May 31—After being closed for more than a year due to the coronavirus crisis, The Bridge Room will reopen for play July 6, organizers announced.
Duplicate Bridge will be played every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Good Shepherd UCC, Tuckerton Road, Muhlenberg Township.
All bridge players are welcome.
The Bridge Room is part of the Berks Montgomery Bridge Unit No. 121, a division of the American Contract Bridge League.
Sue Wessner will direct the Tuesday game, and Brian Snyder will direct the Thursday game. Lee Ernst will act as alternate director.
“Our unit is fortunate to be able to provide players with a hand record at the end of each game,” Wessner said. “This is the best way for bridge players to improve their bidding.”
Many players study the hand record in an effort to improve their game, she said.
Results of The Bridge Room games are published in the Reading Eagle.
Local clubs closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many are not likely to reopen.
Wessner credits the late Myrtle B. Quier with keeping The Bridge Room alive.
“Over 10 years after her death, Myrtle’s kindness and generosity is still felt by the duplicate bridge community,” Wessner said. “Because of her, our club has never faced the hardship of having to close.”
Quier, a life master player, opened The Bridge Room in downtown Reading in January 1970. Quier and her husband, Hawley, were principals in the ownership of Reading Eagle Company.
Information on The Bridge Room can be found by contacting Wessner at email@example.com