56 English Bridge December 2016 www.ebu.co.uk
(non-expert,) Duncan Cox & Bob Fordham with Mark
Mortimer & David Keith. Congratulations to all.
The KCBA is delighted to announce that its former
treasurer, David Anning, has been honoured by the EBU with
a Dimmie Fleming Award in recognition of more than 20
years' service to bridge in Kent as Committee member,
Treasurer and Area Secretary. Sadly it will be presented
posthumously as David died a few days before the EBU's
approval came through.
Diary dates: 15 Jan, Fleming Femina (Ladies' Pairs) and
Hunter Homines (Men's Pairs), 11am, TWBC. 28 Jan, Corbett
League (County Teams of Eight): Div 3 Mitchell Salver, 11am
TWBC; 29 Jan and 19 Feb, Div 1 Corbett Cup and Div 2
Corbett Plate, 11am, TWBC. Larsky Cup heats held during
Jan and Feb, please see website for dates and venues. 25 Mar,
Larsky Cup Final, 11am, TWBC.
CONGRATULATIONS go to Bob Loveridge and
Helen Montgomery on winning the Cumbria and
Westmorland Swiss Pairs. Andrew Petrie and Bill
Alston were runners-up.
After all four rounds of the Northern Bridge League,
Lancashire A came third out of six teams, Lancashire B third
out of eight teams and Lancashire C second out of seven
In the Northern Mid-Week Congress, Jeff Smith and
Jackie Pye won the Swiss Pairs and John and Cath Ashworth
and Duncan and Diane Ault finished third in the Swiss Teams,
thus gaining first prize in the B stratified competition.
Congratulations also go to John Brearley and Ross Shine on
finishing third in the Great Northern Swiss Pairs.
Diary dates: 4 Dec, Lytham Rose Bowl, Lytham Bridge
Club; 5 Dec, LCBA Council Meeting, Bolton Bridge Club; 18
Dec, Santa Claus Pairs, Manchester Bridge Club; 28-30 Dec,
EBU Year End Congress, Blackpool; 7-8 Jan, MCBA Congress,
Victoria & Albert Hotel, Manchester; 15 Jan, Preston Blue
Pointed Swiss Teams, Preston Bridge Club; 22 Jan, LCBA
Butler Pairs, Lytham Bridge Club; 5 Feb, LCBA
Championship Pairs, Blackburn Bridge Club.
CONGRATULATIONS to Ben Norton who
won the EBU's 'Young Pair of the Year Award'
with partner Sam Behrens of London.
The County Teams have played the opening
match in the Midlands League. Results are: 11 Sep v Oxford
(Home) - 1st Team Drew 10-10, 2nd Team Lost 5-15, 3rd
Team Won 12-8.
Diary dates: 11 Jan, Stanley Trophy Round 4, Glenfield. 12
Jan, Pairs League Round 1, Rothley. 15 Jan Midland League v
Staffs, Away. 25 Jan, Josephs Bowl Round 2, Blaby. 25 Jan,
Butterworth Langley Trophy Round 1, Blaby. 8 Feb, Stanley
Trophy Round 5, Glenfield. 8 Feb, Wilde Cup Non-Expert
Teams, County BC. 9 Feb, Pairs League Round 2, Rothley. 19
Feb, Midland League v Warks, Greenfields.
SCHOOLS Bridge in Lincolnshire has been developing well,
run by volunteer members from Louth and the recently reaffiliated
Alford Bridge Club. It now extends to three senior
schools in the county. Setting up in the Louth catchment area
was relatively easy thanks to the commitment of our
Bridge has to be taught without books to ensure it is fun
for young people who have been busy with books and formal
learning all day. The willing support of head teachers, and
other teachers, has also been an essential ingredient.
Horncastle Grammar School's after-school club, now in
its third year, remains a success story. Several original
members, who competed successfully in the National School
Bridge at Loughborough, have now gone to university
themselves. So recruitment is in progress with current
membership between 12 and 16. Players also compete at local
clubs, county competitions and charity bridge days.
Alford and Louth Grammar Schools are both now into
their second year with around eight regular attendees at
Alford and 12 to 28 at Louth. Last August some of these
students also went to the Loughborough junior teach-in.
Younger siblings of the existing bridge group, new to senior
school in September, are now joining and being introduced to
We hope to run an inter school bridge competition in the
spring of 2017 supported by the County Association and
EBED. The County Association can also encourage junior
bridge by allowing youngsters to play for free in competitions.
Encouraging schools' bridge takes patience but is very
CONGRATULATIONS to Andrew Robson for
becoming player of the year, jointly with his
partner Alexander Allfrey, after winning the
Harold Poster Cup at Eastbourne. Also to Alex
Hydes who won Crockfords Cup, with David Bakhshi & Mike
Bell runners-up, and to Brian McGuire & Mike Davis who
were winners of Crockfords Plate.
At Guernsey there were great results from Tim Gauld who
won the Swiss Pairs and Men's Pairs and came second in the
Multiple Teams firstname.lastname@example.org Elle. Elle Gauld was
also third in the Mixed Pairs with Angus Simpson, and
Dominic Flint & Pamela Reiss were second equal in the Swiss
Teams. At the Great Northern Swiss Pairs Heather Bakhshi &
Claire Robinson were fourth in a big field.
Diary dates: 22 Jan, Palmer Bayer Trophy. No Fear Pairs at
2.00pm at YCBC. 5 Feb, Ian Gardiner Trophy. London Teams
of Four qualifier, 11.30am, YCBC. All entries/enquiries to
email@example.com. 25-26 Feb, Lederer Memorial
Alford's Queen Elizabeth Grammar School - new
bridge club session in progress