Something I would like to share with you, before I get to today’s results, is a development concerning bridge in Wattville. Some months ago, I received a call from someone from Wattville, concerning a program to teach bridge to people in that Township. As we were not equipped to deal with something that could prove to be a massive project, I decided to rather involve the Gauteng Bridge Union, alternatively the SABF itself. I’m pleased to be able to tell you that the program kicks off next week, and a number of us will be involved in developing the teaching of bridge to whom at this stage look likely to be retired people. It’s exciting and promises to be very rewarding. I will be accompanying Sid Ismail and Lisa on Wednesday to pay our first visit to them. It goes without saying that any bridge tables at your homes that are not being used would be very welcome donations, indeed anything relevant would be warmly received.
Now to today’s activity. My thanks to Claire for a most pleasant afternoon of bridge. Even though we didn’t cover ourselves in glory, we had fun, we didn’t have great hands, most of the time, but made the most of what we did get. Well, to be honest, not all the time either. You’ll gather from all that obfuscation that we’ve both had better days! But, we played bridge!
Another good day’s work for Sid and Roz, winning with 65,91%, followed by Bill and Clyde with 65,1%, then Helen and Barbara third.
It’s cooled down a little now, Troy is sleeping the sleep of the innocent right next to me, twitching now and then when dreams of canine nirvana stir his subconscious.
He turns 11 on the 25th, a somewhat senior member of his genus now. We love the old guy.
Good night to you all. Please read my comments in Tuesday’s email again, because the way in which we treat each other at the bridge table is so important in maintaining the culture of friendliness that runs through all our activities. We will never be intolerant of others, dismissive or gloating of nature. We play this game for the mental stimulation it provides and the camaraderie that ensues. That is what Benoni Northerns Bridge Club represents.
All the best, have a wonderful weekend, see you next week.
Roy and a sleeping Troy
|Small Slams||Grand Slams|
|1||1||Sid Ismail & Roz Whitburn||232/ 352||65.91||50|
|2||18||Bill Wilkie & Clyde Mallinson||250/ 384||65.10||45|
|3||9||Helen Roberts & Barbara Goldman||219/ 352||62.22||40||1|
|4||5||Paul van der Wal & Bridie Bullen-Smith||213/ 352||60.51||35|
|5||11||Pat Eve & Deirdre Ingersent||212/ 352||60.23||30|
|6||16||Lisa Adamson & Mary Schneier||220/ 384||57.29||25||1|
|7||7||Tico Poplak & Bram Van Alten||185/ 352||52.56||20|
|8||14||Margaret O’Neil & Ann Schreiber||201/ 384||52.34||15|
|9||17||Cathy Saville & Danny Parker||186/ 384||48.44||10||2|
|10||19||Nisha & Devan Chetty||185/ 384||48.18||5||1|
|11||15||Diana Boudewijns & Vaun Robson||182/ 384||47.40|
|12||13||Roy Hayward & Claire Tulej||181/ 384||47.14||1|
|13||4||Pat & Rod Norton||162/ 352||46.02|
|14||8||Jennifer Payne & Sandy Madsen||154/ 352||43.75|
|15||12||Jerome Mc Carthy & Priscilla Fuller||152/ 352||43.18||1||1|
|16||3||Colleen Russell & Lynn Cross||149/ 352||42.33|
|17||6||Heather Stevens & Pat Neuman||148/ 352||42.05|
|18||2||Yvonne Rimer & Cherylin Mitchell||131/ 352||37.22|
|19||10||Charles Berriman & Len Harrison||94/ 352||26.70|