NEW PRACTICE SESSION FOR BEGINNERS AND OTHERS

Our new Tuesday night sessions have begun (7:30 - 9:30 p.m.). The cost is $12 per session.
Experienced teacher, Anita Curtis, will conduct Basic Bridge sessions for people with little experience at playing. There are no expectations and there should be no fear. It is for newer players and is not a competition. It may also be useful as a refresher for more experienced players.
Anita will help you with your bidding and play and give you tips on how to improve both. She will give you short lessons accompanied by hands to demonstrate what she's taught you.
For further information, e-mail us at huntershillbridgeclub@bigpond.com or phone Anita on 0405 449 767. Or you can just turn up - no partner required.

Upcoming October 2014 Events

October 2014 Events

We have the following events during October:

· Wednesdays 8, 15 & 22 October – Club Teams Championship – Red Points Awarded

· Fridays 10, 17 & 24 October – Spring Pairs – Bonus Green Points Awarded

· Mondays 20, 27 October & 3 November – Henley Pairs - Red Points Awarded

Deb Bennett Memorial Prize

The Deb Bennett Memorial Prize Individual Competition finished its marathon 12 week run last Thursday. The winners are:
Open Prize - Margaret Driscoll
Restricted Prize - Lakshmi Sunderasan
Novice Prize - Mitch Dowling
Open Runner-Up - Philip Moroney
Restricted Runner-up - Jan Bush
Novice Runner-Up - Wendy Merrington

Congratulations to all who participated.

Prizes will be awarded at our December 15 Club Christmas Party.

Hunters Hill Congress - Results

Thank you to the 52 teams from across 32 Clubs who participated in our Hunters Hill Congress yesterday. A special thanks to all those Novice/Restricted players who "put their bodies on the line", thus allowing us to run a Restricted Section. Good experience guys; hope to see you back next year!

Congratulations! and Well Done! to the Prize Winners:

1st Open: Helen Lowry, Berenice Folkard, Toni Sharp, Kim Morrison
2nd Open: Ron Speiser, George Bilski, George Fleischer, Peter Gill
3rd Open: Pauline Gumby, Warren Lazer, Andrew Peake, Mathew Vadas
Best Unplaced Hunters Hill Team: Betty Priestley, Timothy Cregan, John Wagner, Graeme Cohen
1st Restricted: Jack Chen, Don Huang, Shijun Tian, Yumin Li
1st Novice: Wendy Hawker, Sarah Kelsey, Robyn Bowen, Susie Tan

Full results can be found at:

http://www.nswba.com.au/tourn/res.asp?yr=2014&dir=congress/hh

WHAT A GREAT DAY!

Thank you to all involved in putting together a very successful congress. There was a mountain of food donated by our members - all hoovered up by now. Special thanks to our galley slaves, Dee and Roger Gribble - that was a herculean effort.

We have quite a remarkable committee who come together when it matters, working like a well-oiled machine. And a very special “Hurrah!’ for Carol Sheldrake and her tireless commitment to getting everything just right.

You can view full congress results here: http://www.nswba.com.au/tourn/calendar.asp?T=C

Carolyn Molloy Pairs

Congratulations to Ron Fitzgerald and Pat O'Connor on their win in the Carolyn Molloy Pairs.
Congratulations also to the runners-up Ken Storr and Phak Yao (2nd), and John Gray and Tim Cregan (3rd).
Full results including final Masterpoint allocations will be posted shortly.

Vale Mal Haggerty

Mal died peacefully at home yesterday. He joined the club in October 1980. He was a very fine bridge player and his name appears multiple times on the Club's Honour Boards. He was a very resourceful declarer and a tiger in defence, the hardest part of the game. He loved bridge and despite his declining physical condition, he wanted to keep playing as long as possible. He achieved this, playing up to his usual standard on Mondays and Wednesdays until a few weeks ago. Condolences to Beth and the children.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, 2.15pm, at the Mary Mother of Mercy Chapel in Rookwood cemetery.

Cleone Smith

It was sad to hear of Cleone Smith's recent passing.

Her funeral will be held at 10am tomorrow Tuesday 9 September at All Saints Church, corner Ambrose and Ferry Sts, Hunters Hill. The wake at noon is at the Hunters Hill Club (Bowling Club) in Madeline Street, Hunters Hill.

GOODIES FOR THE CONGRESS

We know it’s a bit early to be thinking about what you’ll be eating on September 14th, but we’d like you to consider donating a plate of sweet or savoury goodies for the congress. The array of delicacies at our past congresses has set a high bar - we have a reputation to uphold! If you’re unable to deliver something on the day, your ever-enthusiastic committee members will be glad to collect something from you.

Closer to the date, there will be a sign-up sheet at Henley and you can always contact us at huntershillbridgeclub@bigpond.com.

Upcoming Events - August/September 2014

In August - September we have two special pairs events, a GNOT Qualifying event and our Congress. See attached for details.

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