Dick Bryant and Kathy Feeney never take for granted how fortunate they are to have each other as consistent partners.
In Tucson, we were introduced to duplicate bridge at Mike’s Play and Learn Charity Bridge. There we earned our very first master points in March of 2014, followed by our first silver points at the Tucson Spring Sectional a month later. We were hooked!
In 2016, we earned our first gold points playing in a Swiss team match at the Land of Enchantment Regional, Albuquerque, NM.
Before the pandemic shut down face-to-face bridge in March, we were on a mission traveling to sectional, regional and national tournaments whenever possible and visiting and playing at local clubs in Sedona, Prescott and Lakeside, AZ. A highlight was celebrating our 2019 anniversary on a bridge cruise down the east coast of Mexico and Central America, featuring our favorite instructor, Robert Todd. In the meantime, BBO has wonderfully filled the gap for regular pairs play.
While our results don’t always show it, we’re pretty disciplined about our study and review of play. Besides regular review of our flash cards and playing together with the Jack-Bridge program, we review all matches using Bridge Solver Online –a fabulous tool!
As serious as all this might sound, we’re committed to keeping our play fun and to not taking it too seriously. A big thank you to all our friends and mentors along the way who have helped and encouraged us!
Given that our favorite form of play is knockouts and Swiss teams, we eagerly look forward to the day when we can all play safely together in person.