Dave Minty 50 Year Peterborough Bridge Player
This is a special bulletin to advise you that on April 25th we will be honouring our April birthday attendees as well as celebrating fifty years of playing duplicate bridge at the Peterborough Bridge Club for David Minty. David has provided the following history of his attaining this milestone.
"After a novice start at 'kitchen bridge', I discovered duplicate in May 1965 when 'heat' left the back door open at the Orange Hall on Brock Street. Maude (Andy) Scott and her daughter, Anna Woods, welcomed all newcomers to the weekly Thursday evening game. Partners were 'arranged' for me to play with. First there was Walter Whitely, then came Otto Bjarnason and my duplicate education was underway. Fifty years later, I'm still 'learning.' In those days, regulars included Betty Turner and Don Allen.
Teaching in Toronto connected me with Peter McConkey in the early seventies and we partnered each other regularly at the Thorncliffe Park Bridge Club in Leaside. Cottage times during the summer months at Chemong Lake allowed regular Peterborough summer play until my retirement from teaching in '98.
My thanks to dozens of partners, 'regular or otherwise,' for helping me down the duplicate path :
Life Master : 1981 North Bay
Gold Life Master 2006
Directed in Don Mills ten years, then twelve years at the Peterborough Golf & Country Club.
Taught in the same school as Audrey Grant for two years in early 80s."
98 years of age
March 23, 2018
92 Years of Age