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23rd July 2018

Bridge Results 19 Jul 2018

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was………..”

Pardon me for being so serious on a beautiful winter’s morning, but I just had to share this with you, because it came to me during the two boards we played yesterday against Pat and Judy. We had just bid and made a Grand Slam in Spades, then followed it with a mediocre result on the very next hand.

I realise the quotation from Dickens is probably way too serious for your twice-weekly emails from my virtual desk, but it bears thinking about, doesn’t it? This game is a microcosm of life, where we constantly have our ups and downs, our successes, our failures. For me,the game represents the quality of competitive people, the reason we strive to get better, not to beat other people, but to improve our own performance. In doing so, we must always be gracious, both in triumph and disaster.

OK, OK, I indulged myself, just a little bit, but there it is.

Yesterday Vanessa and Jill ‘snuck’ in at the death, with an excellent win, followed by Roz and Shirley, with Tico and Bram a close third.

In closing today, did you hear about: The Lady who always went down one in 3NT? When asked about this she said she was just following her teacher’s advice: “Eight ever, nine never”

Absolutely finally, the one about the Elvis Presley coup, which I know Iv’e quoted before, but it was given to me on a plate a few weeks ago, so here it is again: It’s when your left-hand opponent leads from A-Q around to your singleton King. ” The King is no longer dead”

Have a great Friday folks.

Roy, sometimes a little serious!

Results

Pos Pair Players Match
Points
/Tops
Score % Master
Points
Club
Small Slams Grand Slams
1 18 Vanessa Woltersdorf & Jill Brown 246/ 396 62.12 55 1
2 7 Roz Whitburn & Shirley Glyn 266/ 432 61.57 50 2
3 22 Tico Poplak & Bram Van Alten 243/ 396 61.36 45
4 10 Helen Roberts & Barbara Goldman 259/ 432 59.95 40 1
5 15 Jerome Mc Carthy & Diana Boudewijns 237/ 396 59.85 35
6 8 Bridie Bullen-Smith & Paul van der Wal 241/ 432 55.79 30 2
7 16 Pat Eve & Deirdre Ingersent 212/ 396 53.54 25
8 19 Bill Wilkie & Cathy Saville 205/ 396 51.77 20 1
9 12 Margaret O’Neil & Ann Schreiber 200/ 396 50.51 15
10 6 Lisa Adamson & Mary Schneier 213/ 432 49.31 10
11 13 Brenda Blake & Vernon Carr 195/ 396 49.24 5
12 2 Peter Callaghan & Neels Kloppers 202/ 432 46.76 1
13 11 Roy Hayward & Ian Lowdon 183/ 396 46.21 1
14 3 Geoff Ridyard & Pauline Lind 197/ 432 45.60
15 5 Pat Neuman & Judy Spangenberg 193/ 432 44.68
16 4 Yvonne Rimer & Cherylin Mitchell 192/ 432 44.44
17 20 Rod & Pat Norton 174/ 396 43.94
18 21 Veronica Von & Gary Von Aulock 172/ 396 43.43
19 9 Jennifer Payne & Sandy Madsen 179/ 432 41.44
20 17 Hanneke Denny & Ursel Hardy 159/ 396 40.15
21 14 Colleen Russell & Lynn Cross 152/ 396 38.38

Hand Records

56 Jul 19