February 2016 English Bridge
the Men's Pairs and Paul Lilley, Mike Wignall, Geoff Foster
and Andrew Courtman in the Cotswold Cup. Thribb won the
Bredon Vale Cup, represented by Angelos Agathangelou, John
Councer, Natalie Davenport and John Whittenbury. For more
details, visit the county website.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Hemel
Hempstead BC team of June Ball & Helen
Robinson, David Stimson & Roger Edmonds,
Derek & Lesley Peers, George Summers & Julian
Peers for winning the Desmond Flockhart
Trophy for teams of 8 on 6 Dec.
Congratulations Karima Basse & Francis Eddleston for
winning the Mixed Pairs trophy on 20 Nov. Paul & Fiona
Littlewood came second and also won the Flitch cup as the
highest-placed married couple.
Congratulations to Watford BC for winning the Eccles
Cup on 27 November.
The Club Winners Cup was won on 13 Nov by Kevin
Clark and Paul Kemp from Royston BC. Congratulations to
both of them.
PLAYING for the Dyer Smith Cup - Valerie
Frearson & George Phillips, winners of the
Kent Mixed Pairs Championship. Hunter Cup
(Married pair) Leigh & Sarah Chapman.
56th Kent Congress: Swiss Pairs Invicta Cup
winners - Victor Milman & David Kendrick. Allnut Trophy
(Mixed pair) Helen Erichsen & Gerald Soper. Gentry Cup
(Married pair) Frances Connell & Steve Barnfield.
Puddleduck Plate (Non-expert) Konrad Mau & John
Gibbons. Swiss Teams winners - Michael Prior & Keith
Ashcroft/Mike Hampton & John Amor winners of the
Lukey Cup. Owl Cup (Runners-up) Peter Brown & Yves
Lebrec/John Jackson & Leon Northeast. Birkle Bowl (Nonexpert)
David Lightfoot & Mary Kendall/Jo Lightfoot & Jan
Johnson. Congratulations to all.
Go to the Archive section of the website for the history
of the KCBA - people and cup winners. Contact Phil Jones,
KCBA Archivist, assisted by Gerald Soper, if you have any
information e.g. past results of KCBA tournaments and
events, players of note who had successes while members of
the KCBA (e.g. Gold Cup/Spring Fours winners) and
significant contributions made either as a member of the
committee or in some other function for the KCBA.
Diary Dates: Green pointed Swiss Pairs Sunday 6th
March 1pm. Maidstone Leisure Centre. Larsky Final: TW
BC Sunday 3rd April 11am. George Griffiths Cup (Kent
Seniors Pairs) Sunday April 10th 11am.
THE Otto & Edith Cup (Mixed Pairs) was won
by Alison Nichols & Richard Smith with Paul &
Susan Bowyer in 2nd place. The Non-Expert
Prize was won by Tracey Bridges-Webb & John
Nolan in 7th place.
Current Leaders in the Stanley Trophy (Butler IMPs Pairs)
after 3 Rounds are John Glover & Lyn Hilton (0.49) with Peter
Halford & John Milne (0.44) close behind. Best placed of
those who have played only two heats are Ian Bruce & Mick
Current Divisional leaders in the League (Club Teams of
8) are: Div 1 - Clarendon 51/5; Div 2 - Westcotes A (43/5);
Div 3 - Westcotes B (39/5) Div 4 - Blaby B (42/4).
The Josephs Bowl (Championship Teams of Four) had 15
entries in Round 1 as did the Leicestershire Cup (Aggregate
Scoring Team of Four).
PAST events: Ghost Pairs. Winners N/S were Maurice Ladlow
& Maureen Parsons. Runners-up were Brian Smith & Ron
Wall and in third place came Guy Grainger & Jo Pike. Sitting
E/W the victors were Mike Llewellyn & Megan Williams, with
runners-up Nick Hunter & Ruby Schnalke. Third place went
to Phil Harland & Sue Barraclough.
Future events: After having held qualifying heats in the
Clubs, the semi-final of the Bainton final will be held at
Dunholme Village Hall on 31 Jan, 1.30pm. After that the final
will be at the same venue on 28 Feb, 1.30pm.
THE Men's & Women's Pairs were held together at
the YCBC on 25 Oct 2015. The Women's Pairs was
won by Anne Catchpole & Stefanie Rohan, with
Camilla Warren & Terry Hewett second and Lyn
Poole & Elisabeth Cocking third. The Men's Pairs was won by
Nigel Freake & Paul Lamford, with Ian Pagan & Geoffrey
Lederman second and Gad Chadha & Roger Mapp third.
TOLLEMACHE: Manchester qualified for the
final by winning their group. The team was
John Hassett & Jeff Morris, Michael Byrne &
Michael Newman, John Holland & Alan
Mould, Tom Slater & Alec Smalley. Rodney Lighton was NPC.
Ben Franks Trophy: Michael Byrne & Michael Newman won
the Corwen qualifier on 6 Dec. Ollie Burgess & Rob Myers
were second, 10% behind the winners. In third place and also
intermediate prize winners were Graham Campbell &
Lindsey Barnes. The other qualifiers for the Corwen were
Gillian McMullan & Neil Thomas. The ascenders prize went
to Barbara Lewis & Alec Smalley.
Autumn Intermediate Pairs: Thirteen and a half tables
played at Altrincham on 1 Nov. In the N/S section winners
were Andrew Jackson & Adam Wiseberg and runners up were
Chris Baker & Jim O'Neill. E/W winners were Peter Allison &
John Attree and 2nd were Nicki Decent & Haidee Tattersall.
WATERWORTH Cup - County pairs event
and our Corwen trophy qualifier: 1st Stuart
Matthews & Mark Weeks, 2nd David
Flacks & Laurence Stone, 3rd Chris Pope &
The Merseyside Cup (inter-club restricted teams) was won