Gympie bridge event proved success
GYMPIE Bridge Club spokesperson Lee Lewis is still grinning after hosting a successful congress at the weekend.
Competitors taking part in the event came from across the region, including locations as far away as Bundaberg and the Gold Coast.
“A total of 46 pairs vied for the ANZ Bank-sponsored trophy Saturday in the Butler Pairs while 24 teams of four tried their hardest to take out the Wide Bay Australia-sponsored trophy on Sunday,” Lewis said.
Sunshine Coast pairs claimed the three top places in the Open section while the Gympie pairing of Adele and Nev Harington collected third in the Plate.
Meanwhile, Gympie’s Jean Harm and Bev Eaton tied for first place with a pair from Brisbane in the Consolation.
“Jean and Bev tied for first place, coming 11th overall in a very tough field, marking their first major congress win,” Lewis said.
Sunday’s play witnessed a Gold Coast team secure an outright win while two Sunshine Coast teams tied for second place.
“John Fell, a representative of Wide Bay Australia, was in the unusual position of presenting a prize to himself as anchor for the Noosa team,” Lewis said.
Gympie teams flying the flag included the Muirhead team, finishing second in the plat, and the Coppin team, winning the Consolation.
Lewis said the Gympie club pulled together to ensure the congress was successful.
“While all the action was taking place inside the clubhouse, a band of volunteers kept replenishing the (food) table under the marque,” she said.
“Club members provided a cornucopia of home made delights and Meals on Wheels catered lunch on both days.”