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Club Formation

Club Formation

Bridge at the Village his its roots in the Presbyterian Homes Olympics. Scotia Village residents wished to field a team in the duplicate bridge event for the 2010 PHI Olympics. In April 2010, the organizers Mac Doubles, Betty Hasty, Archie McRimmon, and Lil Owens contacted the Sandhills Bridge Studio in Southern Pines, NC for support. Ray Fiorillo introduced the organizers and Brian Potter to one another. Brian became the team’s coach and non-playing captain.

After the 2010 PHI Olympics, the team members decided to form an ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge club in Laurinburg as a Scotia Village Resident Association Club. The members formed a board of directors to handle club governance. The club board manages the relationships between the club and Scotia Village and between the ACBL and the club. The board retains a club manager and club director to run the weekly duplicate bridge tournament and to facilitate club relations with the ACBL. Members chose the name “Bridge at the Village” and received an ACBL sanction for Monday evenings in the 2011 calendar year. We are a member of ACBL Unit 153 Charlotte. Sanctioned play began on January 3, 2011.