Leura in May – autumn colours, food galore and 60 eager bridge players – what a combination!
The Waldorf Leura Garden Resort hosted our four day bridge extravaganza featuring lessons on Analysis of Leura Hands; How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Defence and Bidding Decisions after Pre-empts. There were five duplicate sessions (the Monday night session after dinner and wine plus fresh country air was particularly jovial); a choice of dinner at Wentworth Falls with a delicious Chinese seafood buffet or Italian 3 course menu; dinner at the Avalon Restaurant in Katoomba (the old Savoy cinema with quaint furnishings -did everyone go and inspect the bathrooms?) and non-stop nibbles and refreshments.
Apart from eating and drinking, retail therapy was a popular pastime, as well as the intrepid few who braved the early morning cold to go on healthy walks or played golf at the nearby golf course. There was also a tour of the Waldorf gardens, an excursion to Everglades gardens and plenty of post game discussion of hands while enjoying a sip or two at the bar.
It was wonderful to meet so many of you and to welcome players from all over New South Wales, not to mention the Queenslanders!
We have rebooked the same venue for next year in early April, so make a note in your diaries for 2014!!!!! Have a look at our photo gallery for more pictures.