Life at Javea Bridge Club 2011

March was the exciting month when Bridge Pads were introduced, alongside pre-dealt hands on all days. Some teething problems -avoided by those on holiday in Peru! - but by April it was just the scoring that had to be mastered fully!

Wednesday April 13th saw the all day, back aching, Pairs Championship. 23 pairs took part, with Brenda & Gary Wood deservingly taking the Cup. Edmonde & Hans were very close runners-up. Trish & I were 5th.

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Then, following close on, Saturday April 16th saw the biannual Teams Championship between JSBSC & the Vallees Bridge Club. . JSBSC managed to win the imaginary cup back, and enjoyed the usual superb tea provided.


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Tea time at last
One of the 5 Javea teams
Vallees president Philip concedes the .'cup' & Ed accepts it for Javea

And on Easter Monday, April 24th, many of us donned our Easter Bonnets and 4 keen souls decorated eggs, John Stace laying the winning egg. .

. Just 4 eggs in the Egg competition Easter Monday - some of the bonnets . Chris balancing her Easter Bunny
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. Graham & Anne with great hats . Chris with her resting rabbit
. Trish - ever hopeful
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. Trish with Gerbeaud Ted Group of hats still around at end of play . . . El Presidente - Senor Ed
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.& wife Jane sitting patiently . Peter's winning hat on left . Anne's hat in foreground
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. . Audrey - the winner
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Those hats

Tuesday May 10th saw the annual Lena Whiteley Tournament - to determine the best student pair- on the day anyway!! - from those students in their first or second year of studies.

Jean Threlfall had been teaching the 2nd years and our president Ed Morley & Chris Threlfall the first years.

9 pairs took part, 4 from the first year and 5 from the second. Sally Simeoni & Eddie Foran won. Una O'Connor & Stuart Norris came second. .. . . . Club members formed the opposition , and allowed Ed, with his long suffering wife Jane, to win!

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. Jean starting them off & Ailsa Cups for the winners & runners up and Sally & Eddie pipped the others
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with Una & Stuart the runners up . . The 3 teachers with the victors . Ed, Chris & Jean with runners up
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.Student Jean making a presentation . . Maria & David with Irish talk .then ~36 of us went on to Cafe Wien
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Pamela, Chris, Una, Stuart, Alan's head . . Brenda, Bill, Malcolm, Thelma . .Mike, Pat, Ed, Jane, Alan
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. . Enid with her son . . . . Tony & Katrina . . .Lola and husband
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Sandra opposite Gina, Jean & husband
Ed, Jane, Alan, Ayesha, David
Sandra & Jean
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. Tony & Kay
. Bill bought all the ladies a rose . . Pressganged David & Chris

We look forward to seeing many of these students playing at the club.


October 15th saw the 2nd of the biannual Teams Championship between JSBSC & the Vallees Bridge Club - this one in our Club house.

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Where we play!
John, Lynne & Meg
Pat & Malcolm
Please come in!
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Bill, Mike, Jane & Vernon
Philip with his Vallees team
Sally, ? & Brenda
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On Thursday, October 20th 10 Teams took part in the Club Teams Championship. Unfortunately we did not play all the other teams, but a good time was had and Louise provided sumptious cakes!.

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Winning team: Michael, Alan, Roy & Maggie
2nd: Ed, Jane, Jackie & Mike
3rd: Maria, Chris, Chris & Jean


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