Tomaree Bridge Club hosted players from Hunter, Central Coast, Sydney and even Queensland in Port Stephens on October 27 and 28 for the annual Tomaree Bridge Congress.
On Saturday, 46 pairs competed in a Swiss Pairs competition with Patricia Grigson and Titus Ling from Pennant Hills Bridge Club the winners.
Sue McMahon and Judy Payne in third position were the best pair from Tomaree Bridge Club.
Sunday saw 136 players competing in a teams event which was won by Chris Williams (Toronto B.C.), Jan Nicol (Pennant Hills B.C.), Pam Robinson (Newcastle B.C.) and Christo Moskovsky (Newcastle B.C.).
The best Tomaree team was Sylvia Young, Gabrielle Goodsir, Jacqueline Williams and Tony Connelly.
The congress was directed by John McIlrath who did a brilliant job keeping the event running smoothly and on time.
The food supplied by Tomaree members for morning and afternoon teas was as usual a feast fit for a king.
Lunch served was sandwiches from The Eatery which were fresh with generous fillings followed by seasonal fruits.
At the close of the event on Sunday afternoon everyone enjoyed a wine or beer with hot and cold savouries before heading home.
Another successful congress which is growing in popularity each year not only because of the well directed bridge event but also the attraction of a weekend in beautiful Port Stephens with wonderful food to be enjoyed by all.