Last night was interesting, to say the least. Once again we had a variety of hands, none of which were just run of the mill, easy to bid,all the same kind of thing! You know what I mean.
Remember all of you, the week after next is the 6th round of our Teams championship, so there won’t be a Pairs event that night.
Last night the winners were Bridie and Paul, with 66%, followed by Judy and Heather, then Tor and Cathy. Well done to you all.
Last week’s score of Bridie and Paul, at 82,46% was remarkable, so I emailed the American Contract Bridge League to enquire whether there might be records of scoring at club level.His reply is as follows:
” We do not have any such records. Reporting big games is entirely voluntary and not everyone does it, so there could be higher scores that were not reported.
We began keeping a compilation of published big games starting with those in the August 2013 issue, but each month’s list was not sorted by percentage until March 2014, Since then there have been about half a dozen reported scores over 85% and at least twice that many above 82,46%. While published scores are limited to those that fit our criteria (unrestricted with at least 5 tables,etc), I am aware of ineligible games where even higher scores have been achieved.”
Associate Editor, The Bridge Bulletin.
There you have it, while there are other reported instances, it certainly remains a remarkable score.
Time to smile….😊
“Lexophile” is a term used to describe those who are clever with words, such as “you can tune a piano but you can’t tuna fish” , or “to write with a broken pencil is pointless.”
A competition to see who can come up with the best lexophillies is held every year in Dubuque, Iowa. The year’s winning submissions:
… A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
… The batteries were given out free of charge.
… A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.
… A will is a dead giveaway.
… With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
… A boiled egg is hard to beat.
… Police were called to the daycare centre, where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
.. Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
… A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired.
… The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.
… He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
… When she saw her first strands of grey hair thought she’d dye.
… Acupuncture is a job well done. That’s the point of it.
That’s it folks,
|Small Slams||Grand Slams|
|1||9||Bridie Bullen-Smith & Paul van der Wal||128/ 192||66.67||30|
|2||1||Judy Spangenberg & Heather Stevens||108/ 168||64.29||25|
|3||7||Tor Meyer & Cathy Saville||99/ 168||58.93||20|
|4||2||Ann Schreiber & Diana Boudewijns||98/ 168||58.33||15||1|
|5=||10||Di England & Barbara Goldman||103/ 192||53.65||8|
|5=||11||Bill Wilkie & Jan Verberck||103/ 192||53.65||8|
|7||5||Roy Hayward & Bernie Goldman||79/ 168||47.02|
|8||8||Deirdre Ingersent & Helen Roberts||76/ 168||45.24|
|9||6||Caroline Franks & Karin Whitburn||75/ 168||44.64|
|10||3||Lisa Adamson & Trish Blair||61/ 168||36.31|
|11||4||Dallis Pattle & Rosemarie Conlin||30/ 168||17.86|