Follow the link "Bridge Tuition", then "Ann's Bridge Classes", then "Declarer Play Hands" for ways of making extra tricks. Or just click on this bulletin to take you directly there.
(Contact Ann 01263 733889)
CLICK HERE to go to Bridge Tuition - "Ann's Bridge Classes" item (11) for an excellent article on "The Role of the Declarer" and item (7) Calling the Director.
Ninety of our members met at the Norwich Holiday Inn on Monday 15th December for our annual Christmas Party. The overall winners of the Rifke Trophy were Sally Slee and Gillian Stenson. The lunch was excellent and looking at the above photographs everyone seems to be having a great time helped by either the Bridge or the wine! We have sent £150 to the children in Malawi from the "Buy a playing card" raffle thankyou everybody for your generous support.
Well done to Edna and Janet who were worthy E/W winners at Banningham this morning Monday 10th November.
The first photograph shows them playing on the first table with Bette and Margaret, next Janet is considering which card to play and the last photograph is of the two of them getting ready to go home.
This is for Janet's son Michael Pallett (with two t's) in Melbourne Australia and Edna's sons Anthony in Macclesfield and Neal in Cambridge. I am sure you are all very proud of your mums' achievement.
Some of Betty's former patients.
Vernon's wife Betty has been lovingly restoring teddy bears and antique dolls for many years. They have a "Dolls Hospital and Bear Care Clinic" at their home in Southrepps. If you have any damaged bears or dolls that you would like to restore to their former glory have a word with Vernon or call Betty on 01263 833515 who will be happy to discuss treatment with you.
Sunday 19th October 2008
What a gathering we had here today!!!!There were 15 tables for this wonderful bridge drive, arranged by Ann.Guests started arriving at 1.30 pm for a prompt start at 2.00 pm.Prior to play, we were asked to participate in the purchase of raffle tickets. (The surprise regarding prizes was yet to follow).Afternoon refreshments, were served at each table just at 4.00 pm. We all tucked in to sandwiches and cakes with a most welcome cup of tea.Then it was back to play for another hour. All final scores were completed and prizes of chocolates were given to each winning pair.Then came the raffle: This was an absolute bonanza, with over 50 prizes generously donated. It was like an Autumnal Christmas, with every recipient going away completely satisfied.What an achievement Ann. You raised considerable funds for the Village Hall and also was able to send a substanial donation to the village in Malawi. (mentioned in General Information)
Bridge Drive Sunday 19th October 2008
We would like to thank the ladies for all their help at the Bridge Drive.They did a splendid job, providing us all with the stamina to continuewith the rest of the event. Thanks
They say 'life begins at forty' . Well I'm not so sure in the case of these two members, as they are both twice this age. For example during this past year they have cruised around the Caribbean, been on Bridge weekends in the UK, which included this Clubs very successful one at the Hilton in Coventry. This picture was taken in Lisbon, Portugal on their latest adventure, cruising around the Mediterranean on the 'Independence of the Seas', where they visited many destinations including Sardinia, Italy, Spain before returning to Southampton.They are now planning a trip to the Canaries. So folks if you want advice on how and where to travel after retirement...........Have a word with Jim (Hobbs) and Margaret (Robey).
Congratulations John (Syrett) and Happy 80th Birthday You have joined that exclusive Octogenarian Club.
Thankyou to everyone who took part in the Young Chelsea Simultaneous Pairs on September 23rd 2008 and congratulations to Vernon and Tony for coming second overall out of 376 pairs.Proceeds of the event went to Alzheimer's research.
Check the website: www.ecatsbridge.com/sims/results.asp?eventid=yc08For your details.
We were very pleased to welcome Robbie Roberson and his partner Jane Duncanson to our group at Banningham Village Hall on Monday 20th October 2008. Some of our members knew Robbie very well going back some sixty years to their childhood. when they lived in the same village.
I can only go back more than twenty five years when I first joined North Walsham Bridge Club unaware of how little I really knew about this wonderful game. Playing with Robbie one Monday evening, I opened 1NT, Robbie responded 2S, and holding two small spades I rebid 2NT I very quickly learnt about a "weak take-out" and never forgot it again!
Our members were very pleasd to have the opportunity to play against one of Norfolk's better players (EBU Life Master) and hope that he and Jane enjoyed their visit to the country.
For the past three years a group of approximately sixty members of our Bridge Circle have spent an enjoyable weekend in August at the Coventry Hilton hosted by Peter and June Hummel. Thankyou Peter and June for looking after us all so well.
Not only did we play Bridge twice each day, some people visited the local area including Coventry Cathedral, watched films at the Multiplex Cinema, made use of the hotel's leisure facilities, and tried to solve Peter's puzzles. Others had a quick round of golf, attended Ann's seminars, visited the nearby Superstore, went for walks together and generally got to know each other better during the excellent meals in the Voyager Restaurant.
Congratulations to Mary and Mike Duncan who were the 2008 winners of "The Coventry Shield"
Members of our group enjoying themselves at Coventry with Peter and June.