70 English Bridge April 2016 www.ebu.co.uk
A TEAM from Richmond won the County heat of
the Garden Cities and will represent Surrey at the
regional final in May. Winners of the Mixed Pairs
were Maurice & Joyce Grant.
Many congratulations to the following SCCBA
members - Lindsay Geddes & Philip Hunt who won
the SCCBA Mixed Pairs. In second place were Neil
Watts & Chris Jepson and in third place were George
Phillips & Janet Rumsey.
Veronica & David Strachan won the David Pavey
Trophy for players who have less than 10,000 master points.
Robert Hirst & Sue Porter were second and third were Tim &
James Bugden & Bill Nicolle (West Sussex BC) are the
confirmed winners of the Charity Simultaneous Pairs. The
runners-up were Neil Watts & Nigel Urban (West Sussex BC),
and in third place were Barbara Miles & Jean Meneely
Philip Hunt, Matt Read, Peter Brown and Yves Lebrec won
the New Year Swiss Teams. In second place were Richard
Fedrick, Andrew Southwell, Peter Clinch, and Liz Hoskins
and in 3rd place were Gerry Stanford, Dave Franklin, Neil
Watts and Nigel Urban.
Congratulations to the following in their results in
recent county and open club events. Mixed Pivot
Teams, 1st David Lewis, Roger Taylor, Pauline
Cooper and Jim Proctor, 2nd, Tom Cohen, Fiona
Brown, Hugh McGann and James Thrower.
Yorkshire Cup, 1st, Bill Holmes, Paul Below, Alan Barnett
and Richard Kempner (Leeds), 2nd, James Carpenter, Stuart
Kay, Wei Che Tham and Jason Keveskey (York).
Doncaster Swiss Pairs, 1st, Carole Kelly & Geoff Kenyon,
2nd, Mike Jackson & Philip Mason, 3rd equal, Graham Jepson
& Stuart Fletcher, and Roman Gembicki & Janusz
ROGER BOWLES (Worcs): Roger's bridge career can
be traced back to the 1970s when he played in
Warwickshire with his friends Roger Flood and Pip
Whitehouse. He won the County Championship
Pairs seven times, the Goodman Cup six times and
the Warwickshire Pairs League twice. He also won
the Corwen Trophy, the national inter-county pairs
event, and was County Secretary for a number of
Moving to Wales, Roger won the Welsh National
Pairs Championship and then the Perry Shield
(mid-Wales winning for the first time ever) with
John Waller. He went on to win the Webber Cup
(the Welsh Teams of Four Championship) twice
and the Welsh teams of Eight with John, Keith
Shuttleworth and Brian Nicholls. He also won the
Bearne, representing the Shrewsbury club.
Arriving in Worcestershire in 2013, Roger soon
established himself as a force within the county,
winning the Championship Pairs at his first attempt
and helping the County to qualify for the
Tollemache final for the first time in over 25 years.
He initiated a mentoring scheme to bring on
promising players - this has just very successfully
completed its pilot phase and, as it continues into
2016, will form a permanent reminder of how much
he contributed to the county's bridge in the short
time that he lived in Worcestershire.
TONY EASTGATE (Surrey): Tony passed away on 9
Feb, aged 87. Tony was a prominent bridge player
for many decades. He was one of the few old school
bridge players left who were specialists in both
rubber and teams bridge. At rubber bridge, in
addition to his bridge skills, he was able to exercise
the courtesy and temperament necessary to succeed
in the high stakes game, which he indulged in
regularly over the years, whilst his club moved
through the transitions of being Crockfords,
Eccentric, St James and then TGRs.
In teams bridge he represented Cambridge in the
Varsity match in 1952 and continued his allegiance
in Alumni matches until very recently. In Surrey he
won the main Surrey email@example.com Rose,
more than 10 times, the most recent in 2006. At
national level he won the Hubert Phillips in 1972,
the Brighton Teams in 1991, the Pachabo in 1985
April 8th is the closing
date for the submission
of county reports for
the next issue of