Thursday, August 31, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Mackay Contract Bridge Club

Anne Hird Memorial Winners - Beanies For Brain Cancer

The Anne Hird Memorial Shield was played over the last three weeks with each Novice playing with three different ‘Over 100mp’ each week. Anne’s husband David Hird, who sponsors the event, presented the prizes which included Beanies for Brain Cancer. Diane Stokes finished on top of the leaderboard, but as Di was a previous winner of the shield the award went to Ian Gaskell the next best ‘Under 100mp’ Novice.

Weekly Results

Anne Hird Final Novice Results

Leader Diane Stokes Winner Ian Gaskell

3rd Peter Cowling 4th Anne Lutz

5th Susan Ross 5th Joy Block

Monday 21 August 2023 – ANNE HIRD MEMORIAL TROPHY Week 3 of 3


1st Janine Rodgers / Barbara Tait 1st Geoff Taylor / Janelle Conroy

2nd Diane Stokes / Joy Robinson 2nd Alan Brown / Victor Mason

3rd Shelley Lewis / Faye Wright 3rd Richard Wix / Ian Gaskell

Tuesday 22 August 2023 Evening - 4 Table Mitchell Green Points


1st Janelle Conroy / Eric Leivesley 1st Faye Wright / Marilin Robins

2nd Helen Van Den Broek / Terrence Sheedy 2nd Sandra Morris / Frances Brown

Wednesday 23 August 2023 - 11 Table Mitchell Green Points


1st Ming Ting / David Ting 1st Faye Wright / Marilin Robins

2nd Max Holewa / Diane Holewa 2nd Alan Brown / Janelle Conroy

3rd Sandra Morris / Jan Harris 3rd Geoff Taylor / Ted Cullinan

Thursday Evening 24 August 2023 – 5 Table Mitchell Green Points


1st Ken Seaniger / Robert Carless 1st Terrence Sheedy / Richard Wix

2nd Susan Ross / Jan Harris 2nd Sandra Morris / Annie Lynch

Friday 25 August 2023 - 8 Table Mitchell Green Points


1st Joyce Deguara / Toni Large 1st Gwen Liddell / Geoffrey Patterson

2nd Ming Ting / David Ting 2nd Julie O’Neill / Ann Whitmore

3rd Terrence Sheedy / Rohan Aturaliya 3rd Nancy Martin / Kath Poole

Saturday 26 August 2023 – 6 Table One Winner - Green Points

1st David Ting / Ming Ting 2nd Joy Robinson / Ken Seaniger

3rd Nancy Wix / Richard Wix 4th Geoffrey Patterson / Terrence Sheedy

Sunday 27 August 2023 – Beginners 5 Table Mitchell Green Points


1st Carol Gaskell / Ian Gaskell 1st Nancy Wix / Joy Block

2nd Annette Howe / Terrence Sheedy 2nd Sandy Patterson / Diane Stokes

David Hird (Sponsor) Ian Cruickshank (Partner), Ian Gaskell (Winner) and Richard Wix (Partner), absent Eddie Kleise

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