And the Winners Are ......
The winners of the Jean and Shirley Carpenter Open Swiss were (left to right) Michael Curley of Rockford, Owen Lien of Oak Park, Jonathan Fleischmann of Bloomfield Hills and Robert Varty of Grand Rapids.
After the tournament was over, Bob Varty sent an email to the chair, Nancy Colbert. Reading it, we recognized what a winner Bob is. Here it is:
What a great tournament! You and all the Petoskey players should be proud of a job well done. It was clear that much thought and care went into the planning and the execution of those plans.
The hospitality was unequalled. Your area players are super - cordial, sincere, helpful, and above all else, friendly. If all players were as thoughtful and cooperative as they are, there would be no need for a zero tolerance policy.
The treats were delicious, plentiful, and varied. Coffee, ice water, hot tea, iced tea, and soda covered the drink options, and the meal on Sunday was outstanding. You and your volunteers were constantly busy seeing that the guests had food and drinks available at all times.
It comes as no surprise that Petoskey draws sizeable crowds, and if word gets out, your numbers are sure to increase. Again, congratulations on the tournament - your hard work and attention to detail was apparent and responsible for a wonderful weekend of bridge. I'm sure all who played enjoyed themselves and will be eager to return; I know I am.
Visiting players Lynn Larson and Paul Crist from Traverse City won both the morning and afternoon Open events on Friday.
Pat Grams and Jonathan Friendly, above left, won their section of the Open Pairs Saturday afternoon.
Center Nancy Wood, Kalamazoo MI; and Charlotte Tetzlaff, Plainwell MI, were first in the 199er section Saturday morning, followed closely by Mary and Fred Flegal of Vicksburg. Suzanne Sherk and Linda Kerr were second to the Flegals that afternoon.