Northern Indiana Unit 154
American Contract Bridge League
District 8

RISING IN THE RANKS

JUNIOR MASTER
Robert Enyeart, Fort Wayne; Gayle Gonser, Elkhart; Sunaina Kumar, Dyer;
Michael Ridenour, Fort Wayne
 
CLUB MASTER
Betty Brewe, Michiana Shores; Richard Brewe, Michiana Shores; Dr. Stan Davis, Fort Wayne;
Bonnita Laub, Mishawaka; Millie Legg, New Haven; Benjamin Paulson, South Bend;
Joyce Wert, Wabash
 
SECTIONAL MASTERS
Maureen Skurski, South Bend
 
NABC MASTERS
Pamela Satek, Fremont
 
ADV NABC MASTER
Carolyn Potasnik, Munster

BRONZE LIFE MASTER
James W. Voelz, Fort Wayne Bronze Life Master

SILVER LIFE MASTER
E. TIM CARL Back in November 2013, when Tim became a Bronze Life Master, we interviewed him to see if he had anything to add since becoming a Life Master. He mentioned then that he hadn't realized how much there was to learn and discover about the "duplicate" game. Evidently he has learned enough to become the latest Silver Life Master in our Club. Congratulations, Tim!
 
RUBY LIFE MASTER
Wayne Carpenter of Chesterton, director extraordinaire, and now a 1500-masterpoint holder has qualified to be named a Ruby Life Master. Wayne started his bridge career about fifty years ago! In the early years most of his bridge was played between classes in college. He began to play duplicate bridge after he retired. Wayne says that having a good partner is key to accumulating masterpoints - that you don't really need a fancy system - just remember to tell your partner the truth, if you can. His longtime partner is his cousin, Laverne Niksch, who helped him get about of his masterpoints.
Players agree that Wayne is wonderful and pleasant and any high-caliber bridge player would be very pleased to be his partner. He masks his skills, but make no mistake, Wayne gives no slack at the table. He has the ability to temper his intensity with common sense and is able to help his partners improve.
Congratulations to Wayne Carpenter for having captured a new level in the bridge hierarchy!

 

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