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Bobby Allan / SBU Easter Sims- Results are available on ECATs web site.
1st EW were Dilys Gellatly and Nicol Taylor
2nd EW Elizabeth Peckham and Geoff Bailey
1st NS Geraldine Givan and Maurice Brady
2nd NS Hazel Brown and John Cowan
Winners were Elizabeth Peckham and Geoff Bailey
2nd Ella-Nora Leggate and David Perry
3rd Jim Wilkinson and Colin Hamilton
Interestingly all three pairs posted some quite impressive stats as defenders. There was an even split between declaring and defending for each of the top five pairs.
It goes to show that although declarer is notionally in control, albeit the defenders get to go first, that at pairs declarer play is not necessarily easy or the only route to success.
Dennis Wallace 2019 Result - leading players
Joint 1st Geraldine Girvan and Maurice Brady 78 points
3rd Louise Kennedy 70 points
4th Linda Delworth
5th Neil MacPherson
Congratulations to D Liggat, R Bennett, H Smith, L McGowan, F Marshall and P Home for winning the Porteous Cup.
Also to K Hunter, D Gellatly, B McWhinney, N Taylor and D Cursiter who won the Handicap Cup.
Min Thomas Mixed Pairs overall result -
1. Iain and Margaret Ross who had a bumper score in the second session
2. Hazel Brown and Ian Macauley
3. Jim Wilkinson and Catriona Gardiner
4. Alison White and Graeme Williamson tied with Irene Sime and David Kaye
Kenny Hunter, Norman Cooper, Dilys Gellatly, Nicol Taylor
on finishing third equal.
Congratulations to the No Fearties who won this year's Harrower Cup. The team was Andrew Macleod (Captain), John Pottinger, John Sneddon and Alec Brown.
Runners up were The Muppets, Eldrydd Robinson (Captain), Marilyn McDonagh, Pat Findlater and Tom Duffy
Three Carlton members and a Melville member won the Teams event at the SBU |Congress.
Congratulations to David Kaye, Mike Baron, and Irene Sime.
and to Anne Perkins, the fourth member of the successful team
A selection of photos from the Christmas party
A few more Christmas party 2018 pictures
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
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 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.
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.
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