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Law, Norman Selway & Kay Preddy and reserves Colin

Wilson & Gerald Soper which won their group in the

qualifier, winning all their matches.

In the Premier League 2nd Div, Derek Patterson &

Gerald Tredinnick were in the winning team. Kay Preddy &

Norman Selway, Ian Draper & Jeremy Willans were

runners-up. Both teams were promoted.

In the Seniors Congress Pat Collins & Andrew Petrie

won the Pairs B Final and were second in the Swiss Teams.

Nicky Adamson & Frank Wright won the Swiss Pairs.

Malcolm Lewis & Doug Andrews won the Senior Pairs

qualifier and finished 7th in the A Final.

Metropolitan Cup: Many congratulations to the Kent B

and C teams who both won their sections.

Kent B Team: Colin Wilson (Capt) & Gerald Soper, Bill

Charlwood & Jon Chapman, Steve Barnfield & Frances

Connell, Norman Inniss & Stefan Syplywczak, Keith

Ashcroft & John Hemington and Tony Price & Robin

George.

Kent C Team: Gwyneth Davies & Sarah Chapman, Ann

Cox & Val Golding, Barbara Schulz & David Powell, Gillian

Foster & Alan Foster, Graham Foreman & Lyn Foreman and

Colin Game & Pat McBain.

Lancashire

www.bridgewebs.com/lancs

IN THE Qualifying Round of the Tollemache Cup

Lancashire finished fifth out of nine counties in

Group C. The team was John Brearley & Ross

Shine, Paul Hepworth & Rick Bentley, Colin

Mitchell & Bill Alston, Nick & Sue Woodcock and Jeff Smith

& Jackie Pye.

Congratulations go to Colin Mitchell & Bill Alston on

winning the Steve Haley Trophy for the best performing

Lancashire pair in the Northern Bridge League.

Diary dates: 7 Feb, LCBA Championship Pairs, Blackburn

BC; 14 Feb, LCBA Club Teams-of Eight Championship, Bury

BC; 19-21 Feb, EBU Spring Congress, Harrogate; 5 Mar,

MCBA Swiss Pairs, Altrincham BC; 6 Mar, M&CBA Swiss

Teams, Deva BC; 20 Mar, Portland Pairs, Brierfield BC; 27

Mar, Hector Barker Pivot Teams, Southport BC.

LCBA Congress winners - Swiss Pairs: Austin Barnes &

Des King. LCBA Congress Swiss Teams: Paul Hackett & Jason

Hackett, Brian Senior & Adrian Kenworthy. Pendle Witch

Pairs: Rodney Lighton & John Currie. Foundation Cup: Sue

Woodcock & Stuart Clarke, Nick Woodcock & Sue Fjortoft.

Lytham Rose Bowl: Paul Worswick & David Hammonds.

Leicestershire

www.bridgewebs.com/leicestershire/

WE ARE sad to announce the death of Jean

Wightman the first Leics CBA lady

Grandmaster - See the In Memoriam section

(online p76).

Midlands League County Team results: 1 Nov vs Derbyshire

(Home): 1st team won 14-6, 2nd team drew 10-10, 3rd team

won 13-7. 6 Dec vs Gloucester (Away): 1st team lost 5-15, 2nd

team won 15-5, 3rd team won 12-8. Leicestershire finished in

4th place in the Tollemache Qualifier Heat in November.

Diary dates: 10 Feb, Stanley Trophy Round 5 (Glenfield)

11 Feb, Pairs League Round 2 (Rothley). 21 Feb, Midland

League vs Staffs & Shropshire (Greenfields). 24 Feb, Joseph's

Gloucestershire

www.gcba.org.uk

CONGRATULATIONS to Richard Butland,

whose team reached the quarter finals of the

Gold Cup, to be knocked out by Zia and a team

of professioyouth@gcba.org.ukremier League was

a triumph for Gloucestershire when Paul Denning's team

won, just 1 VP ahead of Patrick Shields's team.

We have started up a successful youth programme in

Gloucestershire. It is marvellously rewarding working with

young people, so if you'd like to join in helping to run events,

or teach, please email youth@gcba.org.uk.

Diary dates: the Newent Bowl on 21 Feb, and the Everett

Cup on 19 Mar, which this year we shall be running as a

charity event.

Herefordshire

www.herefordshirebridge.co.uk

IT HAS been a bad start to the Western League season. All

three teams have lost in the two matches so far, though the C

team lost by a narrow margin in both. Full results of all

county competitions are on our website.

Diary Dates: 27 Feb, 10.30am, Club Teams of Eight,

Tarrington; 5 Mar, 10.30am, Championship Pairs, Tarrington;

11 Mar, 7pm, Inter-club Teams Round 4, Ledbury; 18 Mar,

7pm Mixed Pairs, Bartestree; 8 Apr, 7pm, Inter-club Teams

Round 5, Ledbury; 23 Apr, 10am, Avocet Teams, Brooms

Green.

Hertfordshire

www.hertsbridge.co.uk

HEARTY congratulations to our retired

chairman Bernard Eddleston for winning the

prestigious Dimmie Fleming Award 2015 for his

dedicated service since 2002 to bridge in the

Hertfordshire and beyond - see page 33.

The Gerard Faulkner Salver, for the Seniors Knockout

Competition, has been retained by the team of Derek Oram &

Celia Oram, Alan Kay (all Herts) & Jeremy Dhondy (Hants &

IOW). The team were on a roll and also won the Senior Swiss

Teams at the Seniors Congress 8 Nov.

Diary dates: 19 Feb, 7.30pm, Cadet Pairs Final at The

Bridge Centre, Gosling Sports Park. 23 Feb, HBA

Simultaneous Pairs at the following clubs: Berkhamsted,

Harpenden Tuesday, Hitchin, Letchworth Heritage,

Leverstock Green, New Hertford, Watford & Bushey. 4 March,

2pm, Really Easy Pairs, Hatfield Heath Village Hall, Stortford

Road, Hatfield Heath. 11 March, 7.30pm, Marjorie Lukyn

Charity Cup Final at The Bridge Centre, Gosling Sports Park.

Kent

www.kcba.org.uk

THE KCBA is delighted to announce that its

Chairman, Geoff Smith, has been honoured by

the EBU with a Dimmie Fleming Award in

recognition of more than 25 years' service to

bridge in Kent - see page 33.

Playing for the Tollemache Cup, many congratulations

to the Kent team of Jeremy Willans (Capt) & Ian Draper,

Derek Patterson & Gerald Tredinnick, Pat Collins & Peter

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