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Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Scimitar 26 Jun 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER An extra special good morning to each and all With us having made it past the Winter Solstice, means we have gone through and over the hump of the longest night in the Southern Hemisphere….and that as we welcome the new dawn, we will get flooded with just over a minute of extra […]

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Bridge Results 28 Jun 2018

There were 21 pairs playing today, which equates to ten and a half tables. Not bad hey! The winners today were Bill and Roz, followed by Ian and yours truly, three points behind, then came Tico and Bram. Thanks to the Dealmaster Pro dealing program for yet another wild set of hands. Different, distributional, unexpected, […]

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Bridge Team Results 26 Jun 2018

So there it is! The 5th round of one of our major events of the year. What drama! The first hand that Bernie and I picked up, board number 1, was a slam in hearts, duly bid, duly made. There was a hand with 9 hearts to the ten, there were also some mundane boards, […]

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Bridge Results 21 Jun 2018

Ten and a half tables! We waited until almost half past one in hope of one pair of late stragglers, but that was it. OK, no problem, we played, there was one sit out, the hands were very challenging, the opposition was the opposition, the afternoon was great for bridge, all was well at Benoni […]

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Bridge – It’s in the Cards!

by Brenda Stone Aging is inevitable, but, as Dylan Thomas said, that does not mean you must “go gentle into that good night.” Recent research has shown that brain cells don’t necessarily die off as you age. In fact, your brain can actually form new cells, as well as make new connections among existing cells, […]

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The Scimitar 19 Jun 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER Warmest greeting to you all As we in South Africa fast approach the shortest day of the year, on the other side of the earth, summer gets into full swing (all three days in England) and the sporting calendar begins to really get busy…the Soccer World Cup is currently underway….we fervently await the […]

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Bridge Results 19 Jun 2018

Slams galore. Three or four in fact, but who’s counting! The intrepid pair of Goldman and Hayward bid and made three! But, also bid 5 Hearts on a hand against Caroline and Marianne, were doubled for 1100, so that kind of cancels out one of them, I suppose? Enough about us, what about the rest […]

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Bridge Results 14 Jun 2018

This winter day just seemed perfect for bridge, didn’t it? It was cold outside, as Louis Armstrong once said in song, many years ago. But, there was warmth inside, not just because of the warm bodies filling the hall, not just because of the heater but more so because of the friendship and camaraderie that […]

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Bridge Results 12 Jun 2018

It was one of those nights, when I forgot to plug the server in before trying to start the program, then I tried to reload, the program didn’t want to co-operate, you lot were sitting there getting antsy, so I just left it and went manual! Wow, all that without taking a breath in between. […]

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Bridge Results 7 Jun 2018

What a beautiful morning, from my lounge window, as I look out at what could have been another cold and miserable winter day. Its great to just sit here and consider all the things we have going for us, those of us who are pensioners(which is almost everybody), with few thoughts about anything else except […]

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