Update: It is now confirmed that the final week of the Schaufelberger Teams will go ahead on Mon 22nd December. We look forward to seeing you then.
In the light of today's siege in Martin Place, we have reluctantly concluded the session tonight will be cancelled. Even if there is a resolution immediately, transport access for many players this evening is going to be extremely difficult with road closures and Transport NSW are recommending the public avoid the CBD.
At this stage, provided enough teams are able/willing to play, it is our intention to reschedule the last week of the Schaufelberger Teams for next Monday 22nd December. We are contacting all teams today and will confirm as soon as possible whether or not this will happen. If not, we will refund/credit a portion of the event entry fees.
Thank you for your understanding and I am sure we all hope that today's incident is ultimately resolved peacefully.
The 2014 John Arkinstall State Open Teams was won by the FOSTER team (Julian Foster, David Weston, Nicoleta Giura and Nick Hughes) from the NSWBA who defeated the POTTS team (Nigel McIvor, Michael Johnson, Ian Price, Kellie Potts) in the final.
As the best country team the Potts team, representing the Northern Zone, takes the title of State Country Teams Champions.
At the 2014 Annual General Meeting three members were awarded Life Membership of the NSW Bridge Association in recognition of valuable contributions and service made over many years. They were Marcia Scudder, Pauline Gumby and Bruce Neill.
On December 6-7, 19 teams travelled to Woy Woy to compete in the 2014 State Novice and Restricted Teams.
Restricted: Edward Truscott, Mike Edwards, Sarah Carradine & Michael Young
Novice: Neil Black, Linda Richards, Freya Luick & Neil Badger
Congratulations to SYDNEY 2 (David Beauchamp, Terry Brown, Peter Buchen, Avi Kanetkar, Kim Morrison) who were the winners of the 2014 Grand National Open Teams defeating ADELAIDE 1 in the final (135-130.)
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Derrick Browne from the Trumps Bridge Club, Gordon Parker and Kerrie Eyers are seeking human interest stories with minimum technicality and maximum entertainment that illustrate why bridge is a passion, not just a game. Submissions, anecdotes and other creative bids will be judged by an independent panel and prizes awarded.
More details regarding prizes and how to enter can be found on the Trumps Bridge Club Website.