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JUST THE STATS

JUST THE STATS

February 22, 2012

148 — Score of overall champions Evan and Jaclyn Fletcher and Marion and Irene Pye at the Couples Member/Guest 2012 Golf Tournament Friday, Feb. 17, at the Longboat Key Club and Resort.

Athlete of the Week: Marcia Gutridge

Athlete of the Week: Marcia Gutridge

February 15, 2012

Marcia Gutridge retired five years ago from being a junior high principal in Ohio. She started exercising because she finally had the time.

JUST THE STATS

JUST THE STATS

February 15, 2012

628 — Number of pins Sarasota Yacht Club bowled over Bird Key Yacht Club to win the second annual bowl off Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Bridge Bites: A double order of duck

Bridge Bites: A double order of duck

February 15, 2012

West leads the Q♠ and, when Dummy goes down, Declarer can see that his 6♥ contract is quite hopeless.

Athlete of the Week: Mark Schlobach

Athlete of the Week: Mark Schlobach

February 8, 2012

Mark Schlobach plays golf, squash and tennis, but tennis is his favorite sport. He was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, and came to the United States when he was 10 years old.

JUST THE STATS

JUST THE STATS

February 8, 2012

66 — Days until the Sarasota Open, which takes place from April 14 to April 22, at the Longboat Key Club and Resort Tennis Gardens.

Bridge Bites: An old ruse

Bridge Bites: An old ruse

February 8, 2012

Against 3NT, West leads his fourth-best Spade. East’s Jack is taken by Declarer’s Queen, then a Diamond to Dummy and the losing Club finesse. At this point, West can count nine or 10 tricks for Declarer, via two Spades, four Diamonds and three or four Clubs.

Aerobic Grandma: Zumba zooms to the Key

Aerobic Grandma: Zumba zooms to the Key

February 1, 2012

There is a great experiment under way at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center. A new teacher is offering an array of dance classes at 5 p.m. every weekday.

Athlete of the Week: Warren Girle

Athlete of the Week: Warren Girle

February 1, 2012

Warren Girle has been a Longboat resident for 37 years. He came here from Australia at 19 to be a tennis pro at The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. He was also the Cedars Tennis Resort tennis pro for 24 years and has been a charter boat captain and fishing guide for 16 years.

Bridge Bites: It pays to count

Bridge Bites: It pays to count

February 1, 2012

Before seeing the auction, imagine that you are South, playing in 2♠. Looking just at the N-S hands, how would you tackle the trump suit? The percentage play to avoid a second loser is to cash the Ace (a precaution against West having the singleton King), then cross to Dummy and lead toward the Queen.



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