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Inglewood bridge tournaments under the stars

Inglewood bridge tournaments under the stars

Aug. 11, 1937: About 1000 bridge players in action at the “Bridge Tournament Under the Stars” held outdoors during the City of Inglewood’s Centinela Days.

A story in the Aug. 12, 1937 Los Angeles Times reported:

INGLEWOOD, Aug. 11. Approximately 1000 players competed here tonight in the second annual “bridge tournament under the stars,” an outstanding event of this week of Centinela Days.

Auction, contract and duplicate bridge were played on the brilliantly lighted block long area on Commercial street, continuing with the same pairs throughout the evening. …

Because of the large number of players and the various types of play, it will take some days, it was said, before the results can be announced and the winners of the more than $400 in prizes made known.

In 1938, the tournament was held at the Hollywood Race Track and renamed the “Bridge Tournament Under the Sun.”

The above photo was published in the Aug. 12, 1937, Los Angeles Times. The photo below is from the 1936 tournament.

Aug. 3, 1936: About 1000 bridge players in action at the “Bridge Tournament Under the Stars” held outdoors during the City of Inglewood’s Centinela Days. This section of players is on Commercial Street between Queen and Regent streets. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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3 Comments

  1. January 14, 2014, 4:57 pm

    Good old days

    By: sadruvirji@gmail.com
  2. January 18, 2014, 10:36 pm

    great game

    By: sadrut@hotmail.com
  3. January 18, 2014, 10:42 pm

    Bridge is a great game, play to your last breath
    Sadru

    By: sadrut@hotmail.com

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