The Traralgon Bridge Club conducted its 2022 Congress on 21st and 22nd August, the first face-to-face Congress since 2019. Players came from various clubs around Gippsland and the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
The Congress was run at the Italian Australian Club in Morwell, which proved to be an excellent venue. The event was directed by Keith Katt, a qualified bridge director based at Mirboo North.
Saturday’s play was a Swiss Pairs event, with 30 pairs participating. This event was won by Steve and Mary Colling from Frankston Bridge Club, runners-up were Helen Porter and Elizabeth Thomson from Sale, and third were Fred Sundermann (Sale) and Roshni Chand (Traralgon).
Sunday’s play was a Swiss Teams event, with 12 teams participating. This event was won by the team of Arendina Drury, Richard Moss, Jack Kuiper and Deb Anglim, from the South Gippsland and Phillip Island clubs. Runners-up were George Campbell, Sandor Varga, Judy Banks and Anna Kearon, from the Sale and Bairnsdale clubs.
Both events featured a high standard of play in a friendly atmosphere, and were enjoyed by all participants.
Greg Nicholson (President of Traralgon Bridge Club) thanked the major supporters of the Congress, Loy Yang B Power Station and the Italian-Australian Club, for helping the club to stage a successful event.
Winners of the Swiss Pairs Mary and Steve Colling receive their prize from Greg Nicholson (President, Traralgon Bridge Club), with Keith Katt (Congress Director) at right.
Players concentrating on their play during the Swiss Pairs event.
Winners of the Swiss Teams event: Richard Moss, Dina Drury, Deb Anglim, Jack Kuiper.