Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bridge Blog 628: Try, try again

The datebook is almost full for the month of January, except for Thursday. So I arrive at the Airport Bridge Club without a partner. Who should also show up without a partner but my Wednesday date, Celine Murray, who decides she wants to play after all. We’re paired and we vow to do better than our 13th place 42.90% finish on Wednesday.
Indeed we do. We overcome a bottom board in the first round to post three tops and two ties for top. We shake off a missed slam (see Blog 627) by bidding and making one on the very next board. Our final result is 51.59%, bringing us in third in B through the miracle of stratification. We get our first point of the year. Well, make that a fraction of a point – 0.28.

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