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12/5/2013

Senior center pitch

Senior center pitch

Leonard Yardley won high in the two tables of senior center pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Bob Ellis. Juanita Crotty took third.

Senior center double pinochle

Maybelle Bowen won high in the two tables of senior center double pinochle played Monday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Jerry Wallace took second place. Third went to Charlotte Kimsey.

Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club played a 28-board Howell movement Monday, playing seven pairs. Absent slams, 23 games were made, with the edge to no-trump contracts. A single point separated the top three as May Craig and Jon Kempton squeezed into first place with a 59 percent game. Wen Wurst and Jon Craig tied with Pat Barber and Helen Lee for second/third.

The club held a sanctioned charity game Nov. 25 participated in by eight playing pairs. Using preset hands originated by the ACBL, a 28-board Howell movement was used and each player received their own hand record after the game when all results had been turned in.

The competition faced a different challenge in nearly every hand, but 25 games divided between suits and no-trump were toted in the end. On the slam front, one hand saw a slam bid every time though none succeeded; one other failed, but three finally were made. Therin Woolwine and Kempton accumulated a 4.4-point margin to post a surprise win with a 64 percent game. Ron Patrick and Dorothy Bartlett placed second at 58 percent. Wurst and Craig, at 56 percent, were in third.

Regular games begin at 7 p.m. Monday, 1:15 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St., with all bridge players welcome. For partners, call Jon Kempton at 276-2876.

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