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February 2016 English Bridge
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
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.
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.
WE ARE sad to announce the death of Jean
Wightman the first Leics CBA lady
Grandmaster - See the In Memoriam section
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
CONGRATULATIONS to Richard Butland,
whose team reached the quarter finals of the
Gold Cup, to be knocked out by Zia and a team
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a triumph for Gloucestershire when Paul Denning's team
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Diary dates: the Newent Bowl on 21 Feb, and the Everett
Cup on 19 Mar, which this year we shall be running as a
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
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.
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