2018 March Newsletter
Another newsletter, how time flies when you are having fun at bridge
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For your Calendar
Easter Congress - Sponsored by 7 St Vincent & Remuera House of Travel 31 Mar – 2 Apr
Anzac 8B Pairs 25 April
Farewell to Debbie, Club Manager
On 2 March Deborah Tangney left after managing the Auckland Bridge Club for 4 years. We thanked Debbie for her excellent contribution to the running of the club and she left with a lovely watch from the club. We were all sad to see Debbie leave the team but wish her all the best in her overseas adventures
SGM – this meeting held on the 2nd of March which ratified the committee’s decision that Murray Weatherston become club president.
New Club Manager– after the detailed announcement of the appointment of Clare Wade, we welcomed Clare to the club on Monday 12 March.
A very special welcome to new and returning members - Marg Morgan, Oliver Hoffman, Sue Hujlich, Clare Doole, Judy Hart, Karen More, Rob Clark, Heather Malcouronne, Jill Patterson, Serena Ha (Youth), Wayne Smith, Bruce Forbes, Marianne Forbes, Michael Stacey, John Matthews, Desré Simpson, Robyn Spottiswood, Christine Bryan-Wells, Mary Chamberlain, Ming Zhu, Liz Barrett, Els MacKenzie, Lachie Shea
Sadly, we said farewell to - Patrick Bell, Jean Brenton, Lorraine MacGibbon
Well Done - New Zealand Bridge certificates
Silver Grand Master -Douglas Russell
Grand Master – Rosemary Matskows
Helper of the Month
This month it is to a member who quietly did a job that just needed doing.
Wayne Smith Club Pride, Cleaning Outside signage
2018 Beginner Lessons started 5 March. We are particularly thrilled to have a very large beginners starting their bridge journey
Sunday afternoon bingo – thank you to Chris and Angie Fitzgerald who put a lot of effort into a fun pre-Christmas fundraiser. The afternoon was enjoyed by many.
December – January 2017
Repainting of the interior of the club rooms – Over the Christmas break the painters came in and refreshed the whole interior of the club rooms. A refreshed cream interior with accent trim on doors and door frames. The old noticeboards were taken down and replaced with new noticeboards.
Please return trophies
If you have a club trophy at home can you return it to the club office so that it can be engraved with you and your partners name.
2018 Club Results
Thursday 8B teams won by Team Bach – Peer Bach, Carlos Pelligrini, Michael & Vivien Cornell
Orewa 5B Open 1st Leslie Watt & Cheryl Winsor, 3rd Russell Watt & Jo Clark
Waiheke 8B Restricted - 1st Peer Bach & Lanell Monreal, 2nd Anna Powell & Dave Garrett
Interclub winners – Junior: Auckland Force – Judy Aldridge, Judy Burrows, Moyra Cooke & Rachel Lewis. Intermediate: – Waiheke Sharks & Open: – Team Watt – Auckl& - Russell & Leslie Watt, Bev & Alan Morris
Hibiscus Coast 3A 2nd Douglas Russell & Wayne Benefield,3rd John O’Connor & Jeremy Fraser-Hoskin
Hibiscus Coast 5B – 3rd Sharon Marryatt & Carol Joseph Club Restricted. 1st Tracey Lewis & Jeremy Fraser-Hoskin
Babich Holiday Pairs – &i Boughey & Matthew Brown
Waitemata 5A 2nd Christine Wilson & Wayne Benefield, 3rd Patrick Carter & Carol Richardson
Canberra – Julia Zhu & Tony Jiang – 2nd in Restricted Teams & 2nd in Restricted Swiss Pairs;
Waitangi Day 8B Pairs, Colbeck Cup – Steve Boughey & Matthew Brown
Bell Taylor 5A Pairs, sponsored by Sibuns Funeral Services 1st – Bruce Bell Salver - John Wang & Hank Ping, 1st ladies pair – Eileen Taylor Salver Linda Cartner & Steph Jacob
Orewa 8B Pairs, 2nd Patrick Carter & Lee McGovern
Papakura 5B Pairs – 2nd Ming High & Jan Brown, 3rd Angie & Chris Fitzgerald
Gold Coast Restricted Pairs finals
14th Sue Cohen & Karen Smith 15th= Nicky Bowers & Joy Watkinson
Thursday 7St Vincent 8B – 1st Julia Zhu & Geo Tislevoll
East Coast Bays 5B Intermediate – 1st Candice Doyle & Karen Smith,
From the Director
New System Club points for annual session trophies.
On the recommendation of Director Patrick, the Committee has adopted a new system for calculating club points for the annual session trophies
These new rules will be applied as from 1 January 2018.
It is felt that this new system is much fairer from week to week. Previously team events had a significant higher weight.
It is recognised that the it is theoretically possible that in any session, the pairs methodology could result in all points in a particular session going to N/S pairs and no points to E/W pairs (or vice versa). However we expect statistics will prevails and both those would be rare circumstances and over the course of the year we would expect N/S points to be close to the same as E/W points in aggregate.
We intend to publish running scores for these trophies regularly, but as yet the mechanism for calculation is being finalised
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