George and Dolores Gaspari were the first prize winners in the Warwick Friends of the Library Couples’ 2017 Bridge Marathon. Winners were announced and prizes were awarded at a gathering of the players. Charlene Hirschberg and Larry Olden received second prize and Al and Judy Buckbee finished third.
The Friends sponsors three marathons for women in addition to the couples’ marathon. Entrants follow a schedule which tells them whom they will play each month and who will host the match at their home. The time for the match, which consists of 20 hands of bridge, is set at the convenience of the four people involved in that match. The marathons emphasize fun and sociability.
There is a $20 entry fee for each player and the proceeds, about $1,500 annually, are donated to the Albert Wisner Public Library’s Friends group. For information or to join a marathon, call Marilyn Bryan at 987-8313.