Athenaeum vs. RAC
On 11th October 2021, the Athenaeum played its first face-to-face match since February 2020. The match – vs. the RAC – was hosted by the Athenaeum in its Garden Room as a convivial evening of 24 boards. The Athenaeum pairs were John Neilson (Captain) & Donald Singer, Michael Oppenheimer & Bill Shanahan, James Cooper & Geoffrey Lloyd and Hazelanne Lewis & David Morriss. The RAC pairs were Howard Salter (Captain) & Colin Freeman, Fiona & Henry McWatters, Charito McIver & Robin Kilborn and Pauli Laumen & David Wilson. Congratulations to the RAC team who won this matchplay event by 24 IMPs.
Athenaeum vs. MCC
14th January 2021. The Athenaeum has played its first match of the year - an entertaining online evening of 20 boards against the MCC. The Athenaeum pairs were John Neilson & Donald Singer, Michael Oppenheimer & Bill Shanahan, Pascal Ricketts & Geoffrey Lloyd, Catherine Rice-Evans & Rex Goad. The MCC pairs were Simon & David Alterman, Elliot & Beverly Black, Paul Singer & James Meynell, Shiv Datt & Daniel Flowers. Congratulations to the MCC team who were ahead by 6 IMPs in each half, thus with an overall win by 12 IMPs.