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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
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
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
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
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
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
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