About DOREEN MacMILLAN
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- Columnist - Collier Citizen
08/05/2008 - current
Bridge Scene: Being a club director takes a special kind of bridge player
Published 05/14/2013 at 4:06 p.m.
Some duplicate bridge players push on to become teachers and directors of the game and can earn a nice living, working for various clubs or by starting their own club, or becoming an American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) director.
Bridge Scene: Instead of just playing it, find out how to teach the game
Published 04/30/2013 at 3:49 p.m.
Every American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) national championship and regional tournament offers a three-day teacher accreditation course for players who wish to gain their qualifications to teach bridge.
Bridge Scene: Learn to trust your partner while playing duplicate bridge
Published 04/01/2013 at 4:36 p.m.
Since 1999, duplicate bridge tournaments have used computers to shuffle and set up the cards for competition.
Bridge Scene: The two-step shuffle
Published 03/18/2013 at 2:13 p.m.
Once, every bridge club in town and every bridge tournament in the country asked players to set up hands for the coming game. Sheets of paper outlining the hands were distributed and each table set up a couple of boards ...
Bridge Scene: Players must hone their defensive skills
Published 03/04/2013 at 11:59 a.m.
Success at duplicate bridge or contract bridge depends on the skill of the players to bid correctly, play the cards correctly and get the maximum out of their holdings.
Bridge Scene: There's an actual mathematical formula for scoring
Published 02/08/2013 at 4 a.m.
Duplicate bridge is a highly competitive card game that awards players, who along with their partner or teammates, can defeat or hold their opponents to a lower or equal score more times than their competitors.
Bridge Scene: Learn how to get the most out of your cards
Published 01/25/2013 at 4 a.m.
Defense, defense, defense, everyone hollers when the home team needs support. It encourages the players to compete, to hold the line, to defeat the opposing team.
Bridge Scene: Lessons for beginners to advanced players aplenty in this new year
Published 01/04/2013 at 3 a.m.
Trust your partner are words to live by, whether in marriage or bridge. You should make both an interesting game, as both are about communications, not self-satisfaction; its you listen to me and Ill listen to you, were a team.
Bridge Scene: If you're going to be a dummy, be a smart one
Published 12/21/2012 at 3 a.m.
An oxymoron, the dictionary says, is a combination of contradictory or incongruous words. A true oxymoron is something that is surprisingly true, such as a smart dummy.
Bridge Scene: The differences between rubber and duplicate bridge
Published 12/07/2012 at 3 a.m.
Duplicate bridge is not that different from rubber bridge but the rules in rubber bridge seem to be silent, and in duplicate bridge theyre loud, especially when calling the director.
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