For your amusement, a humorous look at some of the members`pet names
Starting with the nicknames of some of the most admired players at the first ACES bridge Academy pictured above
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.
He is an exponent of sharp practice at the table.
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
Put bluntly, apart from the hideous few, the senior members
are a load of old charlies and right walllies.
But that is set to change here in Spain very soon
The second ACES Academy is open. This time in Europe.
Bridge and Chess Academy
where youngsters will be learning & playing with the not-so-young
n the certain knowledge that
the youth of today will lead the way
** 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"
"My partner plus twelve sure tricks equals eleven".
"It is blatant insubordination. 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"
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