2018 June Newsletter

Another newsletter, how time flies when you are having fun at bridge

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  • For your calendar
  • Membership News
  • Helper of the Month
  • Some important thank yous
  • Support Youth Bridge
  • Directors Seminar
  • Pink Ribbon Breakfast
  • Club Results
  • Tournament results
  • An Interesting Hand
  • Sponsors Corner

For your Calendar

Daytime Beginner Lessons
Interclub
Youth Fundraiser 
Bruce McLaren 8B Swiss Pairs
Interclub 
Pink Ribbon Breakfast                       

21 June
22 June
24 June
05 July
13 July
25 July


Membership News

New Members

A very special welcome to new and returning members – Alec Luen, Sylvia Hunt, Angela Signal, Gerry Nyssen

Database Changes

A big thank you to those who email in their changes in address, phone and email accounts.  It certainly helps with the communication channels.

 

Helper of the Month

This month it is to a member who quietly did a job that just needed doing.  There are countless little tasks around the club which are done to keep the rooms and playing facilities up to scratch.  Cheryl patiently cleans and tidies our table number cards

Cheryl Parsons - Cleaning table numbering cards

Other important acknowledgements

A Big Thank You

I am sure you are enjoying those wonderful fruit Jellies

Thank you to Carol De Luca, jelly maker extraordinaire who makes the jellies and lets us sell them as a fundraising venture

Have you ever wondered?

Have you ever wondered what happens to our broken chairs.

Well the wonderful Owen Hayward, takes them away to his work shop and works his magic.  Most appreciated thank you Owen.

Support Youth Bridge

Tracey Lewis is passionately organising a training weekend for youth players.

This weekend will culminate in a 
One Session Fun Individual Tournament at
1 pm on Sunday 24 June, directed by Patrick

This fundraising is for our youth players who are going to represent NZ in China in August

Pink Ribbon Breakfast

This breakfast served with a little extra zest is being organised by Angie Fitzgerald and her group of volunteer helpersMark 25 July into your calendar to support Pink Ribbon and enjoy fun and friendship before Wednesday morning Bridge

2018 May Club Results

Matchpoint Pairs

Wed PM

Tony Jiang & Julia Zhu

Hunter Cup SA

FRI AM

Susan Horn & Carol Joseph

Hunter Pairs SB

FRI AM

Audrey Crowe & Anna Wall

Heighway Cup Pairs

FRI PM

Russell Watt & Julie Atkinson

Topia Tankard

MON AM

Mitsuko Wada & Tony Morcom

Akarana Cup Pairs SA

TUES PM

Graham Wakefield & Peter Hensman

May Wilkinson Teams SB

TUES PM

Ruth Filler, Bruce Fenton,
Neville Thomas & Dennis Watkinson

May Pairs SA

WED AM

Phil Lynch & Rob Skinner

May Pairs SB

WED AM

Sylvia Millard & Sue Stevenson

Weatherby Salver

WED PM

Jane & Owen Hayward

Championship Teams

THU PM

Barry Palmer & Neil Stuckey,
Glenis Palmer & Christine Wilson

May Pairs SA

FRI AM

Patricia McCallig & Pat Milliner

May Pairs SB

FRI AM

Vivienne Redding & Annie Satterthwaite

Butler Pairs

FRI PM

Elaine & Bruce Fisher

Tournament Results

June

Queen’s Birthday Congress

10A Pairs - 1st Blair and Elizabeth Fisher, 3rd Peer and Ashley Bach
5B Pairs – 1st Eddy Tan and Yiwei Qi, 2nd Ming High and Jan Brown
10A teams – 1st Cornell Team, 2nd Carter team
3A West End Walk in Pairs – 1st Janet Barnard and Pauline Andrews. 2nd Julia Zhu and Tony Jiang

Paihia 5A – 4th Jeremy Hoskin-Fraser & John O’Connor
Papatoetoe 3A -  1st Christine Wilson & Barry Jones, 3rd Douglas Russell & Andrew Tarbutt
Papatoetoe 5B –  2nd Candice Doyle & Karen Smith, 3rd Takayo Yanagasawa & Jessica Morris
NZ Barok 8B Pairs – 1st Gillian Alexander & Cheryl Winsor; 2nd Barry Palmer & Fuxia Wen, 3rd Sylvester Riddell & John Goodman
Waitemata Intermediate 5B – 1st Ming High & Heather Robertson 
National 15A Swiss Pairs – 3rd Jan Cormack & Pam Livingston, 5th Sylvester Riddell & Mark Robertson

An Interesting Hand

Thank you, we welcome articles for the newsletter from members.  Email to abc.membership@xtra.co.nz

 A contribution from Jeremy Hoskin-Fraser.

 

This was an interesting hand that appeared in a teams tournament a little while ago.

 

SA873

HJ8642
DK753
C

 

SJ9
HA75
DAQT94
CKQ3

 

SQT
HT9
DJ62
CAJT865

 

South
SK6543
HKQ2
D8
C9742

 

Dlr - North, Vul - NON

The bidding

             P          P          2S*      3D**
             4S        P          P          5D*** 
             X

*2S showing 0-14 HCP and a 5-6 card suit.
**3D (although a X may have been equally suitable).
*** Does one reopen the bidding or let 4S go through? N/S chose to bid 5D which was doubled and passed out for -800.

Although this may look like an overly aggressive bid, how sure would you be that your partner doesn't have a 10 count and the Opposition are simply pre-empting you out of your cold contract?

Sponsors Corner

Thank you to Taishan Buidling Group and NZ Barok who sponsored tournaments in June