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Middlesex

www.middlesexbridge.co.uk

CONGRATULATIONS to Andrew McIntosh on

winning the EBU Premier League second division

and to Neil Rosen & Martin Jones who finished

second and gained promotion. Congratulations

also to Tony Waterlow on winning the

Eastbourne Bowl at the Autumn Congress.

Middlesex won their group at the Tollemache

qualifier. Elections at MCBA AGM - Chairman: Peter

Hasenson; Vice Chairman: Paul Wilson; Treasurer: Pradip

Shah; Secretary: Harish Patel. Shareholders: Peter Hasenson,

Harish Patel, Harold Schogger.

Diary dates: 21 Feb, Rank Masters Pairs. Championship

Pairs Semi-finals. 2 Mar and 3 Apr, Championship Pairs

Semi-finals. 12 Mar and 6 Apr, Mixed Pairs Semi-final.

North East

www.neba.co.uk

WE ARE delighted to extend hearty

congratulations to our Chairman Liz Muir upon

her receipt of the prestigious EBU Dimmie

Fleming Award - see page 34.

The 2016 NEBA Congress is again to be held in the fine

bridge facility at the Marriott Metro-Centre Hotel from 5-7

November 2016. All main events, Saturday Swiss Pairs and

Sunday Swiss Teams will be green pointed.

Nottinghamshire

www.bridgewebs.com/nottinghamshire

THE COUNTY is very pleased to learn that David

& Joan Burgess have both been awarded the

Dimmie Fleming Award - see page 34. A formal

presentation was made by the county chairman at

the Xmas Pairs event.

Notts had a rare success against Oxfordshire winning the

coumty match 20-0 in the first team and 12-8 in the second.

In the Senior Congress teams Sandy Fulton & Willie Crook

were in the 5th placed team.

Oxfordshire

www.oxfordshirebridge.co.uk

SOME 30 children took part in the Oxford Junior

Congress in November. Winners of the MiniBridge

section were Alice & Jacob Hathaway.

Freya Baldwin & John Wood won the section for

Novice Bidders and Arthur & George Anstis won

the section for Experienced Bidders - see page 31.

Somerset

www.somersetbridge.org.uk

SOMERSET won all of their matches against

Hereford - A 15-5, B 16-4, C 11-9.

Tollemache - Somerset were 4th in their group

which is the best performance for some years

although did not qualify for the final. The team was

John Cockram & Tom Gibbard, Roger Sweet & Colin

Juneman, Colin Flood & Eric Cummings and Alan &

Jette Bailey.

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Bowl & Butterworth Langley Trophy Semi-Finals (Blaby).

5 Mar, Leicestershire Green Point Swiss Pairs (Spondon).

9 Mar, Stanley Trophy Round 6 (Glenfield). 10 Mar, Pairs

League Round 3 (Rothley). 20 Mar, Midland League vs

Warwickshire (Away). 5 Apr, Mercury Learners Trophy

(County BC). 6 Apr, Gimson Trophy Semi-Finals (Rothley).

10 Apr, Charity Swiss Teams (Glenfield).

London

www.metrobridge.co.uk

MANY congratulatioian.payn@charterchambers.com>

of the 2015 winning Gold Cup team. At the

Autumn Congress Kieran Dyke shone, coming

equal first in the Eastbourne Bowl and second in

<lmbaentries@gmail.come team of Paul Chapman & Graham Pollack,

Tim Chanter & Helen Wildsmith were third in the

Eastbourne Bowl; Alan & Olivia Woo and Alex Hydes were

third in the Burlington Cup; and Anne Catchpole & David

Wing were second in the Sussex Cup.

The Platinum (70th) Lederer Memorial Trophy will be

held at the RAC in Pall Mall on 27-28 Feb. Entry for

spectators will be free this year, but pre-notification is

required. Enquiries to ian.payn@charterchambers.com.

Diary dates: 7 Feb, Ian Gardiner Trophy (Championship

Teams). 10 Apr, London Championship Pairs11.30am at

YCBC. Entries/enquiries to lmbaentries@gmail.com.

Manchester

www.manchesterbridge.org.uk

MANY congratulations to John Holland on

winning the Gold Cup, Britain's most

prestigious competition, for the first time.

John and partner Ben Green played every

board in the final stages beating the holders (Allfrey, Robson,

Forrester, Gold, Bakhshi, McIntosh) in the quarter finals and

Peter Lee's team in the semis by 98 IMPs.

The final weekend of the Premier League finished with

Jason & Justin Hacketts' team winning and the twins top of

the cross IMPs. Michael Byrne's team survived in sixth place,

but John Holland's team was relegated. In the second division

Paul Hackett, John Sansom, Alan Mould, Ollie Burgess, Jeff

Morris and John Hassett dropped to third place after leading

throughout.

Llangollen Swiss Teams - Michael Byrne & Gary Hyett

playing with Irish teammates won this event in mid-Nov.

Diary dates: 7 Feb, Gazette Cup Teams of Eight,

Altrincham BC. 28 Feb, 1.30pm, Cantor Cup (Newcomers),

Manchester BC. 5 Mar, 11.00am, Green Pointed Pairs, St

Peters Assembly Rooms (Altrincham BC).

Merseyside/Cheshire

www.mcba.org.uk

CONGRATULATIONS to Bob Pitts and

Barry Jones who were selected to play for the

WBU team in the first weekend of this year's

Camrose event. Well done to David

Stevenson & Liz Commins, who, with Steve & Georgia Ray

won the teams event at the NEBA Congress.

Diary dates: 7 Feb, County trials. 21 Feb, Jean Keen

trophy (Women's pairs) MBC, 6 Mar, Eric Howarth trophy

(GP teams), 20 Mar, Portland Pairs, 24 Apr, Preece Rosebowl

(Ladies pairs) BBC, 22 May, John Armstrong trophy.

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