Full Speed Ahead

By Donna Hofer, 
Unit 351. 

I have been a duplicate bridge player for the last 9½ years. I have a great love for the game and I have worked hard to improve my game through classes, study and mentors. I also enjoy mentoring newer novice players and I try to share my passion for the game. Before the pandemic, I played at least three times a week at my local club, Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club, AZ and other clubs in the area. I also played online on OKbridge about once a week.

Even though I am sheltering in place due to COVID-19, I have not let my bridge game go idle. I now play not only on OKbridge, but I have discovered Bridge Base Online and I am enjoying all the games this website has to offer. I have played in pair games, speedballgames, Support Your Club games and local club online games where master points can be earned. On BBO, you can even play in casual or practice games just for fun.

My husband started playing duplicate less than two years ago and we have been able to find a 0-1000 limited game that we can play in together.

It has been a trying time for all of us and we can’t wait to get back to our bridge clubs where we so enjoy all our friends and the chance to play our beloved game face to face. Things have changed for us all temporarily and my new normal has had to be adjusted, but knowing I can still play bridge online makes my life a little better.

Hope to see you all at the bridge table soon!,