“If Bridge is just a game, then the Grand Canyon is just a hole in Arizona.”

Wednesday, May 5, we will begin Duplicate Bridge here in Fearrington every Wednesday at 1 pm at The Gathering Place for the next four months (May, June, July, and August).

We are a diverse group of players with varying abilities. When you are scored, it is against others who play at the same level that you do. We have a director who helps us abide by the ACBL rules. Many of our folks will explain what they might have done differently, but only if you ask. We are a fun-loving group who are anxious to see each other and play bridge once again. We do use bidding boxes.

We will be abiding by the FHA guidelines for the use of The Gathering Place. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring your vaccination card or verification on your cell phone. After the first time you present it, your name will go on a list, and we will only ask new participants for verification of vaccination. We will supply the list of participants weekly to the FHA office in case tracking of a COVID outbreak is necessary. The air conditioning will be on to help air circulation so remember to bring a sweater if you need one.

We are to wear masks while in the building and stay a minimum of three feet from one another when at all possible. We will serve no food; if you get thirsty, please bring your own drink. We will have hand sanitizer at each table. If you wish to wear gloves, feel free to do so. Please, if you are not feeling well, enjoy a good bridge book at home.

The cost for playing is $7. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach me at jeanshjelle@gmail.com.