TuT Rotary Bridge Tournament for Princess Alice Hospice

Sun, May 12th 2019 at 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In 2019 Twickenham upon Thames Rotary (TuT Rotary) moved to a new location at Cobham Rugby Club

Twickenham upon Thames Rotary (TuT Rotary) has run a Bridge Swiss Teams Competition for over twenty years, initially in aid of the Star & Garter on Richmond Hill, but latterly in aid of the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher. This year 2019, we were very grateful to Cobham Rugby Football Club who offered to host the event for the first time.

This is a Swiss teams competition with thirty six boards. Tea and coffee were also available throughout the day, but this year there was also a licenced bar!  This is a superb event, much appreciated by all the participants not just for the cards and games, but for the home made cakes and sandwiches provided by the Rotarians and their partners. 

Three sets of medals (gold, silver, and bronze) plus a bottle of wine were awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winners. In addition the first winning team received the Dick Muldoon Cup, and the second team the Barry James Cup. Both of these cups are in memory of two Rotarian bridge players who used to take part in the Tournament, and were also past Club Presidents, now sadly deceased.

This year all first three places were won by local teams from Richmond Clubs. The players were:

First place: Marietta Andree, Janet Cahm, Dan O’Farrell, Judi Lawson

Second place: Ned Paul, Maureen Dennison, Neil Tomkin, Christine Tomkin

Third place: Simon Whiteside, Margaret Page, Margaret Grinter, Helen Beattie

The tournament was a very successful event and much enjoyed by all and the TuT Rotary would like to thank everyone who came to take part. A total of £1600 was raised for Princess Alice Hospice. If anyone would like to add to this amount to help the good work of the Home or to give it their time to aid its activities, they are contactable at West End Lane, Esher KT10 8NA (telephone 01372468811), email fundraising@pah.org.uk. Their website is www.pah.org.uk

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