Archive for Saturday, April 23, 2011

Club news for April 23, 2011

April 23, 2011


The University Bridge Club announces results of its April 16 meeting with hosts Al and Carol Smith and Walt and Jo Anne Hicks.

Blue winners: Rob Smith, first; Rhetta Jo Noever, second; Alice Akin, third; Dottie Miller, fourth; and Harold Riehm, fifth.

Pink winners: Jane Golden, first; Florence McNicoll, second; Cathy Waller, third; Jo Anne Hicks, fourth; and Cora Kuepker, fifth.

Over the Rainbow Doll Club met April 14 at the home of Suzanne McGinn. Members volunteered the committee for planning the club doll’s June Birthday Party. Plans were finalized for attending the “Diana, A Celebration” exhibit May 7 at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo. Members gave donations to Relay for Life and the KU Endowment (music library), and honored the outgoing Region 4 director, Joyce Helberg, with a collection towards the purchase of a doll for her service. McGinn gave a lesson on Marie Osmond and her dolls and a door prize was won by Vera Piersee.

The Wednesday Afternoon Duplicate Bridge Club’s game on April 13 was directed by Chris Lane. North-South winners were Margrete Hartman and Albert Ballard, first in A, B and C; Catherine Blumenfeld and Grant Sutton, second in A and B; Vince Nordberg and Steven Vossler, third in A; Jancie Hollowell and Mary Fenlon, fourth in A; and Lester Dalton and Nita Scales, third in B.

East-West winners were Paul Heitzman and David Piro, first in A; Eldon Herd and Shari Krentzel, second in A; Klee Zaricky and Virginia Seaver, third in A; Sally Taylor and Yvonne Hedges fourth in A and first in B; Judy Bevan and Barbara McCorkle, second in B; and Dick Shaffer and Angie Davidson, first in C.

The Thursday Morning Mentor Duplicate Bridge Club’s game on April 14 was directed by Chris Lane. Winners were Doris Sindt and Angie Davidson, first; Adelaide Nyquist and Chris Lane, second; and Jan O’Connor and Wanna Roszel, third.

The Friday Afternoon Duplicate Bridge Club’s game on April 15 was directed by Virginia Seaver. North-South winners were Virginia Seaver and Shari Krentzel, first in A; Larry Weatherholt and Steven Vossler tied for second in A with Catherine Blumenfeld and Ann Thompson; Blumenfeld and Ann Thompson were also first in B and C; and Jan O’Connor and Emily Foster, second in B.

East-West winners were David Piro and Paul Heitzman, first in A; Mark Osborn and Grant Sutton, second in A and first in B; Eldon Herd and Bobby Patton, third in A; Yvonne Hedges and Sally Taylor, second in B; Virginia Johnston and Barbara McCorkle, first in C; and Barbara Haverty and Angie Davidson, second in C.

The Kaw Valley Duplicate Bridge Club’s Annual Membership game was played on April 16 and directed by Chris Lane. The game utilized the Swiss Team movement. Winners were Jim Stewart, Virginia Hamilton, Donald Bush and Robert Huffman, first; Larry Weatherholt, Steven Vossler, Brian Barrett and Peter Petillo tied in second with Paul Heitzman, David Piro, Mark Osborn and James Masilamani; and Bobby Patton, Eleanor Patton, Mona Bell and Carol Ball, fourth.

The Monday Evening Duplicate Bridge Club’s game on April 18 was directed by Virginia Seaver. Winners were Vince Nordberg and Grant Sutton, first in A and B; James Masilamani and Brian Barrett, second in A; Steven Vossler and Larry Weatherholt, third in A; Adelaide Nyquist and John Fittell, fourth in A and second in B; and Janice Hollowell and Mary Fenlon, fifth in A.

The Lawrence NAACP branch announces new officers for the 2011-12 year: Ursula Minor, president; Sonya Johnson, vice president; Albert Ballard, treasurer; and Schnette Hollins, secretary.

Chris Lane, manager of Kaw Valley Bridge Club, announces the 2nd Kids’ Day Youth Bridge Tournament to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Kaw Valley Bridge Center in the I-70 Business Center, 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120. Twenty seventh-graders from two classes at South Junior High School will be participating. The tournament will be the final for the bridge class they are in this semester.  

Each student participant will partner with an experienced bridge mentor for the tournament. Members of KVBC will serve as mentors for the event. The tournament will consist of 20 boards (hands) of bridge. A trophy will be awarded to the student of each class with the top score.  

The board members of Unit 234 of American Contract League recently voted to pay for the students’ first year of membership in ACBL. Along with the opportunity to play and win masterpoints at bridge clubs, in tournaments and online the students will receive ACBL’s monthly magazine, “The Bridge Bulletin.”  

Bridge instruction at SJH was provided by a KVBC member Pat Lechtenberg, with assistance from other KVBC members, Eldon Herd, Yvonne Hedges, Shirley Reese, Don Daugherty and Mark Osborn. The American Contract Bridge League provides textbooks and tee shirts for the student participants.


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