74 English Bridge February 2016 www.ebu.co.uk
by Dave Edwards, Gillian Jones, Rob Roberts and Earl
O'Keeffe with Patricia Arthur, Stephanie Howard, Colin
Nugent and John Griffith being the runners-up. Nine teams
MIDDLESEX Congress Results - Pairs: Anne
Rosen & Sarah O'Connor. Teams: Martin Garvey,
Jeffrey Allerton, Frances Hinden and Graham
Osborne. Senior Pairs: Maurizia & Michael
THE Norfolk Contract Bridge Association and its
affiliated clubs continue to place increasing
emphasis on bridge education. Members and the
general public can avail themselves of a wide
variety of courses on offer from beginners and
improvers to advanced private coaching and masterclasses.
Details can normally be found via your local club or by an
Bawburgh BC has recently hosted a very successful EBED
teacher training course with 13 delegates attending from
Norfolk and surrounding counties.
The YMCA Trophy, the last of the summer season, was
won by Margaret Motch & Alan Hourd. The September
EDP/John Harrison Trophy was won by Maureen Kimbley &
Bogdan Drobny. The next event was the Houston Trophy and
Bogdan was on form again, this time with Paul Darby, Stuart
Langridge & Jill Innes. Maybe this is why he is our County
Moving into October the Smart trophy, point-a-board,
was won by Paul Darby, Roger Amey, Matt Millson & Mike
Walsh. The west of the County took victory in the Orb
Pacquot Trophy. Peter Clemens & Trish Foster were first
equal with Tam Payne & Brian Barrett.
The Allwood-Wharton inter club teams was won by
Wymondham & District club - their first win in this
Competition - and they will represent Norfolk in the Garden
Last, the Barclays Bank trophy was won by John Dennis &
Bryan Renouf - with a good turnout of 39 pairs.
Our next big event is the Norfolk Congress from 1-3 Apr.
It is hoped as many as possible from Norfolk and beyond will
come to what has become known as a very friendly Congress.
MANY congratulations go to Clive Owen for his
successes at the Scottish National Congress (1618
Oct). Playing with John Holland from
Manchester, Clive won the Swiss Pairs and
together with Charles & Vi Outred from Glasgow, they won
the Open Teams. Clive also finished second in the
Championship Teams. October's Gazette Cup Final was won
by Patricia Tuff & Andrew Cornish (65.45%). The Gazette
Shield went to David Rossiter & Jenny Grist (64.17%).
The results of a splendid November NEBA Congress were:
Congress Pairs and Arnold Deane Quaich - James & Eve
Ewington (69.16%). Ladies Pairs - Aileen Cunningham &
Mary Page (63.10% - retaining their title won in 2014).
Mens Pairs - Brian Pacey & Ray Green (56.85%). Swiss Pairs
- Damian Hassan & Martin Kane (126 VPs). Swiss Teams -
David Stevenson, Liz Commins, Georgia Ray and Steve Ray
(114 VPs). Congratulations go to all successful players.
THE NOVEMBER Winter Pairs was won by Willie
Crook & Rob Sharpe and the December event by
Sue & Frank Ball. After four events the leaders are
Gordon Fullerton & David Burgess.
THE OBA Swiss Pairs Championship was won by
Liza Furnival & Peter Finbow. In 2nd place were
Leonie Pulford & Angela Adams.
Congratulations to Wantage BC, club winners
in the EBU Simultaneous Pairs winners' draw.
Chipping Norton club was among the runner-up clubs. Liza
Furnival & Peter Finbow won 3rd prize in the pairs prize draw
and Keith Robbins & John Gunn were among the runner-up
winners. Paula Hopkinson & David Patterson were prize
winners from the EBED Spring Sim Pairs Tuesday heat.
Congratulations to Graham Heal, Roger Sweet, Gina
and David Howard winning the Mixed Teams in
October. Also congratulations to Gina & David Howard,
Colin Juneman & Graham Heal on winning the County
Swiss teams held in November.
Staffs and Shrops
be held at Wolverhampton BC on 25 Feb,
10.45am for 11.30am start. It includes a light
lunch finishing around 4pm.
Shrewsbury Open Swiss Pairs. This blue pointed event,
licensed by the EBU and offering a superb Afternoon Tea,
takes place on 5 March, 2pm, Radbrook Community Centre,
Shropshire Congress - 16-17 April, Park Inn, Telford, TF3
4NA. Green Pointed Swiss Pairs on Saturday, Green Pointed
Swiss Teams on Sunday.
County Championship Pairs (Bearn) - 24 April, 2pm. An
event for members of S&SCBA, taking place at Newcastle BC,
6 King Street, ST5 1EL.
Enquiries & entry forms for the above events from Mrs
Judy Mitchell, 01743 235374, firstname.lastname@example.org or
check on http://staffsandshrops.org.uk/
Wolverhampton BC will hold a Teams of Four
Competition on 15 May to celebrate the outstanding
contribution to bridge by Roy Edwards. Roy died in October
2015 after a long battle against cancer. All bridge players are
invited. Details and entry form are on the website