Summer or winter, bridge players keep playing

2014-01-02T00:00:00Z Summer or winter, bridge players keep playingTimes Staff
January 02, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Tournament bridge players don't take a holiday, no matter what the weather brings. In Highland and Calumet Township, they play weekly games on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday, always with the goal of earning master points.

In a recent bridge sectional tournament held in Merrillville, the top seven scorers for the three-day event were Dave Bigler, co-chairman of the event, of Hobart; John Chmielowiec, of Michigan City; Carol Osgerby, of Dyer; Lou Nimnicht, of Crown Point; Lynne Kostopoulos, of Lansing, Ill.; Joe Chin, of Highland; and Chuck Briggs, chairman of the event, of Hobart.

Top duplicate bridge scorers for the month of November, who play in the Highland and Calumet Township games, are listed below.  The top nine players named all scored master points in double digits — an excellent four-week achievement.
Top 50 for November: Barbara Graegin, James O'Connell, Joseph Chin, Yuan Hsu, Lou Nimnicht, Trudy McKamey, Alan Geller, Dave Bigler, Alfred Simmons, Patricia Mikuta, Indra Gupta, Howard Schmid, Steven Watson, Ruth Westberg, James Angell, Wayne Carpenter, George Roeper, Carolyn Potasnik, Roger Sokol, Mary Schumm, Hilda Connor, Robert Porter, Tom Hallum, Donald Valiska, Carol Osgerby, John Goring, Daniel Spain, Robert Ferguson, Zafar Khan, Arlyne Filler, Alan Filler, Barbara Walczak, David Mitzit, Patricia Valiska, Ruth Goodpasture, Marilyn Ginzel, Lynne Kostopoulos, Anna Urick, Robert Butz, Dolores Marshall, Jeff Vedeges, John Chmielowiec, Wayne Hiser, Nancy Didion, Anne Murphy, Peggy Kiernan, Delphine Slater, Sharon Snyder, Madge Kollar and  Charlene Millard

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About 130 players who play in the Highland and Calumet Township duplicate bridge games on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays earned points for the month of October. Of those, the top 50 players during October amassed 319.87 points, led by Joe Chin with 19.70 masterpoints.

A majority of the following players listed are Life Masters — 27 have attained that rank — 23 are yet aspiring to that enviable milestone: Joseph Chin, Barbara Graegin, John Chmielowiec, Lou Ninmicht, Alfred Simmons, Yuan Hsu, James O'Connell, Howard Schmid, Ruth Westberg, George Roeper, Steven Watson, Helen Miller, Michael Devine, Tom Hallum, Wayne Carpenter, James Angell, Patricia Valiska, Robert Ferguson, Charles Schultz, Anna Urosevich, Trudy McKamey, John Goring, Barbara Walczak, Norman Szewczyk, Carol Osgerby, Donald Valiska, Lynne Kostopoulos, Daniel Spain, Chuck Briggs, Dolores Marshall, Indra Gupta, Marilyn Ginzel, Zafar Khan, Carolyn Potasnik, Wayne Hiser, Conrad Staudacher, Jerry Newell, Anna Urick, James Beiriger, Edmond D'ouville, Donna Simon, Daniel Simon, Daryl Fraley, Jan Summers, Jennie Alsobrooks, Dolores Horgash, Delphine Slater, Bill Hahn, Gale Osgerby and Lee Dillon

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