More than 80 play­ers at bridge con­test

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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