Page 0035

Around & About NEW EBU



BY DEVON BRIDGE CLUB in partnership with Gill’s Cruises

and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

NEWTON Abbot Bridge Club was formed in 1986 and moved in

Cruises with on-board bridge classes designed to help you

2000 from its original premises at the local community centre to

hone your basic systems. Topics include how to respond

play at the Newton Abbot Race Course. The Managing Director of

to your partner’s overcall, when to double, pre-emptive

the race course decided earlier this year totally to refurbish the bidding including Weak Two openers – and much more.

room in which we played, making it inappropriate for the club to Your teacher will be Sue Maxwell, a qualified

remain there but he offered us an alternative dedicated bridge Professional Grade EBU teacher whose classes are

room, a building located underneath the Grandstand. The MD renowned for being very relaxed and good fun.

spent a considerable amount of money in bringing the room up

to standard and a lot of hard work was also carried out by a

number of members.

For further details or to make a booking:

Gill’s Cruise Centre ( 0845 460 7002






Photo: Jim Wallis

The most exciting event of the year will take place in the Miskin

Manor hotel, near Cardiff, from 13th–16th September. The

Newton Abbot Bridge Club Committee members: Buffett Cup is the biennial bridge competition between the

from the left, Chris Nutt, Bob Devine, Fran Fitzgerald (Chair), USA and Europe, and the two teams read like the Who’s Who

Glyn Tomkinson, Dawn Gray (Hon. Secretary), and Mike Kelsey. of bridge. There are three events, pairs, teams and the individ-

ual, where players only play against their opposing continent.

The new bridge room comfortably accommodates sixteen The two teams are:

tables, there is bridge tuition on a Tuesday afternoon, a ‘No Fear’ Europe: Sabine Auken and Daniela Van Arnim, Boye

night on Tuesday evening for less experienced players and those Brogeland and Erik Sælensminde, Giorgio Duboin and

reasonably new to the game. Our duplicate club nights are on Antonio Sementa, Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes, Jason

Wednesday and Thursday evenings; we also run various charity and Justin Hackett, and Geir Helgemo and Tor Helness.

events including two local charities, the Dame Hannah Rogers, a Paul Hackett is captain. Every player is a world champion.

Trust which provides education, therapy, care and respite for USA: David Berkowitz and Alan Sontag, Fred Gitelman and

children and young people with profound physical disabilities, Geoff Hampson, Bob Hamman and Zia Mahmood, Bobby

and Rowcroft, a hospice based in Torquay providing support and Levin and Steve Weinstein, Jill Levin and Jill Myers, and Jeff

care to people in South Devon suffering from a life limiting Meckstroth and Eric Rodwell. Donna Compton is the captain.


Newton Abbot is a thriving duplicate bridge club with a Spectators are welcome at this mouth-watering event; for

membership of around two hundred. All visitors and new and information, e-mail If you cannot

improving players will be made most welcome, and should contact get there, you can watch every board and every table at

our secretary or visit our website www. (Jim Wallis) August 2010 English Bridge 35


  1. Page 0001
  2. Page 0002
  3. Page 0003
  4. Page 0004
  5. Page 0005
  6. Page 0006
  7. Page 0007
  8. Page 0008
  9. Page 0009
  10. Page 0010
  11. Page 0011
  12. Page 0012
  13. Page 0013
  14. Page 0014
  15. Page 0015
  16. Page 0016
  17. Page 0017
  18. Page 0018
  19. Page 0019
  20. Page 0020
  21. Page 0021
  22. Page 0022
  23. Page 0023
  24. Page 0024
  25. Page 0025
  26. Page 0026
  27. Page 0027
  28. Page 0028
  29. Page 0029
  30. Page 0030
  31. Page 0031
  32. Page 0032
  33. Page 0033
  34. Page 0034
  35. Page 0035
  36. Page 0036
  37. Page 0037
  38. Page 0038
  39. Page 0039
  40. Page 0040
  41. Page 0041
  42. Page 0042
  43. Page 0043
  44. Page 0044
  45. Page 0045
  46. Page 0046
  47. Page 0047
  48. Page 0048
  49. Page 0049
  50. Page 0050
  51. Page 0051
  52. Page 0052
  53. Page 0053
  54. Page 0054
  55. Page 0055
  56. Page 0056