December 2016 English Bridge
Trophy. Invitational teams at RAC, with spectators welcome.
Enquiries to Ian Payn on 07713 322420.
WORLD Bridge Games: John Holland & Paul
Hackett represented England in the Seniors
Pairs in the World Bridge Games held in
Wroclaw, Poland in early September. They led
after Friday's sessions, but slipped to ninth place by the finish
Crockfords Cup: Congratulations to Jason and Justin
Hackett who were members of the winning team in the
Crockfords Cup final held over the weekend of 24-25
Eastbourne Summer Meeting: Swiss Pairs - in a field of
270 pairs Michael Byrne finished 4th while John Holland &
Alan Nelson finished 13th.
Great Northern Swiss Pairs: Tracy Capal & Dave Sherman,
Peter Foster & John Roberts and Kath & Alan Nelson finished
7th, 8th and 9th, respectively, out of a field of nearly 100 pairs.
Cumbria Green Point Weekend: Bill & Joyce White were
second in the Swiss Teams.
Diary dates: 18 Dec- Sjasmith@nildram.co.ukchester
Bridge Club. 7-8 Jan, Manchester County Congress, Victoria
& Albert Hotel, Water St, Manchester, M3 4JQ. Entries to Jeff
Smith, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 702 3773.
WELL done to David Stevenson, Liz
Commins, Stuart Matthews & Mark Weeks
who won the one day teams event in Derby in
July. David and Liz were also members of the
foursome that won the Open teams at the Scarborough
The team of Paddy Murphy, Simon Edwards, Chris Pope
& Andrew Prothero won the North Wales teams event in
Sarah Amos & Andrea Know along with Sheila Shea &
Margaret Barnes won the teams event at the revived WBU
Diary dates: 21-22 Jan, Chester Congress, Deva BC. 5 Feb,
County trials, MBC. 26 Feb, Jean Keen trophy (Ladies' teams)
MBC. 5 Mar, Eric Howarth GP Swiss teams, MBC
AT the World Championships in Poland, Nevena
Senior finished 10th in the Women's Pairs Final;
Andrew McIntosh 21st in the Open Pairs Final;
Peter Hasenson & David Sherman 29th and
Jonathan Harris & Steve Root 72nd in the Open
Pairs B Final; and Jenny Harris & Steve Capal 21st
in the Mixed Pairs B Final.
Congratulations to Michael Davis and Ben Ritacca on
winning Crockfords Plate and to Jacqui Tobias and Tony
Waterlow on winning the Essex/Herts ODGP Swiss Teams.
Diary dates: 29 Jan, Club Championship Teams of Eight,
12 noon, Pinner Bridge Club. 1 Mar, Championship Pairs
qualifier, 7.30pm, Totteridge Bridge Club. 19 Mar, Middlesex
No Fear Duplicate, 2pm Pinner Bridge Club. On-line entry
and further details of these and all our competitions can be
found at: www.middlesexbridge.co.uk
ROGER Amey has been granted the EBU Silver
Award for his unstinting contribution to bridge,
most especially in the Norfolk region. This is
richly deserved and we are very fortunate to
have him. Roger has been an NCBA member
since 1970, during which time he has been Country Captain
and Member of both the EBU Board of Directors, and
Mike Walsh, the County President, has moved to Devon
and Christine Buchanan has kindly taken over for the rest of
the term. Mike's exceptional skill as a player, and generosity in
being able to play so frequently for the county will be sorely
This year's Norfolk Teams Championship was won by (the
holders) Roger Amey, Mike Walsh, Matt Millson, Michael
Whiting, John & Julie Aspinall.
Outside the county, Maureen Kimbley & Bogdan Drogby
won the Championship Pairs B final at the Stratford Spring
Bank Holiday Congress, and at the Scarborough Congress
Rob & Rosa Richardson were winners at the Pre Congress
A LONG journey to Kendal on 24th September
proved very rewarding for one NEBA team. A
splendid performance by David & Margaret
Thompson, Roger & Jill Hancock resulted in an
exciting victory by just one VP in the Cumbria and
Westmorland Congress Swiss Teams (scores given on
A range of classes for beginners is now commencing
across the region and members who know anyone interested
are asked to direct them to the Secretary for further
NORTHANTS was represented in the 2016
Pachabo by Daniel Baines, Robert Miller, Jim
Deacon, Chris Wormleighton.
Diary dates: 22 Jan, Porch Trophy - Open
Two Session Swiss Pairs - Kettering. 2 Apr, Alastair Brodie
Memorial, 1pm, Kettering. 19 Apr, NCBA AGM, 7.30pm,
Kettering. 3 May, NCBA Inter-Club Fixtures Meeting, 7pm,
Kettering. 20 May, One Day Green Point Swiss Pairs. 20 May,
Improvers Mentored Pivot Teams.
CONGRATULATIONS to Julia Staniforth
(Retford) and team members Barbara Boaler,
Richard Draycott and Christine Quigley who
comfortably won the Retford Swiss teams event
on 29 May. Retford is a very progressive
Nottinghamshire Club and has just received Charitable
status: check their great website for future events.