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Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Scimitar 16 Oct 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER Hi there to everyone Although this past weekend was a complete hash as far organised sport was concerned…..as the earth around Gauteng was welcoming with relief the first rains of summer…and how magic it is….the ground is soft underfoot…plants have literally grown new shoots overnight, the grass is a shade greener…the trees foliage […]

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Bridge Results 16 Oct 2018

Last night we had a huge turnout, with two and a half tables, complete with bustling action, periods of inaction, with sitouts of five boards, tea and coffee being taken on the run, or during 5 board sitouts. Exciting stuff. And, for those of you who have never competed in a two and a half […]

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Bridge Pairs ladder Sep 2017 to Sep 2018

For all of your interest, attached is a self explanatory ladder of pairs results for the 12 month period Sept to Sept. Well played, consistently, to Paul and Bridie for topping the averages, followed by Sid and Ros, then Ian and myself. Roy Ladder Position Players Played Average Up to 3 Highest and Up to […]

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Bridge Results 11 Oct 2018

Good evening all of you. Before I get going with today’s results, I would just like to enquire whether all of you receive my emails. I ask this, because I conducted a small experiment today, where I asked at least ten people what they thought about yesterday’s mail,in particular what they thought about the hand […]

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Bridge Results 9 Oct 2018

There were several very interesting hands last night, none more so than hand 7, where 6C, 6S and 6NT were makeable. Look at it on the attached file of hands from last night. A truly remarkable hand, which, ultimately, relies on instinct rather than accurate bidding only in order to reach the correct contract. Ian […]

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The Scimitar 9 Oct 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER Back at my desk at the North….so a warm welcome from a sunny North…. I have found that as the number reflecting my summers spent on earth has grown….time appears to pass quicker than it did in the past…when I was in primary school, it seemed to take forever for a week to […]

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Bridge Results 4 Oct 2018

Good morning all of you good people. I tried to send the results out last night, but the ether wasn’t kind. I couldn’t get enough signal strength from Vodacom to even open Gmail, let alone for it to last long enough for one of my long emails to you! I’m happy to be back home […]

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Bridge Results 2 Oct 2018

Results Pos Pair Players Match Points /Tops Score % Master Points Club Small Slams Grand Slams 1= 6 Lisa Adamson & Trish Blair 77/ 126 61.11 23 1 1= 8 Paul van der Wal & Bridie Bullen-Smith 77/ 126 61.11 23 1 3 9 Judy Spangenberg & Heather Stevens 69/ 126 54.76 15 4 4 […]

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The Scimitar 3 Oct 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER A warm and humid good morning from an island off equatorial Africa…. Today…I do not look out on the beautiful avenue of oaks at the North….but rather from a hot and humid Zanzibar…where I am fortunate enough to be spending a family holiday…pristine white powdery beaches…aquamarine blue seas..and balmy holiday weather to match […]

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Bridge Results 27 Sep 2018

Results Pos Pair Players Match Points /Tops Score % Master Points Club Small Slams Grand Slams 1 5 Jill Brown & Vanessa Woltersdorf 213/ 336 63.39 40 2 12 Sid Ismail & Roz Whitburn 210/ 336 62.50 35 1 3 3 Helen Roberts & Barbara Goldman 200/ 336 59.52 30 1 4 8 Paul van […]

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