Photos taken for the Daily Bulletin of the 2017 Victoria Regional Bridge Tournament, held April 17-23 at the Victoria Conference Centre in downtown Victoria.
Date(s): April 17-23, 2017. Album by Bruce McIntyre. Photos by Bruce McIntyre. 1 - 28 of 28 Total. 935 Visits.
1 New Life Master Cynthia Tree, Comox BC, with partner Matthew Bagdan, Merville BC. (After this photo was taken they won Friday-Saturday Bracket Three, with teammates Warren Burd, Campbell River BC; Milos Hajsky, Holberg BC.)
2 Tournament chair Jan Galenza was overjoyed with the 76% increase in attendance, to 1969 tables!
3 New Silver Life Master (1000 MP) Susanne Thomas, Coupeville WA.
4 Thursday-Friday Bracket TWO winners (not three as captioned in the Saturday Bulletin): Michael Petrescu - Allan Becker, Prince George BC; Susanne Thomas, Coupeville WA; Mardi Dennis, Oak Harbor WA
5 Yes, the main playing area was virtually full for many sessions, even with a few playing in some of the side rooms.
6 New Life Master and Bronze Life Master: Dallas Goodchild of Victoria BC.
7 This team won three knockouts in Victoria: Monday-Tuesday Bracket Three, Wednesday-Thursday Bracket Four, and Friday-Saturday Bracket Four. (On the seventh day they rested a bit but still made the overalls in the B/C/D Swiss.)
Shameine Ali - Glenda Affleck - Alan Borden - Ian Affleck, Vancouver BC
8 Tuesday-Wednesday Bracket Three winners Donald Berry - Esther Wiebe - Neville Hircock - Russell Page, Victoria BC
9 New Life Master Esther Wiebe of Victoria BC.
10 Wednesday-Thursday Bracket Two winners Monty Gray, Seattle WA; Melinda Westgate, Mercer Island WA; Tom Brown, Seattle WA; John Emmerson, Federal Way WA
11 Tuesday-Wednesday Bracket Two winners: Tony Farr - Eleanor Gibson - Danielle Goulet - David Reid, Victoria BC
12 New Life Master LaVerne Welch, Palo Alto CA.
13 Monday-Tuesday Bracket One winners: Mark Itabashi, Murrieta CA; Huub Bertens, Bend OR; Linda Lewis, Las Vegas NV; Ron Smith, Chicago IL, and NPC Peter Gelfand, relegated to NPC by airline difficulties. Mark and Peter were the masterpoint leaders in Whistler last fall.
14 Tuesday-Wednesday Bracket Five winners Susan Bessant - Judy Madge - Devra Drysdale - Jan Brawn, Calgary AB
15 Tuesday Open Pairs winners: Koba Ter Neuzen, Victoria BC; Leo Glaser, Lake Country BC
16 First new Life Master of the week: Bette Flanagan, Lethbridge AB.
17 New Life Master Sue Bessant, Calgary AB AND Saskatoon SK.
18 Wednesday-Thursday Bracket One Winners: Ross Amann, Colts Neck NJ; Dick Vission, North Saanich BC; Keith Dowdall, Victoria BC; (missing: Cary Salmi, Sidney BC)
19 Argument #1 for paperless Bulletins (online only starting with Lynnwood; Penticton 2017's will be the last printed ones)...
20 Bernice Snyder of Comox BC had already become a Silver Life Master (1000 MP) by Sunday when this photo was taken. Then she tied for the win in the B/C/D Swiss (with teammates Lloyd Snyder - Jeanette Baron, Comox BC; Tom Dugdale, Courtenay BC)!
21 Argument #2 for paperless Bulletins (online only starting with Lynnwood; Penticton 2017's will be the last printed ones).