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April 2016 English Bridge

www.ebu.co.uk

Barleylands Heat. British Winter Sims: Monday. 7th, Paul

Mollison & Bernie Hunt. Essex competitions: Swiss Pairs,

1st, Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner. 2nd, Martin & Sandy

Smith. 3rd, Alan Bryant & Geoff Webber. Eastern Counties

League v Cambridge University. A team lost 7-13, C team

won 16-4

Diary dates: Championship Pairs & 'B' Flight pairs, 10

Apr. Collier Row Open Teams, 8 May. ECBA AGM, 14 May.

Mixed Teams, 25 May. Really Easy Afternoon, 28 May.

Gloucestershire

www.gcba.org.uk

CONGRATULATIONS to Patrick Shields &

Richard Chamberlain who won the Midland

Counties Congress Swiss Teams with a pair from

Wales.

The GCBA is keen to support bridge clubs across the

county. It recently gave £500 to Cheltenham BC towards the

cost of installing a lift, and it has been supporting Chipping

Campden BC with expert advice about Bridgemates.

GCBA runs training events for our squads forrepresentation@gcba.org.uks League. There are three teams of eight. If

you would like to be considered, contact our Representative

Events Committee - representation@ctd@gcba.org.uk/a>.

We want to refresh our weekend events, which have been

suffering declining numbers. If you have an idea that would

make you more likely to play, please let our Chief Tournament

Director know - ctd@gcba.org.uk.

Diary dates: The Cheltenham Congress, 29 Apr - 1 May.

See the website - www.bridgewebs.com/cheltenham.

Hants and IoW

www.bridgewebs.com/hiwcba/

RUNNERS-UP in the NICKO: Petersfield,

Owen Leigh, James Clark, Mike Kinsey, Steve

Preston and Heather Maidment. Seniors

Congress Swiss Teams: 1st Jeremy Dhondy.

National Teams Congress Point-a-Board: 3rd Jeremy

Dhondy. National Teams Congress Swiss Teams: 3rd Miles

Cowling. Petersfield Swiss Teams: 1st Dave Huggett &

Steve Preston, Andy Hughes & Miles Cowling. 2nd Mike

Fithyan & Helen Beattie, Owen Leigh & James Clark. 3rd

Jeremy Bakermarian@marian37.plus.comond Swiss Teams: 2nd

John Dakin, Tony Truluck, Mike Fithyan. Torquay

Congress Champ Pairs: 1st Miles Cowling. Dorset Rose

Bowl Swiss Teams: 2nd Lesley Lewis & Dave Willis.

Diary dates: AGM and Champ Pairs, 3 Apr, Romsey.

Phillip Graham Swiss Teams, 10 Apr, Yarmouth Inst IOW.

Pottage Final, 24 Apr, Romsey. Entries via HIOW website

or Steve Preston on 02380 702934. HIOW GP Swiss

Teams, 22 May, Andover. Entries to Marian Rudd on

01264 333847 or marian@marian37.plus.com.

Herefordshire

www.herefordshirebridge.co.uk

IT HAS been a dreadful season so far in the Western League.

Of the four matches played, there has only been one victory

each for the A and C teams.

The Gloucestershire and Herefordshire Green Pointed

Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams will be held this year on 23-24

July at the Larruperz Centre, Ross-on-Wye. Entry forms are

on both counties' websites.

Full results of all county competitions are on our website.

Dorset's Mark Hooper and Robin Wright win

Midland Counties Swiss Pairs

teams of four, 31 Mar - 31 Aug (any number of sessions) and

Summer Swiss Pairs, starting 18 May for six sessions.

Details of all events scheduled by our county association

can be found on http://www.bridgewebs.com/derbyshire.

Devon

www.devonbridge.co.uk

THE DEVON Club Teams of Eight was won by

Torquay A (Peter Bowles, Mike Orriel, Ian

Walsh, Jacek Pietrzycki, Bill Ellis, John

Harriman, Paul Ainsworth and Bobby

Ainsworth). They will go on to represent Devon in the EBU's

Garden Cities Trophy in May.

Stefan Lindfors, Jim Grant and Alex Maddocks (with

Miles Cowling) were 3rd in the Swiss teams at the National

Teams Congress.

The Devon AGM will take place at the Isca Centre on Sun

12 June followed by Swiss teams. Full details will be on the

website and notices at clubs. Nominations and resolutions

must be submitted to the Hon Secretary by 15 May. Section

AGMs will also take place - watch local notice boards for

details. As always the County and sections would welcome

new volunteers to help.

Diary Dates: Devon Congress, 8-10 Apr. Graphic Cup, 8

May. AGM, 12 June. Full details of all events and results are on

the website.

Dorset

www.bridgewebs.com/dorset

CONGRATULATIONS to Mark Hooper &

Robin Wright on winning the Green Pointed

Swiss Pairs Midland Counties Congress (see

photo below). Several Dorset players did well in the

Hampshire Candlestick Pairs. 1st equal, Mark Hooper & Ron

Heath, 5th Janet Smith & Matt Phillips, 7th Robin Wright &

David Berwitz.

Diary Dates: Gee Trophy (Blue pointed Swiss teams), 17

Apr, Hamworthy Club, Canford Magna, Wimborne. Udall

Trophy & AGM, 8 May, Dorchester.

Essex

www.essexbridge.co.uk

WE ARE sad to announce the death of Dick Green,

a former Chairman of the ECBA (obituary p71).

Congratulations to all the following:

Year End Congress: Open pairs: 8th, Tony

Verran & partner. Really Easy Afternoon: 3rd, Amarjeet

Singh & Gurdeep Singh nationally, having won the

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