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