NEW YEAR RE-OPENING is
Thursday 3rd January
which is a great relief to me as I traditionally spend the 2nd
in a faraway celtic haven that beers cannot reach.
Celtic Pairs : The overall results are now on the ECATS website.
The Carlton results were unusually compacted around 50% with the exception of
Maurice Brady and Geraldine Girvan 57th overall
and comfortable N/S winners locally
Advance Notice: Min Thomas Mixed Pairs
This two session event to be held
Friday 11th and Friday 18th January
Please arrive 6:45 for a 7pm start
Click here to download form.
This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see "Calendar" on the menu and for a list of results see "Results".
Children in Need Sim Pairs 2018 results are now on the ECATS web site
In the Top 200 for Thurday were
Dilys Gellatly & Norman Cooper 8th Overall
Rosemary Steers & Mike Baron
Jim Wilkinson & Catriona Gardiner
Note all were EW
Teams Winners Andrew Harborow, Tom Bagnall, David and Shona Anderson
Pairs Winners Tom Allison & Janice Perry
Pairs 2nd Geraldine Girvan and Maurice Brady
I am saddened to inform you that Bob Brodie died peacefully at home on Sunday 4 November. At this time last year he was not expected to see Christmas, and so his fighting spirit gave him another 12 months. A well respected and admired Club member he will be sadly missed
REVISED DATE FOR THE MIN THOMAS
Min Thomas Mixed Pairs Revised Dates
Apologies to those inconvenienced by a late cancellation of the original schedule. Unfortunately we were forced to reschedule. The event will now be held in January.
The Club Brochure and Master Calendar have been updated.
The above and other web calendar references should show Fri Jan 11th and Fri Jan 18th as the new dates for this two session event.
Winners Andrew Harborow, Tom Bagnall, David and Shona Anderson
2nd Mandy Aberdour, Denise King, John and David Hamilton
3rd David Marshal Catherine McGregor, Sandy Murray, Margot McIntyre
4th Elizabeth Peckham Geoff Bailey Andrew Gray Muir and Steven Ashford
Winners Tom Allison & Janice Perry [Bronze 3]
2nd Geraldine Girvan and Maurice Brady [Bronze 4]
3rd David Marshal & Catherine McGreggor [Silver ]
And various ranking and category prizes including
4th Denise King and Mandy Aberdour
5th Catherine Hepburn and Norma Robertson
6th Andrew Harborow and Tom Bagnall
Bronze 3 David Nisbet and Jane Harper
Bronze 2 Helen McKinnen and Sheila Allan
Bronze 1 Jim Marshal and partner
The competition was played in a fine spirit with each round of matches completing promptly. There were many fine performances and a few notable reverses which resulted in a blanket finish and 'Squeeky Sum Time' but ultimately congratulations go to the team of Kenny Hunter, Tom Duffy, Marilyn McDonagh and Eldrydd Robinson
Author's Note: I thought the evening went tremendously well and many thanks to the organisers, scorer, volunteer team captains and all players who participated.
A Carlton Member won each of the Individual events on 16 September. Congratulations to all three.
Jim McDowell - Faie
Mary Stewart - Bronze (pictured)
Judith Smeaton - Novice
We all wish Sara the best of luck for her future. We will still see her in the club as she plans to continue the Tuesday evening Bronze tournament. From Monday Ellen Nora will be the new steward and we wish her every success in this role.
The AGM photographs show some of the prize winners
Catriona Gadiner, Heather Braid, Irene Sime, Derrick Peden and Malcolm McCardle
A more complete list of trophy winners is here
A very good result for Carlton Members [Dilys Gellatly; Keith Youngs; Elizabeth Peckham, Geoff Bailey] finishing 3rd in the Peebles Summer Congress Teams.
Irene Sime and David Kaye were 1st out of 200 in the Celtic pairs held in Scotland/Ireland/Wales.
Irene Sime and David Kaye were 5th out of 724 pairs in the Worldwide pairs held in April.
Congratulation to Hazel Brown and Derrick Peden who won the Pairs, and Dilys Gelatly and Nicol Taylor who were second.
A great result for Carlton members
Congratulations to Carole Macartney and Sheena Spence who won the Kennedy with a score of 62%. Stewart Green and Helen Noble were second with 57%. A brilliant result for Carlton members and well done to both pairs.
Mary and Norman Stewart, last years winners, handing over the Kennedy Trophy to Carole and Sheena.
Congratulations to Peter and Heather Braid, winners of the McKenzie trophy.
The McKenzie trophy is presented to the members who win the most master points in the year on Wednesday evenings.
Congratulations to Ron McCarron and Jack Edgar, winners of the club's new pairs trophy.
Carlton v Melville 2018
A comfortable win for our opponents which was a reversal of fortune from last year
Carlton Team best performers were
Liz McGowan & David Liggat NS +3770
Ian McCaulay & Hazel Brown NS +2430
June Morrison & Pam Mackie EW -410
Cartiona Gardiner & Andrzej Judycki EW -1070
I am thinking of forming a Defence Discussion Group.
