Bridging Links!

The three Bridge Clubs in Annecy invited Cheltenham Bridge Club to a friendly bridge game on Thursday 17th November.

We had an enthusiastic response from both towns and had thirty pairs playing in an online competition.

We are grateful for the organisational skill of Jean-Hervé Favre from Annecy who liaised with our local Bridge Club and was responsible for setting up the game on the RealBridge platform.  Playing on Realbridge was great as we could see and speak to our French friends for the whole evening. (RealBridge has been designed by a British player and it is a bit like a ZOOM that features a table and four players)

Annecy clubs offered us 6 free entries into next year’s Face2Face tournament in Annecy in 2023.  

Although the game was set up as a tournament the results were very close to a draw and, depending on how it was scored, either Annecy or Cheltenham won.  Cheltenham had the top score in a straight addition but  Annecy had two fewer players and a slightly higher average.  So a draw it was! 

It is really important to all our Cheltenham Bridge Club members that we keep our close and friendly relationship with the twinned towns of Annecy and Göttingen.  We hope that in the next year we can arrange further events and may even resume our visits to both these beautiful towns.

Article by Judith Sanis of Cheltenham Bridge Club

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