February 2016 English Bridge 61
February 2016 English Bridge
Diary dates: SCCBA are very proud to confirm
that the Henfield Candles is now to be run by the
County on 5 June and will be a Blue Pointed event
SCCBA Spring Congress (incorporating the
AGM) at the Uckfield Civic Centre on 8-10 Apr.
Entry details and more information can be found on the
AFTER 4 matches in the Inter County League,
Warwickshire are leading in the Dawes, lying 2nd in
the Porter, and 4th in the Markham
Diary dates: 9 Mar, 6.45pm Non Expert Teams,
West Mids. 25 Mar, 3pm, Really Easy Congress, West
Mids. 31 Mar, 11.30am, Seniors Teams and lunch, West Mids.
THE MALVERN Congress once again proved
extremely popular and was enjoyed by all.
Warner Solomon, Taf Anthias, Richard Samter
and Pat Davies won the Origin Financial Swiss
Teams and Diane & Filip Kurbalija won the Wall
James Chappell Championship Pairs.
In national events, Worcestershire have qualified for the
Tollemache final, winning all the matches except one in their
group - we wish them luck in that. Stewart Fishburne, Mike
Willoughby, Chris Philp and Tony Poole have reached the
final of the Silver Plate and we wish them well in that match.
Nearer home, the Healey Cup is open to members of
Herefordshire as well as Worcs. This year Malvern BC won -
Nigel Laville, Geoffrey Herbert, Heather Westcott and
Jennifer Romer, with runners-up Evesham BC - Mark
Stretch, Barry Sayers, Ronnie Moore & Veronica Enticknap.
CONGRATULATIONS to YCBA President and
former chairman Philip Mason on his receipt of the
prestigious EBU Silver Award - see page 32.
Yorkshire's team of Richard Pike, Dave
Robinson, James Thrower, Phil Godfrey, Sandy
Davies, Tom Gisborne, Sandra Penfold and Brian Senior
finished second in its group, qualifying for the final of the
EBU's Tollemache Cup inter-county competition.
Frank Littlewood & David Musson won the
Championship Pairs at the EBU Seniors Congress. Ian Martin
& Richard Cross were second in the Swiss Teams.
A successful inaugural Members' Meeting was held at the
Bridge Inn Wetherby alongside a pairs event to celebrate the
YCBA's 80th anniversary.
Diary dates: 7 Feb, Doncaster Swiss Pairs; 11 Feb, Margery
Cartwright Simultaneous Pairs (clubs); 19-21 Feb, EBU
Spring Congress (Harrogate); 13 Mar, Northern Pairs
(Bradford); 13 Mar, Yorkshire Improvers Pairs (Leeds); 25-27
Mar, Northern Easter Festival (Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley).r
Diary dates: 13 Feb, Café bridge Seminar with Bob Baker.
20 Feb, Championship pairs and plate at Woolavington. 11 Mar
Non Expert pairs at Woolavington. 12 Mar, County teams of
eight at Woolavington.
Staffs and Shrops
WE WOULD like everyone to join us on Sunday
15 May to commemorate the life and Bridge
contribution of Roy Edwards. Details and entries
Jason & Justin Hackett won the Premier League and go on
to represent England in the Cammitchellmj@btinternet.comey
have also been selected for the England team in the European
Championships. Paul Hackett was in the winning team in the
Asean championships in Bangkok,
Our Tollemache team, David Beavon, Roger Keane, Dan
Crofts, Alistair Kent, Barbara, Jason, Justin and Paul Hackett
and captained by Paul Cutler had wins against
Gloucestershire, Devon, Notts and Bedfordshire and finished
in 5th place.
Reserve your place in our county Congress at the Park Inn,
Telford. Pairs on 16 April and teams on the Sunday. Both
events are green-pointed. Entries and information from Judy
Mitchell, 01743 235374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGRATULATIONS to David Price on winning
the EBU Premier League and earning selection to
represent England in one weekend of the 2016
Camrose Trophy series, and the European Champions' Cup
2016 if England qualifies.
Congratulations also to Ipswich & Kesgrave who have
qualified to represent Suffolk in the Garden Cities 2016.
You can play Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs and Teams at the
East Anglia Bridge Weekend at Ipswich UCS the first
weekend of March. Our Championship Pairs semi-final is at
Kesgrave on 19 Feb and the Jyl Marsh Individual at
Framlingham on 21 Feb.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Tollemache team
who qualified for the final in February.
It has been decided that the format of the
bridge at this year's AGM will change to a
bracketed Pairs instead of Swiss. This gives members an
opportunity to meet and play against several other members.
Please put the date in your diary now - 3 July, 1pm. Venue tbc.
Forthcoming events: Sunday 21 Feb, 1pm, Men's & Ladies
Pairs, Oxshott. If insufficient numbers of pairs of each gender
enter for this competition it will be run as one event. County
Pairs 3 April, 1pm, Oxshott.
Please would players book online using the new website. If
you do want to book by phone please call Shirley Pritchard on