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December 2016 English Bridge

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Lancashire

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PRESTON Pairs: 1st Bernard & Rhona

Goldenfield. Bolton Congress Ladies' Pairs: 1st

Rona Stewart & Maggie Lunn. Bolton Congress

Men's Pairs: 1st Jeff Smith & Andrew Petrie.

Bolton Congress Championship Pairs: 1st Austin Barnes &

Sue Hyman; Bolton Congress Teams: 1st Rodney Lighton,

John Currie, Neil Thomas & Nicholas Greer. LCBA Mixed

Pairs: 1 Jeff Smith & Jackie Pye.

Leicestershire

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IN the Samani Salver (the Summer KO -

handicap teams of four competition) the

Clarendon North team defeated the Clarendon

South team in the final.

In the Samani Plate (for 1st round losers) the

Loughborough A team will play Hinckley in the final.

The Stanley Trophy (Butler Pairs) - Heat 1 was won by

Steve Fieldhouse & Robert Killip (+60) from Robert

Missenden & Ian Woodward (+27) - both pairs are from

Ashby Club.

League (Club Teams of 8) Very early Divisional leaders

are: Div1 - Clarendon (19/2); Div 2 - Glenfield 'A' (18/2 ; Div

3 - Golf (11/1); Div 4 - Bradgate 'B' (9/1).

London

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THIS year's Mixed Pairs Championship was won

by Gilly Cardiff & Corneliu Rimboiu with an

impressive score of 63%. Second were Brigid

Battiscombe & Victor Silverstone and third were

Sally Young & Mike Bell.

The Men's And Women's IMP Pairs in October attracted

a good entry. The Men's event was won by Corneliu Rimboiu

& Ting To, with Simon Gass & Alan Scott second and Mark

Nelson & Liam Sanderson third. The Women's Pairs was won

by Nevena Senior & Brigid Battiscombe, who were well clear

of second-placed Heather Bakhshi & Claire Robinson and

Lyn Poole & Lissie Cocking, third.

Manchester

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NORTHERN Counties Bridge League:

Congratulations to Manchester on making it

ten wins out of eleven in the A Division of the

Northern Counties Bridge League.

Merseyside/Cheshire

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THE opening event of the Merseyside League

was a two session Swiss teams which was won

by Fozzy's Bears (Mike and Sarah Amos, Pete

Foster, John Roberts, Keith Shuttleworth).

The consolation event of the Lady Connell trophy (the

Cheshire Salver) for last season was played belatedly due to

unavoidable circumstances. The winners were Bob Pitts,

Barry Jones, Dave and Jean Keen.

North East

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WINNERS of an excellent Cramlington Congress

on 14th August were Aileen Cunningham &

Mary Page (59.09%) from Steve & Georgia Ray

(56.36%) with Sue & Richard Davies (55.91%) in

third place. Clear winners of a sociable but very competitive

Summer Swiss Pairs at Chester-le-Street in August were Peter

Marshall & Jo Lormer with a fine score of 90 VPs (equiv to

75%). Second place was taken by Val Gibson & Liz Muir (83

VPs) and third was Beverley Godfrey & Nichola CockerillSmith

(77 VPs). Some 26 pairs contested the Senior Pairs

Championship at Whitley Bay on 18th September. Winners

were Pat Barton & Graham Cox (61.69%) from Frank

Springett & Brenda Osborne (57.29%). Third place went to

Val Ireland & Carole Newton (57.06%).

Nottinghamshire

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THE highest ranked Nottinghamshire players in

the July Nottinghamshire Green Point event

were: Graham Kirby & Rob Sharpe 7th in the

Pairs; and Graham Brindley, Clare Batten, Chris

& Dorothy Close 6th in the Teams.

Willie Crooks' team represented Nottinghamshire in the

Pachabo coming 17th out of 26 strong teams.

The first County match saw Worcestershire comfortably

ahead at half time, winning the Porter and Markham, 16-4

and 17-3 respectively, whilst the Dawes team secured a draw

10-10.

Captain Keith Rodgers seeks expressions of interest for

later matches and also for a new cross (Midlands) county

competition - good practice for aspiring county players.

This year the Teams of Four competitions moved to the

summer to avoid clashes with the winter To8.

Congratulations to The Palookas (Lloyd Eagling, Keith

Rodgers, Stan Zygadlo, Ellen Overton, Bill Whalley, John and

Irene Auld) in winning this years competition with second

place comfortably secured by TRYO (Toni Smith, Ant

Pettengell, Maciej Lejman, Jane Hall, Clive Wood, John

Ashworth, Alyson Mclintock, Sylvie Breedlove).

Somerset

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The Paul Jones Competition in August was won by

the team made up of Roger Sweet. Jette Bailey,

David S Jones and Alan Bailey.

The winners of the July Barometer pairs were

Caroline Macpherson & Andy Ridgers with

63.46%, runners up Steve Fletcher & Shirley Durant 61.32%.

In the Mixed Pairs in September the winners were Gina &

David Howard 61.28%, with Colin Juneman & Caroline

Macpherson 60.7%.

Staffs and Shrops

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JOHN Withers retired from the SSCBA

committee at the AGM in September after many

years' service. Pam Booth-Jones became the new

EBU shareholder taking John Withers' share

giving her the right to vote on behalf of the County and Terry

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