plans are available as a free download in
partner held in order to proceed to a       continued with the H10 to the Jack,          4 spades and 2 hearts from the lead                 Microsoft Word format or Adobe Acrobat format
diamond game, didn’t really want to         queen and ace. Declarer exited dummy         and the play so far. He also knew that
go past 3NT, so south just hoped his        with a third heart to west’s 9. A spade      his partner had an even number of                         Please go to for more information
partner had some club values to go with     return into south’s possible tenace did      clubs, probably two since declarer is                              on teaching bridge in schools!
his Jack 3rd and bid 3NT. North could       not appeal to west, neither did a            playing on the suit, so declarer must
                                                    Houston Lone Star Regional
                                                                              February 6 -12, 2006

                                                                                                                        MAIN EVENT SCHEDULE
                                                                                                                                 Open Pair Championships
                                                                                                    Mon        Stratified Pairs ................................................................... 7 pm
                                                                                                    Tues       Stratified Pairs ....................................................... 1:30 & 7 pm
                                                                                                    Wed        Stratified Pairs ....................................................... 1:30 & 7 pm
                                                                                                    Thurs      Stratified Pairs ....................................................... 1:30 & 7 pm
     INTERMEDIATE - NOVICE SCHEDULE                                                                 Fri        Stratified Pairs ........................................................ 1:30 & 7 pm
                                                                                                    Sat        Stratified Pairs ....................................................... 1:30 & 7 pm
                                      Monday                                                        Sun        Stratified Pairs ............................................... 10:30 am & TBA
0-5, 49ers, 299ers ..........................................................................7 pm
                                   Trophy Pairs                                                                             Senior Pairs (must be 55 or older)
Each day there are three single sessions, 9 am, 1:30 and 7 pm.                                      Tues       Stratified Senior Pairs ..................................... 10:00 & 3:00 pm
You may play in as many as you wish. If you play in two or more,                                    Wed        Stratified Senior Pairs ..................................... 10:00 & 3:00 pm
you are eligible to win a trophy. Your best two scores count                                        Thurs      Stratified Senior Pairs ..................................... 10:00 & 3:00 pm
toward the trophy.                                                                                  Fri        Stratified Senior Pairs ..................................... 10:00 & 3:00 pm
                                      Tuesday                                                       Sat        Stratified Senior Pairs ..................................... 10:00 & 3:00 pm
0-5, 49ers, 299ers ..................................................... 9 am, 1:30, 7 pm
                                    Wednesday                                                                                            Side Game Series
0-5, 49ers, 299ers ...................................................... 9 am, 1:30, 7 pm                  Each series runs five days: Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri and Sat.
                                     Thursday                                                                      Your best 2 of 5 count toward the overalls.
0-5, 49ers, 299ers ...................................................... 9 am, 1:30, 7 pm          Morning Side Game Series ............................................................. 9 am
                                         Friday                                                     Afternoon Side Game Series ...................................................... 1:30 pm
0-5, 49ers, 299ers ...................................................... 9 am, 1:30, 7 pm          Evening Side Game Series .............................................................. 7 pm
0-5, 49ers, 299ers ...................................................... 9 am, 1:30, 7 pm                                                   Team Events
                                       Sunday                                                                                       ...................
                                                                                                    KO 1 (Handicapped)                                  Mon 7 pm & Tue 9 am, 1:30 & 7 pm
Stratified 299er Swiss (2-session event) ..................10:30 am & TBA                           KO 2 (Handicapped)                                                  Wed, Thur, Fri & Sat 9 am
                                                                                                    KO 3                                              Tue 1:30 & 7 pm & Wed 1:30 & 7 pm
                  INTERMEDIATE/NOVICE STRATS                                                        KO 4                                            Wed 1:30 & 7 pm & Thur 1:30 & 7 pm
                  299ers: A: 200-300, B: 100-200, C: 0-100                                          KO 5                                                Thur 1:30 & 7 pm & Fri 1:30 & 7 pm
                       49ers: A: 20-50, B: 5-20, C: 0-5                                             KO 6                                                  Fri 1:30 & 7 pm & Sat 1:30 & 7 pm
                299er Swiss: A: 200-300, B: 100-200, C: 0-100                                       Compact KO #1                                                             Tue 7 pm & Wed 7 pm
      Session and overall awards will be red points.                                                Compact KO #2                                                                        Sat 1:30 & 7 pm
       At the end of the tournament, the player amassing                                            Strati-Flighted Swiss                                                       Sun 10:30 am & TBA
       the most points will be awarded a special trophy.
Speakers each day at 12:30 & 6 pm. Topics to be announced.                                                                             Single Session Swiss
                                                                                                                     Every evening at 7 pm, Tuesday through Saturday
       0-5 Pairs at 9,1:30 & 7 each day, if attendance warrants.
                                                                                                                                   Late Night Zip KO Teams
                                                                                                                      Every night at 10:30, Tuesday through Saturday
                      Tournament Co-Chairs
         Bert Onstott 713.851.1511
       Norm Gautier 281.795.6665                                                                   Stratification & Flighting
                            Hospitality                                                                       Stratified Events: A: 1500+; B: 500-1500; C: 0-500
       Kathy Hughes 281.437.1339                                                        Seniors Events: A: 1500+; B: 500-1500; C: 0-500
                       Intermediate/Novice                                                          Strati-Flighted Event: A: 3000+; AX: 0-3000 (A & AX play together);
        Jo Dene Bond 281.444.0045                                                        B: 1000-2000; C: 500-1000; D: 0-500 (BCD play together)
             Jolie Hess 713.774.4458                                                                                   AB C DAB C D
       Sandy Stevens 281.395.5578                                                             Entry: $11/person/session Monday - Friday
                                                                                                               $12 Saturday (includes surcharge for Texas NABCs)
                    Marriott Houston Westchase                                                                           $12 Sunday (meal provided)
                        (formerly Adam’s Mark)                                                                            Section Top Awards for Pairs and for
             2900 Briar Park Drive, Houston, TX 77042                                                                      first place teams in KO and Swiss.
           Reservations: 713.978.7400 or 1.800.228.9290
                   Room Rates: $105 single/double;                                                                                   AB C DAB C D
                         $115/triple; $125/quad
            Cut-off date for room rates: January 20, 2006
                                                                                                        Texas Star Awards Presentation
                      Child Care Available
         Contact Donna Compton for more information:                                                     Saturday, February 11, 2006
                                                                              (Prior to the beginning of the evening session)
          or call 214.373.7055. Reservations required.