Success for Helen and Karen

Hamilton Club hosted a combined Intermediate, Junior and Novices Pairs tournament last weekend.  20 pairs competed in the Junior tournament and congratulations to Helen Smith and Karen Mace who topped the afternoon session with 64.44%.  They are now leading the league table on 120.68%.  The next session of the Junior Pairs will be at Cambridge on April 10th.

Brian Sloan

It is with sadness that I report the passing of a former President and great friend of the Te Awamutu Bridge Club, Brian Sloan.  Brian was also a very enthusiastic Friday partner steward for 16 years and continued with this role even after his playing days had ceased due to ill health.

Our sincere sympathy is extended to Linda and her family, in New Zealand and Australia.  Arohanui

COVID level 2 again.

Just an update following today’s level changes.

All sessions are still running but stay home if you feel vulnerable or may have had contact with the infection.

NZ (apart from Auckland) has been placed on Covid Alert level 2 for 7 days as from 6 am this morning. NZ Bridge has advised that clubs can remain open as long as numbers are restricted to a max of 100 (not a problem for us!) 

But please remember the usual Covid precautions:

Service Award - Nick Cantlon

At the conclusion of the presentation of trophies at the 2020 awards ceremony President Alison made a surprise announcement.  I was honoured and flabergasted to be presented with the club's service award. Well it was a huge and totally unexpected surprise to myself anyway, though I suspect others were in on the secret!

2020 Annual General Meeting

The club's 57th AGM, combined with prizegiving, was held on 27th November at the club.  34 members attended and apologies were received from a further 17 members.

President Alison presented her report on the club’s activities for 2020. She recorded with sadness the passing of 3 members and 2 past members during the year. Membership is now 82 full members and a further 8 “2nd Club” members from Waitomo and Cambridge.

Christmas Tournament

Our annual Christmas Tournament took place on Saturday 21 November.  We had a full house of 38 pairs with a huge range of experience from Grand Masters to Novices.  The cards were challenging at times with some contracts going very light.  It was very good to see several players from the Te Awamutu club taking part, especially Life Member Julie Frost who now resides in the Far North.

2020 Melbourne Cup Day

There may have been no crowds at Flemington yesterday but some enthusiastic punters gathered for a flutter, Bridge, bubbles and some yummy food at the Te Awamutu Club. Best dressed punter was Edite. Oh, and that pavlova is what was left after we'd eaten lunch! A fun day for all.