More than 80 players at bridge contest
The Airlie Beach Bridge Club has enjoyed one of the biggest days in its short history.
On July 24 the club hosted more than 80 players at Coral Sea Resort, including a staggering contingent of 54 dedicated players from Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Kiwis joined 32 local players from Bowen, Airlie Beach and Proserpine to ensure competitive games of the Mitchell Movement in the morning and afternoon sessions.
The New Zealanders won both the north and south as well as the east and west matches. However, Bowen girls Betty Anderson and Ellie Sheffield weren’t far behind, finishing a close second.
Sue McDonald and her partner came second in the east and west sides.
In other news, last Tuesday the Airlie Beach Bridge Club hosted the last three-table Howell Movement.
Sheila and Brian O’Rourke were the winners on the day, while Gwen Sheer and Jenny Henkle (second) and Dale Hell and Marion Loeb (third) rounded out the placings.
Elsewhere, six members of the club will travel to Mission Beach on Friday for the Tully Bridge Club congress.
Players from Bowen, Ingham, Townsville and Cairns will contest the bridge weekend, which is one of the biggest in the region.
Regular play will continue at the Airlie Beach Bridge Club on Friday at 9.45am, and also next Tuesday.
For more information from the Airlie Beach Bridge Club, contact Dale Hell on 0416 273 598.
BIG DAY: Coral Sea Resort hosted a huge day of bridge late last month, with more than 80 players taking part. Photo Keagan Ryan.