Post 4 - 12th July 2009

Details for the Inter-provincial and Interclub are emerging and the dates and provisional times are as follows:
Interprov: starts Tuesday 27th at 14.00 and ends Thurs 29th at approx 12.30
Interclub: starts Thursday at 14.00 and ends Sunday 1st Nov at approx 13.00

The venue is the Orangia Bowling Club - it has all the facilities we need; and our hosts will be the Bloemfontein Bridge Club ladies headed by Ria Louw. There are 3 hotels in the vicinity including the new casino hotel. As previously mentioned there is a list of B & B’s on the SABF website and those prices range from R180 per night upwards.

The hotel rates are as follows:
  • Windmill Casino R890 per double room and R600 in you have a MVG card. Tel no. 051 410 2000
  • City Lodge R840 per double room. Tel no. 051 444 2974
  • Protea Hotel R1246 per double room. Tel. 051 412 5400 (busy negotiating, so hopefully will improve)

I believe that Roger Wilson’s negotiations are almost concluded and that we can look forward to Congress being held at Greyville in 2010. The dates still to be confirmed are the week of 7th till 14th May 2010.

For the past 2 years we have held the Interprovincials together with the Interclub and I would like your thoughts on whether we should once again hold the interprovincial with Congress. The format was changed to shorten congress, but now we need a week for the interprov and interclub so I’m not sure we have gained anything timewise. I must admit that I think that the interprovincial has lost some of it’s prestige with this move and I personally would like to see it back where it belongs.

Comments welcome.

Warm regards


1 comment:

  1. I think that the Inter provincial should move back to Congress.

    Most working people find it difficult to go away for two days in the middle of the week, especially if you are not playing in the Interclub as well. Adding it on to Congress will make these logistics easier, plus it will give all the other players attending Congress a chance to go and kibitz some of the better players.

    This will indeed give this event the ‘luster’ that it deserves again.

    Kind regards

    Désirée Pieters