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Nacogdoches DBC
Nacogdoches DBC

Nacogdoches DBC

815 Sarah Anne Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75965
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Gay Roach

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Schedule for club # 140970

Day Time Frequency Months MP Limit Notes Site Address
Mon 1:00 PM Weekly All months   Stratified 815 Sarah Ann, Nacogdoches, TX 
Tue 1:00 PM Weekly All months   Stratified 815 Sarah Ann, Nacogdoches, TX 

Special Events for club # 140970

Day Event Date Event Name
Monday (Afternoon) 2024-11-4 Unit game
Monday (Afternoon) 2024-12-2 Unit game
Nacogdoches Mines Gold at Houston Regional

Two of our members came home with Gold from the Houston Regional. Mark Reynolds, a rising star in our club, got 5.71 Gold points playing Swiss teams with Gay Roach and a father and son duo from Michigan. Gay got 30.77 Gold playing with Mark in the one Swiss and with the Baylor Boys—Jonathan Ernest, Charles Newton, Jr., and David Farris--in three other Swiss Team games.

Player Profile - Gavin McGown & Max Walton
Player Profile - Gavin McGown & Max Walton


Submitted by Gay Roach

Gavin McGown was born in South Africa and started playing bridge at boarding school. He went on to become an orthopedic surgeon and emigrated from South Africa to the United States in 1982, landing in
Houston. He moved to Nacogdoches in 1992 and retired in 2000.

Gavin was bored and looking for something to do after he retired so his wife, Ros, gave him a “Bridge for Dummies” book for Christmas.

Max Walton was born in Broaddus in San Augustine County in Deep East Texas and graduated from UT with a major in English and a minor in French. He started playing bridge after he began a teaching career in Texas high schools. He wasn’t making much money and the Vietnam War had started so he got a job as an interpreter for the American Embassy in Saigon where he continued to play bridge.

Max then joined the State Department and was stationed in Swaziland and several other African countries. He married Merilyn in Ouagadougou, Burkino Faso (I mention this just because I love to
say Oh a you a gad oh goo, Burkino Faso). After he retired in 1994, he moved to Nacogdoches where he played social bridge.

Gavin and Max first met at a birthday party for a mutual friend from South Africa and Gavin started playing social bridge (after a hiatus of 30 years) with a group of friends and developed a good partnership with Max.

About 10 years ago they decided to try their hands at duplicate bridge. They have several 70% games under their belts and I am sure there will be many more. They are tough to beat--but easy to like--and we are happy they found their way to us.