Hello everyone. We had eight full tables today, with some amazing hands. Distribution was a huge factor, with several seven and eight card suits.
When you get strange distribution, there are occasions where bidding gets difficult,especially when pre-empt bids are made and you are the next player, not really knowing what to bid. The laws of bridge are sometimes a little complicated and also subject to interpretation and discussion. If you have a situation at your table where you might have made a bid and the first opposition player pauses a long time, without subsequently bidding, such a pause could be interpreted as the illegal passing of information to the partner. If the partner then bids and you feel you have been prejudiced as a result, you must feel free to call the Tournament Director for a ruling. The point of the above is that there are laws/rules that protect us all and you should never hesitate to call the TD.
Enough of the heavy stuff, Roy, so congratulations to Pat and Deirdre for an excellent win, with Di and Cathy a close second. And, there was a 50%! There’s at least R15.00 in the kitty, so to Jill and Vanessa, don’t spend it all at once. ( just kidding)
PS. Please, those of you who haven’t entered for the 3rd December, get your entries in quickly.
|Small Slams||Grand Slams|
|1||8||Pat Eve & Deirdre Ingersent||222/ 336||66.07||40||2|
|2||4||Di England & Cathy Saville||212/ 336||63.10||35|
|3||2||Bridie Bullen-Smith & Paul van der Wal||202/ 336||60.12||30||2|
|4||5||Margaret O’Neil & Ann Schreiber||186/ 336||55.36||25||1|
|5||16||Peter Callaghan & Diana Boudewijns||185/ 336||55.06||20||1|
|6||9||Hanneke Denny & Ursel Hardy||181/ 336||53.87||15|
|7||6||Helen Roberts & Barbara Goldman||170/ 336||50.60||10||1|
|8||10||Jill Brown & Vanessa Woltersdorf||168/ 336||50.00||5||1|
|9=||1||Roy Hayward & Ian Lowden||161/ 336||47.92||1|
|9=||15||Lisa Adamson & Mary Schneier||161/ 336||47.92||2|
|11||3||Annette Venter & John Rennie||158/ 336||47.02|
|12||14||Yvonne Rimer & Gloria Mather||156/ 336||46.43|
|13=||11||Geoff Paxton & Jerome Mc Carthy||142/ 336||42.26||1|
|13=||13||Veronica Von & Gary Von Aulock||142/ 336||42.26|
|15||12||Neels Kloppers & Priscilla Fuller||123/ 336||36.61|
|16||7||Claire Tulej & Marie Delaney||119/ 336||35.42||1|