Another Great Sectional in Petoskey
Above, tournament organizer Nancy Colbert with Jan Coltman and the poster Jan painted.
Below, Bob Johnson and Shaw Digby, our most senior and our youngest players wait for table assignments.
The Colbert Report
“OVER THE TOP” EFFORT BY PBC MEMBERS EARNS
RAVE REVIEWS FROM TOURNEY PARTICIPANTS
By Nancy Colbert
Petoskey Bridge Club members earned glowing remarks for putting together a snack table to beat all snack tables.
“No other tournament’s food table is better than yours.” “Yours is the best by far.” “I’m sure I’ve gained 5 pounds this weekend because the food is so good.”
Getting the picture?
And then the catered lunch by Sweetwater Catering on Sunday put things way over the top.
We are very fortunate to have the type of members who rise to the occasion when asked to bring in goodies for our Sectional tournament. The quality and quantity of their contributions are outstanding. From Nancy Nardizzi, our “cookie lady”, to Betty Stephen, our “egg lady”, to Paul Dawson, our “cucumber sandwich man”—we have many, many folks who care enough to make our snack table the talk of the weekend. A big thanks to all who made it possible.
Also drawing numerous compliments by the attendees were the wonderful table and room decorations created by Nancy Fowler and the lovely painting at the front entrance by Jan Coltman. Thank you Ladies.
As for the bridge, we had more tables this year than in 2012 (192 vs. 185) and the 0-99er section was very well attended. In all, 785.59 masterpoints were earned by 191 players.
PBC winners include:
Friday AM--3rd overall, Betty Stephen and Joe Hollis
--1st in 99er, Nancy Nardizzi and Doris Lundteigen
Friday PM--2nd overall, Jonathan Friendly and Susan Jackson
Sat. AM--1st on 99er, Connie Messner and Pat Jeffs
Sat. PM--2nd overall, Dave Fowler and Marilyn Keil
Duplicate Swiss Teams was introduced on Sunday. The ability to review the hands after play was very popular with the non-life master participants but drew a mixed response from the more experienced players.
The day’s play ran longer than usual due to the instruction period required before play started and the learning curve involved during the first couple of rounds. This format shouldn’t take any longer once players are familiar with it; in fact it should run faster as no shuffling is required before each round.
2015 Tournament Team
Chair Nancy Colbert
Past Chair Mike Sears
Partnerships Lynne Parker
Decorations Nancy Fowler
Kitchen Nancy Fowler
Registration Pam Ziegel
Flyer and signage Linda Roberts
Photos/media Jonathan Friendly
Artwork Jan Coltman
Beverages Dave Fowler
Set up/Take down Don Burkhardt
Clean up crew Kathy Thompson
Table transporters Bill and Susan Trimble
Martha Treiber Nancy Kohler
Duplicate Swiss Bill Northrup,
Daily Mini-lessons Bob Houtrow
Tournament Director Ken Van Cleve
Fabulous snacks Petoskey Bridge
The Petoskey Bridge Club was host for another highly successful sectional tournament, held at the Emmet County Fairground Sept. 25-27. The Sunday Swiss match, featuring a new duplicate format, was dedicated to Jean and Shirley Carpenter, whose vision and generosity made the 8-year-old club the center for duplicate play in northern Michigan. Following is a report from the tournament chair.
Julie and Tom Kennedy and Linda and Paul Dawson display the cakes an anonymous donor provided in honor of the Carpenters
Above, Ken Van Cleve, with Paul Christ and Bill Northup posting scores.Below, Doris Lunteigen discusses a board.
Above, Nancy Kohler and Pam Ziegel between rounds.
Below, Betty Stephen checks a score in the Swiss.
Above, Mason Rosenthal and Madelon Weber contemplate their hands.
Below , the Francis team checks the imps after a Swiss matchup.
Below, Bob Korten of Frankfort arranges his cards. He and Bob Houtrow of Delton provided daily mini-lessons.. And each won 27.19 masterpoints during the tournament.
A bridge tournament may be judged by the quality of the food as well as the quality of the play. Below, Pam Ziegel and Lynne Parker on the lunch line Sunday. Right, nothing beats the volunteer's goodies.