A remarkable achievement
SYBIL and Len Ornstin run bridge classes and duplicate sessions at the North Middlesex Golf Club in Whetstone, North London.
Len launched the bridge classes in the
autumn of 1999 after taking the EBUTA
teacher training course, closely follow-
ed by Sybil. The price per head for the
lessons has always been £5 including
drinks and biscuits at half time. Since
their inception of the classes, Sybil and
Len have raised over £20,000 in aid of
various charities – most of them local
to the club, which generously gives the
space to run the classes free of charge.
In addition to the bridge, purely for
fun, Sybil and Len run an annual ten-
hole golf competition known as ‘The
Bridging Golfers Society’, which is
followed by a lively party and dinner.
The photograph shows them centre
front with seventeen of the twenty-four
people who currently support the bridge
and have all become good friends. r
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12 English Bridge October 2010 www.ebu.co.uk