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Diary Dates: Inter-club Teams Round 5, 8 Apr, 7pm,

Ledbury; Avocet Teams, 23 Apr, 10am, Brooms Green;

Gloucestershire & Herefordshire Green Point Events, 23-24

July, Larruperz Centre, Ross-on-Wye.

Hertfordshire

www.hertsbridge.co.uk

CONGRATULATIONS to Celia & Derek Oram

who won the prestigious Mixed Pairs at the

London Year End Congress on 29 December.

Another fantastic year for all our squads The

A, B and C teams have all qualified for the

national finals taking place on 10 July. At the County Match v

Bedfordshire on 3 Jan, A team lost 6-14, B team won 15-5, C

team won 13-7.

Diary Dates: All events takes place at WGC Bridge Centre,

Gosling Sports Park. Seniors Pairs (including buffet lunch),

19 Apr, 11am. �Club Cadet Teams, 22 Apr, 7.30pm.

�Championship Pairs Final, 24 Apr, 12 noon.� County match

v Suffolk, 1 May, 2pm.�HBA AGM followed by Swiss Pairs, 15

May, 12 noon.�County match v Cambs and Hunts, 22 May,

2pm.

Isle of Man

www.manxbridgeunion.org

THE MANX Bridge Union's 50th annual

bridge congress will be held on 2-4 Sep and

will be a bit special. There will be the usual

bridge format, but there will be an additional

social dimension, commemorative gifts for all

and enhanced prizes.

The Congress originated at a time when the Island, with

its beaches, history and countryside, was a significant

summer holiday destination for the Brits. Most tourists travel

further afield these days, and the island is quieter than it was

50 years ago. But it retains its natural charm and variety and

is still a destination that provides a satisfying short break that

combines well with a weekend of bridge.

Usually a modestly-sized 20 tables, the MBU is expecting

larger numbers for the 'Golden Congress' with a sentimental

return by past attendees and, perhaps, a few formerly young

tourists who have memories of bringing their buckets and

spades. For full details of the Congress see the MBU website.

Kent

www.kcba.org.uk

WELL done to Norman Selway and Pat Collins

who were part of the team that won the Senior

trials to represent England in the European

Championships.

Helen Erichsen (playing with Fiona Brown)

won the trials for the England team for the Lady Milne

Trophy.

Diary dates: George Griffiths Cup (Kent Seniors Pairs), 10

Apr, 11am TW. Green pointed. Swiss Teams, 22 May, 1pm,

Maidstone Leisure Centre. Phillimore Cup (Kent Swiss Pairs

Championship) and KCBA AGM, 26 June, 11am TW.

Lancashire

www.bridgewebs.com/lancs

CONGRATULATIONS go to Jeff Smith & Jackie

Pye on finishing runners-up in the Swiss Pairs at

the Northern Year End Congress and to Barrie &

Julia Newall, who were runners-up in the Mixed

Pairs. Jeff also won the Manchester Congress Pairs playing

with Marianne Farr.

Congratulations also go to Catherine Draper & Andrew

Woodcock on winning the teams at the Chester Congress

with Ollie Burgess & Michael Newman.

The four Lancashire pairs qualifying for the Corwen

Trophy are Andrew Lum & David Costich, John Dearing &

Anne Burgess, Nick & Sue Woodcock, and Andrew Woodcock

& David Debbage.

Diary dates: National Pairs Final, 16-17 Apr, Birmingham

Airport; Madeline Berney Swiss Pairs, 1 May, Brierfield

Bridge Club; Blackburn Swiss Pairs, 8 May, Blackburn Bridge

Club; LCBA AGM, 16 May, Bolton Bridge Club; M&CBA

Swiss Pairs, 22 May, Merseyside Bridge Centre; Spring Bank

Holiday Swiss Teams, 30 May, Bolton Bridge Club.

Leicestershire

www.bridgewebs.com/leicestershire/

WE REGRET to report the death of Geoff

Swann a former LCBA Officer (obituary p71).

Congratulations to Ben Norton of

Loughborough BC who was a member of the

English U20 team which recently won the Channel Trophy.

Recent County teams results: 24 Jan v Nottingham, 1st

team won 14-6, 2nd team lost 9-11, 3rd team lost 0-20.

Current league positions: 1st team (Dawes League) - 3rd, 2nd

team (Porter Cup) - 6th, 3rd team (Markham Trophy) - 7th=.

Diary dates: Stanley Trophy Round, 20 Apr, Glenfield.

Yates Cup (No Fear for Students), 20 Apr, Rothley. Pairs

League Round 4, 21 Apr, Rothley. Gimson Trophy Final, 24

Apr, Greenfields. Buckby Cup (Mens Pairs), 27 Apr, Rothley.

Olga Cup (Ladies Pairs), 27 Apr, Rothley. Hyman Crammer

Pairs, 4 May, Rothley. Joyce Cup (Pivot Teams), 11 May,

Greenfields. Pairs League Round 5, 12 May, Rothley. LCBA

AGM & Prize Presentations, 8 June, Greenfields. LCBA Green

Point Pairs, 18 June, Spondon.

Lincolnshire

www.lincsbridge.org.uk

Diary dates: County Championships at Scunthorpe BC.

Pairs 9 Apr, Teams, 10 Apr. Please try and support this

important county event. The Veterans Cup, 8 May, City of

Lincoln BC. Each pair must have a combined age of at least

125 years with the youngest being at least 60. An addition to

the calendar is the All Comers Duplicate bridge event, 15 May,

City of Lincoln BC. Experienced players partner players who

are just beginning to play in county events.

London

www.metrobridge.co.uk

MANY congratulations to Sam Behrens & Liam

Sanderson of the England U20s team who won

the Channel Trophy, and to Sarah Ewart & Ewa

Kater who came third in the Lady Milne trials.

At the Year End Congress Simon Gillis & Paul Lamford

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