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Liam Milne
Liam Milne

As you may be aware, the IBPA annual awards have started a partnership with the Hainan International Bridge Festival, and as a result, the award ceremony will be held in Sanya each year at the start of the HBF. Consequently, the HBF is starting to grow in importance as more foreign players take part… plus, the prize money is generous and Sanya isn’t a bad place for a holiday

One of our young stars, Jessica Brake, is over in Hainan, China competing in the HBF. After qualifying well for the Mixed Pairs event (playing with American Kevin Rosenberg), they had a poor first final set: 43.92%. No problem… they followed it up with 68.78% in the second final session to sneak into third place and a 10,000 CNY paycheck (~2000 AUD). Not bad for a day’s work!

Jessica will be flying back from Sanya tomorrow, just in time to play the Sydney Spring Nationals starting on Wednesday… busy girl!

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