Brian Thorp and John McDermott won this years’ Summer Pairs Handicap Competition. Handicapped on previous season’s performance, they put in a steady and constant performance on our Monday Evening Pairs Session. The competition is designed to encourage our improving players to join in with our friendly but challenging senior sessions. Well done both. Chris Cooper, in the middle, presented the trophy.
On Monday Afternoon Pat & Ron Fisher led nine pairs with 65.28 and Cynthia Martin & Avis Raynor came second with 61.11.
A busy ten table Monday Evening session, playing a simple Mitchell movement, was led by a close scoring pack: sharing first place were Geoff Bennett & Helen Foster and Chris Cassin & Alan Webb both pairs scoring 60.42; within one percent were Maxwell Kynoch & Malcolm Melrose with 59.52; inn fourth were Adrian Williams & Don Prowse with 56.55; and David Reed & Brian Mawby scored 55.36; welcome back to the table Brian!
On Tuesday Afternoon of last week ten tables were led by Caelia Chandler & Celia Tunnicliffe with 67.22; close behind were Jim Bainbridge & Lo Tolbutt scoring 66.67; Peter Neville & Alan Page scored 60.56; Smita Basu & Roy Blackmore scored 56.39 and Don Prowse & Keith Montford took 53.89.
On Friday Evening our monthly teams of four event was led by Peter & Vera Iredale with Dennis Angove & Rosemary Jordan taking +76 IMPs; Pam Southern & Ken Fernie with Mary Kerridge & Jeff Stafford took second place with +38 IMPs; and +30 IMPs got third place for Richard & Rhona Holland with Don Prowse & Caelia Chandler.
In League bridge we had a disappointing loss to Northampton B in the Northants League, but the Blues opened their Coventry League campaign with a victory over Peugot.