Duplicate bridge is a competitive game, but players still can be caring, friendly and ethical.
Alan Yngve, of Dune Acres, has assumed the position as director of the Wednesday and Saturday duplicate bridge games in Calumet Township, succeeding Barbara Walczak. His goal, he said, is to make the bridge game more enjoyable for everyone.
Lou Nimnicht, of Crown Point, has earned the required 2,500 master points to qualify as the eighth bridge player in northwest Indiana in at least the past 50 years to reach the prestigious level of Gold Life Master.
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.
The top eight duplicate bridge players for the first half of 2013 from weekly games in Highland and Calumet Twp. are players who play often — who use many conventions to find their best contract, who are experts in making the "unmakeable" bids, and who excel among the 200-plus players.
For players who wish to ease into duplicate bridge play, a novice game is held every Saturday in Calumet Township. None of the participants has more than 100 master points, thereby providing an environment that focuses on the emerging player.
Improvement is a key ingredient for the top 50 bridge players who achieved the highest individual masterpoint totals for the month of March in duplicate bridge in thrice-weekly games in Highland and Calumet Township.
February games brought some extraordinary results when players had an opportunity to participate in district-wide duplicate bridge events at their local clubs in Calumet Twp. and Highland.
The January results are in, and the top 50 duplicate bridge players for the month have been tabulated. These results include all master points earned in the Monday, Wednesday and Saturday sanctioned games in Highland and Calumet Township — with the men holding a slight edge. Leading the list…
Duplicate bridge players in who play in Highland and Calumet Township games ended 2012 the same way they started it - by playing bridge.
Within the two sanctioned duplicate bridge clubs in Lake County, games are played Mondays in Highland and Wednesdays and Saturdays in Calumet Township.
Despite the departure of some duplicate bridge players for warmer climes this winter, the number of competitors at thrice weekly Highland and Calumet Twp. games is up, the total masterpoints earned monthly is up, and enthusiasm for the game is up.
Fifty duplicate bridge players top the list of masterpoint winners for the month of December in weekly games held in Highland and Calumet Township.
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