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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

SCCBA website.


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.



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

at .

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


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

0208 5407636.


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