On this, probably the most significant of days in the Christian calendar, we express our best wishes to all of our members, and trust you will all have a blessed Easter. I found a very apt saying that I would like to share with you, which goes like this;
” Easter is the only time of year when it is safe to put all your eggs in one basket “
Think about that next time you are in a very difficult contract, where there is only going to be one play that can possibly bring the contract home!
Yesterday has come and gone, but you want to see all the results, don’t you? The two old guys did it again! That’s right, Ian and his partner did it with 69,79%, only needing one more point for 70%! Damn! Then, just a few points behind, came Paul and Bridie, with 67,36%
and a very good third from Pauline and Geoff. I was pondering about this and that this morning, when I was penning this email and came across the following very amusing, and in some ways, accurate description of my role in our club. Apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan and thanks to the author, one Richard James Hill.
I Am the Very Model of a Modern Bridge Competitor
I am the very model of a modern bridge competitor,
I write many pages as a club newsletter editor.
I know the Laws of Contract and I quote debates historical,
From revoking to etiquette,in order categorical.
I’m very well acquainted too, with card play mathematical,
I understand all squeezes, both simple and quadratical.
As committee Chairman, I’m teeming with advocacy,
With many cheerful rulings tinged without hypocrisy.
In short, as bridge player, Chairman and editor,
I am the very model of a modern bridge competitor.
Have a wonderful and blessed Easter and we’ll see you on Tuesday and Thursday
|1||2||Roy Hayward & Ian Lowdon||201/ 288||69.79||35|
|2||12||Bridie Bullen-Smith & Paul van der Wal||194/ 288||67.36||30|
|3||14||Geoff Ridyard & Pauline Lind||176/ 288||61.11||25|
|4||8||Tico Poplak & Bram Van Alten||165/ 288||57.29||20|
|5||1||Margaret O’Neil & Ann Schreiber||163/ 288||56.60||15|
|6||10||Di & Trevor England||156/ 288||54.17||10|
|7||3||Jill Brown & Vanessa Woltersdorf||152/ 288||52.78||5|
|8||6||Peter Callaghan & Neels Kloppers||136/ 288||47.22|
|9||4||Vaun Robson & Diana Boudewijns||133/ 288||46.18|
|10||5||Jerome Mc Carthy & Priscilla Fuller||112/ 288||38.89|
|11||11||Hanneke Denny & Ursel Hardy||111/ 288||38.54|
|12||9||Mari Steyn & Cherylin Mitchell||108/ 288||37.50|
|13||7||Pat & Des Highgate||105/ 288||36.46|
|14||13||Jennifer Payne & Sandy madsen||104/ 288||36.11|