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Babich New Zealand Wide Pairs winners


Below are some of the pairs who won Babich wine in the recent nationwide pairs competition.

Pride of place goes to the winners, Peter and Jenny Story, who played at and spend their weekends in Kaikoura though who live in Christchurch.


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Jenny and Peter receive the trophy from Kaikoura President, Pam Whitehead (left). 78.56% represented

a pretty good evening out.

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    Murray and Karen Carter  New Plymouth 17.jpg         

Gisborne players Elizabeth Jackson and Carolyn McMurray (top picture) would have won the event with a score of

74.80% in many years though this time, they finished second 0.41% ahead of New Plymouth's Karen

and Murray Carter (above).


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4th place with a score of 71.13% were Mt Albert's Philip Zheng and William Wang.

At the presentation, the "all white" Philip wrote a poem for the occasion. Fortunately,

William translated the poem into English while club vice president, Gerald Norman (pictured

centre), read it out to those present.

Kathleen Anderson and Joan Gordon Warkworth 17.jpg  Georgia Wang Kevin Hu  top junior NZWP 2017-.jpg             

In 5th place were Warkworth's         Our youngest winners this year were Kevin Hu and Georgia Wang who play bridge at

 Joan Gordon and Kathleen          Howick Bridge Club and also at and for Macleans College. With them are Kevin's mother

  Anderson with 68.37%.                        and Georgia's father who are strong favourites to be drinking their children's prizes.

                                                         Georgia and Kevin scored 64.87% and won the prize for the second highest score below

                                                         Open Grade.

         Morgan Booker and Tony Field   Palm N NZWP 17@Home.jpg             John and Margaret Bath S Wairarapa 17jpg.jpg

            Top pair below Open Grade were                 and below Intermediate were South Wairarapa's

             Palmerston North's Morgan Booker           John and Margaret Bath

            and Tony Clear

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                              ....and second  below Intermediate Grade, Calum McLean and Eunice Eccles from Cambridge. 

The other winners this year were  Helen Watson and Murray Barron from Otago, the nearest to 50%.


Richard Solomon             



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