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It’s only a game

By Earline Sloan

Duplicate players tend to be a serious lot. We want to compete, do well and improve our play. There are two ladies at the Shore Bridge Club in Atlantic City NJ who remind others that it is only a game, and we play to have fun. Dolores Wilson and Becky Dickerson met at the club four years ago while attending bridge lessons. They became close friends and discovered that they shared an interest in clowning.

They first showed up as Christmas trees at the annual holiday party. Now they have a surprise costume for almost every occasion. Other players don’t know if one will be Abraham Lincoln and the other George Washington on Presidents’ Day, or someone dressed in boxer shorts and gloves at knockout team games.

Club Manager Martin De Bruin thinks of the club as a family and the two help promote that spirit. Other club members say, “They keep us young,” and “They put a smile on my face.”

Because the two don’t take themselves too seriously, they make bridge more fun for everyone.