Cambridge Contract Bridge Club (Inc)
Newsletter ─ November 2012
It was an outstanding day for Cambridge
players. The winners were Sandy Davis and
G Cuttriss from Tokoroa. Runners-up were
Kim Grounds and Karen Payne who got an
outstanding 70.03% in one session. Third
Our club has been buzzing! were Ray Milner and Clare Coles. Session
winners were Dayelle Cole and Iris
SBS Intermediate Tournament Thomas; Melanie
This was a very successful tournament, Margaret MacKay;
particularly in terms of the very friendly and Alyson Clay and
atmosphere created, and the obvious Joan McHarg who came
enjoyment of all the participants. It was a fourth overall.
little disappointing that the entries were well
down on the record number we had last year. As the Cambridge Intermediate Tournament
is the last in the Waikato-Bays Champions
My thanks to all who League, a presentation was made to the
helped in some way. The winners Clare Coles and Kevin Whyte. This
raffle table was a great has been won by Cambridge members for the
drawcard, and thanks to all the third year in a row. Congratulations to
those members who Clare and Kevin.
donated items for the
various raffles. Thanks
too to those who provided
food for morning tea, lunch cakes and slices, Karen’s ability to convey her messages so
and snacks for the end of play. vividly captured her audience. It was very
helpful to have practice boards to reinforce
Many members added to the success of the the night’s lesson, and then the discussion
day. Thank you to Joan McHarg, afterwards helped to clarified any issues.
Tournament Secretary; Helen Lloyd for
organising the kitchen, and the kitchen and With such enthusiastic support from the club,
bar helpers; Michael Neels for dealing the the series was a real winner. Karen says she
cards and acting as scorer for the day; Anne would be available for a second series next
Blewden for the flowers and being in charge year, and we can all eagerly look forward to
of the raffles; our two stand-by players Eve that.
Montgomery and Marlene Pollock; and the
committee for their planning and support. Karen has made a correction to the notes on
the Michaels cue bid (the last presentation).
This bid can only be used as with either a
strong hand or a weak hand. Each pair needs
to choose their system option.
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Use of table money vouchers Bill Mitchell
It would make the weekly banking of table We will miss Bill Mitchell who was a very
money easier to handle if more members were respected and valued member of our club.
to make use of the vouchers. Bill decided to learn to play bridge in his mid-
eighties! He was proof of the saying that you
The forms for ordering the vouchers are on are never too old to learn.
the front table. Fill out a form and payment
option, and place this in the mailbox on the Bill loved his bridge. He had a nimble mind,
wall to the right of the nametags. The and thoroughly enjoyed the stimulation and
vouchers will be given to you by the director the competitive aspects of bridge. It became a
at your next playing session. very important part of his life. He revelled in
the times he and his partner were placed in a
AGM and Prizegiving session. Bill continued to play right up to the
last few weeks of his life.
This is to be held on
Monday 26 November at Get well soon!
6pm. Members are asked
to bring a plate for a pot Freda Love has had a hip replacement. She
luck dinner. Partners and will be in Te Awamutu for six weeks
children are invited to convalescing and would welcome any
come for all or part of the visitors.
Dorrie Carnegie is not well enough to come
The format is: to bridge, but is keen to have a game at her
6pm: Annual General Meeting home.
7pm: Pot luck dinner
8pm: Prizegiving. Malcolm Hill has unfortunately developed
shingles and is finding this a very painful
Nominations for the 2013 Committee must be condition. We wish him a speedy recovery.
given to Karen Payne (Secretary) fourteen
days prior to the meeting. Remits/motions A few reminders
must also be given to Karen fourteen days
beforehand. Any remit/motion should be Please, if you are part of a group using the
proposed and signed a proposer and seconder. bridge rooms and the last to leave, you need
to check that all lights are off, the windows
Directors, Scorers and Card are closed, the Zip is turned off and the
Dealers outside door is closed.
The organisation needed for the smooth
running of our club is more complicated and
time-consuming than in former years. The
technology we use, the more sessions we run,
and the larger membership all add to this.
We need more help with directing, scoring
and card dealing. Training will be given for
Please let a Committee member know if you President
are willing to help in any way.
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