Unit 223 Reporter

News from Southern Illinois-Paducah Unit 223

Editor: Karen Coe, 12761 Webb Hill Rd., Ewing IL 62836

Conversation at the Tunica Regional

North:  I once had an interesting experience at the bridge table.  My partner died.

West:  Nothing you did, I hope?

North:  No, no. We were playing Barry Crane at the time. All of the sudden my partner's eyes rolled back in his head. I didn't notice, but Barry did. Barry pushed back from the table and called out, "Is there a doctor in the house?" There were four, but they couldn/t save him. My partner was 88, and he had a heart attack.

West:  Think playing Barry scared him to death?

Unit Achievements

Congratulations to the following Unit 223 Players who have advanced in rank.

New Junior Master:  Joyce Kirby, Glen Carbon, IL

New Club Master

George Allhausen, Belleville, IL

Ramona Kilfoy, Columbia, IL

New Sectional Masters

Ann Lazerson, Glen Carbon, IL

Charlotte Sikes, Bethalto, IL

Douglas Snow, Paducah, KY

Dawn Wood, Glen Carbon, IL

New Regional Master:  Joanne Volmer, St Libory, IL

New Bronze Life Master:  Pat Rezabeck, Effingham, IL

New Silver Life Masters

Tim Butterbaugh, Paducah, KY

Bill Eaton, Edwardsville, IL

New Gold Life Master:  Betty Amberg, Hickman, KY

Upcoming Sectional

"Fall in the Country" Bridge Tournament:  Unit 223's next Sectional Tournament will be Oct 29th and 30th in Okawville IL at the Okawville Community Club, 511 South Hanover St.  KO Teamss will begin on Saturday at 9.30 and pairs will commence at 1.30.  Sunday Swiss Teams will start at 10.00. 

See the flyer on the ACBL website and in this Advocate for more information (host hotels are offering a 10% discount to bridgeplayers).  Tournament Chair is Joanne Vollmer -- 618.768.4454 or joannevo@egyptian.net