Pair puts paid to seedings
WARWICK pair Peter Campbell and Valerie Rose have proved that seeding means nothing when it comes to bridge.
They started in the Warwick Bridge Club Spring Pairs Congress seeded 12th and finished with 158 points, 14 more than the runners-up from the Sunshine Coast.
While Warwick players have won in the past, often in combination with a visiting player, it is rare for both winners to hail from Warwick.
Mrs Rose has played the game for 40 years, but said it was still hard to concentrate for a whole day of bridge.
"We played 64 rounds of cards on Sunday," she said.
Mr Campbell was an original member of the Warwick club after first playing bridge at university.
"I play once a fortnight and one or two extra games before a Congress," he said.
"Valerie and I play more as a pair in the run up to the congress."
They started the competition seeded 12 and were second by lunchtime. The leaders during the competition are drawn against pairs enjoying the same success to ensure even competition.
The congress attracted 76 players from Tenterfield, Stanthorpe, Toowoomba, Darling Downs, Dalby, Toowong, Sunshine Coast, Warwick and Queensland Contract Bridge clubs.
One player from New Zealand also played in the competition at the Warwick Town Hall, a venue which director Alan Gibson rated highly.
"The players love the new venue and the good lighting," he said.