Page 0042

Around & About

BIRTHDAY GIRL BIRTHDAY BOY

Pam Jenkins with Ross BC Chairman Roy Milnes Hubert Castle at his 100th birthday party

MEMBERS OF Ross Bridge Club were delighted to celebrate HUBERT CASTLE, President of the Yorkshire CBA, reached his

recently the latest achievement of Pam Jenkins in becoming a century on 24 May. He was Chairman of the YCBA from 1976 to

nonagenarian. They were generously treated to some highly 1990 and Chairman of Huddersfield BC for many years.

appropriately decorated birthday cake to accompany their tea- Bridge was his chief hobby, closely followed by gardening and,

time break during the first round of the club’s Summer Pairs in his younger days, tennis. He played with a series of partners

event. Pam has been a devoted bridge player for most of her life including his wife Cath, to whom he was happily married for over

and in addition to being a regular supporter of many local clubs, sixty years. He now has five grandsons and ten great-grandchildren.

with her late husband, Brian, she was a founder member of On the day after his birthday the family had invited over thirty

Newent Bridge Club in 1973. bridge players to join them for a celebration lunch at Woodsome

Pam is a still a highly accomplished and much liked bridge Hall Golf Club. As he did not want any presents, Hubert had indi-

player as indicated by her second-place 57.14% achievement in cated that a donation to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

the event playing with her good friend, Judith Landau, and When the Salvationists heard about this, they responded by sending

another runners-up spot in the previous week's event when she a band to play for us after lunch in glorious sunshine. Not even the

partnered her daughter Sue, who with her husband Ken have been family knew that he was interested in the Salvation Army. Asked why

visiting the UK from their home in Australia to be part of the he had chosen them, Hubert replied: ‘Because it was the only place

family celebrations. (Roy Milnes) where I could get a bath when I was in the army!’ (Roy Garthwaite)

‘GENTLE DUPLICATE’ AT FOLKESTONE

2013 HAS seen a number of new initiatives at Folkestone Duplicate Bridge Club, leading

to a welcome growth in club membership.

In February the club moved home to a new state-of-the-art pavilion at the Three Hills

Sports Park in Folkestone, which has a bar, refreshment facilities and a large free car

park. It also has a lift to the upper floor where the club meets on a Monday evening.

At the same venue the club’s fully qualified EBU teacher and chairman, Chris Lohan,

runs two daytime classes for beginners and improvers. These are extremely popular with

anything up to forty students participating, but the challenge was then to give those new

players sufficient confidence to play duplicate with the more experienced club members.

Chris’s solution was to introduce a second separate movement alongside normal club

duplicate, playing up to eighteen of the same pre-dealt boards at a slower pace than in

the main movement. This has the great advantage that the hands are then available for

discussion at the classes. Usually there are five or six ‘gentle duplicate’ tables and this has

led to a gradual flow of new players into the main movement as confidence is built up.

Without doubt, this initiative has been a great success, for not only does the majority

of the more experienced students attend on a regular basis, but it has also attracted other

local, less confident players into the club. As a result, Folkestone Duplicate Bridge Club 92-year old ‘student’, Linda Rene-Martin,

is now thriving. (Geoff Burrell) with Chris Lohan at the Three Hills Sports Park

42 English Bridge August 2013 www.ebu.co.uk

Index

  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
  57. Page 0057
  58. Page 0058
  59. Page 0059
  60. Page 0060
  61. Page 0061
  62. Page 0062
  63. Page 0063
  64. Page 0064
  65. Page 0065
  66. Page 0066
  67. Page 0067
  68. Page 0068
  69. Page 0069
  70. Page 0070
  71. Page 0071
  72. Page 0072
  73. Page 0073
  74. Page 0074