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20th April 2018

Bridge Results 19 Apr 2018

“There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat…..”

OK, what’s this all about? Well, the Bard said it nearly six hundred years ago, but it rings true every time one considers it. Take yesterday, for instance. Sometimes there is a definite kind of flow in the types of hands one picks up and you are able to bid successfully and compete with fervour, leading directly towards positive results and, more importantly, positive thoughts.
Conversely, there are days when the tide is going out(apologies William) and when your little boat is floating out to sea, without a rudder. These days are better forgotten and put aside, never to be contemplated again. Never again!

Yesterday’s results? Oh yes, you want to see what happened, don’t you?

That excellent pair of Helen and Barbara did it again! Obviously their tide was flowing in the right direction, because they had an excellent result of 62.5%, followed by Bill and Roz, who dead heated with Paul and Bridie. Just a comment also about Jennifer and Sandy, who have only just joined us from Lisa’s Monday classes, who finished at just under 50%, which was an excellent result.

Thanks to all of you for putting up with my deep, deep contemplation of life and times and the state of bridge in Benoni and all such serious matters. We move on now towards next week and whatever it brings. Hopefully the tide will be in our favour..

All the best. Love you guys.

Roy

Results

Pos Pair Players Match
Points
/Tops
Score % Master
Points
Club
Small Slams Grand Slams
1 8 Helen Roberts & Barbara Goldman 240/ 384 62.50 45 1
2= 14 Bill Wilkie & Roz Whitburn 237/ 384 61.72 38
2= 18 Bridie Bullen-Smith & Paul van der Wal 237/ 384 61.72 38
4 7 Margaret O’Neil & Ann Schreiber 217/ 384 56.51 30
5 16 Diana Boudewijns & Vaun Robson 216/ 384 56.25 25
6 3 Neels Kloppers & Peter Callaghan 206/ 384 53.65 20
7 4 Yvonne Rimer & Gloria Mather 199/ 384 51.82 15
8 12 Devan & Nisha Chetty 195/ 384 50.78 10
9 10 Vanessa Woltersdorf & Jill Brown 193/ 384 50.26 5
10= 9 Jennifer Payne & Sandy madsen 191/ 384 49.74
10= 15 Pat Eve & Rose Neave 191/ 384 49.74
12 13 Priscilla Fuller & Jerome Mc Carthy 186/ 384 48.44
13 17 Di & Trevor England 185/ 384 48.18
14 6 Tico Poplak & Bram Van Alten 176/ 384 45.83
15 2 Dianne Stott & Mari Steyn 170/ 384 44.27
16 11 Roy Hayward & Ian Lowdon 154/ 384 40.10
17 5 Len Harrison & Charles Berriman 142/ 384 36.98
18 1 Pat & Des Highgate 121/ 384 31.51

Hand Records

30 April 19