What a great weekend of Bridge this years Congress turned out to be.
Saturday saw 156s players compete in three divisions with only a couple of Victory Points separating the top pairs in each section.
In the long run the winners were:
Open: Niek Van Vucht and Vicky Lisle from Charles and John McMahon.
Restricted: Diana Waddell and Sally Keenan from Martin Brown and Gail McKenzie
Novice: Liz Morell and Sasha Bennett from Kate Courts and Maureen Milgate.
Best local pairs were
Open Brian McCarney and Val Heferen
Restricted: Kaye Chambers and Judy Bowman
Novice: Michael and Libby Cox.
Sunday saw 38 teams comprising 152 players front up. Results were:
Open: Charles and John McMahon, Pauline Gumby and Warren Lazer
Restricted: Pauline Greig Alan Toohey Lois and John Rolls
A big congratulations to the organising committee on a great success. Special mention must be made of Marelle Irvine for the hours, worries and success she went through in the 12 months leading up to this years event. Also a special thanks must go to the tournament Director Ian Lisle for such a smooth weekend.
Full results of the Congress can be viewed on the NSW Bridge Association web site at www.nswba.com.au. On the right of the screen are results, Just click on Mudgee and you are there.