Photo of the Member Teams winners

Forty-eight intrepid bridge players of all skill levels braved the cold and blustery weather to pitch their wits against each other in the Peninsula Members-only Teams day under direction from John McIlrath.

The five session event was won by team the Small team (Anne Small, Vivien Eldridge, Michael Draper and Margaret Draper) with the Bailey team (Ian Bailey, Lynn Baker, John Rogers and Margaret Rogers) placed second. Check out the full results.

Anne was very welcoming to Patrick - her kibitzer from France. After hearing both Anne and John McIlrath’s attempts to impress Patrick with their french skills, I can safely say he was much more impressed with Anne's bridge skills and John’s directing skills!

This being my first teams event, I was very pleased to join Trish Giles, Len Evershed and Marieta Borthwick, who all proved to be very understanding of my inexperience. Returning to our home table at the end of each round to tally up and compare scores was very exciting and a great learning experience. I will definitely be playing more teams events in the future.

The day concluded with celebrations and commiserations while enjoying some lovely champagne, strawberries, cake, crackers and cheese and the first fruit mince pies of the festive season.

Many thanks to Vivien and all the other helpers for organising such an enjoyable day.