April 2016 English Bridge
WE ARE sad to announce the passing of our
President, Charlotte Vine (obituary p25).
Congratulations to Andrew McIntosh on
winning a silver medal at the 1st European Winter
Games in Monaco; Nicola Smith on winning the
Seniors Camrose Trial; David Burn on winning
the Year End Swiss Pairs; Simon Cope and Tom
Paske on winning the National Teams Point a Board final; and
Emile Lawy and Richard Spencer on winning the EBU
Overseas Congress Swiss Pairs.
We are saddened to announce the passing of our Vice
President and former Vice Chairman Peter Tobias and send
Jacqui our sincere condolences. Peter won 18 Middlesex titles
and in 1999 he was EBU National Pairs champion.
Diary dates: Ladies Pairs, 10 Apr. Seniors Teams, 22 May.
IN 2017 the Norfolk Contract Bridge
Association will host a team from Ireland in the
Corn Cardis, a prestigious annual match
between Ireland and England. On 6 Feb a Quiz
was held to raise funds for the event.
The NCBA and its affiliated clubs continue to place
increasing emphasis upon 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 internet search.
Bawburgh Bridge Club has recently hosted a very
successful EBED teacher training course with 13 delegates
attending from Norfolk and surrounding counties.
WE REGRET to record that after more than 40
years of membership, Parsons Bridge Club has
resigned from the EBU/NEBA because the
progressive reduction in playing members makes
the club no longer viable.
Diary dates: The 2016 NEBA Congress will be held in the
fine bridge facility at the Marriott Metro-Centre Hotel from
11-13 Nov. All main events, Saturday Swiss Pairs and Sunday
Swiss Teams, will be green pointed.
COUNTY match v Derbyshire. Notts first team
lost 5-15; second team won 14-6; third team lost
9-11. Match v Leicestershire results were 6-14; 119;
Congratulations to Ankush Khandelwar who
won the Open Pairs at the Lonon Year End Congress.
Diary dates: Journal Cup, 10 Apr, Nottingham BC.
Retford Teams, 29 May, Blyth (contact Sandy Fulton
Chester Congress Pairs Winners, Staffordshire's
Seb Jones and Keith Shuttleworth, with Ian
Taylor, Club President
won the Swiss Teams, with Nick Sandqvist & Tom Townsend
second; in the Mixed Pairs Glyn Liggins was second and Terry
Hewett third; and in the Open Pairs Toby Nonnenmacher
won, with Mark Teltscher &email@example.com/p>
At the National Teams Congress, Richard Bowley won the
PAB Teams with Kieran Dyke second and Brian Callaghan &
Ben Green third, while Kiril Delev won the Swiss Teams.
Diary dates: London Championship Pairs, 10 Apr,
11.30am, YCBC. London Trophy Pairs, 17 Apr, 2.00pm, RAC.
Café Bridge in the Tonsleys, 19 Apr. Fox Shammon Senior
Pairs, 24 Apr, 2.00pm, YCBC. London Trophy Finals, 3 June,
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CONGRATULATIONS to John Holland who
has won the Sunday Telegraph Salver for the
most Master Points accumulated in the
calendar year 2015. John also won this award
in 2009, 2012, 2013 & 2014.
The county interclub teams of eight (Gazette Trophy)
took place on 7 Feb at Altrincham Bridge Club. There was a
good turn out of ten teams, with Manchester (Burgess)
winning comfortably ahead of Cheadle Hulme. They go on
to represent Manchester in the Garden Cities competition
which was won by Manchester last year. The intermediate cup
went to Altrincham (Fitzgerald) who were sixth. Stretford
Bridge Club who have recently affiliated to the EBU sent a
team for the first time
Diary dates: Higson Cup and Plate Finals, 10 Apr,
1.00pm, MBC. Annual General Meeting, 26 May, 7.30pm,
Cheadle Hulme BC.
IN THE Northern Year End Congress, Stuart
Matthews & Mark Weeks finished 3rd in the
pairs event and David Stevenson & Liz
Commins were 4th. These four then teamed
up to finish a creditable 3rd in the Swiss teams.
Diary dates: Preece Rosebowl (Ladies pairs), 24 Apr,
BBC. Championship pairs, 5 May, MBC. John Armstrong
trophy, 22 May. Liverpool BC Open Pairs, 8 June, LBC.
County AGM, 16 June, MBC. Bill Hughes Sim Pairs, 28 June