Somewhat belatedly here are some highlights from the 2019 Cambridge 6s. Each of the 42 teams competing comprised 2 open players, 2 intermediate and 2 junior. We are a bit short of open players so some of us played up. The 3 teams dressed up around the theme of Deckades. We had the 1920s Flappers in dresses made by Kate, the 1950s Nora Batty's Buddies and the 1970s Hippies. See photos in the Gallery.
3 teams of 6,- that's right 18 of us - headed to the Don Rowlands Centre on Saturday for a day of bridge and fun.
See photos under the "Gallery" Menu item or here. More details of how we did will follow.
For 10 weeks Hazel Anwell, Karolyn Taylor, Les James, Doug Atkinson, Bruce Taylor and Nick Saunders have all been attending bridge beginner lessons under the able tutorage of Sally Whitaker assisted by Helen Smith and myself. They were joined by Lynley McDonald who learned a couple of years ago but has been unable to play at the club and wanted to redo the lessons. Christine, Anthea, Roger and Vicki have also attended some lessons to refresh the basics of the game.
Back in 2002 a young schoolboy, Blair Fisher, attended this club's bridge lessons with Bruce Owen. Petsy Ralph, Betty Bourne and myself were fellow learners and can remember that Blair had very good card sense from the beginning and soon developed into a very good player. While the rest of the class has given up on bridge or are languishing in the lower ranks of players, Blair has climbed the ladder to the very highest level - Gold Grand Master.
There have been two articles in national newspapers lately encouraging people to take up bridge.
This one first appeared in the Taupo times and was republished in the NZ Herald. Follow this link the article. Taupo Bridge Club Lessons
The second article in the Taranaki Daily News features a High School student encouraging her peers to learn bridge
See this article concerning the suspension of the world No1 player for use of prohibited drugs. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/01/world-no1-bridge-player-suspended-after-failing-a-drugs-test-geir-helgemo. We wont be introducing random testing at our club just yet.
Bruce has written some notes as an introduction to the use of the transfer system. From the top menu select "About Us" , then "Publications" and you will find an article titled "Beginner's Guide toTransfers"
To view the January 2019 Newsletter select "About Us" from the top menu bar , then "Publications"
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