Melbourne Cup 2020

The track's prepared, the horses are in their stalls, the TAB ready to pay, no spectators line the barriers ( in Australia anyway ) and food and drinks are ready to consume..... Our director says go -
Welcome to the 2020 Hamilton Bridge Club's Melbourne Cup

Tuesday, 3 November and 12 tables took part in the Club's Melbourne Cup afternoon bridge, an upmarket "Jane's" afternoon tea and the watching of the 160th running of the race.
Winners of the bridge ( Laurie Braithwaite Cup ) on the day were Kay Dixon & Jenny Millington with the Handicap result going to Bill Bailey & Shirley Fransham.

In the "Fashion in the Field" Hat Competition there were some outstanding entries making the judges' decision difficult. In the end these were the place-getters:

Posh style - Jan Hancox

Au Natural style - Melva Johnstone

Wacky style - Barbara Daly

Cake Raffle ( a Jane masterpiece ! ) Sue Collinge

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1st place at Hamilton Bridge's Congress Pairs Tournament 1st place at Hamilton Bridge's Congress Pairs Tournament 1st place at Hamilton Bridge's Congress Pairs Tournament

1st place at Hamilton Bridge's Congress Pairs Tournament

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1st place at Hamilton Bridge's Congress Pairs Tournament

1st place at Hamilton Bridge's Congress Pairs Tournament