Team games in bridge provide an alternative to regular pairs games. Normally, a player and his partner pit their abilities against all the other pairs in the room.
In a team game, a foursome works together, playing at least six hands against another team. Depending on the outcome, the computer will pair teams for the next round to play a comparable team determined by victory points.
The top 51 (there was a tie for 50) duplicate bridge players in master points for Highland and Calumet Township games are listed for March. The first six players all scored in double digits.
Top 50 for March: Yuan Hsu, Lou Nimnicht, Al Simmons, Dave Bigler, Joseph Chin, Ruth Westberg, Barbara Graegin, Steven Watson, Howard Schmid, Roger Sokol, David Mitzit, James Angell, Alan Geller, Carolyn Potasnik, John Goring, Indra Gupta, George Roeper, Patricia Mikuta, Wayne Hiser, Robert Butz, Jeff Vedeges, Faye Anderson, Alan Yngve, Robert Porter, Dolores Marshall, Lynne Kostopoulos, Tom Hallum, Thomas Bolton, Hilda Connor, Wayne Carpenter, Bill Kilbride, Anna Urick, Lois Edelstein, Robert Ferguson, Conrad Staudacher, James Beiriger, Carol Osgerby, Suzanne Mahn, Jane Krueger, Charles Schultz, Trudy McKamey, Arleen Bakota, Marilyn Ginzel, Donna Beach, Alta Allen, Mary Schumm, Beth Rader, Char Kleeman, Barbara Stroud and Catherine Mason
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The leprechaun is best known for his ability to bring good luck and good fortune, but while bridge players always hope for luck and good fortune, they know that winning depends primarily upon bidding and playing as flawlessly as possible.
Skill wins out every time. The top 50 experienced players from the Highland and Calumet Township games for the month of February will admit that luck played some part in their monthly totals, but you can be sure that they play a good solid game every month.
Top 50 for February: Lou Nimnicht, Ruth Westberg, Alfred Simmons, Joseph Chin, Barbara Graegin, Howard Schmid, Carol Osgerby, Alan Geller, Dave Bigler, Anna Urick, Gale Osgerby, Donald Valiska, Steven Watson, Trudy McKamey, Jeff Vedeges, Yuan Hsu, Patricia Valiska, Zafar Khan, Norman Szewczyk, Patricia Mikuta, Indra Gupta, Charlotte Abernethy, Marge Hedegard, Lynne Kostopoulos, Hilda Connor, Marilyn Ginzel, Carolyn Potasnik, John Teshima, Annie Lypson, Daniel Taylor, Constance Stevens, Robert Porter, Mary Schumm, James O'Connell, John Goring, Wayne Carpenter, Conrad Staudacher, Robert Ferguson, Alta Allen, George Roeper, Helen Miller, Arlyne Filler, Alan Filler, Chuck Schultz, Anne Murphy, Barbara Stroud, Marsha Holmes, Richard Boyd, Lee Dillon and Elnora Washington