April 2016 English Bridge
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
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.
CONGRATULATIONS to Patrick Shields &
Richard Chamberlain who won the Midland
Counties Congress Swiss Teams with a pair from
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 firstname.lastname@example.org League. There are three teams of eight. If
you would like to be considered, contact our Representative
Events Committee - representation@email@example.com/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 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diary dates: The Cheltenham Congress, 29 Apr - 1 May.
See the website - www.bridgewebs.com/cheltenham.
Hants and IoW
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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
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 &
Diary Dates: Gee Trophy (Blue pointed Swiss teams), 17
Apr, Hamworthy Club, Canford Magna, Wimborne. Udall
Trophy & AGM, 8 May, Dorchester.
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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