A Message from Our President

Louisville Bridge Club welcomed Fall with their Autumn Swiss Team Sectional. Jean Donoho chaired this two-day event and Marianne Thomas was the partnership chair. As always, Jean worked with efficiency and with a committee, and the generosity of the membership, had a great spread of goodies for us to enjoy as well as a 'do-it-yourself' sandwich bar for lunch. Saturday featured thirty-four teams in two sections, an open section and a 299er section. The same format was used Sunday with twenty-nine teams participating. We enjoyed players from downstate Kentucky, Lexington, Owensboro, Evansville and Henderson. Thank you all for coming and for making our event so successful.

Saturday Open Swiss

  • 1st Place A&B: William Toutant-Steven Blank; John Bowen-Frank Bowen
  • 2nd Place A: Susan Bullard-Harry Gordon; Dorsey Brown-Bruce Neikirk
  • 3rd Place A: Dennis Hesthaven-Jeanne James; Terry Maguire-Thomas Lepping
  • 2/3 Place B: John Van Cleve-Norman Smith; Shirley Mueller-Carolyn Carpenter
  • 2/3 Place B: Stuart Ray-Beth Englehart; Patsy Baker-Dorothy Witten
  • 1st Place C: Ellen Thomas-Mary Jennings; Barbara Buttorac-Carol Armstrong
  • 2nd Place C: Phyllis Beamer-Gary Davenport-Bob Lehmann, Louisville, KY; Diane Dehli
  • 3rd Place C: Charles Fassler-Rex Swauger; Ronald Straub-David Toth

Saturday 299er Swiss

  • 1st Place D: Jane Alexander-Patty Williamson; Jeanne Blackburn-Betsy Chandler
  • 2nd Place D: Ross Fleming-Philip Wysong; Norma Hampton-Barbara Slade
  • 2nd Place E: Candace Conway-Mary Gataky; Deann Kurtz-David Kurtz
  • 1st Place F: Robin Baldock-John Monge; Shelly Satton-Mary Givan

Sunday Open Swiss

  • 1st Place A: Dennis Hesthaven-Jeanne James; Susan Bullard-Harry Gordon
  • 2nd Place A: A. Beth Reid-Marsha Kyle; Dallas Moore-Brian Ross
  • 3rd Place A: Mike Marlin-Sandra Marlin; Terrell Holt-Sondra Holt
  • 1st Place B: Helen Walz-Garry Dye; Matthew Just-Marilyn Riese
  • 2nd Place B: Sandy Spears-Katherine Zimmerman; Sue LaSalle-Gail Slater
  • 3rd Place B: Margaret Robbins-Phyllis Costello; Madeline Pfeiffer-Jean Donoho
  • 1st Place C: Marianne Thomas-Tom Kempf; Carlene Bottorff-Harriett Hughes
  • 2nd Place C: Diane Dehli-Bob Lehmann; Ann Zimmerman-Vivienne Moorin

Sunday 299er Swiss

  • 1st Place D: Ross Fleming-Barbara Slade;Norma Hampton-Philip Wysong
  • 2nd Place D: Mary Thorp-Joseph Thorp; Barbara McDermott-Freida Trower
  • 3rd Place D: Dennis Hesthaven-Jeanne James; Terry Maguire-Thomas Lepping

New Members of the Board of Directors

We have elected five new directors to the Unit 117 board. They will serve two year terms, beginning January 1, 2017. The newly elected directors are:

  • Beth Dlutowski
  • Denise Tonini
  • Chuck Fassler
  • Jim Morguelan
  • Darlene Pyles

We are lucky to have such talented people willing to give their time and effort to keep our club great and make it greater yet. Thank you.

Welcome to Louisville Bridge Association

The Louisville Bridge Club, Unit 117, offers games every day and night except for Tuesday and Saturday evenings, when there are occasional special events. For more information call the bridge center, or the director for the game you prefer.

Thank you for all of the comments on the new LBA web site. They have been mostly very positive with a sprinkling of suggestions how we can make it better, and a few complaints about "things not quite working right on my system or device". For example, one problem seems to be with the dropdown menu on android phones. If that happens, try clicking here to get our Site Map. This will As you will note, not all of the links are currently active but will soon be on a staggered rollout effort. If you click on a link and nothing happens, just assume it is not yet active.

Finally, anyone who has news that would be of interest to the unit members please send it along to me, Bill or Vangie. This also includes singificant rank accomplishments, obituaries, tournament results, just about anything. Also, I am once again doing the Midwest Monitor for Unit117 so please send anything to go out there to me as soon as possible.

In Memory Of

Farewell to Betty Mattison

Although not many people were aware of it, Betty Mattison had a huge role in the success of Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies. She was my trusted typesetter, publishing assistant, confidant, bookseller and friend for over 20 years. Whatever strides my company made over the years could never have been done without her expertise and hard work. Betty was miserable in the last years of her life when physical limitations completely frustrated her, but there were many much happier days we shared that bring a smile to my face.

We started working together so long ago that she would set the type letter by letter. It took extraordinary concentration and effort; Betty was simply great at her job and she really enjoyed working with me as Baron Barclay and Devyn Press (our publishing division named after my daughter) grew from a part time business in my garage to a multi-million dollar company. She not only designed our 64 page catalog for many years, but she was the person who worked with me on every cover and word in over 200 books that we published starting in the 1970s. Betty worked incredibly long hours to help make us successful and I will always be indebted to her for the countless contributions she made.

Although she didn't have too many happy days in her last years, Betty enjoyed many more positive times at the bridge table, as my trusted bookseller and as a talented and irreplaceable part of my company. I will miss her greatly.

- With great affection, Randy Baron