"GOOD MORNING" (Mon. 8th June)
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|A RANGE OF SIMPLE EXERCISES|
PLAY BRIDGE ON LINE
MILK BOTTLE TOPS
'ON A BARREN ROAD'
STIRK HOUSE HOTEL 2019
Thank you all for another enjoyable three days.
Highlights included -
A very exciting and potentially dangerous addition to your entertainment was 'Garden Jenga'
(Shame if you missed it on the 1st night? Girls won!)
The jigsaw was completed.
There was a big turnout on the last night for the traditional L - R - C
Anne & David McClures won the quiz (again)
Ian Borthwick & Sue Gascoin bid a GRAND SLAM
But none of this was
A PACHE (or even a Shadow) on yet another splendid musical extravaganza courtesy of
Diane, Trevor and Ramsay.
For those who want to use (or groan at) the veggie quiz you can download a pdf here.
Veggie Quiz & answers
Pictures and teams results HERE.
Hope you enjoyed the break.
At the last NEBA Executive Meeting (14/8/19) we discussed the possibility of running a new competition, open to players who regular play in supervised events. We agreed that we’d aim to run such a competition in late April 2020 (and suggested Saturday or Sunday April 18/19). It was also agreed that the Secretary (Adrian Darnell!) would alert all clubs of this new event.
I’d welcome any feedback on the idea of running an annual competition for supervised players (please note that the event itself will not permit ‘supervision’). If anyone has any idea about its potential appeal, and where we might hold it, I’d be most grateful to hear from you.
Once we have finalised the details of this new competition we’ll add it to the calendar and ask you all to advertise it and encourage your students to engage with it.
NEBA NEWCOMERS WINNERS
While we were enjoying ourselves at Stirk, two of our Newburn pairs competed in the NEBA Congress 'Newcomers' Event.
Our congratulations go to Mirriam Cassidy and Jane Wren who did well and ended half way down the field, but Peter & Pat Ford won the event with a huge percentage score.
Their success means that our Newburn gang. have won for two consecutive years
Last year, the winners were Colin Dobson and Alan Tweddle.
GRANGE HOTEL March 27-30 2020
Although I am not convinced of the need to cancel our weekend, (13th March - OK hindsight is a wonderful thing) the constant media warnings that the situation is likely to get worse and the worldwide precautions being taken, have led Phil and I to the inevitable conclusion that it would be unwise to proceed.
We have guests who are presently self isolating after returning from holidays abroad and a couple still recovering from their holiday after two weeks. As some of us are approaching the most vulnerable target for this virus ('old age') we feel that we must respect the perceived wisdom of experts and cancel the weekend.
I understand your disappointment, but to leave the decision any longer would make it more difficult to receive full refunds and it would be unfair on the hotel.
We did consider asking each guest individually whether they wished to go ahead, but because of the unpredictability of the situation a clear decision seemed more sensible.
If we can retain good relations with the hotel we will offer another weekend in October/November 2020.
If you paid by cheque please email Phil your address.
If you paid by bank transfer please email to Phil your bank transfer details.
All refunds have now been returned!
NEW NEBA WEBSITE
The new NEBA website can be found HERE
If you ever want to see how you should have played a hand, use this.
It is easy to type in any hand that you have misplayed and this BRIDGE SOLVER will tell you immediately how many tricks can be made on best play and best defence. It will lead you through the hand trick by trick!
Here is the LINK Then click INPUT HAND.
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