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3700 Miles to Play Bridge

Submitted by Karen Sylvester

Cape May (NJ) County Duplicate Bridge Club is located near several Atlantic Ocean seaside communities. Each summer, tourists from other states, some as far away as Florida, visit our area. We are accustomed to seeing them at our club during these months. In September, we had a visitor who came a little farther than most — John Lally traveled 3700 miles to join us.

John Lally is an American, but a job transfer took him to Paris, France. His two-year contract turned into 30. “I love competition,” says John, “but get more enjoyment from feeling that I have played well than actually winning.”

John returned to Paris at the end of his two week stay. Before he left, we presented him with an Honorary Lifetime Membership to our club. We hope that will encourage him to visit us again next year.