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This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see "Calendar" on the menu and for a list of results see "Results".
Please read this notice from our landlords: Schoenauer Property Management notice.
Toby & Rich just won THREE open pair events in a row (30+ masterpoints for EACH) at the Minnesota Regional.
Photo shows Rich & Toby holding the Larry Oakey Trophy for winning the Thursday game.
That wasn't good enough. They went on to win Friday's Open Pairs event and then Saturday's.
Picture was shared by Rich's dad & sister on Facebook (rightly proud).
Al & Evie Mintzer are going on this cruise.
It'd be cool if others from Iowa also joined in:
Open: C=0-500, B=500-1500, A=1500+
Departs January 27th to Feb 3rd
Fly into Houston. There is a direct flight on United which arrives at 8:30 am
round trip $295 as of today
Departs 2:35 pm on 2/3/2019 from Houston
Take shuttle ($70- $80 round trip to Galveston port) to arrive by noon. 70 mile trip
Price is currently $94 pp round-trip. Uber might be a less expensive option.
If driving to Galveston, parking is approximately $15 per day with free shuttle to port
There is no formal instruction. Two sessions of bridge per day. We could do our own instruction.
A fee reduction of $200 if reservation made by May 31.
A reduction of $150 for a non player
AN EXTRA $25 OFF IF DEPOSIT IS MADE BY MAY 14TH
Ports are Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Falmouth.
Free cancellation for medical or emergencies (please replace with the following)
Go Away Travel has purchased the Group Protection Plan on behalf of all participants.
A deposit of $500 is required to reserve a cabin and is fully refundable until the final payment date of October 22, 2017
All gratuities are paid
Ship is Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas , built in 2007
Approximate total cost per person for outside room and flying into Houston and early booking, $1600
Congratulations to the Mini-McKenney Winners for 2017
Rae Gene Burger
G. M. Prabhu
Congratulations to the
Ace Of Clubs Winners for 2017
Congratulations to Dr. John Gustafson who amassed the most points at the Spring Festival Sectional.
Complete list of Spring Festival Masterpoint Winners.
Congratulations to Harry & Terry Swanson who were inducted April 17th into the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame!
Above they are joined by daughters Anna and Amy.
Colleagues at the FreeStore nominated Harry & Terry Swanson for a volunteer award for their work at the FreeStore. The FreeStore is one of the Bridge Center's frequent charity recepients helping (mainly) children and families hurt by domestic violence.
They have been elected for the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame award, the winners were announced April 17th in the Capitol.
Here's a link to the nominees for the 2018 award:
Volunteer Hall of Fame 2018: People's Choice Award
Saturday, March 10th, Pete Wityk turned 70.
Susan Furtwangler, Jill Southworth, and Diane Sweet have February 2nd birthday.
We're fortunate to get such great goodies on birthdays!
January 4th-7th, 2018 --- The Hawkeye Holiday Sectional.
Gregg Walsh chair.
Now was Toby White on fire or what?
Toby won two individual events outright, and runner-up in another.
He was on the winning team in both team events.
Complete list of masterpoint winners
Sunday Swiss Teams: Mark Wellman, Phil Hayne, Brad & Katie Albers
Saturday 3pm Stratified Pairs: Susan Furtwangler & Nannette O'Reilly
Saturday 10am Stratified Pairs: Roberta Ann Riddle & Diane Sweet
See Results for complete details.
Congratulations to Susie Thompson who made Life Master after winning Gold Rush Pairs at the Holiday Regional.
Congrations to Claudia Beckman and Marilyn Jones who are new Life Masters.
Great job Brad & Katie Albers, Kristin Welter, and Betty Torgeson on winning (getting 15 GPs, and earning $2,000 towards trip to Toronto) the Grand National Teams.