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70 English Bridge April 2016


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 &

Alison Finch.

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

(Worthing BC).

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


In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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 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

English Bridge.

Please email


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