Ten and a half tables! We waited until almost half past one in hope of one pair of late stragglers, but that was it. OK, no problem, we played, there was one sit out, the hands were very challenging, the opposition was the opposition, the afternoon was great for bridge, all was well at Benoni Northerns.
Before we go to today’s results, our thoughts are with Ian today, and we trust that he will come through this medical challenge that has arisen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and, on a personal level, I look forward to playing many more hands with you, old guy. We’re all in your corner right now.
The winners today were that very competitive pair of Paul and Bridie, followed by Margaret and Anne, then Helen and Barbara.
It was very pleasing today to observe the arrival of another newcomer in the person of Vernon Carr and the visible excitement on the faces of some other relative newcomers.
This is an exciting game, isn’t it, all you ‘newies’ ? Wait, you’ll still see! It’s the greatest fun you can possibly have indoors. ( I don’t suppose I should add “with your clothes on”, should I?)
No, Hayward, don’t go there, there are some innocent people who’ll be reading this, so chill! I mean, some of them are still working! Young, still innocent!
Enough, enough, that’s all folks, goodnight, see you next week, remember Tuesday night is only for teams, have I missed anything?
Just one other item, that of the attachment to Tuesday’s email. I’m advised that some of you couldn’t open the one referring to Deirdre’s marathon swim in aid of CANSA, in remembrance of Alan.I don’t know what else I can do to make it possible to open, but here it is again, as a Word document. The bottom line is that any small donation of yours will go towards this very deserving charity. Just get in touch with Deirdre if it’s still acting up.
|1||21||Paul van der Wal & Bridie Bullen-Smith||248/ 396||62.63||55|
|2||16||Margaret O’Neil & Ann Schreiber||264/ 432||61.11||50|
|3||5||Helen Roberts & Barbara Goldman||234/ 396||59.09||45|
|4||4||Peter Callaghan & Neels Kloppers||232/ 396||58.59||40|
|5||13||Tico Poplak & Bram Van Alten||252/ 432||58.33||35|
|6||7||Di & Trevor England||228/ 396||57.58||30|
|7||6||Lisa Adamson & Mary Schneier||221/ 396||55.81||25|
|8||11||Nisha & Devan Chetty||215/ 396||54.29||20|
|9||10||Jill Brown & Vanessa Woltersdorf||211/ 396||53.28||15|
|10||18||Vernon Carr & Shirley Cooper||229/ 432||53.01||10|
|11||9||Hanneke Denny & Ursel Hardy||201/ 396||50.76||5|
|12||12||Jerome Mc Carthy & Priscilla Fuller||216/ 432||50.00|
|13||2||Caroline Franks & Roy Hayward||194/ 396||48.99|
|14||20||Pat Eve & Deirdre Ingersent||202/ 432||46.76|
|15||17||Sandy Madsen & Jennifer Payne||201/ 432||46.53|
|16||8||Rod & Pat Norton||178/ 396||44.95|
|17||15||Vaun Robson & Cathy Saville||185/ 432||42.82|
|18||14||Colleen Russell & Lynn Cross||171/ 432||39.58|
|19||3||Geoff Ridyard & Pauline Lind||156/ 396||39.39|
|20||19||Len Harrison & Charles Berriman||160/ 432||37.04|
|21||1||Claire Tulej & Wendy Jupp||122/ 396||30.81|