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TENERIFE

El mejor club de bridge del mundo

Real Casino de Santa Cruz

Viva España

 

Los Cristianos, Arona, Tenerife

ESCUELA DEL SÁBADO

clases / lecciones

GRATIS

para niños españoles de 7 a 10 años

Todos los sábados

desde principios de julio de 2024.

Las lecciones también estarán disponibles durante la semana después de la escuela.

Consulte la página de información para conocer los horarios.

 

LANZAROTE
LANZAROTE

2024 - El gran reto

Encontrar y entrenar un equipo de bridge sub 16 para representar a España en el próximo Campeonato de Europa Juvenil.

Apenas unos meses después de que Luis Lantarón y la presidenta de la AEB, Elena Orbegozo, pusieran en marcha el proyecto IMPULSA, ya cuentan con dos fantásticos récords nacionales:

El 2 de septiembre Luis era entrenador del equipo suizo que ganó por primera vez el Bermuda Bowl.

El 9 de diciembre, Elena y Luis estaban jugando un torneo en Lanzarote donde Vincent, de 10 años, batió el récord del jugador más joven en un gran torneo en España.

 

GREAT NEWS for SPAIN

It is only a few months since the Spanish Impulsa project was launched by Luis Lantaron and Elena Orbegozo, but they already have two wonderful records to celebrate:

On 2 September 2023 Luis was coach of the Swiss team that won the Bermuda Bowl for the first time. 

On 9 December 2023, Elena and Luis were both playing in a 3 day tournament in Lanzarote where 10 year old Vincent shattered the record for the youngest player to ever complete a major tournament in Spain.

The news does not get any better than that. 

 

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Good news travels Fast

Look who has sent her congratulations:

The world's highest ranked bridge play

From: Kathrine Bertheau 
Date: Tue, Dec 12, 2023 at 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: Vincent and Markus
To: Trevor Wilson 

Hi Trevor,

Nice to hear about your project.

Regards Kathrine

WBF Women's Ranking 

WBF Masterpoints to November 2023 

 Rank    Name    NBO  MPs  PPs  
 1    Kathrine  Bertheau  Sweden  2538  27  
 2    Emma  Övelius  Sweden  2151  15  
 3    Jessika  Larsson  Sweden  2043  20  
 4    Sanna  Clementsson  Sweden  1848  10.5  
 5    Wen Fei  Wang  China  1726  48.5  
 6    Janice  Seamon  USA  1718  49  
 7    Nevena  Senior  England  1624  31.5  
 8    Kerri  Sanborn  USA  1609  57  
 9    Ida  Gronkvist  Sweden  1600  11.5  
 10    Yan  Liu  China  1597  14.5  
More than a bridge club
The new ARONA BRIDGE CLUB is...

A SOCIAL Club

where members can chat with friends over

morning coffee, afternoon tea or evening meal

and also play

chess, scrabble, rummicub, cribbage, canasta  

Provisional opening hours 1st July to 31st August:

Monday  08h30 to 14hoo & 18h00 to 20h00

Tuesday  08h30 to 1400 

Wednesday  08h30 to 14h00 and 18h00 to 20h00 

Thursday   08h30 to 14h00 & 18h00 to 20h00

Friday  08h30 to 14h00

Saturday   08h30 to 13h30 & 18h00 to 22h00 

Sunday   10h00 to 13h30 and 18h00 to 21h00

These opening hours may be extended for functions such as evening birthday parties and dinners booked in advance. Sample menus available on request.

 

Latest News from FRANCE

La VIE est BELLE

Date: 23/9/23

Venue: Ste Esteve, South West France

Event: Tournoi du Roussillon

71 Tables - 284 players

Latest News from FRANCE

Félicitations à Régine, Jean Marc, Patrick et Michel du Club Stéphanois pour avoir organisé un si bel événement.

Une chance pour moi de retrouver mes amis français de l'époque où j'enseignais le bridge dans les écoles françaises. 15 ans après le début de ce projet, il existe un nombre incroyable de 560 clubs de bridge enregistrés dans les écoles en France.

Le superbe dîner dansant m'a donné l'occasion de discuter avec Luc, le directeur du tournoi,  comment atteindre en Espagne le succès que nous avons tous deux connu : Luc était entraineur de l'équipe française des moins de 13 ans en même temps que moi. j'étais le coach de l'équipe thaïlandaise des moins de 13 ans!

 

Club Stéphanois

A few days after the tournament ended, I visited the local club's premises where I was able to personally thank them for their organisation. I was told that, for the 2024 edition of the Tournoi de Roussillon end September, the number of tables will be limited to 80 = 320 players. You therefore need to book your place well in advance if you want to join the party. 

What a great day that was!

Club Stéphanois
Winning Chang Rai under 16 team
Winning Chang Rai under 16 team

At the end of the Thai National under 16 championships, the winners invited some of my (slightly shorter) youngsters competing in the same event to join them for the photo call.

Chang Rai was where the 12 cave boys and their teacher were dramatically rescued in 2018. Some of those boys trapped underground for a week in a flooded cave were bridge players!   

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

 

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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!)

 

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GOLDEN OLDIES

 

As fit as you feel

Bridge playing 

CENTENARIANS

 

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

 

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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

 

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Can you work out why

a 7 year old CEREBRAL PALSY sufferer

(with walking, speaking and coordination problems)

LOVES

his daily fix of

BRIDGE and CHESS in the school lunch break 

 

If you can't, you soon will

 

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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