I will set the agenda and lead the group.
I have a number of presentations in preparation under a general title of ‘Elements of Defence for Sophisticated People’.
The hope is to help people structure their thoughts in a difficult and mostly neglected area of the game of Bridge.
I have no wish to discourage novices but you will need to be comfortable with the game to prevent information overload.
I prefer to issue material well in advance of any actual presentation.
The hope is to eventually have a catalogue of cohesive material that people might read on their own should they choose.
The start point I have entitled
How to avoid psuedo-squeezes (as declarer chases an important extra trick or two)
- which may seem a non-standard introduction point but as you will find other titles might be equally appropriate.
If there is any interest in the group please contact me (Geoff Bailey)
Catriona Gardner & Kenny Hunter; Dilys Gellatly & Nicol Taylor
Congratulations to Irene Sime and David Kaye for winning the Pairs Trophy at the Strathpeffer Congress 2018
Congratulations to Derrick Peden, Malcolm McCardle, Veronica Guy, Peter Moss and Keith Youngs for winning the Porteous Cup.
Click Here for the overall results.
Congratulations to Derrick Peden and Malcolm McCardle for winning the East District Pairs.
Congratulations to Louise Kennedy, winner of this year's Dennis Wallace Trophy.
Click here for full results.
Congratulations to Derrick Peden and Malcolm McCardle who won the Club Cup.
Congratulations also to the winners of the Handicap (Harry Stein Cup) Kenneth Latham and Eoin Rutter.
Fellow bridge players
I am pleased to inform you that the Grenfell Sim Pairs run during August raised a total of £7066.80 which will be donated to Grenfell Tower appeal as part of the charity “The London Community Foundation” (Registered Charity No. 1091263) which has been set up to directly help the victims of the fire.
I am humbled by the amount of money raised. The idea for this sim pairs was from David Spalding of the ABC(Cymru) Bridge Club (in Menai Bridge, Anglesey) who was distressed to see this tragedy unfolding in London.
I am deeply indebted to the clubs who took part in this sim and would like to thank both David Spaulding for his support in this and also Anna Gudge of ECats for her hard work in making all this possible. I would also like to thank all the players who took part and I hope by this contribution we can in some way help the victims and their families
(Chairman North Wales Bridge Association)
Thea Teale is a much missed Carlton member. She left a generaous legacy to the SBU. Click here for more information.
The SBU are encouraging the teaching of mini bridge in primary schools. Many of the skills developed in playing bridge are included in the National Curriculum and other regions have found that schools are delighted to have our input. At present there are very few schools in Edinburgh participating and we would like to encourage more to take part. We need volunteers to go into schools, deliver the course, and support the pupils. At the end of the first course we hope to arrange a mini event for all participating schools. Eventually our schools will participate in the Scottish schools event.
You only need a little bridge experience and lots of enthusiasm.
Please send an email to June Morrison (email@example.com) or phone 0131 339 5189 if you are interested in becoming involved. If you have a preferred school then add these details.
"Dear Fellow Bridge Players, I would like to say how excited I am to receive this award, which I do on behalf of all Bridge players, whether a serious tournament player a beginner or social player. I hope that in its small way, the award will help to further advance the profile of the game we all love. Happy New Year and thank you."
Hello from Australia,
I have written a bridge book for women...ISBN
978-0-646-59165-0; Free Range Bridge Not For Chickens.
Very few women have written bridge books; a
mere handful worldwide ever!
As the name suggests it is a bit different
(but so are women). It’s time women started writing books that are appropriate
for them, and sharing some of their ideas.
I have written it specifically for women at
intermediate or advanced level who are interested in becoming more aggressive
at the table, and also using their feminine skills of craft and multi-tasking
I also address a clean up of ethics and body
language, so that more serious bridge can be considered.
My book is a frolic; it’s feisty,
controversial and a “fun” read, whilst full of juicy tips and useful info.
I have just printed the 2nd Edition.
Ebooks and kindles (both $10) can be
purchased, along with hard copies, from my website with MC or Visa (go in via
Pay Pal...no need to have a PP account).
Would you mind pinning up my attached flyer at
your club. My book makes a perfect Xmas present @ $16 plus $7 postage, but much
cheaper if 2+.
Ph. 0430895799Free Range Bridge Not For Chickenswww.bridgebookforwomen.com.au
Margaret Forrester has just published a new story book for children, "Mac's Christmas Star". It is aimed at 3 to 9 year olds and would make an excellent addition to the Xmas stocking. The book retails at £5.99 but she is making it available to Carlton members for £5.50. to take advantage of this offer, pick up a flyer at the club or ask at counter. More info at http://www.florisbooks.co.uk/book/Margaret-Forrester/Mac%27s+Christmas+Star/9780863158421