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NEWS PAGE

DUNCAN SMITH
I am sorry to inform you that Duncan Smith died earlier this week We have no further information but do not believe that it was related to the coronavirus. Duncan was only 75 but as I'm sure we all know, he had been struggling with his health for a while.

"GOOD MORNING" (Mon. 8th June)

Inga and I hope that you are all keeping well.

I have produced an unusual quiz that you might like to try. You will need to print it out and there are no prizes.
Just fun and frustration. I KNOW ! Inga says "Oh NO"


Answers below the bridge stuff.



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Check out this Tube series of bridge seminars by Bernard Magee. They last for about 40 minutes OR you can watch Bernard live and participate on

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11.00am,
Click HERE

Andrew Robson is also giving on line seminars and a link to his site is
HERE


In the mean time if you are lucky enough to be in good health, have a garden, books, a computer, a jigsaw, a TV, a shower, heating, good music, plenty of food (and drink,) family and friends to chat with - enjoy them.
Or if you are still desperate for a game of bridge, take the step to join one of the 'Bridge on Line' groups.
Bridge Club Live
Bridge Base Online
No Fear Bridge

If you have any bridge related questions or stories, we are always happy to chat and I have posted a couple of entertaining videos on the right for your entertainment.

Have a go at Trevor's quiz. It is not as difficult as it looks (with the help of Google). Finding the overall link between the answers is the trickiest bit!

neilaiston5@gmail.com or ingaaiston@hotmail.co.uk




QUIZ ANSWERS

PLEASE CHECK THIS NEWS PAGE
for the next few weeks/months. Due to the coronavirus -
Bridge has been be cancelled until further notice.

WE LIKE
SHOES

SPOOKY
CARD TRICK

TREVOR DARWIN'S QUIZ

IS SOMEONE CHASING YOU?
HERE

IN 2015!
Just received a link to this Ted Talk from Trevor Darwin.
Very perceptive but no-one was listening to this very keen Bridge player!

Bill Gates

 

BEETHOVEN 5

A RANGE OF SIMPLE EXERCISES

PLAY BRIDGE ON LINE

DID YOU KNOW?

MILK BOTTLE TOPS
Val informs me that the recycling of milk bottle tops has been abandoned. Thankyou for all your contributions but now we suggest that you leave them on the milk bottles when you recycle them.

'ON A BARREN ROAD'
There's more to life than bridge! A poem by Gae Eddison


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.


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NEW COMPETITION
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.

Adrian Darnell

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 item15down 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

CORONAVIRUS
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.

REFUNDS
If you paid by cheque please email Phil your address.
If you paid by bank transfer please email to Phil your bank transfer details.
phil60011@btinternet.com
All refunds have now been returned!

NEW NEBA WEBSITE
The new NEBA website can be found
HERE

BRIDGE SOLVER
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.

NO FEAR BRIDGE STUDENT DISCOUNT

Register now to get the special four weeks free trial for Inga & Neil's students by clicking the link below.

http://www.nofearbridge.co.uk/free/

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