Bruce Baldwin and Summer Rifkah of Altoona PA went all out with Irish-themed accessories on their heads, necks and even faces.
Patty Shaughnessy of Paoli PA had not just the vest and scarf but the name to match. “I should be on a pub crawl,” she said, instead of playing in the Gold Rush Pairs.
Three members of a team playing in the Jacoby Swiss Teams wore matching emerald polo shirts: Patsy Cayne of Boca Raton FL and Dutchmen Tim Verbeek and Danny Molenaar.
Oscar the Grouch isn’t traditionally an Irish character, but the T-shirt color was just right for Jimmy Liacos of Columbus OH.
Tournament director Melody Euler wasn’t wearing any green, but she found a clover-print scarf left by a player sitting on a table, and decided to try it on. Just then, the scarf’s owner showed up.