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Congratulations also to Retford player Sandy Fulton who

progressed to the last 16 (5th round) in the prestigious Gold

Cup along with team members Dave Robinson James

Thrower and Phil Godfrey. Eliminated by the second seed

team, Sandy says it was huge fun especially playing against the

great Zia!!

After ten days of competition in the Guernsey Congress

long time leaders Gary Hyett (Manchester) & William Crook

(Notts) lost on the final match, by a single Victory Point - so

close but showing great grit and stamina!


THERE were some excellent results at the EBU

Eastbourne Summer Congress. Diana Nettleton &

Matthew Covill's team won the Mixed Pivot Teams

with Kathy & Denis Talbot's team 4th. In the Swiss

Teams, Aleksandar Lishkov's team qualified for the

Four Star Teams A Final. Diana Nettleton, Laura & Matthew

Covill were 4th in the Swiss Teams. Rob Dixon was 7th in the

Mixed Pairs Championship. Kathy & Denis Talbot were 3rd in

the Senior Pairs Consolation final.

At the EBU Guernsey Congress, Jean Squires' team won

the Multiple Teams and came 3rd in the Pivot Teams.

Robert Procter & Michael Robinson's team were 4th in the

Swiss Teams at the Essex Congress.

Ed Jones' team were 3rd in Crockfords Cup. Nick Smith &

Alan Wilson's team were in 5th place.

Diary dates: 11 Dec, Dawes League v Warwickshire; 15

Jan, Dawes League v Gloucestershire; 22 Jan, OBA County

Pairs Semi-final.


WEST of England Congress results:

Congratulations to Barbara Biggins & Anne

Skinner for winning the Ladies' Pairs with 64.64%

closely followed by Caroline Macpherson and Gina

Howard 64.27% and Sheena Lanham and Wendy

Miller 61.66%. In the Mens' pairs Tony Russ and Paul Bowyer

came second with 59.15%. The Mixed pairs was won by Jette

and Alan Bailey with 63.36%. In the Championship pairs

Sheena Lanham and Graham Heal came second with 62.82%

In the SCBA GP event Eric Cummings and Andrew

Urbanski came a commendable equal 7th out of a field of 131

entrants. Mike Smith and Wendy Miller came 9th with 96VPs

In the Western League against East Wales, Somerset A won

their match 20-0, Somerset B lost by 3-17 and Somerset C by


Diary dates: 7 Dec, Andrew Robson Seminar. This event

is currently fully subscribed. For wait-list information refer to

SCBA website.

Staffs and Shrops

CONGRATULATIONS to the team of Lawrence

Haynes, Keith Shuttleworth, Celia Day, Dave

Clarke, Marion Jordan and Kevin Sullivan

retaining the cup for the County in the Edgar

Foster Cup at Derby. In the pairs standing Lawrence & Keith

were the winners and Celia & Dave runners-up.

John Hartley and Terry May went to the Isle of Man

Congress where they finished 3rd in the Teams and 4th in the


Jason and Justin Hackett were in the winning team in the

Crockfords Cup.


CONGRATULATIONS are due to David Price on

winning Crockfords Cup and on coming equal 6th

in the EBU Player of the Year competition. We also

congratulate Barbara & Malcolm Carey on winning the

Seniors Pairs at the Guernsey Congress.


CONGRATULATIONS to Christine Dyer & David

Dawson who were joint first in the Surrey Green

Point Swiss Pairs.

Joint runners up were Graham Sadie &

Richard Granville, and Frances Hinden & Graham Osborne.

Frances and Graham also won the teams together with Jeffrey

Allerton and an out of county player.

Diary dates: 15 Jan, Affiliated Teams of Eight, Richmond.

29 Jan, Mixed Pairs, Oxshott. 29 Feb, Men's & Ladies' Pairs,

Oxshott. All events commence at 1pm. Free tea, coffee and

biscuits available.


MANY congratulations to the following SCCBA

members on their performances at the Eastbourne

Summer Meeting 2016:

Andy Ryder & David Dickson were the highestplaced

Sussex pair in the Swiss Pairs, finishing an

excellent 9th= out of 270 pairs.

Oliver Powell & Jon Derrick won the Under-26 Pairs and

Roger Poulter & Pyers Pennant won the Senior Pairs

Consolation Final. Peter Griffin was in the team which won

the Mixed Pivot Teams.

SCCBA offers its huge thanks to Vivian Priday for an

exceedingly generous donation of £5,000 to Sussex Junior

Bridge. This will safeguard the Sussex Junior Bridge Festival

for many years to come.


PETER Oldbury & Leslie Reece won the WCBA

Senior Pairs played at West Midlands Bridge Club

in September

Congratulations to Andy Cope of Coventry

who is the third WCBA junior to be selected for

England Juniors. Liz Gahan of Knowle, Solihull has also been

selected for the Junior Teams Championship in Hluk, Czech



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