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54 English Bridge December 2016

the GP Swiss Teams was won for the second year by Miles

Cowling, Stefan Lindfors, Bob McRobert & Rob Lawy. Next

year, the Congress will again be held at the Falcon Hotel in

Bude on 22-24 September.

Diary dates: 14 Jan, Falmouth Salver, The Athenaeum

Club; 22 Jan, Star Masters Pairs & Tredova Cup, Ladock;

5 Feb, County Teams of Four (Knockout Qualifier), Ladock.


A GOOD quality field of some 140 players competed in the

recent Cumbria/Westmorland joint event in Kendal. In the

Pairs: 1st, Helen Montgomery & Bob Loveridge with 103VPs;

2nd, Bill Alston & Andrew Petrie with 102VPs; 3rd, Rhona &

Bernard Goldenfield with 97VPs. In the Teams: 1st, Jill &

Roger Hancock with Margaret & David Thompson, 94VPs;

2nd, Joyce & Bill White with Babs & Tim Matthews, 93VPs;

3rd, Liz Commins & David Stevenson with Paddy Murphy &

Peter Jones, 90VPs.

Diary dates: 15 Jan, Match v South of Scotland, Dumfries.

12 Feb, Championship Pairs, Carlisle.


OUR winter team competitions have now

commenced - for status see our website.

This year qualifying heats for the County

Pairs will be held by our affiliated clubs - contact

your club for details. The county heat will be held

at Spondon on Jan 4th 2017. Members are free to play in as

many qualifying heats as they wish. The Finals (Main and

Consolation) will be held on 29 Jan.

Diary dates: 14 Dec, The DCBA Christmas Party, contact

Anne Townsend, Mary Marshal, Miranda Vinecombe or the

bar for tickets. Details of all events scheduled by our county

association can be found on our website which also contains

links to our affiliated clubs, so if you are looking to play

bridge in Derbyshire please visit our website


CONGRATULATIONS to: Stefan Lindfors &

Warner Solomon who were in the secondplaced

team in the Welsh Foursomes. In the

Cornwall Congress: Barry Smale & Clare

Hamon won the Championship Pairs with Steven Rafferty &

Roger Gowling in second place; Jean Harrison & Betty

Golding won the Consolation Pairs; Stefan Lindfors was in

the winning team.

In the Guernsey Congress Ann Slee, Alison Pollok, Ruth

Edmondson and Brigid McElroy tied for 2nd in the Swiss

Teams and were 2nd in the Pivot Teams; Ros Morgan was in

3rd place in the Pivot Teams and in the winning team in the

multiple teams.

At the West of England Congress Alex Maddocks won the

Swiss Pairs (with Gunnar Hallberg); Warner Solomon won

the Swiss Teams with Somerset team mates. Alex Maddocks,

Jim Grant and Stefan Lindfors (with Gunnar Hallberg) were

second; Shelia Ferguson won non-expert prizes in both the

Championship Pairs and the Swiss Pairs.

Joe and Gillian Fawcett were in a team in the last eight of


The County urgently needs a vice-Chairman who will

become Chairman at or before the 2017 AGM.

Diary dates: 11 Dec, Torquay BC Swiss pairs. 7-8 Jan, John

Woolcott weekend. 16 Jan to 4 Feb, qualifiers at clubs for the

Julia Chadwick (green point) final on 19 Feb. 29 Jan Devon

Club Teams of Eight.


WELSH Foursomes. Congratulations to Miles

Cowling who was part of the team finishing

2nd and to Mark Hooper whose team finished


Cornwall Congress. Congratulations to Miles Cowling

whose team retained the Green Pointed Teams event.

Crockfords Plate. Congratulations to Keith Bartlett, Barrie

Cantello, Bob Mott & Ann Sharples who reached the finals,

finishing 6th.

Surrey Congress. Congratulations to Miles Cowling

whose team finished 2nd and to Robin Wright, Matt Phillips,

Eugene Sheehan & David Gill who finished 3rd in the Green

Pointed Teams.

West of England Congress. Congratulations to Rod Marks

for his results at the West of England congress: 2nd in the

Championship Pairs; 3rd in the Men's Pairs; 5th in the Green

Pointed Teams.

Diary dates: 22 Jan, Knight Cup - Dorset Closed Pairs

Championship, Allendale Bridge Club, Wimborne. 12 Feb,

Frost Rose Bowl - Blue Pointed Swiss Teams, Allendale Bridge

Club, Wimborne.


ECBA have introduced two new teams

competitions, aimed at players new to the format.

These are a 'Friendly Fours' league and a Mentored

Switch competition. This will be supplemented

with a Seminar on Team Tactics.

Congratulations to: Herts and Essex Swiss Pairs: 2nd equal

Robert Elliott & Richard Register, Paul Spencer & Marc

Chawner. Felixstowe Congress: Championship Pairs: 2nd,

Robert Elliott & Albert Kitchen. Consolation Pairs: 1st, Val &

Paul Mollison. Swiss Teams: 2nd, Peter Oake, Robert Elliott,

Alan Green & Frank Morrison. EBED Autumn Sims: Monday

1st, Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner. Tuesday 4th, Zuby

Skinner & John Francis.

Eastern Counties League vs. Northants: A team lost 4-16,

B team lost 9-11, C team lost 6-14.

Diary dates: 27 Dec, EBU Really Easy Afternoon heat at

Barleylands. 8 Jan, Swiss Pairs. 21-22 Jan, South Woodham

Ferrers Congress. 4 Feb, Play with an Expert. 12 Feb, Cornell

Trophy. 18 Feb, Gwen Herga. 26 Feb, EBU Masters Pairs heat,



WE made a good start in the Midlands County

League. In the first match of the season, against

Staffordshire and Shropshire, we won

substantially in the top two divisions and tied in

the third.

Our Clubs League has also started, with nineteen teams. This


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