This blog provides supplementary thoughts and ideas to the site. If you haven't seen the main site, there is a lot there including the Martel and Rodwell interviews, photos, and articles. This blog is focused on advancing bridge theory by discussing the application of new ideas. All original content is copyright 2009 Glen Ashton.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Out on a limb

I was out on a tree branch the other day, trimming the too high cedar hedges around our too large backyard. I was in a rush to finish all my yard work for the next couple of weeks, because I'm going to spend a lot of time in front of my desktop, my laptop, and my iphone watching the world championships that start playing this Sunday.

My predications for the World Championships are going out on a limb too:

Bermuda Bowl:
Winner: Bulgaria
2nd: USA2
3/4: Italy, Russia
5/8: Brazil, Netherlands, Norway, USA1

Venice Cup:
Winner: USA1
2nd: China
3/4: Canada, Germany
5/8: Brazil, France, Italy, USA2

Winner: England
2nd: USA1
3/4: Canada, Indonesia
5/8: Australia, Poland, Sweden, USA2

A couple of my winner predications I haven't seen anybody else clever foolish enough to make: England in the seniors, and Bulgaria for the Bermuda Bowl. Needless to say, I may want to delete this entry in a week or two. Still, you got to go out on a limb to get the yard work done.

Last Sunday the local Bridge Connection club had a fund raiser game for Canada's teams. Afterwards some of us went out to a restaurant, and we are partly pictured here - the second on the left is Pamela Nisbet of the Canada Master Point Press Women's team. In the second picture directly across from Pamela is Boris Baran of Canada's Seniors team. After they both win their events, they will saw off the limb that I'm hanging from in this post (not pictured below):


  • At 9:21 PM, Blogger Memphis MOJO said…

    Nice photos. Bulgaria, huh? I picked Netherlands.

  • At 12:31 PM, Blogger Memphis MOJO said…

    Well, after nine matches I hear Bulgaria is in second place!

    I picked Netherlands and they are in fourth.


Post a Comment

<< Home