Blog #7 The Aftermath

We played all day yesterday in the North American C Championships. What a challenge! They were the toughest bridge hands we have ever played. They tested every aspect of our game and at times exposed our weaknesses. After a poor start, we stayed positive and made a great comeback.

Alas, after 50+ hands of bridge we fell just a little short of qualifying for the finals on Sunday. Of course, you can look at times when you could have done better ...

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Blog #6 The Calm Before The Storm

It’s Saturday morning. The North American championships start at 1 pm and the second session is at 7:30. We moved hotels yesterday to be right at the championships so we can rest easily between sessions. We had an earlier night last night, slept in a little and are ready. Preparation is over.

One thing I have learned over the years is that you can only do what you can do when preparing for a big event. In the short few months ...

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Blog #5 Expanding The Adventure

Just when I thought our adventure could not be improved upon, we had our best day yet. First of all, we received news our good friend who had received some test results and found that he was cancer free. He is recovering from a serious operation and worried more invasive procedures would be needed so this was welcome news indeed. He emailed it was as good as making a seven no trump contract. It was a little better news than ...

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Blog #4 The Learning Curve

Like every new experience and adventure, there is much to learn. This is our first big bridge tournament and we are on a steep learning incline.

We managed our three sessions (ten hours) of bridge on Tuesday and yesterday stepped up to our stiffest challenge yet by playing in sessions called Gold Rush. The points awarded to the winners are gold, which eventually you need for a life master designation. We went to see the St. Louis Arch yesterday and then ...

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