Mary Kay Reilly – Life Master
It was pretty exciting to achieve my Life Master at the online regional tournament. Needing just .21 gold for this rank I had hoped to earn that at the District 4 regional tournament that was to begin in Wilmington, DE on 3/30/20. Very shortly before that date the tournament was cancelled and our world as we knew it virtually shut down. As people came up with innovative ways to survive our new situation ACBL hosted its first ever regional tournament on line. My long standing partner, Marilyn Haskins, and I participated in the 4 day event and I was most fortunate to win my needed gold in the Open Pairs event. I am so grateful for this unique opportunity and want to extend my thanks to ACBL, District 4, my local clubs and my many great partners over the years.
I look forward to more online events but mostly to the day when we can return to face to face bridge because I will be able to enjoy seeing my bridge friends again, but, more importantly, because it will mean that we’ve conquered this deadly virus.