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Duplicate Bridge Games

Faithful regulars keep bridge play strong in NWI

Faithful regulars keep bridge play strong in NWI

There are many duplicate bridge players who play multiple times each week and who travel great distances to play as often as they can. These players are the backbone of their clubs — keeping the game vital and strong.

May 22, 2015 12:00 am
Bridge teachers serve important role in growing the game

Bridge teachers serve important role in growing the game

Without a strong educational emphasis and the recruitment of more bridge players, the game of duplicate bridge would not grow in numbers.

November 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Life Master goal attained by a trio of area bridge players

Life Master goal attained by a trio of area bridge players

In duplicate bridge, earning a Life Master certification is a defining moment in the progression of a bridge player's rise in the rankings. It attests to the fact that the player has acquired enough master points and the requisite number of black, silver, red and gold points to be considered…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Bridge comes with different options - and in many colors

Bridge comes with different options - and in many colors

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.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bridge players reach 70 percent success rate

Bridge players reach 70 percent success rate

As the hands are played in duplicate bridge (about 27 per game), a record is kept of each pair's scores. The data from each hand is inputted into a computer and scores are calculated to determine each player's final percentage of success.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Summer or winter, bridge players keep playing

Summer or winter, bridge players keep playing

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.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am
Bridge makes a difference, for players and charities

Bridge makes a difference, for players and charities

The Community Bridge Club in Calumet Township occasionally puts down its cards to take up fundraising efforts for important causes.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Intensity and focus topped off with frivolity

Intensity and focus topped off with frivolity

Lest you think that bridge is only a serious, mind-elevating pursuit, the players in the Calumet area duplicate bridge clubs in Highland and Calumet Township make sure to have fun along the way. Recently, a number of players donned hats for a Wear-a-Hat Saturday.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
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