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Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Scimitar 22 May 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER Hi there to everyone I was awaiting a massive weekend last weekend…but after a very quiet Friday…things turned a little bleaker on Saturday…and I must  say that I was getting a little concerned….the weather started to turn decidedly awkward….with a particularly nippy wind, that at times was biting…my outlook for Sunday and the […]

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Bridge Results 17 May 2018

Yes, folks, there we were, playing industriously at ten tables, furrowed brows et al, trying our best to figure it all out, within the confines of seven minutes per hand, competing all the while against opponents that were doing their level best to grind us into the Northerns dirt. Did that even come close to […]

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Bridge Results 15 May 2018

It was coldddd..last night, with a wind straight from the Antarctic blowing up the alley leading to our storeroom. Just to fetch the paraphernalia of our club was a task of note! So we scurried up and down carrying trays with bidding boxes, tea things, cloths, movement cards etc, braving the elements bravely, all without […]

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Bridge Results 10 May 2018

I was proud of our club today, looking around and seeing 12 full tables. We have come from 6 to 8 tables a year ago to this! Amazing! And it looks like growing even more. There are some pairs from Lisa’s Monday afternoon class that are almost ready to ‘ break into the big time’ […]

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Bridge Results 8 May 2018

Yes indeed. What happened to some of us? The cards were somewhat up and down, depending on what one received. But for some of us, the writer included, the cards were a bit unkind. You know what I mean, don’t you? ( “He’s just rambling on, working up to where he makes some kind of […]

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The Scimitar 8 May 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER HI there everyone…. My apologies for no Scimitar last week…but with all the holidays, I lost track of what day of the week it was..and before I knew where I was it was Friday morning!! I have duly been castigated by many of our Members for not receiving their weekly rendition of Junk […]

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Cricket Scoring Courses 2018

Please note the following dates have been scheduled for the cricket scoring courses during the off season: Level D (First scoring level – Basics of cricket scoring & Introduction to linear scoring) 1st Training Course: Date Time Detail Prerequisite 12th May 2018 9am – 12pm Theory & Practical   General knowledge of Cricket Last date for […]

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Bridge Congress 2018

Congress has come and gone for 2018, and we were fortunate that the event took place in Johannesburg this year, making it all that easier to attend. For those of you that are new members, the Championship falls into two categories, which are firstly, Pairs, then Teams. In the pairs Championship, our late chairman’s son, […]

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Denis Lindsay’s letter of thanks in 1988

I recall it was a most memorable occasion. A grand function where we gathered the Springboks from Denis’s era to honour him, a cricketing great and whom we were privileged to have as our friend. This event is part of our history at Northerns just prior to the Benoni Cricket Club’s amalgamation with Northerns. – […]

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Bridge Results 3 May 2018

Eight tables on a cool Thursday afternoon, relaxing among our friends. What could be better? Better would be more bridge, more tables, two sections, but stop Hayward! You’re getting carried away again. But hey! it’s coming, there’s a lot of bridge being played in Benoni right now and sooner or later, we;re going to have […]

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