December 2016 English Bridge
ANOTHER successful joint congress with
Cumbria County Bridge Association was held in
Kendal in September. Some 32 teams and 70
pairs played in a well organised event seamlessly
directed by Ken Johnson. Winners of the Swiss
Teams were David & Margaret Thompson and
Jill & Roger Hancock by 1VP from Tim & Babs Matthews and
Bill & Joyce White. The Swiss Pairs was won by Bob Loveridge
& Helen Montgomery, 1VP ahead of Bill Alston & Andrew
Petrie. This has become a popular congress in an area of
natural beauty. Next year it will be held in the same venue on
Northern League teams are struggling this year although
hoping to regain lost ground in the last match. Eight
Westmorland players recently attended the Cornwall County
Congress in Bude, another area worth visiting, with Jeremy
Harris and John Ellwood coming 2nd in the Swiss Pairs (see
WILTSHIRE members supported Somerset's
Weston-super-Mare green point event in
force and Ambrose Holmes-Mackie came first
(with Niall Igoe) in the Men's Pairs with 63%, Marion
Loudon & Lesley Irvine fourth in the Ladies' Pairs with 59%
and Liz & Terry Butler third in the Mixed Pairs with 58%. Our
highest ranking pair in the Championship Pairs were Tessa
Attwater & Tony Read coming ninth with 57%.
Things didn't go so well in the Swiss teams though Pete
Webb and Anne Rogan were one half of the team that came in
BROMSGROVE Bridge Club organised a very
exciting charity Café Bridge Event (see photo
opposite) in Barnt Green, open to all-comers, on
6th October. It was supported by a number of
local businesses who donated prizes for the raffle.
Almost £700 was raised for Children in Need and the
participants enjoyed an entertaining day. Leading pairs were:
1st, Carrolleannea Philp & Martin Gill; 2nd, Brenda
Anderson & Sheena Aitken.
Diary dates: 12 Feb, Club Representatives Pairs. 5 Mar,
County Championship Pairs. Clubs are invited to nominate
their representatives for the former but all county members
are eligible for the latter.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following on their
Three Yorkshire junior players - Emma Bentley,
Daniel Winter and Dominic Rayner - represented
England in the European Youth Pairs
Championships, played in Liepaja, Latvia.
Yorkshire players Fiona Brown, Sandra Penfold, Brian
Senior, Sarah Teshome and James Thrower represented
England at the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland.
Brian Senior and Sandra Penfold were in the third-placed
team in the EBU's Crockfords Cup.
At the EBU's Northern Midweek Congress, Graham
Jepson, David Fletcher, Frank Littlewood & David Musson
won the Swiss Teams; in the Championship Pairs, George Bak
& Stuart Davies were third. Fiona Brown, with Kent's Helen
Erichsen, won the Great Northern Swiss Pairs.
At the EBU Guernsey Congress, Janet & Ted Latham were
third in the Swiss Pairs and, with Agnes & Peter Baxter, who
won the Senior Multiple Teams.
At the Isle of Man Congress, Heather Hobson, Roy
Garthwaite, and Janet & Ted Latham were second in the Swiss
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Jeremy Harris and John Ellwood
come second in Cornwall
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