Duplicate bridge games held weekly in Tryon, Saluda
Published 6:41 am Monday, July 3, 2023
Members of the community interested in joining local Duplicate bridge games can do so in both Tryon and Saluda.
When Laura Spinks retired from teaching science at Polk County High School, she hit the duplicate bridge community running. She took lessons, played in tournaments, benefitted from more experienced players and studied. Hence, she achieved her goal of Life Master in record time.
Her big accomplishment was beginning a regularly scheduled game in Saluda. She owns and directs large numbers of tables each Monday, offering delicious snacks, arranging partnerships and running a good game.
Tryon’s duplicate game has been active for a long time. The Czetwertinskis ran the games in the 1940s and afterward, they held big tournaments at Oak Hall Hotel. Later directors were Dick Long, Sally Jo Carter, George Russell and Bill McCartha.
Through the years, even people who did not play bridge read the results in the Tryon Daily Bulletin. More players are needed to keep games going.
Current games are held at Tryon Congregational Church each Thursday at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and Friday at 9:30 a.m. with 9 a.m. lessons. Games are held each Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Saluda Senior Center.
For more information, contact Bill McCarhtha at email@example.com.
Submitted by Sally Jo Carter