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October 6-12



The Board set several "areas of emphasis" for this year such as to solicit more input from all of the Unit 174 members and to support the clubs in promoting bridge in their local community.  To accomplish this, we agreed to play bridge as a board at a number of clubs.  This would provide an opportunity to meet the players face to face. 

Four of the board members (Nancy Strohmer, Bill Riley, Kathy Hughes and Rhonda Bryant) and two “enlisted by marriage” board helpers (Hans Strohmer and Nancy Riley) played bridge at the Bar X club in Lake Jackson on Wednesday, September 17.  All had fun, good bridge and great homemade cookies made by one of its members. 

We plan on playing at more clubs in the months to come.

This photo shows board members Kathy Hughes and Rhonda Bryant playing bridge with two of the younger players: Lucy, age 97, and her partner Ruth.

August 2014 Four Day Tournament

Attendance for the August Four Day Sectional was 881 tables compared to the 629 tables for the August 2013 tournament lasting three days. Revenue was up significantly but so were expenses. There was a slight loss both years. Thursday’s table count was 182 showing a definite interest in the extra day.

One of the justifications for the additional day was to realize an increased out-of-town attendance. This did not materialize.

In anticipation of out-of-town players, a third session was added on Friday and Saturday. A three-session knockout was added to the schedule. The additional sessions on Friday and Saturday added director, caddy and lodging costs. The three-session knockout was not popular, with the bracketed swiss drawing most of the team players. The third pair session did not draw much interest either.

Two main points came through from the informal surveys taken at the tournament. The four-day versus the three-day sectional was favored 2 to 1 and the morning-afternoon bracketed swiss was favored by a 2 to 1 margin.

The Unit 174 Board has plans to make the August 2015 Sectional four days. Discussions continue on the playing schedule with two sessions a day most likely. Board members welcome your feedback.

BCOH 299r Results

The results from the Bridge Club of Houston 299r tournament can be seen here as they become available.

Minutes, Financials

The minutes of the August meeting and the approved financials from the September meeting have been posted on this site. Check them out by clicking on Unit Pages above and selecting the appropriate pages.

Whirlwind Bridge

The Unit hosted its Whirlwind Bridge Event at the Sosa Community Center on Saturday, September 7th. It was a smashing success - they had 105 participants and everyone had a great time. Donna Sparks took pictures and you can see them by clicking here.

Club Happenings

Bridge Club of Houston

  • New 2/1 Class
    • Julie Halperin will be starting a new Two over One class on September 24th.
    • A flyer with all the details is here.
  • Life Master Party for Courtney Coffman!
    • Wednesday, October 22
    • Catered by Carraba’s     
    • Bring Sides
    • Meal at 11am  - Game at 11:55am.
  • Halloween Party!
    • Friday, October 31
    • Pot Luck @ 11am
    • Game at 11:55 am
    • Prizes for best Costume
    • There will be a 299r Game

Clear Lake Bridge Club

  • On Monday, Sept. 16, The owner of Delightful Finesses will be bringing a Trunk Show
    Of Lots of Bridge gifts and Jewelry. She will be set up in the big room. Come on by to shop before
    And after and during the game.

Houston Bridge Studio

  • 299r Tournament
    • October 2-5
    • Games at 10:30 and 2:00 on Thursday and Friday
    • Game at 10:30 on Saturday
    • Seiss at 1::30 on Sunday (one session)
  • Birthday Party for Sandra Clark!
    • Wednesday October 22 at 10:30 am
    • Come help celebrate!
    • The studio will provide ice cream and cake.
    • You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks.
  • STaC Week
    • October 6-12
    • Open games Monday through Friday at 10:30, on Saturday @ 1:00 and Tuesday night at 7:00 pm
    • 299r games on Monday @ 7:00 and Saturday @ 1:00
    • 99r game at 10:30 on Friday
    • Double Swiss on Sunday starting at 10:30 (no regular games that day)