Old partnerships revisited

October 28, 2011 by Henry Benjamin
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Bobby Evans was one one of Australia’s top international bridge players who passed away in 2003.  Last night six of his former bridge friends won the Spring Nationals Seniors Championship taking home the trophy which bears his name.

Champions: Dr Tom Moss, Robert Grynberg, Michael Evans, Robert Krochmalik, Paul Lavings, Andrew and Tom Reiner


Bobby Evans in action

24 teams from around Australia competed in the three day qualifying event at the NSW Bridge Association in Sydney with two teams making it to the final.

After a see-sawing session, Evans’ long standing friends, Robert Grynberg, Robert Krochmalik, Paul Lavings, Dr Tom Moss and brothers Andrew and Tom Reiner took out the honours.

It was an emotional moment for all of them as they all had bagfuls of memories to share about their exploits at the bridge table with Evans.

The trophy was presented to them by Bobby Evans’ son Michael to whom none of the winners is a stranger. He told J-Wire: “It gives me great pleasure to know that Dad’s legacy lives on and that some of his closest friends’ names are next to his on this trophy.”

Apart from Krochmalik, it was the first time any of the participants have won the trophy in the six years they have competed for it.

The Women’s Championship trophy bears the name of another well-known Sydney bridge personality who died at a tragically young age in 2007. The Linda Stern trophy was presented to the winners by her son Justin.


One Response to “Old partnerships revisited”
  1. Tom Moss says:

    It was a special emotional experience not only to have participated,but more so to have won.I feel honoured to continue my association with the Evans family through Michael.I am sure Bobby had his characteristic smile,wherever he is,

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