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DOUBLE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
DOUBLE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

It was certainly a very happy birthday yesterday for Valentina.

Despite her physical handicap, she made it to my party to celebrate her own big day. By her own admission she is a crazy Rumanian lady.

I can certainly go along with that self assessment after partnering her at the club the past two weeks. 

But, with equal certainty, I can say that she is a very good bridge player.

Trevor 1838 on 22/7/21

Your QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Online or Face to Face. Where does bridge go from here?

How can we play competitive F2F bridge NOW?

Will bridge clubs survive?

Will table fees increase when clubs reopen?

When will “clinically vulnerable players” be able to safely return to the bridge table?

In the perceived absence of any sensible and useful guidance from bridge administrators, I endeavour to reassure players via my diagnoses and prescriptiona for resolving common concerns. You can read my analyses on the “Keep Bridge Alive” page.

Trevor 22h40 on 10/1/21

Update 23/2/21.
Update 23/2/21.

The ACES mobile club - and especially the bridge school - is now in full swing. Last week it was the French connection when Irish and English were invited to join Thierry at his home in Santa Cruz. Yesterday it was the turn of our friends in Palmmar. This time it was Gaby and Juergen from Hamburg honouring us with their presence.

Trevor 15h00 23/2/21

DINNER DATES in Tenerife

Life goes on at ACES with the ever popular Bridge (or Rummikub) sessions with dinner. For 4 persons only, they are afternoon games played outdoors starting at 3pm. Dinner is likewise served on the terrace. Charge inclusive of table fee plus 3 course dinner with drinks is E12 p.p.

Here are the home-made menus available:

Menu 1

Cream of spinach soup

Duck in orange sauce

Lemon or Chocolate Cheesecake

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Menu 2

Tuna, mushroom, leek and red pepper tart

Roast chicken with three veg

Mixed fruit crumble

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Menu 3

Cheese tart

Tagliatelli puttanesca

Kiwi tart 

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Menu 4

Leek and potato soup with stilton

Steak and kidney pie with 3 veg

Fruit salad

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Menu 5

Melon and cured Iberian ham

Salmon and potato bake

Lemon tart

Menu 6

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Fish soup

Albondigas in tomato sauce

Apple pie and ice cream

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Dinner dates can be enjoyed as much by beginners as by experienced players in search of competitive bridge. 

You will need to provide evidence to satisfy me beyond reasonable doubt that you are not a carrier of the virus. To protect the existing members of the “ACES bubble” of which several are, like me, categorised as “clinically extremely vulnerable”. That assessment will be subjective and based on my experience over several decades of working with severely ill cystic fibrosis sufferers. They necessarily had to avoid close contact at all costs with anybody suffering from even the most innocuous of viruses (such as the common cold) which could prove fatal to CF sufferers. 

Trevor 00h05 on 20/7/21

Los GIGANTES, Tenerife
Los GIGANTES, Tenerife

An ACES bridge star finds serenity at the foot of the giant cliffs from which this coastal resort gets its name

TMW 12/2/21.

Have your say
HOT TOPICS

 

It`s your turn to speak

 

Tell us about your club and/or national Federation.

The good, the bad & the ugly

 

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Please be CONSTRUCTIVE, PRAGMATIC and HONEST in your comments.

 

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Bear in mind that the purpose of this site is not only to promote intergenerational bridge, but also to encourage

BRIDGE for EVERYONE

 

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On this website forum your opinions really do count.

They may be shared with the WBF and National Federations as part of ongoing studies designed to

IMPROVE the ENJOYMENT of BRIDGE for ALL PLAYERS 

 

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Below you will find a few of the current HOT TOPICS in the form of questions

Have your say on any theme - or simply treat the questions as a survey by replying yes/no to each*

 

1. Zero Tolerance - Fact or fiction at your club?

2. Is there a Hideous Hog in your club?

3. Would children under 14 be allowed to play in your club?

4. Should prize money be awarded at regular club tournaments?

5. Are psychic bids outlawed at your regular club tournaments?

6. Do beginners have to reach a qualifying standard before they can play in your club tournaments?

7. Have you - or any of your friends  - left a bridge club due to the bad behaviour of other members?

8. Do you prefer to play bridge at home with friends - or in clubs?

9. Could your club and/or Federation do more to improve your enjoyment of bridge?

10. Do you have a theory on why some of the most hideous of hogs at the bridge table are often the nicest people one could meet away from the table?

   

 

One final question exclusively for members of Aces Academy:

 

Would you like us arrange monthly or ladder competitions for any of the following games? 

 

Rummikub, cribbage, backgammon, dominoes

 

Games that can be enjoyed by any and every generation
 

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Did you know that totally BLIND people play bridge tournaments - and WIN

 

I would not be asking that question if I hadn`t been beaten by a blind pair using braille cards

That extraordinary feat - a blind pair finishing ahead of over 100 experienced and full-sighted pairs - was achieved at a festival in Roquebrune-sur-Argens (France)

Absolutely incredible!

A truly humbling and heartening experience for me and all the other participants

 

Yes, the pleasures of bridge are there for ALL to enjoy

 

Trevor 27/1/19

 *Please use mail pro forma on contacts page, or write to this mail address: onbesbinlira@gmail.com