Yearly Archives: 2014

Congratulations to David on winning the Spring Nationals & Grand National Open Teams!

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Gerringong Bridge Holiday October 2014

What an amazing holiday! We had wild storms, freezing cold, warmth & sunshine – all in a 4 day period! There were breaks in the weather that allowed keen walkers to do part of the Coastal walk on Tuesday (Werri

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Coffs Excitement

Coffs Harbour is a wonderful venue for a congress and had its own share of excitement with hands like the one below. I was playing with Marlene Watts – never a dull moment! The pair who bid to this grand

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5 days in Lake Como

The trip to Bellagio from Verona on May 19 was a challenge for those who didn’t like winding roads (sorry, Jan!). Nevertheless, with all 20 passengers intact, we disembarked to a scene of incomparable beauty: snow tipped mountains; a gorgeous

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6 days in Verona

Our coach arrived promptly at 9am on Tuesday 13th May and, by midday, we were in Verona. After a quick lunch in Piazza Bra’, we went to the Arena – still used to this day for concerts and Juliet’s balcony,

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Bellissima Firenze

How to describe our trip so far? Sunny Florence full of gelato, pizza, pasta, cakes, shopping, crazy taxi drivers/motorists and tired feet! 26 Aussies had a lovely welcome dinner (but missed Judy and Kerry who were stuck in Hong Kong

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Our Leura holiday 2014

Bridge players came from near and far: Queensland, Canberra, Southern Highlands and Sydney to enjoy 4 days of bridge and fun with David and John. We were also joined by ‘locals’ who travelled up from various towns in the Blue Mountains, Windsor and Emu Plains.

As usual, free time was greatly enjoyed: walking to Sublime Point and Pool of Siloam, playing golf, bike rides, shopping and resting! Who said that bridge players aren’t an active group????

Mornings were spent with David learning new skills – the “Combine Your Chances” session was particularly popular, although there was considerable discussion about the percentages for each option. Afternoons featured duplicate games with delicious fruit for afternoon tea and drinks afterwards, plus dinner at local restaurants, of course.

Have a look at our photo gallery for more pictures. Many thanks to Kerry Rymer and Kit Meyers for their wonderful photos.

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KISS in Gold Coast Teams

I am a great believer in KISS – Keep it simple, stupid! Rather than an infinite number of conventions that I can’t remember (and when I remember, my partner doesn’t!), I prefer to work from general principles, along with a

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