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Bridge Results 10 Jan 2019

That title reminds me of a wonderful movie from 1999, called Tuesdays with Morrie, starring the late Jack Lemmon, which dealt with a variety of topics, including love, happiness and death. Excuse me for a moment or two, at the risk of sounding a little maudlin, but in looking around the hall this afternoon, seeing […]

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Bridge Ladder 15 Jan 2019

Ladder Position Players Played Average Up to 3 Highest and Up to 3 Lowest scores 1 Bridie Bullen-Smith & Paul van der Wal 15 58.46% 66.20% 64.58% 63.28% 55.36% 54.55% 54.17% 2 Roy Hayward & Ian Lowdon 14 55.88% 65.10% 64.29% 59.38% 52.08% 49.21% 48.70% 3 Neels Kloppers & Peter Callaghan 6 55.67% 62.34% 59.11% […]

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Bridge Results 15 Jan 2019

I read something that I find very funny and worth sharing with you. I’m sure you will all relate to it, perhaps with a smile, perhaps wincing a little in remembering the last time you did it! Biltcliffe Coup (British slang) A sarcastic term applied to a poor result as a consequence of four steps: […]

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Bridge AGM 2019

Please note that we will be conducting our 2019 AGM at 1200 on the 31st January, as per the agenda on our noticeboard, which will be displayed at every session from now until the 31st. Nomination slips are available for anyone who would like to nominate a member onto the committee. Please make every effort […]

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Bridge Results 8 Jan 2019

Say no more for us two old guys! We’ve had better days (nights), as have most of us. But the evening was cooler than the past few weeks, beautiful rain outside and we were playing bridge again, so all was well. Bill and Jan took the spoils last night, with Paul and Bridie second, just […]

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Thanks once again to Jacks Club for allowing us to join them this afternoon, and a very pleasant afternoon it was. They had two powerful fans going at maximum speed, thereby making it possible to play bridge in a tolerable temperature, with five tables of dedicated bridge players beavering away! Ian and I had some […]

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Bridge Results 20 Dec 2018

That’s right everyone, attention shifted to the Synagogue in Woburn Avenue today, where we were very happy to be able to play our favourite game, among good friends and some serious aficionados of the game. Thanks to the members and committee of Jack’s club for the opportunity to play there. The two old guys, that […]

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Bridge Results 13 Dec 2018

It’s about 2130, the temperature has come down a little, but Troy is panting loudly behind me, tongue lolling, the mosquitoes are gathering, so here I am, fingers ready to type, hoping the little pests will leave me long enough to let me finish this mail. Before leaving the subject of mosquitoes, my belief that […]

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Bridge Results 11 Dec 2018

Last night when I got home, I was struck by my personal reaction to the events which had just unfolded over the past few hours. There we sat, North/South at table 1, comfortably ensconced in a cocoon of confidence in our ability to handle all the difficult hands that awaited our competence as bridge players. […]

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Bridge Results 6 Dec 2018

Ten tables, enthusiasm all over the room, concentration in Spades, furrowed brows, slight mutters from here and there, the good hands always with the opposition, you know where I’m going with this! And then, without even noticing it, the afternoon and 24 boards had passed us all by, in a brief moment in time. But, […]

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