South Australian Bridge teams come up trumps at National Championships

At the recent Australian National Championships in Perth, the teams from South Australia won four of the five classes and came second in the other.

The 2023 Australian National Championships were held earlier this month at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. They saw the achievement of South Australian Bridge teams winning four of the five classes, and coming second in the other.

“Our teams won in Open, Seniors and Women’s category, while our Youth team came second. This is a proud achievement for our state, and we celebrate the fact that our teams punch well above their weight at a national level,” says Priya Kamineni, General Manager of the SA Bridge Association.

Open team winners

Of the winning teams eighteen players are SA Bridge Association members. These players regularly compete and mentor other members in a variety of social competitions.

Open team winners: David Parrot, George Smolanko, Arjuna De Livera, Nic Croft, Lauren Travis, Phil Markey (c)

Women’s team winners (pictured at the top of the article): (Top row) Ingrid Cooke, Anne Harris, Felicity Smith (Front row) Allison Fallon, Therese De Marco, Pam Morgan-King

Seniors team winners

Seniors team winners: Lori Smith, David Cherry, Russel Harms, Andrew Eddie, Kevin Lange, Zolly Nagy (c)

Youth: Youth Jamie Simpson(c), George Bartley, Bertie Morgan, Anton Forster- Rohal, Anne & Lincoln Davey. The SA Youth team were awarded second place.

“Congratulations to all the teams and mentors – we have done South Australia proud,” says Priya.

Newcomers are always welcome to join SA Bridge Association for beginners’ lessons or for a friendly game of bridge – the world’s most popular card game. With over 1100 members and ninety years of promoting bridge, the SA Bridge Association will be producing champions for years to come.

SA Bridge Association

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