Some comments from Yorktown players:
I am a relative newbie to the Yorktown Bridge Club — to any bridge club, for that matter. After playing
for a few years after college, I didn’t get back to bridge until a couple of years before Covid,
when I moved my parents to Philly and was looking for things to do with my dad. I found a local bridge
meetup, which we attended every Saturday. When my dad passed away about a year later, I decided I needed
to up my game and was pointed by friends to the Yorktown Bridge Club.
I have always felt welcome at the club, and members have been kind and helpful in helping me improve my game and develop more confidence. Wes Powers is a fabulous teacher with a kind demeanor and a good sense of humor. And Ellen Gordon, the owner, provides a steady, solid presence that lets everyone know what to expect.
The fact that the Yorktown Bridge Club is surviving the Covid scourge is a testament to Ellen Gordon, Wes Powers, and the bridge club members who are committed to keep the club viable. I am happy to be one of those members.
--- Connie Opfell
In April of 2022, I received my second booster. At that time, I decided to end my self-imposed two-year Covid
jail sentence. I had decided to pursue bridge as a hobby at the time of my retirement, just before Covid hit.
I searched for a local bridge club and found Yorktown. From that time, I have taken advantage of the "shuffle and deal" offered by Wes Powers, the lessons in basic bridge offered by Edie McAlpin, and have played in novice games.
I have been made welcome by everyone I have come in contact with. Over time I have found that opposing pairs have started to giggle less when they see me sit down at the bridge table. I attribute this to the teaching I receive from Edie and Wes. I have learned not to trump my partner's winners and that a two club response to my partner's one no trump opening bid does not show my strong six-card club suit.
I am happy to have found a home at Yorktown. Everyone that I have met has encouraged me in my attempt to try to become a competent player.
--- Bruce L. Neff
I am so happy to be able to play Face-to-Face at Yorktown Bridge Club. Instead of using the terminology
Face-to-Face, it should be called Friend-to-Friend. Finally, I have been able to socialize
with all my bridge friends. We are able to participate in friendly conversations regarding our families,
current events, and family mitzvahs. Don't sit home and punch a keyboard! Come and join us at Yorktown Bridge
Club for an afternoon of fun and games(Bridge).
Looking forward to seeing everyone's smiley face soom Stay safe and well. This support has been very meaningful. We hope to see more of you soon.
--- Sandy Kayson