December 2016 English Bridge
AT the Somerset Congress held over the first
weekend of October there were a number of
good results achieved by local players.
Mike Huggins & Irene Robinson won the
Championship Pairs and Jan Duncan &
David Jones were second in the Mixed Pairs.
Andrew Urbanski & Eric Cummings were 7th in the Swiss
Pairs (131 pairs) and the team of Robert Covill, Irene
Robinson, Jack Terry & Mike Huggins came 3rd in the Swiss
Teams (out of 66 teams).
AT the Beds & Northants Congress in
September, Ron Davis & Adrian Knight (from
Warwickshire) won the Pairs scoring 65.1%.
Andrew & Pam Mason teamed up with Judi &
Peter Malpass to come 2nd in the GP Teams at
the same event.
Janis Maurins & David Woulds won the Gloucestershire &
Herefordshire Swiss Teams at Ross-on-Wye on 24th July. In
the EBED Autumn Sim Pairs, Liz Varga & Les Calver were
12th with 64.8% playing at Bedford BC on 6th September
while Janet & Derek Marsh were 9th with 64.9% while playing
at Milton Keynes BC the following day. Congratulations to all
Diary Dates: 8 Dec, Seniors' Teams, Brickhill BC, 10 am.
19 Jan, BBA Teams-of-4 Heat 5, Wilstead, 7.30 pm.
Berks and Bucks
of its activities, the county committee has set up
an email system based on EBU registration data.
Members who have not already registered their
email address can do so either through their club
or directly through the EBU. Further information from Dave
The committee has awarded Addis Page life membership
of the Association in recognition of his exceptional services to
bridge in Berks & Bucks.
Well done to Chris Jones & John Thrower, winners of the
Open Pairs at the Guerney Congress. Congratulations to Dee
& Peter Lindon and Celia & Derek Oram on winning the final
of the Hubert Philips Plate; they also reached the final of
Crockfords, where, however, Derek & Celia had to be replaced
(by Tim Rees & Steve Eginton).
Diary Dates: 8 Jan, County Pairs Qualifier, Windsor. 22
Jan, Friendly Swiss Pairs, SBBC. 5 Feb, County Pairs
Final/Plate, Windsor. 19 Feb, Teams for the Perkins Cup,
Cambs and Hunts
CONGRATULATIONS to: the Jagger Team -C
Jagger, I Pagan, J Mestel, J Cooke, P Barden - for
participating in the Crockfords Final;
D Kendrick and V Milman for winning the
Essex GP Pairs event;
Shillitoe Team - A Shillitoe, J Cooke, C Jagger,
J Allerton - for winning the Beds & Northants Team event;
D Kendrick for being part of the Senior Team that
represented England in both the European Teams
Championship and the World Bridge Games;
Cambs and Hunts Division One for currently leading the
CONGRATULATIONS to Chris Hill and Sue
Rankin on achieving the rank of Grand Master.
Sixteen CI players entered the inaugural St Malo
Bridge Festival in France. Peter and Gill Pitcher
came second and Dan McIntosh and Alex Gauld third out of
119 pairs in the Mixed/Ladies pairs.
Congratulations to Dan McIntosh & Rune Hauge who
came joint 7th in the Swiss Pairs, followed by finishing 3rd in
the A final of the Swiss Team with team mates Glenn
Groetheim and Petter Tondel.
Guernsey Congress: The Swiss Pairs was won by Daniel
McIntosh & Tim Gauld; the Senior Pairs was won by John
Honey & Fiona Honey, who also won the Channel Island Cup
for best Channel Island pair over both weekends; the Swiss
teams was won by Reider Laland, Fred Moen, Erik
Saelensminde and Rune Hauge.
THE 32nd Annual Cornwall Congress in Bude
was a great success. The Championship Pairs was
won by Clare Hamon & Barry Smale (Devon)
with another Devon pair, Jean Harrison & Betty
Golding, winning the Consolation Pairs Final. The GP Swiss
Pairs was won by Colin & Lavinia Thomas (South Wales) and
You will find your County's Local Results (if submitted) and obituaries in the online magazine
(page 68 onwards). These pages are also available as a stand-alone pdf in the English Bridge
Section of the website and at www.ebu.co.uk/ documents/magazine/county-extra.pdf. We
would also encourage you to visit your County website for up-to-date news and results. The
websites are given in each county report.