Nearly 90 people attended the Buddy Harris Bid Whist Classic at the P.A. Club on August 21, in honor of longtime vacationer Buddy Harris.
Mr. Harris, of Columbia, Md., vacationed on the Island for almost 30 years, and set up housekeeping with five other couples at the Carrousel house in Oak Bluffs. He enjoyed challenging friends and visitors to daily games of Bid Whist. Following his death five years ago, Len Stephens of Silver Spring, Md., and Duncan Walton, a longtime resident of Oak Bluffs, proposed the idea of a Bid Whist Tournament in Buddy’s memory.
Now in its fourth year, the event continues to grow. This year players arrived an hour early to ensure seating and playing time. Buddy would have been thrilled to know that there were so many caring people who would come out to honor him, said his wife Barbara, who attended the tournament.
Winners of the 2013 Buddy Harris Bid Whist Classic Tournament were Leonard Dabney and Bill Clemens, first place; Louise Johnson and Laurie Perry, second place; and Ray Smith and Leon Braithwaide, third place.