It was out with the old and in with the new (year) as the Calumet Bridge Club in Highland and the Community Bridge Club in Calumet Township tallied up the results of weekly games in December and began the new year with hopes for personal improvement and a wealth of master points in 2014.
Some bridge player resolutions for the new year include:
- Give a courteous greeting at each table and round.
- Acknowledge your own errors and forgive your partner's.
- Never begin a discussion of any catastrophe or train wreck in hot-blood or in your opponents' presence.
- Eliminate the confrontational question, "Why didn't you . . .?" from your bridge vocabulary.
Games on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays begin at 11 a.m., with a no-charge lesson presented at 10:30 a.m. prior to the Saturday game, which also includes a special section for only those with less than 100 master points.
The top 50 players with the most master points for December are: Lou Nimnicht, Steven Watson, Joseph Chin, Zafar Khan, Yuan Hsu, John Goring, Barbara Graegin, Howard Schmid, George Roeper, Helen Miller, Catherine Mason, Carol Osgerby, Donald Valiska, Alan Geller, James O'Connell, Alfred Simmons, Indra Gupta, Robert Butz, Barbara Stroud, Dave Bigler, Carolyn Potasnik, Ruth Westberg, Mary Schumm, Trudy McKamey, Anna Urick, Alta Allen, Daniel Spain, Bill Kilbride, Robert Ferguson, Barbara Walczak, Wayne Carpenter, Joan Butz, Robert Porter, James Angell, Gale Osgerby, Rosietta Brown, Patricia Valiska, Judy Elliott, Anne Murphy, Constance Stevens, Wayne Hiser, Lynne Kostopoulos, Hilda Connor, Patricia Mikuta, Alan Filler, Marilyn Branco, Norman Szewczyk, Martha Harris, Charlotte Abernethy and Marilyn Ginzel.