By Alan Setchell
TWO players from Horsham Bridge Club came top in a national competition for first-year bridge students.
Gill Southern and Polly Hobbs won the ‘MiniBridge Simultaneous Pairs’ run by the English Bridge Union. It involves local heats, with the scoring done nationally.
Gill and Polly won the Horsham heat. Their score was highest of all 84 pairs playing across England.
Gill said: “We were delighted to have won! It was our group of students’ first competition; we have great fun and have made good friends.”
Jane Handley, Chair of Horsham Bridge Club added: “They won with an amazing score of more than 77 percent; six percent ahead of second place. All our first year students did well and enjoyed the event. The club runs weekly courses for first and second year bridge students, and several ‘improvers’ sessions. It is good to see people do so well so quickly.”
Horsham Bridge Club hosts sessions in its East Street premises every weeknight plus two afternoons. There are also lessons for beginners and improvers. New members and visitors are always welcome.
More information: www.horshambridge.co.uk