A tight fin­ish for Bot­tle and Ponting

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

BRIDGE: Air­lie Beach Bridge Club fea­tured a strong con­tin­gent of play­ers last Mon­day in a closely fought round.

In the end the team of Eric Bot­tle and Arthur Ponting proved too good to fin­ish on 26.

They were fol­lowed closely be­hind with equal sec­ond place fin­ish­ers Gil­lian Blackie and Trevor Mer­rin, 24, and Dale Hell and Dewi Huges also 24.

In fourth place were Glenda and Rob O’Con­nor on 22.

By all ac­counts it was an evenly fought com­pe­ti­tion and it was re­flected in the scores.

Thurs­day’s bridge was down on num­bers with only four play­ers in at­ten­dance.

Neil Cawthorne won the day with his score of 3520.

In sec­ond place was Tr­ish Rause on 3450 then third was Gil­lian Blackie on 2620 and Dewi Hughes rounded out the spots with 2110.

The club also wel­comed some vis­i­tors.

Mon­days and Thurs­days will be played as nor­mal this week.

Air­lie Beach Bridge Club is open to new play­ers and vis­i­tors are wel­comed.

Air­lie Beach Bridge Club plays Mon­day and Thurs­day at the Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre

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