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3rd August 2018

Bridge Results 2 Aug 2018

I suppose there were several funny and momentous moments this afternoon, but as you all know, I wasn’t there, well not until nearly the end, so I really cannot say much about the hands, the bad distribution that always went against you, nor the finesses that never worked etc, etc.

I couldn’t help noticing a few strange bids being made, however, as I wandered around, kibitzing, also some heart-stopping (gasp!) play of some hands, where contracts were made with multiple deviations from accepted bridge practise. And I thought, mistakenly, that I knew the game, knew how to make a contract, but what do I know, really? Seriously, folks, I’m not trying to be clever, but just being your guide through the labyrinth of bridge lore and tried and tested methods that are covered ad nauseum in books available in our library. In addition, I’m once again on my soapbox to try to get you to read about bridge on the Internet as well. There is so much available there, and if you’re not also playing on BBO, you should be!

And so to today’s results.

Ros and Sid had an excellent percentage of 76,6% to win by a large margin, so very well done you two. Second place went to Bram and Tico, while third was shared by Helen/Barbara, Jill/Vanessa and Paul/Hans.

Limerick time:
There was an old girl from Benoni,
Who from time to time bet on a pony,
But when she played bridge,
No gambling would nudge
Her to lie to her partner and crony.

Apologies to all for the dreadful attempt at Limerick writing.
You know that your partner is entitled to ask you ” Where is the hand you bid on” when your hand goes down in dummy, don’t you?

Enough, enough ! I’m now getting tedious, aren’t I?

Read, read, get onto some good websites about bridge, improve your bridge, and most importantly, enjoy the game and come back for more.

Love you all,

Roy

Results

Pos Pair Players Match
Points
/Tops
Score % Master
Points
Club
Small Slams Grand Slams
1 9 Sid Ismail & Roz Whitburn 331/ 432 76.62 50
2 8 Tico Poplak & Bram Van Alten 261/ 432 60.42 45
3= 6 Helen Roberts & Barbara Goldman 249/ 432 57.64 35
3= 16 Jill Brown & Vanessa Woltersdorf 249/ 432 57.64 35
3= 18 Hans Lombard & Paul van der Wal 249/ 432 57.64 35
6 15 Di & Trevor England 244/ 432 56.48 25
7= 4 Hanneke Denny & Ursel Hardy 240/ 432 55.56 18
7= 10 Margaret O’Neil & Ann Schreiber 240/ 432 55.56 18
9 2 Neels Kloppers & Peter Callaghan 225/ 432 52.08 10 1
10 20 Yvonne Rimer & Cherylin Mitchell 222/ 432 51.39 5
11 5 Sandy Madsen & Jennifer Payne 220/ 432 50.93
12 11 Pat Eve & Deirdre Ingersent 218/ 432 50.46 1
13 14 Diana Boudewijns & Vaun Robson 216/ 432 50.00
14 19 Claire Tulej & Wendy Jupp 213/ 432 49.31
15 7 Devan & Nisha Chetty 189/ 432 43.75
16 12 Colleen Russell & Lynn Cross 169/ 432 39.12
17 17 Rod & Pat Norton 165/ 432 38.19
18 3 Charles Berriman & Len Harrison 153/ 432 35.42
19 1 Veronica Von & Gary Von Aulock 140/ 432 32.41
20 13 Geoff Ridyard & Jerome Mc Carthy 127/ 432 29.40