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Monthly Archives: October 2017

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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The Scimitar 10 Oct 2017

BNSC NEWSLETTER Morning to you all!! What a storm!! Hope everyone is okay and their houses and possessions are safe….but Mother Nature has a way of shaking it all off and within a few days, new shoots will be sprouting and the earth will be covered a new green blanket of growth. We hosted the […]

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Bridge Results 5 Oct 2017

Attached are the results for today. Well done all for playing today and finding your way through some really difficult hands. Please note we are still looking for another four pairs in order to attain our objective of 12 tables for the 14th October. We also ask one of you in each team to bring […]

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Bridge Results 3 Oct 2017

I just have to share this one with you! A Polish immigrant had to go to Benoni licencing department to apply for a driver’s licence. First, of course, he went to an optician to take an eyesight test. The optician showed him a card with the letters:  CZWIXNOSTACZ. “Can you read this?” the optician asked. […]

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The Scimitar 3 Oct 2017

BNSC NEWSLETTER A bright and sunny good day to you all The first rains have arrived…and that means green grass, warmer weather and summer!!  Yay…I’m a happy camper!! Albeit that I love my winter sports, I do enjoy lazing around in the summer sun and all the associated activities…braaing, swimming and consuming copious amounts of […]

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