On Sunday 19 September, the Gold Coast Bridge Club's annual Challenge against the Ballina Bridge Club was held. This Inter-club event (with 3 divisions/grades of players from each club) commenced in 2018, being the brainchild of Neil Raward (Gold Coast) and Marjorie Asket (Ballina). In 2020 the event was not held due to Covid, but this year it resumed, being played on the on-line bridge facility of "RealBridge".
Despite some excellent play and defence by our members, the Ballina team were, overall, too strong for us on this occossion and prevailed on the day.
A particular honourable mention should be made of Fiona Evans, Kevin Hall, John Lemarchand, Alan Kestenberg, Viv Gillard and Jenny L Williams who threw themselves with gusto into the competition, despite being relatively new to the game and having only an average of 8 Masterpoints each!
We look forward to retrieving the trophy from the clutches of our Ballina Bridge Club friends next year!