Note that the Cornwall Congress will be held at the Falcon
Hotel, Bude, on September 18-20. The Saturday and Sunday
Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams will both be Green Pointed.
(Please see the online magazine for an Obituary and
CONGRATULATIONS to Ian Walsh on win ning
the Malvern Congress Pairs (with Jack
Terry) and to Dick Andrews - Gaynor Wiseman
on their win at the Torquay BC Swiss Pairs.
Diary dates: Jan 27 Jan - Feb 10, Qualifiers at clubs for the
Julia Chadwick (Green Point) final on Feb 21. Sun Feb 8,
Swiss Pairs, Filleigh. Sun Feb 22, EBU Masters Pairs, Isca. Feb
27 Feb-Mar 1st, North Devon Congress. Mar 28-29, Advanced
Workshop with Michael Byrne. Apr 10-12, Devon Congress.
Full details of all events and results are on our website.
CONGRATULATIONS to Helen Ackroyd, Tim
Dunsby, Alan Wilson, Janet Smith who finished
2nd in the Hampshire Wessex Blue Pointed
Teams. Also congratulations to Helen Ackroyd, Janet Smith,
Doris Hutchinson, Roy Riley who came 3rd in the Hampshire
Yuletide Swiss Teams.
Diary dates: Feb 24, Weymouth College Trophy (Multiple
Teams), Weymouth BC. Mar 22, EBU Portland Mixed Pairs -
Green Pointed Simultaneous Pairs, Christchurch BC. Mar 24,
Garden Cities Qualifier - Teams of 8 at Christchurch BC.
ESSEX players who did well in the Middlesex
Congress Swiss Teams were Peter Scotting, Pat
Johnson, Tony Verran and Brian Gladman (photo
on page 58) who won the event in a strong field of
61 teams. Chris and Sue Taylor with team-mates came 3rd.
Hants and IoW
BOB McRobert and out-of-county partner won
the Wessex Teams.
Diary dates: Apr 26, Philip Graham Bluepointed
Swiss Teams, Franklin Conservative Club, Isle of
Wight. Entries to HIWCBA website or ( 01590 622917. May
17, Green-pointed Swiss Teams, Andover. Entries to Marian
Rudd, email@example.com or ( 01264 333847.
AT the Malvern Congress Swiss Pairs, Ron Carter - Kanwar
Rahim came 3rd, and Ben Britton - Mike Ralph came 9th
equal. In the Swiss Teams, Chris Chowney was in the team
that came 7th equal, and Carol and Albert Brown were in the
team that came 9th equal.
There has been a much better start in the Western League
this season. The C Team has won both their matches, and
both the A and B Teams have had one win and one loss.
Full results of all county competitions are on our website.
Diary dates: Feb 7, Club Teams of Eight, 10.30am,
Tarrington. Feb 28, Championship Pairs, 10.30am,
Tarrington. Mar 13, Inter-club Teams Round 4, 7pm,
Ledbury. Mar 20, Mixed Pairs, 7pm, Bartestree. Apr 10, Interclub
Teams Round 5, 7pm, Ledbury. Apr 25, Avocet Teams,
10am, Brooms Green.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jackie Davies and
partner, 2nd in the Two Star Final at the Autumn
Diary dates: Feb 22, Blue-pointed Swiss
Pairs, 1.30pm, Hemel Hempstead BC. Feb 23,
HBA Sims Pairs, Hemel Hempstead BC. Mar 20, Marjorie
Lukyn Cup Final, 7.30pm, Bridge Centre. Mar 22, Portland
Pairs, 12 noon, Bridge Centre. Apr 12, Desmond Flockhart
Trophy, 12 noon, Bridge Centre.
Isle of Man
CONGRATULATIONS to Diccen Sargent of
the Douglas Bridge Club who was part of a
team which won the Congress Teams of Four
Final at the 2014 annual Highland Bridge
Congress at Aviemore in November. Diccen
partnered three Scots against forty-seven other teams, some
of which included Scottish and Welsh players of international
standard - so a fine win.
The handsome trophy the team won was on display at the
Douglas Bridge Club recently. Unless a volunteer is found
(unlikely), Diccen has the task of polishing it up in time for
the 2015 Congress!
55TH KENT CONGRESS: Championship Pairs -
Invicta Cup: Kay Preddy - Norman Selway;
Allnutt Trophy (Leading Mixed Pair): Christine
Kempton - Phil Jones; Gentry Cup (Leading
Married Couple): David and Gina Dickenson;
Puddledock Plate (Leading Non-expert Pair): Jonathan
56 English Bridge February 2015 www.ebu.co.uk
Dorset's Flemmich Cup winners, from the left: Helen
Ackroyd, Chris Stevens, Keith Bartlett, Tim Dunsby
Photo: Doset CBA