Let the Games Begin
March 20th – 26th, 2005
12:30 PM – The FIRST Club Championship of the WEEK. Winners of this club Chairty were:
1st Stuart Eastwood and John Ayer
2nd Peter Van der Bursch and Robert Arkalien
Points for Team Cheers and Banners went to – The Kickbackers, The Bruisers, and The Wildcards.
The Wildcards scored some TEAM SPIRIT points when one of the team members came with his “Boxers” worn on the outside of his clothes. TEAM SPIRIT points for the Bruisers also for one of the coaches making some pom poms for the team. The Bruisers are trying to wangle the officials to give them some other points for their “Team Banner” that the team owner left at home that day. The Kickbackers got off to a terrific start with many members of the team attending today’s game and ALL in their team colours. The All Blacks claimed their coolness at the table by being cheerless for the half time cheering competition.
12:30 PM – 1st PLACE – Medric Cousineau and Nancy Fraser
Anniversary Week’s first Club Championship goes to TWO members of the All Blacks – Nancy and Medric. Players came dressed in football jackets and were definitely in the mood to tackle their game. Snackies were available and lots of chatter from each team on strategies for the rest of the week.
7:30 PM .
Tonights Club Championship was a Bridge Studio “Pro/Am Pairs” Game. The Kickbackers and the Wildcards both scored victories thanks to the efforts of one of the Studio’s newest players Al Dorey, who with his “Pro” Partner took first place in this 12-table game. By the way you had to see the Green and White Hat on Al, it was definitely worth the TEAM SPIRIT points for his team. One of the Kickbackers not only was dressed in her red & white, but apparently snuck into her son’s ‘locked’ bedroom to ‘borrow’ his football jacket!! Good Score for the Kickbackers!! Masterpoints were fairly even on Monday night though as Scott MacDougall (All Blacks) and his brother Bob (Bruiser’s) scored 2nd place masterpoints for their respective teams. The Kickbackers however dominated the field in attendance and those TEAM SPIRIT POINTS are a real held in achieving a final victory. The Team that won the evening challenge was the Bruisers for naming 38 out of 42 Professional Football Teams.
9:30 AM Balon’s Bridge Topic Again the players were out in force, this time it was the IN Crowd’s turn to gain points for their teams. There was some bridge and bridge quizzes involved but the highlight was the “hoops” contest. Rose hope for The Bruiser’s scored two very quick baskets, I hope we have a picture of Alice Harrison and her winning shot!!
Soup, Sandwiches, and fruit were served for Lunch and many players stayed to enjoy the afternoon game.
12:30 PM IN Crowd Championship Pairs
The afternoon CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP for the IN Crowd (players with less than 50 Masterpoints) was a great time. Ray Cooke made a rare appearance and as a member of the Bruiser’s brought on a victorious game with his partner Jean (Kickbackers). Followed closely by Wildcard player Murph and an All Black Linda Howard. Prizes went to these winners and a great afternoon for the all the participants.
7:00 PM – MEMBERSHIP CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Tonight’s game was a special offering from the ACBL – A Membership Game with mega-points for all the ACBL Members who placed. This was a big victory for both the All Blacks and the Bruisers placing 1st and 2nd respectively. Lots of trophies were brought in by the players to earn some TEAM SPIRIT points, plus every player came dressed in the Team Colours for 50 points each. But the BEST DRESSED was Evelyn Campbell with her “Basket & Ball Hat” – WELL DONE! Nachos with the proper condiments were provided as a special treat
9:30 AM The Play of the Hand Group
got the day started as they each appeared in their TEAM colours, special points
went to Roy Driscoll for the bravery of going out on this cold winter day in
his finest green and white summer outfit – the green and white handkerchiefs
were an added touch. Thanks to
7:00 PM Handicapped Pairs, Club Championship
TEAM SPIRT points for Stuart McInnis (The Kickbackers) for his rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, dressed in the best red & white hat I have seen in ages. Menashe Cieplinski showed off his whistling talents as he whistled and Betty Buckley sang. But points went to Nancy Fraser and the All Blacks for their personal touch.
Take me out to the Bridge Game
Take me out for some cards.
me some Kings,
We don’t Aces ‘cause we’re the ALL BLACKS.
Trump, trump, trump on the short side.
It’s a small slam, I’ll be damned
For it’s three, two, one board to go
At the Bridge Studio!!
9:30 AM – Jill’s Practice Play
A Bridge Quiz for the students with some cake to enjoy made this morning special. Lots of outfits to represents the teams and the CURLING theme this Thursday.
12:30 PM CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Pam brought a rock that apparently was used to curl with
by her ancestors in the early 1700 back in
SATURDAY --- THE FINAL CHALLENGE – PRO/AM TEAM GAME
The “day on the links” bought out all the golfers in full regalia, Evelyn Campbell sporting “Tee earring” along with every other golf paraphernalia known to mankind enabled the Wildcard team to sprint into SECOND PLACE in the final standings. 11 teams played, making a 3-ring circus and a difficulty in keeping the Pro vs. Pro and Am vs. Am venue. A 9-foot sub, salad and lots of treats for the day made the entire event a wonderful experience.
At the AWARDS CEREMONY The KICKBACKERS
were proclaimed this years champs and their names will go on a plaque next to
the previous winners. The TOP
Masterpoint winner for the week was STUART EASTWOOD of the Kickbackers, with a grand total of
8.63 Masterpoints. 2nd place
for Masterpoints was Steve Anderson of the Wildcards with 7.12 and
Wildcards – Menashe Cieplinski
All Blacks – Margie Oulton
Bruisers – Beryl Higgs
The is a special mention to EVERYONE as it was a great week, not only for all the regular players, but the “new-to duplicate” players and the students as well!!
A big thank you to everyone for your time and efforts and helping to make this Anniversary Week another Great Bridge Studio Event!!
Balon, Kathie, Jill and Bill
PS – Wait ‘til you see what we have in store for NEXT Year!!
****CONGRATULATIONS AND AWARDS:
– Overall Points Won
-- Non-life Master with Most points won
-- Novice Player with Most points for the week
– 2nd Most Points won
– Novice Participation
Decorating and Team Spirit