An original poem presented at the MBU 2014 "AAA" Carneval Mardi
Gras on February 14, 2014.
ODE TO THE PARTNERS
Tamera, you may
be Queen of my heart,
But queens topping your suit
are not a good start.
I know that my playing is not to blame!
Hands bid and the dummy are not the same.
Read a book, take a class,
bids are what I ask.
I want our contracts to get out of this slump!
Even bid whist players make a 3 no-trump.
You can tell by the way that
I rough with my trump,
I'm a bridge playing lady, not a bid whist
I raed my books and took a class,
But why'd you raise two spades when your first call was pass?
A finesse would be helpful in trapping a king.
you won't takea r isk, you can't make anything!!
on rebidding and limited raises,
Stop criticisms and replace them
We won't worry about contracts or trump being tight,
we leave the cards here to be partners tonight.
By Tamera Norris
American Bridge Association members taught beginning Bridge to children enrolled in the Aspiring
Young Artists Summer Camp program during July and August of 2013 in Hempstead, New York. Over 40 children
between the ages of 10 and 19 learned how to deal, organize their hands, count, bid, and play in an atmosphere of fun and
camaraderie. ABA members Moses and Evelyn Smallwood, Janice McBean and Lynda Straker were the instructors.
A mini tournament at the conclusion of the AYA camp resulted in seven winning partnerships who were awarded participation
trophies by ABA President, George Hudson, during camp closing ceremonies. George also assisted in distributing
certificates and ABA tee shirts to our happy new players.