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Getting old

Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all for yourself. (Alfred Steinwold)

I favour light opening bids. At my age you can never be sure the bidding will get round to you again. (Owwald Jacoby)

Joke of the week 30/1/17

Christina   Can't play bridge today. I have a rotten cold.

Jean    Try drinking a glass of orange juice after a hot bath

Next day

Jean    Hi Chrissy, did it help?

Christina    No idea, I haven't finished drinking the bath yet.

joke of the week

Alan    I get a really bad headache after a long bridge session.

Bruce  Do what I do. I rest my head on my wife's bosom and the headache vanishes.

Next day

Bruce  Did you take my advice?

Alan    Certainly did and it worked. By the way you have a lovely house.

The two golden rules

1.  Be kind to others, partner, opponents and,especially the director.

2.  Keep the kettles filled..

 
Barm Brack

Ingredients

12 oz mixed fruit

12 oz strong tea

7 oz demerara sugar

10 oz plain flour

 1 large egg (beaten)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

Put the fruit, sugar, cinnamon and tea in a bowl and leave to soak overnight. Stir in the egg and then the flour. Put in a greased, lined loaf tin and bake in a medium oven for about an hour. Test with a skewer. It improves with keeping a day or two before eating. In Yorkshire you would have it with butter and a slice of cheese( Wensleydale,of course)

New scoring system

The club is now signed up to Scorebridge. This gives us far more information enabling us to analyse and discover where we went wrong or did well. To access this go to the results box in the left hand column. An almost empty page will appear. Click on the word 'event' at the top middle of the page. The results will appear. Click on Ranking, Matrix, etc. in the middle of the screen to show different aspects of the results. If you still have difficulty ask Ivan or Christine for help. They are both whizz kids at this sort of thing. 

Proposed Wednesday bridge session

We are planning to start a new bridge session for Wednesday afternoons. This session woud follow the successful format of the Monday session. Club members will be able to attend either or both sessions. The annual subscription would cover both afternoons. We need to have three tables as a minimum for this new session to be viable. Members could help advertise this new venture by telling their bridge playing friends or by mentioning it when visiting other clubs. I will put some thing in the local press and libraries. If anyone has any other bright ideas let me know.

 

Rum and Coffee Cake

Ingredients

6 oz butter, 6 oz S.R. flour, 6 oz caster sugar, 3 eggs

8 oz sugar, 3/4 pint water, 3 tbsps coffee essence, 3 tbsps rum

1/2 pint double cream, vanilla extract, walnut halves

Method

Grease and line an 8 inch cake tin. Cream the butter and sugar, gradually beat in the beaten egg and sifted flour. Pour into tin and bake for40-45 minutes at 375degrees. To make syrup, disslove sugar in water and boil until syrupy. Allow to cool then add rum and coffee essence. Stand cake on a large plate, prick all over and pour the coffee mixture onto it. Leave to soak for 24 hours then decorate with whipped vanilla cream and walnut pieces.

Thick Lemon Tart

Ingredients

1 ready rolled sheet of shortcrust pastry

6 oz caster sugar

3 eggs

zest of 6 lemons

10 fl. oz. lemon juice

7 fl. oz. whipping cream

Line a flan tin with pastry,prick and brush with egg white. Bake blind for 25 minutes, 180 Celsius. Whisk eggs and sugar, add zest, juice and then, cream. Whisk and pour into flancase. Bake 25-30 minutes. Dust with icing sugar or glaze with reduced lemon juice syrup. Decorate with caremalised lemon slices.

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Results 13th February

N/S

1. Louise and Liz             56%

2. Jean and Chrissy          53%

3. Pauline and Ivan          52%

4. Alan and Patrick          48%

5. John and Rosemary     41%

E/W

1. Lorna and Bee                62%

2= Lynn and Pauline          58%

3= Dorothy and Christine  58%

4. Jackie and Rosie            53%

5. Joan and Ruth               41%

6. Sheila and Sue              38%   

Results 6th February 2017

N/S

1. Christine and Mary    64%

2. Sandra and Lorna      57%

3. Liz and Louise           47%

4. Chrissy and Jean        46%

5. Patrick and Alan        44%

6. The two Davids         42%

E/W

1. John and Rosemary   69%

2. Ivan and Pauline       54%

3. Bryan and Louise      50%

4. Margaret & Phyllis    46%

5. Joan and Ruth           43%

6. Lynn and Pauline       40%

 

I hope you all enjoyed the afternoon's play and the food. The organisation was a bit chaotic. My fault because I got the starting time wrong. Six out of ten, I will try to do better next time. My adding up was somewhat lacking and I got the scoring wrong. The above is a revised list. Sorry!

 

results 30/1/17

N/S

1.  John and Rosemary      62%

2.  The two Davids             58%

3.  Patrick and Bee            53%

4.  Jean and Christina       51%

5.  Sandra and Christine   41%

6.  Louise and Liz              37%

E/W

1.  Phyllis and Margaret    68%

2.  Jackie and Rosie         59%

3.  Louise and Bryan        52%

4.  Pauline and Ivan         49%

5.  Alan and Jean             45%

6.  Carys and Sue            41%

7.  Jean and Ruth            39%

Congratulations to the winners, all thirteen pairs.

