Taupo¯ Bridge Club
On Saturday, October 27 the Taupo¯ Bridge Club hosted its annual Allgrades 8B tournament, sponsored by Forsyth Barr Taupo¯. Local players welcomed members from Thames, Havelock North, Hastings, Hamilton, Rotorua, Matamata and Te Aroha. While the atmosphere was convivial, competition was strong and players were evenly challenged right down to the last hand. The overall winners of the day were Doug and Bobby Couchman from Hastings with a score of 61.94 per cent. In second place were Mike Newton and Stephen Franks from Tauranga with 59.17 per cent. Further results can be sourced from the club website www.taupobridge.nz. Thank you to both Forsyth Barr for their sponsorship and local members for supplying the fabulous food. Monday, October 22 Pairs was won by Estelle Davis and Christine Judd with 70.37 per cent. Colin Light and Adrienne Rehioui won the Tuesday Open in N/S with 63.66 per cent and Rosemary Ritchie and Edna Nicholson won in E/W with 64.18 per cent. Wednesday evening was session two, of the Championship Pairs, and this week Pam Burry and Peggy Nisbet came first with 63.54 per cent. Pam Burry and Hazel Milliken in N/S won Friday’s Jocelyn Langdon Trophy session with 65.77 per cent along with Rosemary Ritchie and Barry Fitzgerald in E/W with 62.96 per cent.