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CONGRATULATIONS to 11 year old Henry Rose,

who plays at Oxford Junior Bridge Club, who has

been selected to play for the England Under 15s at

the Youth World Championship in Italy this


Recent Oxfordshire successes included 2nd place for

Alastair Gidman's team in the Manchester Congress Swiss

Teams' B final. Alan Steer & Richard Sills were 2nd in the

Tuesday Bridge England Simultaneous Pairs.

Ed Jones' team were 2nd in the Point a Board final at the

EBU National Teams Congress. In the Swiss Teams, David

Patterson, Brian Geary and Aleksandar Lishkov were 7th.

Congratulations to Jean Squires' team on winning the

Pivot Teams at the EBU Cyprus Overseas Congress.

The Oxfordshire Congress is being held in Woodstock

again this year on 11-12 June. Further information is on the

county website.

Diary dates: OBA Beck Cup, 10 Apr. OBA County Pairs

Final, 24 Apr. Henley Café Bridge, 26 Apr. OBA Mixed Pairs,

8 May.


WE ARE pleased to announce that the West of

England Congress will be held on 30�Sep - 2 Oct in

Weston-Super-Mare at the Weston College

Conference Centre. �Our web site has full details.

Changes to SCBA Committee, Jean Howard

(Education Officer) and Daphne Greatorex �(Secretary)

replacing Tony Russ and Joe Patrick respectively.

Diary dates: SCBA AGM and prize giving will be held on

18 June, 1.30pm, Woolavington Village �Hall, followed by

Swiss Teams.

Staffs and Shrops

MIKE Goldsmith, Jason Hackett, Adrian

Kenworthy and Edward Levy, representing

Manchester Bridge Club were in the winning

team in the Gazette>

them to play in the Garden Cities semi-final. Paul Hackett

won the Swiss Pairs at the Year End Congress. Jason and Justin

have been selected to represent England in the European

Championships in Budapest.

Diary dates: Shropshire Congress, Green pointed pairs,

16 Apr and teams on 17 Apr. Contact Judy Mitchell

01743235374 or email The

Bearn qualification, 24 Apr, Newcastle BC. Ladies and Mens

Pairs, 12 May, Wolverhampton BC. Celebrate the life of Roy

Edwards in a teams event, 15 May, Wolverhampton BC.


CONGRATULATIONS and commiserations to

David Price on finishing as runner up in the

European Seniors Trial Final.

Diary dates: AGM with Pairs, 22 May, Barton Village

Hall. Bridge with lunch, 7 May, 10.30am.


THE SURREY team came third in the Tollemache


Diary dates: County Pairs & Plate, 3 Apr,

1.00pm, Oxshott. Blue Pointed Bracketed Pairs, 3

July, 1.00pm, Oxshott. We urge players to please book online

using the new website. If you do want to book by phone

please call Shirley Pritchard on 0208 5407636.


MANY congratulations to Sandra Landy who has

thoroughly deserved her recent Diamond Award

from the EBU.

Many congratulations also to Chris Jepson who,

with partner Catherine Curtis finished second in the

Lady Milne Trials and has thus qualified to represent

England in the 2016 Lady Milne Trophy.

Well done to Ros and Geoffrey Wolfarth who were in the

team which won the Swiss Teams at the National Teams

Congress. Andrew Southwell and Richard Fedrick also did

extremely well by being in the runners-up team.

Diary dates: SCCBA Green Pointed Swiss Pairs, 21 May

Uckfield Civic. The Henfield Candles (a Blue Pointed event),

5 June. Entry details and more information can be found on

the SCCBA website.


THE COUNTY is delighted to>of its young players, - Liz Gahan and Meg Jones -

have been selected to represent England in the

2016 under 15 Junior Youth Team Championships

to be held in Italy this summer.very well done and

good luck in the tournament.

The Midland Counties Congress, now run solely by the

County, was a great success and congratulations to the


Diary dates: 30th Coventry Congress, 8-10 Apr. Open

pairs Friday night, Peeping Tom pairs Saturday afternoon for

players with little or no Congress experience. This event will

consist of 4x6 board matches. Also on Saturday is the Swiss

Pairs Championship with the Championship Swiss Teams on

Sunday. Both these events are Blue Pointed.

For a brochure and more information contact Stephanie

Galvin 01675 443291, email .Details

can also be found on the Coventry and North Warwickshire

bridge club website, and on the County website



Wraight and Glenda Lloyd & Peter Boardman

for winning the Northern Year End Swiss Teams.

Tim and Babs Matthew and Ian Reeves and

Ken Johnston won the County Pivot teams and

Alan Farmer won the County Individual for the

third time. The County day proved to be a very successful

simple systems pairs at the Carus Green Golf Club with

Carole Williamson & Dorothy Pritchard taking the honours.


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