DALLAS, Texas - Andy Avery, a bridge teacher from Jamaica, returned last week from playing in the spring North Am erican Bridge Champion ships in Dallas.

Avery's team reached the semi-finals in the National 0 to 10,000 Masterpoint Knockout Team Event, narrowly losing the day long, 56 board semi-final match 102-99. Avery and his team ended up tied for 3rd/4th place.

This is the eighth time that Avery has finished in the top ten nationally over the past 10 years. and puts him over the 350 point mark - points won competing in National Championships.

Avery will be competing in the Summer Nationals at the end of July.