I would like to share something with all of you friends this morning. I am privileged to be living next to the Sand Pan, which lies between Country View and Boat Lake Village. I walk Troy around the Pan every day and this morning at 0700 there were hundreds of Sea Gulls circling, roosting and producing a cacophony of shrieks and calls, there was a Redknobbed Coot making a nest right on the water’s edge,the ducks and geese were waddling and paddling around. Around the next corner a Flamboyance of Flamingos were strutting in stately order and through all this magnificence Troy was entirely unmoved, just wanting to take an early morning dip. He’s just a dog! A Philistine! Say no more.
Thanks for indulging me, but you had no choice anyway. You’re a captive audience. I have some latitude in these matters, so there!
The results? Of course. Wait for it!
Do you know who came in first on the result of the very last board? Jerome and Priscilla! That’s right, a little last board ‘sneak-in’. Very well done you two, with myself and Helen a close second and Lisa and Mary third.
On a slightly more serious note, there were have been three incidents this week where a ruling was called for because of a long delay by a player and a subsequent bid by the partner being contested as unfair. The rules of bridge are clear on this subject. Law 73 of Duplicate Bridge states, in section A2, that ” Calls and plays should be made without undue emphasis, mannerism or inflection, and without undue hesitation or haste”. Please understand that you are expected to play in a smooth tempo, without long pauses, because such a pause passes on information to one’s partner. Feel free to discuss this with the Tournament Director at any time in order to fully understand the rule.
That’s all for now, have a great weekend and come back next week for more of the same.
|Small Slams||Grand Slams|
|1||6||Jerome Mc Carthy & Priscilla Fuller||160/ 264||60.61||40|
|2||13||Roy Hayward & Helen Roberts||172/ 288||59.72||35|
|3||14||Lisa Adamson & Mary Schneier||168/ 288||58.33||30||1|
|4||8||Peter Callaghan & Neels Kloppers||148/ 264||56.06||25|
|5||16||Geoff Ridyard & Pauline Lind||157/ 288||54.51||20|
|6||9||Hans Lombard & Albert Van Lier||141/ 264||53.41||15|
|7||10||Vaun Robson & Diana Boudewijns||140/ 264||53.03||10|
|8||3||Jill Brown & Vanessa Woltersdorf||134/ 264||50.76||5|
|9||2||Claire Tulej & Wendy Jupp||131/ 264||49.62|
|10||7||Margaret O’Neil & Ann Schreiber||123/ 264||46.59|
|11||1||Tico Poplak & Bram Van Alten||118/ 264||44.70|
|12||11||Hanneke Denny & Ursel Hardy||116/ 264||43.94|
|13||5||Sandy Madsen & Jennifer Payne||115/ 264||43.56|
|14||12||Colleen Russell & Lynn Cross||97/ 264||36.74|
|15||4||Len Harrison & Charles Berriman||96/ 264||36.36|