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All Day Bridge 17th June
A good time was had by all
  • Beryl Boote and Hilary Austin
  • Deborah Rabbidge and Robert Cooper
  • Derek Ellis
  • Jan Pennington - I knew there was some non-alcoholic somewhere!
  • Paddy Seligman and Eileen Mullett
  • Sheila Whitt, Masuma Ali and Mary Able
  • Eileen Townsend: Should we try five card majors?
  • Forgotten something Robbie? Cutlery perhaps?
  • Mary Ellis and Sue Hutchings
  • Melvyn enjoys his lunch
  • Pre match coffee
  • Lunch time for Suzanne Hinks, Gay Lind and Sue Pulley
And the winners were ....
Many congratulations to the star performers at the All Day Bridge who were:

Top of the shop - Hazel Tindal and Masuma Ali with 61.54%

A close second - Deirdrie and John Bradley with 60.46%

And an even closer third - Sue Hutchings and Robbie Roberson with 60.10%.

"It was all incredibly close," said ABC Chairman Melvyn Pamplin. "Very well done to them all."
Not a lot of people know that
Not a lot of people know that
The All Day Bridge ran like clockwork in the capable hands of Neil Tracey - who worked out the movement, entered the scores on his laptop as he went along and produced the morning's results, like a rabbit out of a hat, while we were still eating our lunch and the all-day results while we enjoyed our tea.

It turned out that Neil's expertise is due in part to the 30 years he spent in South Africa where he was Chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Bridge Union in South Africa and in charge of 19 bridge clubs.

"I really got into bridge in South Africa," he said. And it turns out that his clubs included some seriously good players: "In 2007 they beat the Italians in the quarter finals of the Bermuda Bowl," he said. "They really are hot stuff."

KwaZulu-Natal's loss is Afternoon Bridge Club's gain, and we are all most grateful to Neil for the brilliant job he did on the All Day scoring.