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15th June 2018

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 exists in this club of ours. Its like that because we play together among friends, people we’ve known for more years than we’d like to remember some of the time. I was advised of a complaint from someone today, concerning slow play, accompanied by a reference to us being somewhat amateurish in our control of the time keeping.

As I was in control of the clock this afternoon, I am therefore the guilty party, and I plead guilty, without any argument.

However, this matter goes a lot deeper than such shallow judgment, as I am not just there for the very accomplished players, or the people who might see themselves as such, but for all our members, however little their experience or competence might be.There are players who are less experienced, who might take a moment longer to react, who might have to concentrate more than you or I.That’s the way it is, that’s life. I’m not going to change, the friendliness of our club will survive such comments, we’ll continue to grow, as we have this last year.

My last word on the subject is the fact that we finished at five o’clock, more or less the usual time, after some delays for decisions, after some incorrect seating that had to be corrected, all within three and a half hours. That’s not too bad for such a bunch of amateurs who run this club. There are other clubs where players aren’t given any latitude and there aren’t any beginners or people of lesser competence. So be it. Support those clubs, enjoy their ambience, we are what we are.

By the way, Peter and Neels won today, followed in second place by myself and Caroline, then Helen and Barbara. Neels and Peter were given a small penalty for an incorrect explanation of a bid and there was also a TD decision affecting board 16, where players sat in the wrong seats.

Goodnight, Benoni people, love you all.

Roy

Results

Pos Pair Players Match
Points
/Tops
Score % Master
Points
Club
Small Slams Grand Slams
1 11 Neels Kloppers & Peter Callaghan 219/ 352 62.22 50
2 6 Roy Hayward & Caroline Franks 210/ 352 59.66 45 1
3 12 Helen Roberts & Barbara Goldman 208/ 352 59.09 40
4 4 Roz Whitburn & Shirley Glyn 206/ 352 58.52 35
5 17 Lisa Adamson & Mary Schneier 224/ 384 58.33 30
6 5 Paul van der Wal & Bridie Bullen-Smith 199/ 352 56.53 25 1
7 19 Pat Eve & Deirdre Ingersent 209/ 384 54.43 20
8 10 Margaret O’Neil & Ann Schreiber 184/ 352 52.27 15
9 9 Tico Poplak & Bram Van Alten 178/ 352 50.57 10
10 18 Di & Trevor England 194/ 384 50.52 5
11 7 Devan & Nisha Chetty 177/ 352 50.28
12 15 Jill Brown & Vanessa Woltersdorf 189/ 384 49.22
13 2 Jerome Mc Carthy & Priscilla Fuller 168/ 352 47.73
14 13 Yvonne Rimer & Cherylin Mitchell 182/ 384 47.40
15 14 Pat Neuman & Judy Spangenberg 172/ 384 44.79
16 1 Claire Tulej & Wendy Jupp 155/ 352 44.03
17 8 Jennifer Payne & Sandy Madsen 138/ 352 39.20
18 3 Charles Berriman & Len Harrison 117/ 352 33.24
19 16 Colleen Russell & Lynn Cross 127/ 384 33.07

Hand Records

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