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Inter-County 2017 - 13th to 14th May

15th May 2017

"Orkney Expected ..." and Orkney delivered.

47 players took part in this years annual Inter-County match against Shetland although it was unfortunate, that due to sad circumstances, Shetland came to us with a slightly depleted team but, after a run of 3 defeats, Orkney had high hopes to do well in this years contest.

The first event was the main Inter-County Team match, 7 Orkeny pairs each playing 36 hands against the 7 Shetland pairs. The first session of 18 hands went well, Orkney coming out with a very comfortable lead of 3000 points, the second session didn't go quite as well but the team finished with a winning margin of 4450.

The evening Pairs event had 22 pairs competing, playing 24 hands, and Orkney had another resounding success with the local players taking the top 4 places, Davie & Mike with 60% in third place and Graham & Dave in second with 65.8% while the new partnership of Dave & Sandy lifted the Stewarts Rum Cup with 70.4%. Obviously, you need to be called David to succeed in this game !!

Sunday morning was free for some R&R before starting again for the Teams of 4 match, 11 Teams playing 30 hands over 2 sessions. Once again Orkney came out on top with Michael & Bruce and Jim & Clinton winning by just 3 points over Mike & Davie and Dave & Dave. Obviously the Daves don't have much staying power !!

Unusually for computer generated hands, there were only 4 small slams bid and made out of the whole 99 hands in play.

Once again it has been a hugely enjoyable weekend for all, this was the first time in 11 years that there was a clean sweep of all the trophies. Shetland may be returning empty handed but they have 6-5 lead in the Inter-County and I'm quite sure they will be looking to extend that when we visit them next year.

News

The Orkney Bridge Club

is now closed for the summer

If you need your weekly fix go along to Dounby on a Tuesday evening.


 

Duplicate Bridge is also played on Tuesday evenings throughout the year at Dounby Bridge Club

Weekly Report - 10 May 2017

Well that's it for the season, the Bowlers have reclaimed their premises.

Congratulations to Davie & Mike for retaining the Match Point Shield and Margaret & Linda on winning the Handicap Shield, the trial event of the Teams of 4 competition was won by Dave & Sandy and Jim & Clinton.

All eyes now turn to the final event, the highlight of the year, the weekend of 13th May when it is our turn to host the annual Inter-County match against Shetland. After a run of defeats, Orkney expects ... !!!!

Good luck to all those taking part and enjoy the weekend, that's what it's all about.

2017 Norvite Simultaneous Pairs

This annual event saw 14 Scottish clubs with 152 pairs competing over the week around the 18th January, Dounby Bridge Club organised the Orkney entry and had 5 tables.

The event is run with 2 winners, 1 for the pairs playing as North/South and the other for the pairs playing East/West.

Congratulations to Davie Aim & Dave Higgins who came first in the East/West pairs and Iso & Malcolm Tipler who were the best of the Orkney North/Souths coming 15th overall.

The full results can be seen at http://www.sbunorth.co.uk/results/norvite

Inter-County v Shetland - May 2016
Inter-County v Shetland - May 2016

24 Orkney bridge players made the trip to Shetland to take part in the 10th annual Inter-county competition, with Shetland having won the last 2 meetings and leading the series 5-4 Orkney hoped to come away with a victory.

36 boards were played over 2 sessions on the Saturday afternoon and unfortunately Shetland gave us a thrashing to extend their lead.

Saturday evening was the Pairs Competition and with 22 pairs playing 24 boards, Orkney regained some pride with Davie & Mike continuing their good form to take the Cup.

Sunday was the Teams of Four Competition, this event has generally been won by a Shetland team but the biggest cheer of the weekend went up when the winners were announced as Orkney's Margaret & Linda and Katherine & Pat.

Results
14th May 2017
IC Teams of 4 2017
13th May 2017
Inter-County 2017
13th May 2017
IC Pairs 2017
Results
14th May 2017
IC Teams of 4 2017
13th May 2017
Inter-County 2017
13th May 2017
IC Pairs 2017