68 English Bridge December 2016 www.ebu.co.uk
THE first county event of the season - the
Non Expert Pairs - was won by Margaret &
There are 19 teams entered in three
divisions of the County League and eight
teams in the County Knock Out.
HIGHFIELD'S Pat Grinstead Hospice Pairs was
won by John & Pat Panter with Aline Staples &
Mary Friswell in second place. The Summer Cup
was won by Sue Rankin. Howard Basden-Smith
came second. Long-time leader Biddy Waters being beaten
into 3rd when Howard and Sue scored 75% together in the
Victoria BC's Men's and Ladies' Pairs: Men's, 1st Brian
Youd & Graham Boxall; 2nd Harold Walden & Robert
Ladies', 1st Sue Rankin & Marion Miles; 2nd equal Jane
Knight & Ann Burnett, Jackie Rumball & June Le Blancq.
In Guernsey the Butler Pairs was won by Daniel McIntosh
from Robert Plumley. The BAM teams was won by Margaret
Allen & Mike Allen. The District Restricted was won by Hugh
Bacon & Martin Jones.
LEADING Cornish pairs in the recent Cornwall
Congress were: Peter Scott & Bob Pretty 3rd in
the Championship Pairs with Stephen Crouch &
Margaret Buckingham 4th. Heather Upton &
Sandra Bickerdike finished runners-up in the Consolation
The county got off to a good start in the Western Counties
League against Wiltshire - both the B and C teams winning
16-4, with the A team losing 7-13.
SIXTEEN pairs competed in the recent County IMP pairs
event at Keswick: 1st, Ian Reeves & Ken Johnston (Eden)
+110; 2nd, Robin Rose & John MacLachlan (Ulverston) +68;
3rd, Adam Aitken & Ian Smith (Eden) +66.
WINNER of the India Cup was Brian Elliott's
team (Amanda Sowter, John Sowter and Alastair
Mcance were his team mates).
Winner of the Brigden (2015-16) was Brian
Elliott's team (John Sowter Roger Mallinson and
Richard Edwards were his team mates).
CHOPE Salver. 1st James & Shirley Dutton,
2nd Paul Sayer & Rod Marks, 3rd Mike
McMorran & Tim Dunsby. Non expert 1st
Doris Hutchinson & Matt Phillips, 2nd Stevie Parker &
FELIXSTOWE Congress: other notable results.
Qualifiers: 1st E/W, Chris Taylor with David Wing.
3rd E/W, Graham Foster & Ray Clarke. 3rd N/S,
Robert Elliott & Albert Kitchen. Pairs Shield: 2nd,
Graham Olliffe & Keith Thompson. 3rd, John McCoy & Ann
OVER the summer, the Summer Individual was
won jointly by John Skjonnemand and Ashok
Kwatra, the Summer Teams, in which different
teams are formed for each event, by Tony Letts,
and the Summer Swiss Pairs by Patrick Shields and Richard
Chamberlain. The Geoffrey Paterson Victor Ludorum was
won by by Martin McWilliam. At the start of the main season,
Patrick Shields and Garry Watson won the Men's pairs, whilst
Val Constable and Alison Pritchard won the Ladies' Pairs.
Hants and IoW
CANDOVER Multiple Teams of Four: 1st Steve
Preston & Miles Cowling, Jeremy Dhondy & Andy
CONGRATULATIONS to Kay Preddy and
Norman Selway (picture left), winners of the Dyer
Smith Cup (Mixed Pairs) and Sarah and Leigh
Chapman (pictured right) winners of the Hunter
Cup (highest placed married pair).
COUNTY NEWS -- LOCAL RESULTS