Close

Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Scimitar 31 Oct 2017

BNSC NEWSLETTER Good day to one and all!! The weather forecasters did mention that we were in for a cold snap…but it definitely did not cross my mind that they were in fact going to be correct….the rest of their bad news regarding hail and massive thunderstorms, fortunately did not materialise over Benoni, but I […]

Read More

Bridge Results 26 Oct 2017

Apologies for the afternoon gremlins, the guilty party being the faulty plugs in the ladies bar, which were’nt able to charge the battery. Priscilla and I will be shopping for a new laptop early next week! Enough is enough!!!! But I will also be talking to management about the quality of the wall plugs. With […]

Read More

Bridge Results 24 Oct 2017

We played in the Ladies Bar last night, which will also be the venue for Thursday, because the hall is being used for exams at present. The room seemed bigger, because we were able to open the stacker doors and let the evening breezes in. Then came the highveld storm, which was of short duration […]

Read More

The Scimitar 24 Oct 2017

BNSC NEWSLETTER Hi there everyone!! Another Saturday of massive storms…blew off the covers, lightning struck our point of sale and security cameras…..Phew! Mother Nature was a little angry and upset our weekend plans. Cricket was eventually washed out on our main field on Sunday with the late start and then another downpour to wipe out […]

Read More

Bridge Results 19 Oct 2017

There were no hands today with two Aces of the same suit, thank goodness, and the computer program behaved itself and all is well. The two gentlemen from Pretoria did it again, winning by some 6% from Helen and Barbara and Pat and Deirdre in third. There was a very good turnout with 10 full […]

Read More

Bridge Results 17 Oct 2017

As I sat there last night, after perhaps the worst session myself and Ian have ever played, I remembered the following quote from a dim, distant past. ” I AM NOT AN EARLY BIRD OR A NIGHT OWL. I AM SOME SORT OF PERMANENTLY EXHAUSTED PIGEON” I wanted to just laugh at some of the […]

Read More

The Scimitar 17 Oct 2017

BNSC NEWSLETTER A warm welcome to all our Members and Guests who may happen to read the Scimitar After all the flooding in the country last week, it was great to return to some sunshine and normality this week… but with the rain we now see all the beautiful colours of summer and lots of […]

Read More

Club Championship 14 Oct 2017

I did not have a good day today! I was guilty of some pretty poor bridge, put it down to whatever excuse one might think of, including misinterpreting my partner’s 3C Bergen response to my 1S opening as a club bid! Say no more! Then there was the little problem of me producing an Ace […]

Read More

Bridge Results 12 Oct 2017

Wow! There were some hairy, scary, difficult to bid hands today. Just look at board 9. East has seven clubs and no hearts. West has no clubs and 8 Hearts! Look at board 4! You can make 6 Hearts, 6 Spades and 6NT. But, if you believe the Dealmaster Pro program, then 6H is makeable, […]

Read More

Bridge Results 10 Oct 2017

The night is cold outside, it’s going to be 5 degrees in the morning and here sits your late night owl of a chairman, slaving away at the witching hour to bring you the results hot from the press. First let me say that I’m really looking forward to Saturday, to our premier event of […]

Read More