Monday, 13 July 2009


don't you just HATE programs that change their parameters when you upgrade them ? After doing a lot of work on the systems for Brazil, I discovered that Adobe wasn't embedding all the fonts, so the suit symbols from the CCE program showed as []{} ... and I have had to re-do them all ! Talk about irritating. Meant I had to do some work over the weekend to make sure it worked properly as well, which was not what I had intended. Oh well, these things happen I guess. Trouble was it didn't show up on my system becuase the font is actually installed, it is only on computers without the latest CCE that are affected. Maddening.

A good weekend otherwise though - even though sometimes I wonder when I look at the emails on a Monday morning!

The Bill Hughes pairs has finished, and I will be finalising it very shortly; the Kidney Research Pairs is "nearly there"! Don't forget the BGB Summer Pairs at the end of the month - that is a green point event, and the lists of clubs are here.

We nearly have all the names of all the teams for the World Championships, so it is all starting to get interesting, and it won't be too long before we do the draw. Do think about entering the Transnational Teams - such a great event. Information about Brazil can be found on the WBF site, and also here on ECatsBridge

Finally, something I should have done last week is to pay tribute to one of the great players of our time - Dick Freeman. I didn't know Dick very well, but when I had contact with him he was such a lovely person ... he will be much missed, obviously by his family but also by his team mates and many many friends in the bridge world.

more soon ...

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