Played for at the Easter Congress Intermediate/Junior Pairs 5B Tournament. Ailsa Hollis joined the Auckland Bridge Club in the late 1940's. She was an outstanding player and a very popular teacher. She was also a chess representative for New Zealand in Australia and at the Israeli Olympiad. Her last game at the ABC was in 1996, and she came first.
This salver is awarded to the top pair in the 5A Walk-in Pairs at the Queen's Birthday Congress usually played in June. The Salver was donated by the West End Club that played in Westmere, and closed in 1999. Previously the salver was awarded by the Northern Contract Bridge Club .
Friday PM. Played in June/ July. The salver was donated by Peter Sayers in 2008 in memory of Katherine who was a staunch supporter of the club and was made a Life Member in 1995. - Current competition in June
Friday PM. Championship pairs, Honours Board. Current competition is in September. Nora Heighway married AE (Ted) Heighway, came to NZ from France and lived in Arney Cres, Remuera. She loved her bridge and when not at bridge created beautiful tapestries.
Friday AM, a six session tournament usually held in September, awarded to top pair in Section 2. Donated in 2008 by Roma Sims, a long term member of the Club, in commemoration of her son Malcolm who was an talented player, all round sportsman and character who passed away at the age of 50.
Friday AM. 3 session tournament, Spring pairs section 1. This salver was presented to the club in 2000 by Mr Pillai of Hydrabad, he played at our Club for several months and enjoyed his time with us. He donated the salver on behalf of the Indian Bridge Federation to promote good will between the countries.
Friday PM. Championship Teams. Donated in 1991 by Mrs Janet Barnard to encourage teams events at the Club. Janet was Club President 1990-91 and elected a Life Member in 2001, and enjoys her bridge! Current competition is in November.
Individual Men's points trophy for Tuesday PM, Section 1. The Trophy was donated in 1955. Eric Rothschild left Germany to arrive in New Zealand in 1939. He lived in Symonds St Auckland where he had a fancy goods shop opposite Khyber Pass. An excellent bridge player and uncle of Ruth Filler (see Filler Cup.) He passed away in l956.
Ladies Points Trophy for Thursday PM. Nora Heighway married AE (Ted) Heighway, came to NZ from France and lived in Arney Cres, Remuera. She loved her bridge and when not at bridge created beautiful tapestries.
A three session novices tournament on Monday PM. This salver was donated in 1995. Elsie Hubber played at the club in the 1950's when it was at Airdale Street. She taught bridge and was a benefactor of the club.
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