Don't be confused and, whatever you do, don't get discouraged! Duplicate Bridge can be so much fun and so rewarding. But the very best thing you can do is attend a class (or hopefully a full series of lessons) presented by our very own Ann Marie Gramson and Sandra Baker. Please see the flyer on the next page (Class Info) for class information.
Our life as duplicate bridge players began in 1999. We love the challenge and brainwork it takes to compete at various levels. We have over 50 years combined public elementary school teaching years. We became very good friends and co-workers teaching 6th grade at Warrrenton Grade School when Ann saw an announcement about duplicate bridge being taught by Sue Kroning at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. We had no second thoughts and took classes, practiced with our friends, and became partners on many occasions. We traveled to the Seattle National Bridge Tournament in 2011 and enrolled in the Audrey Grant Bridge Teacher's course. From there we started beginners bridge lessons through the ENCORE program in Astoria. We have had many successes and hopefully encouraged many new players to join the ACBL and to play bridge in our local clubs.
Submitted by Sandra Baker
Sue Kroning learned bridge at her mother’s knee in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where she grew up. She is an ACBL accredited star teacher with 20 years of bridge teaching experience. She has taught all the Audrey Grant courses, Easybridge, Pat Harrington’s Beginning Bridge, Minibridge, Bridge in a Day and run Bridge Camps for 15 years. She is a Gold Life Master, an ACBL National Goodwill Committee member, the 2012 ACBL Volunteer of the Year, and the District 20 Area 6 Representative and Treasurer.
Submitted by Sue Kroning