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Blog 7   President's Report   Feb 2017

Congratulations Congratulations!

To our two South African Teams off to represent us at the Zonal Competition.

After a gruelling week of pairsí trials held in Johannesburg, our victorious teams are as follows:

Womensí team
First: Ros Bernstein and Sharon Lang who were in front on the leader board from match 1
Second: Maureen Naransky and Joy Swiel
Third: Val Bloom and Tas Nestoridis

The format was cross-imping which helped create a very tight contest and in fact until the last round the positions of 2nd and 3rd was there for the taking.
The actual results are on this website for all to see.

Open Team:
Craig Gower and Alon Apteker
Bernard Donde and Rob Stephens and
Neville Eber and Chris Bosenberg

The zonal trials are to be held at The President Hotel in Cape Town from the 5th until the 12th May and all are invited to come and watch the vugraph and support our teams when they do battle against the rest of various African countries.

The winning teams will then compete against the rest of the world in the Bermuda Bowl (open) Venice Cup (women) and the Díorsi Cup (seniors) in Lyon in August.

Trials for the Seniors will take play from the 21st till 27th March at the Royal Golf Club, Johannesburg.

We are very privileged to have our World Bridge Federation President, Gianarrigo Rona, attend the opening of our zonal competition. He will be then taking a short holiday in our beautiful Cape Town.

Iím sure we will learn a lot from him.

Our congress begins with the pairs event on Saturday the 13th May through the weekend ending on Monday afternoon. This event will incorporate The All Africa Pairs. The teams will start on the Tuesday until the Saturday afternoon. We cannot give exact times until we have the numbers of pairs and teams entering. So please get your entries in sooner rather than later as the Kelvin Grove has limited space and we will have to limit the entries. We have an amazing amount of well-known internationals joining us (might have something to do with being in Cape Town), so I can assure you we are in for a superb congress.

It is with regret I have to announce that Colin Pay passed away at the beginning of January. He was an integral part of the bridge world and a special friend to all of us bridgeplayers. He will be sorely missed. Wishing you all a good bridge month.


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