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SKI and BRIDGE 2023

Join us 16 to 21 April in Sierra Nevada

 

Results
17/6/22
1  Mme Spazzolo / Mme Bonnaud 65,00%
2  M. Wilson & Mme Escudero        61.00
3  M. Reynolds & Mme Pereira        55.00
4  M Gaudre & M. Courrias              42.00
5  Mme Espinasse & M. Espinasse 40.00
6  Mme Dandy & Mme Bonnafous   37.00
16/6/22  
1. Mme Espinasse & M. Espinasse 62.00
2  M. Wilson & Mme Escudero        58.00
3  Mme Spazzolo / Mme Bonnaud   55,00
4  M. Reynolds & Mme Pereira        52.00
5  M Gaudre & M. Courrias              38.00
6  Mme Dandy & Mme Bonnafous   35.00
15/6/22
1  M. Reynolds & Mme Pereira      57.00%
2  M. Wilson & Mme Selles             54.00
3  Mme Spazzolo / Mme Bonnaud  53.00
4  M Gaudre & M. Courrias             52.00
5  Mme Espinasse / M. Espinasse  52.00
6  Mme Dandy & Mme Bonnafous  32.00
3/6/22
1st   Ron & Richard                   57.14%
2nd  Teresa & Bernie                 51.19
3rd   Brian & Yew No Hoo          50.00
4th   Francine & Jenny              48.81
5th   Silvie & Jacques                47.62
6th   Juanita & Ricky                 45.24
1/6/22
1st      Jenny & Francine          65.75%
2nd     Sylvie & Jacques           57.33
3rd      Ricky and Richard         52.08
4th      Juanita & Ron                45.83
5th      Teresa & Bernie             40.62
6th      Suzie and Brian             38.78
27/5/22
1st     Ian & Richard I              59.72%
2nd    Ron & Richard M.           53.65
3rd     Sylvie & Jacques            50.00
4th     Bernie & Marie                48.78.
5th     Juanita & Ricky               48.61
6th     Aubrey & Brian                40.24
25/5/22
1st      Jenny & Richard            61.8%
2nd=   Juanita & Ricky              55.55
2nd=   Richard and Ian             55.55
4th      Jacques & Sylvie           52.77
5th      Bernie & Aubrey             49.31
6th      Marie and Ron               48.61 
7th      Teresa and Brian            42.36
8th      Suzie and Loraine          34.03
20/5/22
1st =   Jenny & Marie              60.42%
1st =   Sylvie & Jacques           60.42
3rd      Ricky & Juanita              48.91
4th      Brian & Aubrey               47.88
5th      Richard & Ron                46.83
6th      Neil & Nancy                  37.45
18/5/22
1st      Marie & Ron               61.96%
2nd     Neil & Nancy                 57.51
3rd      Suzie & Loraine             51-09
4th      Aubrey & Teresa            47.83
5th     Juanita & Ricky               41.30
6th     Jacques & Sylvie            38.04
SIERRA NEVADA 22/4/22
SIERRA NEVADA 22/4/22

Non skiers can enjoy the views in the warm spring sunshine.

(Picture below taken same day as the one above!!!)

Beautiful views above Granada 21/4/22
Beautiful views above Granada 21/4/22

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Bridge and Alzheimers
Playing with ALZHEIMER`s

This is a new page on the ACES website. A forum will appear here end August. In the meantime I am asking readers to let me have any anecdotes of their own which could prove helpful to Alzheimers victims and their long suffering wives / husbands / partners.

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It is no secret that we currently have a sufferer playing in the ACES club. He knows himself that it is now at a fairly advanced stage where he frequently cannot remember what the trumps are nor which cards have just been played. How much longer he continues to be able to play competitive bridge depends on the support he might expect from his long term friends as the condition deteriorates.

I appreciate that partnering a sufferer at that stage of his illness can be a Herculean task for the partner. Understandably, it can also be embarassing for the adversaries.
 

But I also am aware that playing bridge gives the mental stimulus the sufferer needs. Not just to improve quality of life, but to extend lives by slowing the progression of the ailment. One of the advantages of playing at ACES is that it only requires two supportive players (plus yours truly) to enable a sufferer to carry on playing in competitions. (Because we don`t change tables for the duration of the tournament)


But partnering an Alzheimer`s sufferer can paradoxically also be very rewarding mentally. More self satisfying and stimulating than the average club tournament due to the unique and new challenges we face each time. To illustrate this point, the articles scheduled for publication include a report of one particular experience three years ago during research I conducted on behalf of the World Bridge Federation. On that occasion, the sufferer`s wife invited me to partner him at the local Dutch expat bridge club in Benalmadena. I have to admit it was the most exhausting game of bridge I have ever played in my life. But it remains to this day also the most memorable I have ever played. Very amusing at times. And it ended in a buffet party with all the club members. A wonderful afternoon for everyone. 

Full story on the problems I had to overcome - plus the highlights and the result of that competition - will follow end August.

Trevor - 21h05 on 27/7/21 and updated 6/8/21