Friday 31 August 2007

Summer's almost over

What there was of it - I don't know about you, but the summer here in England has been singularly uninspiring - thank goodness I managed to escape to the wilds of Orkney for a while where the weather was fine if a bit chilly and I had a lovely relaxing time with my sister joining for the first week, and then my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter for the second week. It was a bit of a squash in the caravan we rented, but we had enormous fun! I took some pictures (as always) and they are here if you want to have a look. The ducklings were particularly adorable :-). And despite the little galley kitchen we managed to prepare some yummy food !

So what news on the bridge front ? Well, the system cards have all been filed for Shanghai - you can find them here if you are interested in seeing what the top players are playing this year. I am not quite at the stage of packing a suitcase, but I am certainly thinking carefully about what I am going to take especially in terms of the technical stuff!

And we are also looking foward to Beijing of course, in October 2008 (I can't wait !) ... I have just put up a press release about that - click here to read it. And click here to read the other Press Release about FISU (been a busy day today !)

Not long now to the EBU Simultaneous Pairs - Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 September. Club lists are up if you want them - just click here to find them. And the material has just been sent out for the BGB Autumn Pairs on 10th & 11th October. Club lists for that will go up in due course.

Our annual ECatsBridge Simultaneous Pairs for Children in Need is fast approaching - the dates are Friday 9th, then Monday - Thursday 12th - 15th November ... different hands each night of course (I must be barmy!). Last year we raised a staggering £53,567.35 - that's $107,975.09 which is amazing - aren't you bridge players just fantastic ! I wonder if we can beat that this year. If your club wants to enter, do email me and let me know - we would love to have you join us! Details of the event are here

That's about it for now - watch this space though for future blogs!
all the best to all of you