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August 2016 news
Kenny Gee is victorious
Ken George beat 23 opponents on August 1, heads up against Milo Lopez. Ken won £96 for his efforts and Milo £69. Third was Dan Papworth (£46), fourth chair of Sussex Bridge Association, Andy Ryder (£23) and on the bubble, Peter Metcalfe.
Another fun evening at the Avenue Bridge Club.
Smurf Power takes over the Bridge Club
Sam Beaumont’s trusted Papa Smurf card protector came good on August 15 with a win over 20 players. She arrived at the top table with a mountain of chips, eventually getting to the heads up with Nick Jeffery. Thd final phase lasted 20 minutes, with the lead swinging in Nick’s favour, however a push with kings that was called ended in tota; dominance for the final hand. They split the remaining £140 prize pool between them, £40 having already gone to Barry Leadbetter and £20 to Eden Cragg. Kenny Gee was the bubble boy.
Barry, Barry and Harry were our top three
August 22 saw Barry Freeman win £63, hitting that many rivers he could be the chairman of a water utility company (including the pumping effluent element of their work), second Barry Leadbetter £63 (they split the pot), third Harry Mutter £36 and fourth Luke Wheresthebar £18. On the bubble, Daryl Hitchings. This victory took Bazzer to the top spot in the Overall League, Grand Masters' League and Assassins' League. There is much work to do in the season's final tournament on August 29 to ensure that the chaos ceases!
Daryl wins our Summer Season’s last tournie
With league leader busting first in the season’s last game on August 29, opportunities arose to shake up his lead, however pre top table exits for his main contenders, Jonno Cook and Ken George (and Peter Woodcock in the Galapagos) the league’s main title and Grand Masters’ league was over before the final eight.
Daryl Hitchings took the main prize (£80) and became the season’s top rated player (5+ games). His heads up opponent won £60 and the Inbetweeners’ title, third place went to Fiona Herron (£40) and Bert Mitchell (£20). Milo Lopez was top Young Pretender and Barry Freeman also took the Assassin’s Award. Another worthy mention was Peter Metcalfe, who top tables in six of his eight tournaments this season. Peter Woodcock won the Shiftworkers’ League. The final tables are here.