Grand Slam

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

With Easter be­ing early this year it seems that the spring sea­son is a long time com­ing. It is still harsh and wet. To help our play­ing club mem­bers get over their mor­ti­fi­ca­tion dur­ing lent them that gave up choco­late for forty days, the Grand Slam Bridge club pre­sented ev­ery­one last Wed­nes­day with a fine choco­late Easter egg.

The hands that were pre­sented for the evening were once again of a var­ied dis­tri­bu­tion. It was en­cour­ag­ing to see this year’s novices re­main af­ter the hour’s tu­to­rial from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and play in the main evening com­pe­ti­tion.

Two sec­tions where play­ers who stayed seated all evening play­ing with mov­ing cou­ples af­ter each round of three hands. The sit­ting play­ers were led into the win­ners spot by Michael Ryan and his ran­dom part­ner ‘Har­vey’. Sec­ond placed pair were Ann Hous­ton and Betty Cas­sidy-Nevin closely fol­lowed in third place by Mairead Fal­lon and Neville Caine.

The rov­ing movers were headed home by An­gela McDer­mot and Gwen Tee­van in first place. Sec­ond place on the East-West sec­tion were Linda Walsh and Carol Wad­den and they were closely fol­lowed by Rosemary Mor­ris­sey and Rose Be­han in third place.

Next Wed­nes­day the Grand Slam Club is de­lighted to act as host to a spe­cial bridge com­pe­ti­tion un­der the aus­pice of the Eastern Region of the

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