February 2016 English Bridge 75
February 2016 English Bridge
IN the Championship Teams, Beeton (Graham
Beeton, Rick Hanley, Chris Chambers and Peter
Gemmell) won Round 2 and have chosen to play
Tattersfield (Roger Tattersfield, Jill Tattersfield, Neil Bresler
and David Cooper) in the semi-finals. The other semi-final is
Newman (Eric Newman, Mike Sherer, David Morran and
Julian Lang) vs Price (David Price, Jane Moore, Jenny Price
and Rosemarie Mascall).
Bushby (Peter Bushby, John Wilmott, Keith Belsey and
Diane Whitley) won the Plate.
The top three in the Suffolk Simultaneous Pairs were:
1 Bill Johnston & Mike Williams Frinton (72.14%)
2. Barbara Polding & Bill Rose Frinton (68.24%)
3. Paul Flavell & Bridget Smith Stansfield (66.26%)
The Club Teams of Eight was won by Ipswich & Kesgrave
(Robert Green, Peter Gemmell, Maria Allnutt, Tony
Shearman, Barbara Barker (Club Captain), Chris Chambers,
Anne Edwards and Phillip Edwards). The club qualify to
represent Suffolk at the 2016 Garden Cities.
The Summer Teams of Eight League concluded with
Colchester winning Division One and Woodbridge winning
WINNERS of the Senior Pairs by a large margin of
10% were John McKimmie and Nigel Barnes.
CONGRATULATIONS to the overall winners of the
Stratified East Grinstead Basic Bridge Pairs who
were Joan Moxham & Carol Mitchell. Other prizewinners
were Jim Downes & Thomas Serkowski who
were overall runners-up and Pat Comer & Susie
Swadling (mum & daughter) who won the
Stratification Levels B+C grouping and Christine Wright &
David Underhill who won the Stratification Level C grouping.
Gerry Stanford & David Cairns came first overall in the
Thursday heat of the 2015 Children in Need Simultaneous
Pairs. Well done to them and also to Christina Backholer &
Peter Griffin who were runners-up in the Wednesday heat.
More successes for Sussex players: Gerry Stanford, Nigel
Urban, Neil Watts and Dave Franklin were the winners of the
2015 Hills Trophy and George Phillips & Valerie Fearson won
the Kent Mixed Pairs Championship. Well done!
Congratulations to Pauline and Simon Hogan on
winning Chick O' The County. Leslie Reece & Peter
Oldbury were winners of the recent Senior Pairs
with Tony Poole & Terry Parkes 2nd.
THE County Championship Pairs will take place
on 6 Mar. All County Members are encouraged
to take part in what has always been an enjoyable
and closely-contested event The Garden Cities
Qualifier takes place on 10 April and all the clubs
in the County are invited to send a team of eight.
THE winners of the pairs event at the YCBA's 80th
anniversary celebration were Phil Godfrey & Stuart
Davies. At the EBU Overseas Congress in Rhodes,
Sandy Davies & Tom Gisborne won the Swiss Pairs.
Heather Hobson, Roy Garthwaite and Janet & Ted
Latham were third in the Swiss Teams.
Congratulations to the above, and to Tricia Pearce &
Stanley Bough for their victories in the county's Ryedale Pairs.
The Yorkshire Schools teams champions are firstname.lastname@example.org, Amit Portnoy, Conor Cooley, Henry Brock and
Josh Glover. The Minibridge team champions are Harrison
Nichols, Nathan Millett, Tom Harvey, Daniel Seavers and
Stratified Pairs - Grade A: Tom Gisborne & Sandy Davies,
Grade B: Jason Levesley & James Carpenter, Grade C: Wei Che
Tham & Rachel O'Brien.
19 - 21 February 2016
The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
Mixed and Open Pairs on Friday
Swiss Pairs on Friday & Saturday
Swiss Teams on Sunday
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