Foothills Duplicate Bridge Club results

Published 12:30 pm Friday, July 28, 2023

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Duplicate Bridge rewards clear thinking and superior card-play technique, but luck also plays a part. Some days it flows your way, some days it runs off in the other direction; and it can and often does have the final say in whether you finish first or back in the pack 

For instance, Marilyn Doheny and Amelia Duquette played all three sessions last week at the Foothills Duplicate Bridge Club, once partnering with each other, and twice partnering with other players in last-minute arrangements. Luck, perhaps, eluded them, and they finished in first place exactly zero times. But they played steadfastly along — 72 hands over two days — and finished close enough to the top to earn masterpoints in each session. That is no small feat, and some days, luck be darned, it has to be satisfaction enough.

Among the outright winners, Bill Norteman and Tollie Ross posted the highest score of the week, 68.25 percent, and ran away with the North-South axis in the Friday morning game.

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Be it by skill or by luck, here are other Top Scorers and notable performances from those three games:


Thursday morning, July 20


North-South: Don Eifert and Flora van Dijck, 61.72 percent, followed by Anita Cathcart and Jean Case, and Teenie Elliott and Sandra Parker.

East-West: Mary Elder and Lisa Shelton, 64.83 percent;  Sherril Wingo and Carolyn Ashburn; Dianne Cornett and Brenda Verdell.


Thursday afternoon, July 20


Linda Sherer and Helen Clement, 66.67 percent; Chip Boyle and Carolyn Elsey; Mickey Brandstadter and Judy Haney.


Friday, July 21


NS: Bill Norteman and Tollie Ross, 68.25; Linda Sherer and Sally Jo Carter; Evalynn Hyra and Eilene Morgan.

EW: John Kennedy and Jane Eden, 63.75 percent; Chip Boyle and Doug Southard; Keith Dozier and Deanie Wynn. 


In the Saluda Mountain Duplicate Bridge Club on Monday, July 24, Chip Boyle and Andrea Kahn prevailed with 61.82 percent, followed by Don Eifert and Flora van Dijck.

For more information about Duplicate Bridge in the Tryon area, contact Bill McCartha at


Submitted by Bill McCartha