20th February 2017

N/S

1. Dorothy and Phyllis     59%

2. John and Rosemary     56%

3. Louise and Liz            52%

4. The two Davids          47%

5. Christine & Hanna     37%

E/W

1. Alan and Patrick         66%

2. Lorna and Pauline      63%

3. Ivan and Bee              53%

4. Lynn and Pauline       39%

5. Joan and Ruth            32%

Results 23/1/17

NS

1. Christine and David     62%

2  John and Rosemary      57%

3  Dorothy  Ivan               56%

4 Sandra  Pauline             51%

5 Jean  Christina              48%

6 Phylis   Sue                   25%

EW

1 Liz and Louise              66%

2 Alan  Jean                     51%

3 Bryan Louise                 50%

4 Carys  Pat                     49%

5 Mary Angela                 41%

6 Jackie  Rosie                 39%

    

Results 16th Januay

N/S

1. Sandra and Liz         60%

2. Christine & joss       55%

3. Sandra R & Pauline   54%

4. The two Davids        50%

5. Dorothy nad Ivan     46%

6. Pauline and Lynn     34%

 

E/W

1. Nan and Eileen       70%

2. Patrick and Jean     59%

3. Carys and Sue        54%

4. John and Rosemary 49%

5. Hanna and Bee        44%

6. Joan and Ruth         40%

Results 2nd January 2017

N/S

John and Rosemary          63%

Peter and Tony                46%

Christine and Pat             40%

E/W

Sandra and Avril               58%

Ivan and Dorothy              56%

Liz and Mary                     36%

 

Results 9th January

N/S

1. Christine and Patrick    75%

2. The two Davids            66%

3. Liz and Louise             55%

4. Jean and Christina       35%

5. Bruce and Bee              34%

6. Pauline and Lynn          33%

E/W

1. Alan and Jean               73%

2. John and Rosemary      68%

3. Rosie and Jackie           48%

4. Joan and Ruth              42%

5=Ivan and Dorothy        40% 

5=Philis and Sue             40%

7. Angela and Mary         31%

 

 

Results
20th February 2017
Monday
Scorer: christine Davies
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Results 13th February

N/S

1. Louise and Liz             56%

2. Jean and Chrissy          53%

3. Pauline and Ivan          52%

4. Alan and Patrick          48%

5. John and Rosemary     41%

E/W

1. Lorna and Bee                62%

2= Lynn and Pauline          58%

3= Dorothy and Christine  58%

4. Jackie and Rosie            53%

5. Joan and Ruth               41%

6. Sheila and Sue              38%   

Results 6th February 2017

N/S

1. Christine and Mary    64%

2. Sandra and Lorna      57%

3. Liz and Louise           47%

4. Chrissy and Jean        46%

5. Patrick and Alan        44%

6. The two Davids         42%

E/W

1. John and Rosemary   69%

2. Ivan and Pauline       54%

3. Bryan and Louise      50%

4. Margaret & Phyllis    46%

5. Joan and Ruth           43%

6. Lynn and Pauline       40%

 

I hope you all enjoyed the afternoon's play and the food. The organisation was a bit chaotic. My fault because I got the starting time wrong. Six out of ten, I will try to do better next time. My adding up was somewhat lacking and I got the scoring wrong. The above is a revised list. Sorry!

 

results 30/1/17

N/S

1.  John and Rosemary      62%

2.  The two Davids             58%

3.  Patrick and Bee            53%

4.  Jean and Christina       51%

5.  Sandra and Christine   41%

6.  Louise and Liz              37%

E/W

1.  Phyllis and Margaret    68%

2.  Jackie and Rosie         59%

3.  Louise and Bryan        52%

4.  Pauline and Ivan         49%

5.  Alan and Jean             45%

6.  Carys and Sue            41%

7.  Jean and Ruth            39%

Congratulations to the winners, all thirteen pairs.

20th February 2017

N/S

1. Dorothy and Phyllis     59%

2. John and Rosemary     56%

3. Louise and Liz            52%

4. The two Davids          47%

5. Christine & Hanna     37%

E/W

1. Alan and Patrick         66%

2. Lorna and Pauline      63%

3. Ivan and Bee              53%

4. Lynn and Pauline       39%

5. Joan and Ruth            32%

Results 23/1/17

NS

1. Christine and David     62%

2  John and Rosemary      57%

3  Dorothy  Ivan               56%

4 Sandra  Pauline             51%

5 Jean  Christina              48%

6 Phylis   Sue                   25%

EW

1 Liz and Louise              66%

2 Alan  Jean                     51%

3 Bryan Louise                 50%

4 Carys  Pat                     49%

5 Mary Angela                 41%

6 Jackie  Rosie                 39%

    

Results 16th Januay

N/S

1. Sandra and Liz         60%

2. Christine & joss       55%

3. Sandra R & Pauline   54%

4. The two Davids        50%

5. Dorothy nad Ivan     46%

6. Pauline and Lynn     34%

 

E/W

1. Nan and Eileen       70%

2. Patrick and Jean     59%

3. Carys and Sue        54%

4. John and Rosemary 49%

5. Hanna and Bee        44%

6. Joan and Ruth         40%

Results 2nd January 2017

N/S

John and Rosemary          63%

Peter and Tony                46%

Christine and Pat             40%

E/W

Sandra and Avril               58%

Ivan and Dorothy              56%

Liz and Mary                     36%

 

Results 9th January

N/S

1. Christine and Patrick    75%

2. The two Davids            66%

3. Liz and Louise             55%

4. Jean and Christina       35%

5. Bruce and Bee              34%

6. Pauline and Lynn          33%

E/W

1. Alan and Jean               73%

2. John and Rosemary      68%

3. Rosie and Jackie           48%

4. Joan and Ruth              42%

5=Ivan and Dorothy        40% 

5=Philis and Sue             40%

7. Angela and Mary         31%

 

 

Results
20th February 2017
Monday
Scorer: christine Davies