Five and a half tables last night. Yes, if you had been there as well, we might have had a full 6 tables, or six and a half? Anyway, it was tense, the atmosphere was heavy with concentration, brows were furrowed and some of the usual suspects came up trumps!
Yes, that really consistent pair of Di and Barbara did it with a winning margin of nearly 3%, followed by Bill and Jan in second place.
And, let us not forget, Diana celebrated her ..th, or was it her ..st, or ..nd birthday, and thank you to her for the cake and savoury snacks.
Good morning to you all, see most of you tomorrow and remember to read about new bridge techniques, adopt better conventions, improve your partnership understanding and thereby constantly improve the level of bridge we play at Benoni Northerns Bridge Club.
Consider this again: Have you got 30, 40, years experience of playing this game, or have you had one year’s experience 30,40 times?
I make no apology for challenging you regarding this. Most of us don’t have youth on our side any more, but we do have our minds. We are certainly capable of absorbing new ideas and exercising our intellect by challenging the old and embracing the new. Make a resolution, together with your regular partner, to improve your bridge.
That’s it for now.
|Small Slams||Grand Slams|
|1||7||Di England & Barbara Goldman||156/ 240||65.00||30|
|2||1||Bill Wilkie & Jan Verberck||149/ 240||62.08||25|
|3||12||Lisa Adamson & Trish Blair||145/ 240||60.42||20|
|4||5||Deirdre Ingersent & Helen Roberts||138/ 240||57.50||15|
|5||3||Paul van der Wal & Bridie Bullen-Smith||132/ 240||55.00||10||1|
|6||8||Heather Stevens & Judy Spangenberg||126/ 240||52.50||5|
|7||2||Roy Hayward & Bram Van Alten||116/ 240||48.33|
|8||4||Guylaine Turton & Vaun Robson||104/ 240||43.33|
|9||11||Geoff Ridyard & Jerome Mc Carthy||103/ 240||42.92|
|10||10||Caroline Franks & Marianne. Dinham||102/ 240||42.50|
|11||9||Ann Schreiber & Diana Boudewijns||95/ 240||39.58|
|12||6||Dallis Pattle & Rosemarie Conlin||74/ 240||30.83|