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3rd April 2018

Bridge Results 29 Mar 2018

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

Roy

Results

Pos Pair Players Match
Points
/Tops
Score % Master
Points
Club
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

Hand Records

24 March 29