PN 5A Swiss Pairs

Our Open 5A Swiss Pairs tournament on Saturday 12 October 2019 attracted a record entry of 21 tables.

 

The Winners were Jan Whyte & Ken Bateman (Palmerston North)

 

pictured here with PN Bridge Club President Denise Servante (centre).

 

In Second Place:

 

Pam Livingston & John Davidson (New Plymouth/Wellington)

 

and in Third Place:

 

Carolyn Yeomans & Alister Buchanan (Napier)

 

Class of 2019 Graduates

On August 5th our 2019 learners had their first full evening of bridge in the Novice Plus session. Here we are with our graduation certificates for successfully completing the course and being brave enough to give it a go!

Awesome!

 

Quinella at the Wanganui 5A Swiss Pairs

Palmerston North club members had a particularly sucessful day at the the Wanganui Swiss Pairs held on the 14th of July, taking out both first and second places.

Winning the tournament were Morgan Booker and Jan Whyte

and in second place were Tony Clear and Laura Griffin

 

 

Interclub Win for Palmerston North

In June 2019, the Wanganui, Hawera and Palmerston North clubs returned for their annual tri-match tournament which was not held last year. A very successful day was held in Whanganui, with Palmerston North winning the Wilkin Cup which is for head to head competition between Wanganui and Palmerston North. Palmerston North then won the "Claret Jug" for overall honours on the day. For more information, see the June newsletter.

Lessons 2019

A happy bunch of new bridge players started lessons at the start of May and all have returned each week. We are well through the course now, with only a couple of weeks left. We look forward to welcoming them into our regular Monday night Novice evening where they will be a welcome boost to our numbers.

  

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate and Junior Tournament Results 2019

On Saturday 18th May, we held a successful Intermediate and Junior tournament. Club members yet again featured prominantly in the results.

 

Junior winners (below) were Tad Krogulec (who normally resides in Westport but calls Palmerston North his home club) and his teammate Paula McCool, who is a member at Pahiatua. They were also the defending winners from 2018.

 

In 2nd place were Angela and Paul Harper (photo below), of Palmerston North, while in 3rd place were Harry Mills and Linda Lawrence from the Dannevirke club. 

 

The Intermediate tournament was won by our very own Club President Denise Servante and her partner Martin Carryer. 

 

In 2nd place was Jim Heald and Mark Kuijten from Levin.

 

 In 3rd place were Cindy Lowndes and Laura Griffin also of Palmerston North. 

Club Members achieve at recent Intermediate Tournaments

CD Intermediate Interprovincial Trials

On the weekend of 11th and 12th May, in Whanganui, the trials for the Inter-Provincial team was held. The Intermediate team from Palmerston North managed to survive both days with an unbeaten record, and have won the right to represent Central Districts in Christchurch, over three days, in November. They will compete against Intermediate team winners from the other six provinces around New Zealand. 

CD Intermediate Winners 

Garry Hodge, Laura Griffin, Cindy Lowndes & Debbie Marcroft

 

Feilding Intermediate - May 4

Third place in the Feilding Intermediate Tournament was Hans van Bunnik and Anne Gordon with a combined score of 57.72% over 2 sessions of play. They were followed by Cindy Lowndes and Laura Griffin in 4th place and Debbie Marcroft and Garry Hodge came fifth. 

 Hans van Bunnik and Anne Gordon

 

Hokowhitu Intermediate - April 28

 The Hokowhitu Tournament was held on the last Sunday of April. After two sessions of play the winners were Debbie Marcroft and  Garry Hodge with a score of 59.12%. They were followed by Hans van Bunnik and Anne Gordon in 2nd, John Hogan and Stuart Malcolm placed 3rd, while Allan Mudford and Tony Fayerman were 4th.

 

 Garry Hodge & Debbie Marcroft

 Hans van Bunnik & Anne Gordon

 John Hogan & Stuart Malcolm

National Recognition for Club Volunteer

Club stalwart Liz Burrows has been named as NZ Bridge's "Volunteer of the Month" for April. Congratulations Liz!

Read more about Liz in our April Newsletter

 

Many Happy Returns!

Congratulations to Joy Mitchell who recently celebrated her 90th birthday!

 

Friday Luncheon bridge players wish Joy an early Happy Birthday.

 

Joy is an enthusiastic bridge player and regularly plays at the club on a Monday and Friday. She is also a keen participant in club tournaments.

 

As well as bridge Joy's two other main passions are lawn bowls (which she only gave up last year) and genealogy:

 

 Joy's Birthday Cake

 

Read more about Joy and her adventures in our April Newsletter

 

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