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Mini-Highlights:

  • Our New Bridge Director:  Walter Fey.  He passed the ACBL Bridge Director Exam and is now a very welcomed addition our staff.

  • Alzheimers Game Results:  We had 25 total tables and raised $ 1,300+.  Thanks to all that participated.

  • For Independence Day: Thursday, July 4, 9:30 AM & 12:30 PM: The bridge games at St Camillus, Arlington are CANCELLED.

  • Wanted: Go-Pro Video Camera system (or similar equipment)... If available, the club would like to borrow it for about 2 weeks

 

 

Sad Player News:

Another of our members has passed away..  A favorite bridge player:

Steve Frager

 

Steve Frager (partner of Sid Slobodkin) passed away at the age of 93.  He had several medical issues and had recently moved to assisted living.

A wonderful, kind and generous man, he always had a smile for everyone.  When you came to his table, you were welcomed like a “long lost” friend.

Dr. Steve Frager, formerly of Dover and then Framingham MA passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.  Steve was born on December 8, 1937, in Winthrop, MA.  He was raised in Portland, ME and graduated from Deering High School. He went on to Bowdoin College and Tufts Medical school. He was a Major in the US Army, serving in Vietnam, where he received a Bronze Star. He practiced medicine as a general surgeon at Leonard Morse Hospital with Natick Surgical Associates.

He is fondly remembered by family and friends as a man of strong opinions, and a quick wit. He loved classical music, as well as opera, and his "prized possession" was his red Porche 914, the only car ever allowed to be parked in the garage! He loved his Basset Hounds, one of which became a Champion Show Dog. He also rescued several Greyhounds.  He kept in touch with special friends, reminiscing about old army stories, as well as his many colleagues. At the age of 80, he re-entered the world of Bridge as a duplicate player with his college roommate. Playing competitively, he was well on his way to becoming a "Life Master".

A private celebration of life is being planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dr. Frager may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at https://www.kidney.org.

 

Upcoming Bridge Events/Tournaments: 

 

EMBA Unit Championship Game: Monday, 6/10, 12:30 PM at St Camillus.

Extra Black Masterpoints awarded to players that do well. 

Other Dates- July 1, July 30, August 15, August 27, & October 1 & October 24

 

Granite State Regional:  June 11-16, Nashua, NH, 6 days of bridge at a great location.

Sheraton Nashua Hotel,  11 Tara Boulevard, Nashua, NH  03062

For Details: https://nebridge.org/pages/485/

 

Bridge Game and Refreshments  (Attention Non-Lifemasters and Their Mentors):  Saturday, June 15: 1:00 to 4:00 PM, cost = $ 15 -- The Jenks Center, 109 Skillings Road, Winchester.

Newcomers are especially welcome and usually play in a separate section; special prizes, refreshments and lots of bridge with your friends... Come and give it a try... 

This popular event usually has 10+ tables 'in play' –  Remaining 2024 Schedule – Jenks Center = 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, and 11/9 (NO game for Dec 2024)

See attached for additional details.  You can make your reservation by sending me an Email or calling me (339) 223-6484.

 

Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC games):  June 24 thru June 30 - Note: almost all bridge clubs in the Boston area will participate in this event.

Results from all participating clubs will be combined for higher overall awards.  These games are very popular.

Silver Masterpoints are awarded for these games (instead of the usual Black Masterpoints). 

For Details: https://nebridge.org/

 

Cape Cod Sectional:  Location is Mashpee, MA,  July 13 & 14, Silver Masterpoints are awarded.

See https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwor/bw.cgi?pid=display_rank&event=20240713_1&wd=1&club=emba

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all of you for your continued support of our efforts to have a fun place to play bridge.

 

Bob Gaudet

Cell: (339) 223-6484

www.familyfriendlybridge.com

 

 

 

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