For your amusement, a humorous look at some of the members`pet names
Starting with the nicknames of the admired youmgsters the first ACES bridge Academy
Colin the Corgi
Oscar the Owl
Peregrine the Penguin
Molly the Mule
Timothy the Toucan
A few words now about the less desirable and most notorious members of the adult section of the club
is by far the club's best player.
But also an insufferable shark who seeks to humiliate** opponents for their mistakes
Charlie the Chimp
would rather post mortem the last hand than play the next.
Once famously produced a remarkable (and impossible) quadruple
squeeze against himself by retaining a small card to conceal his own revoke.
Walter the Walrus
whose expertise in - and devotion to - the point count
are matched only by the utter mess he makes of bidding and playing
** Here is a sample of those humiliating quotes attributed to Hideous Hog:
"I know no one whom I would rather see in charge of the dummy"
"I do not doubt your luck, and I know no one who needs it more than you"
"Of course I always hold much better cards than you do. Being declarer is part of my system"
"I am such a fine player, no one can deny my right to be rude"
"How dare you bid no trumps and become declarer".
"My point count system? Extra for long suit, extra for short suit and 3 points for my superb play"
Playing is always
GREAT FUN at ACES