Breaking news….

April 14, 2009 at 10:42 am Leave a comment

The NZ Trials were played over Easter and I have great personal satisfaction in reporting that a four man team won the two team event.

The two teams were:

Burrows:
Wayne Burrows – Pam Livingston
Jeff Miller – Graeme Stout
Anthony Ker – Alan Grant

Cornell:
Michael Cornell – Ashley Bach
Michael Ware – Michael Whibley

With my investigative reporting hat on I asked Michael – whoops, I see that won’t do – I asked Ware:

Oh, Michael. SURELY you didn’t win as a four man team, did you? Isn’t that against your principles???

To which he replied with ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I dare say there is somebody young enough reading this to know what that means.

It seemed serendipitous that this weekend also saw Jason Hackett, part a of the famous Hackett twins (oh, sorry, Justin, are you part a?) enter the fray on selection. I have repeated his comment here so that it doesn’t get lost:

Hello i stumbled upon this post by accident, and in my opinion it is right on the money, we have the same problem in england, a series of weak events rarely lasting more than a day rarely played in by the top players. Some changes have been made to the good, but fortunately those who make the effort luckily have the european continent right on our doorstep.

As for the business of when you pick the team a year beforehand is about right and that team needs to be playing strong events for some time before a major championships.

Look at the teams who do well and look at what they play in.

His comment can also be found as part of this post It’s My Blog and I get the last word don’t I?. Well, apparently not…..

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Why do we do what we do? On preempts. Continued. 3NT, your play.

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