Peninsula Bridge Club
The winners of the inaugural Under100mp Club Pairs Championship are Maggie Gibbs and Jen Ardill. Congratulations to them both.
There was a tie for second place between Susan Jensen and Annegrete Kolding (with an honourable mention of Sandie Rooke who was an excellent substitute) and Sarah Young and Hans van Weeren.
We were very pleased to have 24 pairs entering this competition in the first year.
Find 4 different partners for 4 Mondays in October for the Annual Stebbins Trophy Competition.
The Annual General Meeting will be at 11am on Saturday 29th October followed by a FREE game so please try and attend.
As usual we will have a spectacular Melbourne Cup lunch and a fun day including a hat parade on Tuesday 1st November.
There are a host of congresses around NSW this month. The Central West Novice Tournament for players with less than 50 MPs will be held in Bathurst on the weekend of the 29th/30th October. The Sydney Spring Nationals will run from the 19th to 27th October. There is also the Pennant Hills Teams Congress on the 16th October and the Trumps Bridge Club Spring Teams on the 30th October. Check the Coming Events section of the NSWBA web-site for details and to enter on-line.
The Australia Wide Open Pairs results and prize winners have been published. Click here for the full results and your personalised booklet. If your name is mentioned you will need to contact them to claim your prize. Vona Hadfield and Carmel Bourke managed to score a book prize for making 2HX on board 4. This is described as a unique top!
The PBC Committee organised an Expert Determination to resolve the Peninsula Club Pairs Championship dispute. The panel consisted of two eminent members of the bridge community – John McIlrath (director) and John Brownie (retired supreme court judge). The experts determined that the substitution of Lyn Smith for Maurice Loomes was legal and that there is no reason to think otherwise than that Rachael Loomes acted quite properly.
Accordingly the Club Pairs Championship result will be reinstated and Rachael and Maurice Loomes be declared the winners. The Determination can be read in full here.