Christmas Mother Game Sets Records at New Home
The RBA Christmas Mother game set attendance and fund raising highs with its first venture at the ACCA Temple, our new home for sectionals and special games.
With two sections in both the Open and Friendly Bridge games, the event sported 34 tables, up more than 20% from last year’s 28 tables. Along with the RBA’s match and the generous contributions from players, more than $2,800 was donated to the Chesterfield Christmas Mother Fund. In addition, the RBA made a $500 contribution to the ACCA Temple Shriners Children’s Hospital Fund. Players also made donations to the Feed More’s Food Bank.
Mark Rosenbloom and Becky Duty, on the strength of a 68.06% game, took first place overall and garnered 6.42 masterpoints. Second overall were Harry Gellis and Bob Pustilnik, followed by DeWayne Jones and Leland Nettles, and Dickie Hamilton and Bob Quesinberry.
In the Friendly Bridge section Landon Woody and Joan Wingfield finished first overall with a 67.7% game. Lanny Levenson and Mindy Moiselle came in second.
Starting with a well-received lunch organized by Anne Atwood and Winnie Fratkin, and concluding with drawings for free plays donated by the Bridge Center and RBA, the game was a festive way to start the Holiday Season.
Finally, a special thanks to Ed Kinlaw for his usual excellence in directing such a big game. Susan MacLaughlin assisted Ed by providing additional Bridgemates, computer and printer.
The next RBA event will be the Winter Sectional at the ACCA Temple, January 12-14 when we will be in the main ballroom. Get your partners now!