Congratulations to Helen Cameron and Louise Wilson, who WON the Teams event in the "Really-Easy Congress" on Wednesday, and were way out in front in the X-IMPS! They also came 3rd and 6th in two of the Pairs events.
In the Swiss Pairs (four-session) event in the Main congress at the weekend, John Sansom (with Jason Hackett) were 15th=, and Nick Forward and Steve Allerston were 18th=, out of 160 pairs. Well done to all!
Congratulations to Pam Pearce, who (with partner Ron Davis) won the recent Llandudno Swiss Pairs Congress; also to John Sansom (with Jason Hackett) who was in 2nd place.
For our latest event, we are returning to the original format of "multi-café" in Worcester centre, on Thursday 12th September. Please book using the form here.
Above are some photos of previous events.
More about Worcester's Café Bridge events - (currently in aid of ACORN'S CHILDREN'S HOSPICE - we have raised over £500 in our events so far)
Café Bridge is a new thing which is taking off all around the country (and abroad), but especially in the London area; Cafe Bridge events have been held in Nottingham, Wimbledon, Barnes, Henley, Richmond, Newark and other places; most notably, Bromsgrove held the first Worcestershire-based event in October 2016, and are repeating theirs' this autumn. The Richmond June event has just set a new record of 77 tables!
Most Café Bridge events are focused on making money for charities, and whilst we do intend to give all surplus funds to charity, our main priority is to promote the game of Bridge in Worcester, hopefully drawing attention to the growth of Daytime Bridge in the County, as well as making sure everyone has a great time and a good lunch! (plus coffee, cakes etc!)
We have now run five events: Sept 2017 (three cafes); Christmas Party 2017 + 2018 (at Elgar's), April 2018 (at Bolero's Caffe) and Sept 2018 "Bridge@TheHive" - it has proved possible to do either multi-cafe events OR single café - each have logistical issues to be resolved, but we like a challenge!
20th September 2018: Rufus, Trish, Ele, Sheila, Dennis and Andy O'H, putting Bridge and Worcester on the map via the BBC!
Listen (asap!) on this iPlayer radio link:
16m25 for the Rowdies (Rufus, Ele, Sheila, Trish and Dennis) (approx 5 mins); 25m15, where Kate actually describes us as "Bridge-Playing Dudes/The Rabble!"...
38m30 for the Chairman... (another 5 mins) (ignoring the debate about whether Bridge is related to Cribbage); Andy O'Hare with the top quotes of the day at 53m55... (another 4 mins)
A good day was had by all at Caffe Bolero; five tables played a full all-play-all movement, and had a very nice lunch + a few coffees and cakes! Prizes went to Martin Gill, Andy + Lollie, and to the "wooden-spooners", Batman and Superman!
Players were generous in their donations to Acorns Children's Hospice, and, with a little extra from the event surplus, we raised £125 for our charity.
We hope to have another "multi-café" event in September!
Rather grainy pics - I think some food must have got on the lens!
Well, that was fun! Well done to Lorna and Rufus (Winners), Pam and Sheila (2nd) and Andy and Richard (3rd); indeed to all, for making it such an enjoyable day, played in the best spirit.
Still a few sums to do, but we raised approximately £150 for Acorns too.
Lots of good publicity for the event and the game of Bridge, as Mike was grilled by his former pupil Elliott Webb on BBC H&W;
1) An early morning call, before the event, listen here at approx 1hr 55m20: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05ds9m5
2) A neat bit of video editing on FaceBook: (1400 views and counting - will we go viral??) https://www.facebook.com/..
3) More on Friday morning's show, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05dsb4k - scroll to 51 mins; including a nice interview with Sharon at the table.
MANY thanks from Mike to all the helpers, Tim, Andy, George, Peter, Dick, Mike W, and to Sue and Denn for coming along as back-up pair.
More pics to follow...