Blog 14 / 3-December

The great news from San Diego, California (USA Nationals) is that Craig Gower and Alon Apteker playing in the Board-A-Match teams event finished 2nd out of a field of 60 teams. They are currrently lying 57th in the big-field pairs event. We can be so very proud of our South African players.

A reminder that the close of entries for the commonwealth games trials is the 15th December. Only when we have all the entries can we decide on the format.

The biggest money tournament ever held in South Africa is to take place at Sun City on the weekend of the 15th-17th January 2010. The prize money sponsored by Sun City totals R100,000 which will be spread over the field. Entries close on 15th December.

I had the pleasure of playing in the Intercape Tournament over the last weekend.
It was so great to play in a teams event so ably organized by Jenny Myburgh. My congratulations to all.

I was made aware that this tournament was the brainchild of Morris Joffe and in the early days this event was known as the Intercity Tournament.

It is with deep regret that we note the passing of Morris who dedicated so much of his time to bridge. He was regarded as ‘the father’ of modern bridge in Cape Town and captained the South African Team 8 times. He also represent S.A. in Maccabi and a winner of many national/district titles. Our condolences to Jeanette and his whole family.

Warm regards,

1 comment:

  1. Well done over the other lot to Craig and Alon. It's really great to see that SA players can compete effectively against the best.

    Their appearance in this international event does however raise a bit of a thorny issue. Why didn't they play for their country this year in the Zonal and thereby have avoided the embarrassment experienced in Egypt. All the players on the so-called 'preferred' list (including myself) should be asked this question.

    What do other South African players think of this? I would like to see their comments.