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6th Newcastle Mini Congress
The usual crowd scene.
Again entries reached forty before withdrawals and a no-show left 36 starting the course, of whom 35 finished. As usual I was able to arrange a graded game for everyone forced to take a full point bye. There was much determined effort with few games ending inside an hour, and several grinding on beyond 3 hours.
Lest anyone should think it was a one man organising effort I shall pass on my thanks publically to
Round 4. Some of the U130 section in action. In the background Karol and George rest their hands on handy hands, whilst Karl rests his brain by gazing into space
Prize winners were
- John Day who liaised with the bridge club to make the venue available.
- Pete Shaw and Paul Clapham, who helped John, his wife Frances and myself put things away afterwards.
- Sandra Blackburn, who donated refreshments.
- Nic Wright and Nick McLean for their donations.
- All the players, who collectively made the event so civilised.
U160: First equal: Matthew Wyza and Stephane Pedder.
U130: First: Karl Walklate, Second equal: Sandra Blackburn, Clive Ferry , George Scattergood.
U100: First Alex Cartlidge, Second: Joshua Hollins
Junior Prize: Liam Dimmick.
Kangaroo Prize: Jack Healings.
As ever the pictures on these pages have been cropped and degraded, though in several cases the originals are not wonderful, due no doubt to my inability to hold the camera steady! However originals are available if anyone really wants them.
In the main room George Scattergood gets in some practice with son Ben whilst in the Analysis Room Pete Shaw makes a point to John Day.
I end with a caption competition