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Around & About IMPROVE YOUR BRIDGE

CRUISES

MINIBRIDGE CHALLENGE

KATHY Whiting’s two Minibridge clubs met head to head for the

first time on 9th December. Martin Pool kindly transported the

West Hoathly team of nervous and excited 7-10 year olds to

Warninglid where they received a warm welcome from Head

Teacher Mrs Powell. After the introductions, she gave everyone a

tour of the school, before showing them into the match room.

The match started with food, drink and plenty of noise (it was

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The match was declared a draw with a rematch planned for the

end of the summer term. Every child received a rosette at the end

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of term in recognition of his or her progress, and one was heard

to say: ‘I’m going to play bridge forever!’

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS

Before parting there were thank-yous all round, and in particular NEW

to Martin Pool for his much appreciated help during the year, for

7 – 11 March 2011

which (in the absence of an appropriate rosette) he was given a A new event for 2011

box of his favourite chocolates. (Bob Whiting)

held on five separate evenings

(different hands and ranking lists

PHOTO OF THE YEAR each evening – see page 28)

National ranking lists and Master Points will be

produced each evening in each of the four

categories:

A. Overall

B. For pairs both members of which are below

the rank of Tournament Master

C. For pairs both members of which are below

the rank of Star Master

D. For pairs both members of which are below

the rank of District Master

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