Big Bridge Tournament on Coast

By David Elliott – bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Professional and amateurs from around the world have converged on the Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Biloxi Regional Bridge Tournament has drawn players to South Mississippi.

"They're here from California, Canada and other states and countries," said Tournament Director Lynne Logan with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Bridge Association.

The competition is fierce and the competition is serious.

"You can hear a pin drop," said two time world champion and bridge Grand Master John Onstott.

The New Orleans native even managed to work a football analogy into his description of how he approaches a match.

"You have to be aggressive. You have to put pressure on your opponent," Onstott said. "It's like the Saints pressuring the Quarterback."

The tournament will be played through January 31st. The winner will have his or her's name inscribed on the Boyce Holleman Trophy. The late Boyce Holleman was a well known coast attorney and a passionate bridge player.

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