April 2016 English Bridge
THE AVON Championship teams final held
on 14 Jan was won by Keith Rayford, Simon
Rye, Vanessa O'Callaghan & John BrandonJoyce.
In the County Leagues Hartley head
League 1 , Birt league 2 and Randell league 3.
The County KO semi finals are Hartley v Page and Birt v
Green whilst the semi finals of the KO Plate are Duncan v
Letts and Oliver v Smith.
In the two most recent Western League matches Avon has
been in fine form. Against Hereford there were wins for all
three teams. A won 17-3 B team 11-9 and the C team 17-3
and against East Wales all three teams also won - A and B
both 16-4 and C team 14-6. Avon has a substantial lead in the
A division having won all of its matches.
The County qualifier for the Garden Cities was won by the
West of England team of Suzy Lawson & Aidan Schofield, Eric
Page & Colin Oakley, Robert Covill & Steve Turner, Jeremy
Rickard & David Jones who qualify for the regional final in
The qualifier for the Avon County Pairs was won by Ana
Tadeu and Steve Turner.
GUERNSEY Results - Island Bridge Club Open
Pairs. 1st, Robert Plumley & Daniel McIntosh. 2nd
Jacqui Crispini & Cherry Mcmillen.
Island Bridge Club Restricted Pairs. 1st, Robert
Plumley & Daniel McIntosh. 2nd, Sean Galpin & Lynne
Lower Restricted Pairs. 1st, Michael & Chrysta Roberts.
2nd, Allie Staples & Slyvia Lawrence King.
Guernsey Mixed Pairs Qualifier. 1st, Daniel McIntosh &
Alex Gauld. 2nd, Margaret & Michael Allen.
Jersey League Teams. 1st, Howard Basden Smith, Marion
Miles, David Hole, David Friswell, Roz Bavin & Meredith
Case. 2nd, John Honey, Fiona Honey, Chris Hill, Jane Knight,
Craig Honey & Seb Perez.
Jane Knight was the winner of Highfield Bridge Club's
inaugural Slams ladder.
THE FALMOUTH Salver, excellently hosted by
Falmouth Bridge Club, was won by Heather
Upton & Daniel Orchard with Sandra & Chris
Bickerdike second. Winners of the Star Masters
were Ken & Jan Keast with Stephen Crouch & Margaret
Buckingham in second place. On the same day, The Tredova
Cup, for players below Star Master, was won by Norman
Banfield & John Davies with Bob Pretty & Suzanne Warring
runners-up. The County Teams of Four Championship was
won by Ken & Jan Keast, Joe Bryant & Geoff Warren with
Eileen Collings & Peter Scott, Maureen Brinton & Barrie
Benfield in second place.
SADLY our Multiple Teams had to be cancelled as the
dreadful flooding disrupted the roads and the venue was
under at least six feet of water.
Owing to Eden Club still being repaired after the flood
damage, the County Championship Pairs was played at the
Marchesi Centre in Windermere. Congratulations to Mike &
Sally Ann Rothwell who won, second place Robin Rose &
John MacLachlan. However, the first pair who qualify for
entry to the Corwen are Sam Norman & Alan Anderson.
Congratulations to all.
WINNERS of recent DCBA competitions:
County Pairs champions were Don Smedley &
John Griffin. The Hazel Whinfrey Plate was won
by Mike Douglas & Paul Knighton. The
Invitation Pairs was won by Annice & Howard
Morton. The Xmas Pairs was won by Trevor Pilkington &
Malcolm Young. The New Years Pairs was won by John Griffin
& Malcolm Young.
KNIGHT Cup - 1st Ann Sharples & Bob Mott,
2nd Mark Hooper & Krzysztof Ginda. Winners
of the Simeon Cup (below National Master)
Jim Cowling & Terry Carpenter.
Frost Rose Bowl. 1st Michael Yeo, Geoff Cave, Sarah
Fazakerley & Andrew Barnett, 2nd Richard Vessey, Claire
Hillyard, Dave Willis & Lesley Lewis, 3rd Helen Ackroyd, Tim
Dunsby, Chris Stevens & Ann Sharples.
CONGRATULATIONS to all the following - South
Woodham Ferrers Congress Swiss Pairs: 1st, Paul
Spencer & Marc Chawner. 2nd: Val & Paul
Mollison. 3rd, Simon Moorman & Steve CadeBowyer.
Swiss Teams: 1st, Ernest Schlesinger, Graham
Pollock, Adrian Ring & Paul Chapman. 2nd, David Wing,
Chris Taylor, Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner. 3rd: Catriona
Lovett, Mike Harbour, George Vede & Maureen Vede.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our
Autumn competitions: Garry Watson, Richard
Butland, Patrick Shields, Diana Nettleton &
COUNTY NEWS -- LOCAL RESULTS
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