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1930 game of Bridge - news item


Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall (email)
Date: 12/7/2003 at 20:29:08

Here's A Hand At Bridge Worth Taking A Shot At.

Postville has a lot of bridge fans, but we wonder how many of them ever held a hand like this one held by a McGregor lady and related in the Times as follows:

One of those bridge hands you "read about" was held by Mrs. Eileen Walter at the Business and Professional Women's club card party at
the Community Rooms Monday evening. Mrs. Walter had ony two suits, hearts and diamonds. She held 100 honors in hearts and 80 honors in diamonds. After her bid was raised to 4 hearts and then doubled, her partner, Martin Eggen, having 80 honors in clubs, and the ace in the opponents suit bid 5 clubs. Mrs. Walter bid five hearts. Her opponents were Mrs. Jack Slyfield and Charles Widman and Mr. Widman doubled. Mrs. Walter redoubling. She made a small slam, scoring 667 points, losing only the ace of diamond trick.

source: Postville Herald - February 6, 1930


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