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The Scimitar 19 Jun 2019

Warm greetings to all Well well well…the Proteas have won a  match….but I am not sure how many more they will win…we just look flat and ill-prepared for the rigours of a World Cup…they seem to not be in a good mental place right now….their self belief is at a low and they don’t seem […]

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Bridge Results 13 Jun 2019

Results Pos Pair Players Match Points /Tops Score % Master Points Club Small Slams Grand Slams 1 18 Bridie Bullen-Smith & Paul van der Wal 236/ 352 67.05 50 1 2 5 Olga Chasoulas & Cherylin Mitchell 224/ 352 63.64 45 3 17 Roy Hayward & Di England 216/ 352 61.36 40 4 7 Pat […]

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The Scimitar 13 Jun 2019

A warm hello and hi there to everyone I did mention last week that my interest in the World Cup had waned after only two of our matches….well, my attitude has changed, as after 4, we now have at least gained a point…and that was only because out match was washed out against the Windies…but […]

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Bridge Results 14 May 2019

Well done to Deirdre and Helen scoring 70,83 last night Here’s Michael Lawrence’s (USA World Champion) comments on what to Open with a hand of 13 Clubs as Dealer:- “I have never seen a 13 card suit before. my personal record is an 11 card Club suit headed by the AKQJ with 2 Major suit Aces. close, but still, not the real thing. if you open […]

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Bridge Results 25 Apr 2019

Results Pos Pair Players Match Points /Tops Score % Master Points Club 1 6 Tico Poplak & Bram van Alten 215/ 336 63.99 45 2 16 Lisa Adamson & Mary Schneier 188/ 308 61.04 40 3 7 Bridie Bullen-Smith & Paul van der Wal 182/ 308 59.09 35 4 4 Helen Roberts & Barbara Goldman […]

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Bridge Results 19 Feb 2019

Hi All, Five and a half tables last night – Paul instituted a new movement (courtesy of Robert Stephens at the Links) which enables everyone to play two boards per table with everyone instead of 3 boards with only some and a dreaded 3 board sit-out if uneven number of pairs. Good job – thanks […]

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Bridge Results 21 Jun 2018

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 […]

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Bridge Results 31 May 2018

Before I get to the results of today’s exertions by all of us, let me share the following with you: ‘ There was an old guy from Benoni, Who learns to play bridge ’cause he’s lonely, He’s taught to finesse, To improve the success, Of contracts that he bids only’ OK, I know that’s terrible, […]

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