The Marshall Duplicate Bridge Club has a long history that is different than the game we know it as today. It first became popular in the United States in 1890.
The Marshall club has continued this tradition since 1958 when Catron and Elaine Gordon organized the club.
The bridge club first met at the Gordon home, and then moved to the Martin home, which is now the site of the Knights of Columbus Hall. The next meeting place was Marshall Inn. They also convened at the Alcoholics Anonymous Hall, the old Fitzgibbon Hospital and Marshall Senior Center. The current meeting room is at Covenant Presbyterian Church, where sessions are held Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., and on Friday at 1 p.m.
The officers that were recently elected are: Mike Kimbrell, president; Bernadette Cleary, vice-president; Ann Wyatt, secretary; and Ruth Ann Heinzler, treasurer.
The club is a welcoming group of bridge enthusiasts and are inviting inquiries of interest to call Shirley Meuschke, manager, at 660-886-2144.
The Marshall club is sanctioned by The American Contract Bridge League.