Congratulations to Mike Baron, David Kaye, Anne, Perkins, and Irene Sime who won the Swiss teams event and also to Paul Barton and Iain Sime who won the Swiss pairs event.

We were especially pleased when Iain won the pairs event because that gave him added authority when he was giving the masterclass on Sunday morning!

Numbers attending the Congress were down; but it was a really good natured event. Our President said that the group of 17 younger players brought the average age of attendees down to 102. I especially appreciated the effort those younger players made to be smartly dressed in the evenings; if they hadn’t brought smart outfits with them they trawled the charity shops of Peebles in order to get the right look.

The raffle to raise money to send the Scottish ladies team to China next year to compete in the Venice cup raised £220, which neatly brings the amount raised by raffles at the national Congresses this year to £500.

Thank you to everyone who attended and also to the wonderful TD team and scorer.

Julie Choudhury.