Post 1 - 21st May 2009

Greetings to you all,


The A.G.M of the SABF was held at the Protea Hotel, The Wilderness, during congress last week.

I accepted the position of President with much trepidation but also a great deal of excitement, at the opportunity of trying give something back to bridge, the game that really changed my life!

We had 315 pairs playing in various tournaments, which was a terrific entry so thanks to all who were there. There is nothing to beat the sense of excitement and comeraderie amongst all and the renewing of old friendships. Perhaps next year we will be able to attract an even bigger entry.

Craig Gower and Alon Apteker ran away with the awards, being the overall winners in the Pairs Championship and winning the Teams event together with Tim Cope and Glen Holman.

We are now looking for a venue for the 2010 Congress so if you have any ideas please let me know!


Our 3 teams: Open, Women’s and the Seniors' teams leave for Egypt to compete in the African Zonals starting on 31st May. 2 Teams in each category (from Africa) will qualify to play in the Bermuda Bowl (Open), Venice Cup (Women) and Seniors Champonships in Brazil later on in the year and we wish our teams every success!


The SABF have been invited to send a team to the Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships to be held in New Delhi, India from 25th to 31st October 2010.

PLEASE TALK TO ME I look forward to hearing from you, our fellow bridge players, either as comments to posts here on this blog, or via email and my committee and I will endeavour to answer any questions/suggestions from you.



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