For three days, over 200 tables of duplicate bridge were played recently at the Florence Filberg Centre during the Comox Valley duplicate sectional tournament.
Sharon Feduniak and Cathy Wolfe had the assistance of many willing volunteers to pull off this huge event that drew players from as far away as California. The Comox Valley sectional is well known for its hospitality and friendly atmosphere, and the local restaurants and hotels appreciate the extra business the tournament provides during the off-season.
This tournament is held every year during the last week of October, and is one of eight tournaments held on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. Duplicate bridge players come from all walks of life, and can be all ages and sizes.
A local club in Comox at the Lions Den on Comox Avenue plays two sanctioned games every week, and this is where the club’s volunteers come from.
The 800-odd players were fed royally with home-baked goodies, fruit and vegetables during “coffee breaks” and offered free coffee and tea throughout the event. Water Pure & Simple provided water to lubricate the brain cells, and the directors and caddies kept the games running smoothly.
For further information about duplicate bridge in the Comox Valley, visit www.cvdbc.com or e-mail Linda Marinus at firstname.lastname@example.org.