Report by Frank Manches

On Thursday 21st August at Pinner Hill Golf Club, 76 bridge buffs met for a battle of Chicago Bridge ably organised by Ernest Simon from Shlomo Argov Unity Lodge.
We were all welcomed on a cool windy summer’s morning with a cup of coffee to warm us up for the challenges ahead.

Introductions were made as contestants from various BB Lodges greeted new and old friends, but once the clock hands turned towards 11am, the whistle was blown by Brian our Director, then the cards were cut and any chitchat ceased!

After three rounds of various challenges, we returned to our tables to enjoy a break for a superb salmon lunch. After a leisurely lunch we again pitted our wits for three more rounds to determine the outright winners. After a short break to evaluate the scores the Champions proved to be Ernest Simon himself partnered by his wife Anita; runners-up were David Gould and Simon Gurevitz both of Yad B’Yad Lodge.

After the presentations, everyone said their farewells for yet another year.
Thanks to Ernest, once again for organising such a successful day. All profits will be donated to BB Charities.


The winning pair Anita and Ernest Simon