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Christmas & New Year

on the
Costa del Sol
Over the festive period I will be directing daily evening bridge commpetitions at the Barcelo Hotel in Fuengirola
Sample charges for the 7 and 14 night accommodation packages on half board  - inclusive of Christmas lunch and NYE party - at the Barcelo starting 21 December are as follows:

E1035 pp Double/Twin shared

E1380 pp Double Sole Use 14 nights

E625 pp Double/Twin shared 7 nights

£805 pp Double Sole Use 7 nights

Tel (34) 6 32 76 04 98 for full details

Trevor 5th November 2022


SKI & BRIDGE April 2023
SKI & BRIDGE April 2023

A six night holiday starting 18 April staying at the Mirasol Hotel in Pradellano

Non skiers can enjoy the walks and views in the warm Spring sunshine. 

Ski and lift passes FREE for over 70´s

(Pictures below and above both taken on the same day - 21 April 2022)

Beautiful views above Granada
Beautiful views above Granada


Christmas lunch at Barcelo
Christmas lunch at Barcelo
IG3 Bridge for Health
Asthma, Eczema & Bottled Guinness**

DATELINE New Year 1956 / 57

It was an era when bridge was hardly known. And certainly never publicised for it's therapeutic powers. Why then would a 6 year old suffering from asthma and eczema be introduced to the game of bridge in his hospital bed. With his wrists tied to the bedposts. And how and why could bottled stout**possibly be on the menu in that NHS ward in Banbury.

Some things in life children can never forget

(Like the good bridge players who never forget when they are insulted at the table by Hieous Hog)

**I have just told the origins of the "Guinness is good for you" slogan on a bridge holiday in Nerja organised by the best club in Fuengirola. As one of my Swedish friends - and occasional Guinness drinker - Ninnie was disbelieving of my story, I had no choice but to put it in print here. So that disbelievers can check it out instead of suggesting that I have gone mad.

It can be found by clicking on "Trevor`s story" in the menu to the left

TMW  05h00 27/2/19




All SPORT is GOOD for your HEALTH

Bridge is a Sport that has a very good chance of being on the agenda at the 2024 Paris Olympics

So which sporting legend said this:

"No matter where I go in the World, I always make friends at the bridge table"

Answer: Martina Navratilova

(She is not a bad tennis player either!)





As fit as you feel

Bridge playing 



Although the ACES Academy is doing much to promote youth bridge on this site, let`s not forget that

great great grandparents

play the game competitively. They too will always be welcome at our intergenerational club.


Many people know of players in their nineties still participating in the local club tournament. Playing so well that you would never realize how old they are.

It was like that when I first did battle with Madeleine at the Les Myrtes club in St Raphael. (Var, France). The only clue to her age was that she was a little short sighted. Unsurprisingly she finished ahead of me that day. At the age of 99.

After reaching the century, she continued as a full member of the FFB and played almost every week with all the strongest players at the club. With extraordinary success given the milestone she had passed.  She was so skilful in fact that I decided that the best way to win a tournament at that club was to partner this doyenne of bridge. By then, as she was proud to remind me, she was

102 years young

But this story doesn`t end there. Two years later, on 15 January 2013, I was invited to Paul`s 100th birthday celebration to make up a bridge four. He was born and bred in St Tropez just up the road. Yet still so sprightly and mentally alert that he had got up at 5.30 on his big big day. Not just to prepare his wife`s breakfast, but to start cooking the dinner with veg he had tended in his own garden! When I arrived to help finish the preparations - and given the fact he was still driving a prehistoric Mercedes - I jokingly suggested that he pop over to St Raphael to pick Madeleine up. His reply in French was to the effect that he was going to spare me the embarrassment of being the only Englishman to be beaten by....

a fearsome French pair with a combined age of 204 years

Bravo Paul and Mado! A true story. Yet more unforgettable moments for me that illustrate 

the magic of bridge

Whatever your age

 Trevor 8/2/19





Bridge for the Handicapped and the Poorly



Can you believe that totally BLIND people play bridge tournaments - and WIN

See article on the "Have your say" page of this site




Can you work out why

a 7 year old CEREBRAL PALSY sufferer

(with walking, speaking and coordination problems)


his daily fix of

BRIDGE and CHESS in the school lunch break 


If you can't, you soon will



On the previous page of this site, you can also see a video of two mute girls (unable to speak) having their

1st bridge lesson

in, of all places, a

hypermarket cafeteria