The week after spring semester study groups come to an end, a special activity starts and doesn’t end until the week before fall study groups begin – you could say it really does “bridge” the gap between semesters, pun intended! Yep, they’re playing duplicate bridge.
While not an official Second Half activity, the group is led by Al Humphrey, who also leads TSH’s slightly more advanced bridge study group, and as many as 32 Second Half bridge players participate each Friday at the Senior Center of the Westport Council on Aging. The sessions go for three to four hours and continue throughout the summer. If you have taken a bridge class with The Second Half, perhaps you’d like to join the fun? The sessions are free, except for a voluntary $1 donation each week for the use of the facility.
These sessions do not include a formal lesson, but they are challenging and a great way to maintain your bridge skills while no formal study groups are in session. The performance of each pair is scored, and Al emails the results to the players each week. Brenda Stone, another TSH bridge study group leader, assists Al and filled in for him for a couple of weeks while he was on vacation.