Wittmann - Nick McCarthy. Swiss Teams Championship -
Lukey Cup: Mike Hampton, John Amor, Michael Prior, Keith
Ashcroft; Owl Cup (Runners Up): Norman Inniss, Stefan
Syplywczak, Dick Davey, Bill Charlwood; Birkle Bowl
(Leading Non-expert Team): Irene Thomas, Morag Gibson,
Diane Potter, Robert Cave.
Well done to our Kent team who won their group in the
Tollemache qualifier: Gerald Tredinnick (Capt), Derek
Patterson, Norman Selway, Kay Preddy, Malcolm Lewis, Steve
Auchterlonie, Pat Collins, Peter Law, Michael Prior, Leigh
Chapman. There were four groups with nine counties in their
group. The top two teams from each group went into the final
(14-15 February in Birmingham).
CONGRATULATIONS go to Catherine Draper,
who was a member of the winning Women's Team
at the World Mind Games in Beijing. She also came
3rd in the Individual competition (see page 16).
Lancashire qualified for the final of the Tollemache by
finishing 2nd in Group B. The team was Austin Barnes, Stuart
Norris, Jeff Smith, Jackie Pye, John Brearley, Ross Shine, Paul
Hepworth, Rick Bentley, Bill Alston and Colin Mitchell.
Congratulations also go to Nick Woodcock - Sue Fjortoft,
who came 3rd in the Swiss Pairs at the SBU Winter Congress.
Diary dates: Feb 1st, LCBA Championship Pairs, Black burn
BC. Feb 8, LCBA Teams of Eight, Bury Athenaeum. Mar
7, MCBA Swiss Pairs, Altrincham. Mar 8, M&CBA Swiss
Teams, Deva. Mar 20-22, Cumbria Congress, Windermere
Hydro. Mar 22, Portland Pairs, Brierfield BC. Mar 29, Hector
Barker Pivot Teams, Southport BC. Apr 3-5, Northern Easter
DIMMIE Fleming Award: congratulations to
Robert Northage on receiving this prestigious
award following his retirement after twenty
years service as County General Secretary.
During this time he has also been the county's senior TD and
Laws and Ethics Officer and was responsible for introducing
Green Point events locally (see also page 31).
Diary dates: Feb 11, Stanley Trophy Round 5, Glenfield.
Feb 19, Pairs League Round 5, Rothley. Feb 25, Joseph's Bowl/
Butterworth Langley Trophy Semi-Finals, Blaby. Mar 7,
Leicestershire Green Point Swiss Pairs, Spondon. Mar 8,
Leicestershire Green Point Swiss Teams, Spondon. Mar 11,
Stanley Trophy Round 6, Glenfield. Mar 29, Midland League
v Derbyshire, Greenfields. Mar 31, Mercury Learners Trophy,
County BC. Apr 1st, Gimson Trophy Semi-Finals, Rothley.
Apr 12, Charity Swiss Teams, TBA. Apr 22, Yates No Fear Pairs,
Rothley. Apr 22, Stanley Trophy Round 7, Glenfield. Apr 26,
Gimson Trophy Final, Greenfields. Apr 29, Olga Cup - Ladies'
Pairs and Buckby Cup - Men's Pairs, Rothley.
ON Wednesday February 25 at 1.30pm Michael Byrne will
give a talk on Duplicate Pairs Tactics at Scunthorpe Bridge
Club, including practice and a question and answer session.
Admission by ticket only. Cost is £6 for club members and £10
for non-members, including light refreshments.
For tickets, contact Glynn Elwick or any member of the
Scunthorpe Bridge Club committee.
Diary dates: Sun Feb 22, Bainton Trophy Final, Dunholme.
Mar 1st, County Pairs League Heat 5, Dunholme. Mar 8, Garden
Cities Heat (Teams of Eight), Dunholme. Mar 21-22, County
Cham pionships, Scunthorpe; please remember the early start
on both days. Mar 29, County Pairs League Heat 6, Dunholme.
MANY congratulations to Heather Dhondy on
winning gold in the Teams and coming fourth in
the Individual in the World Mind Games in Beijing
(see page 16). Congratulations to Premier League
winners Andrew Robson, David Gold and David Bakhshi, and
runners-up Heather Dhondy, Brian Callaghan and Frank To,
who also earned places in the English Camrose team. Also to
PL Division 2 winners Nick Sandqvist and Tom Townsend,
and runner-up Kieran Dyke. Well done to firstname.lastname@example.org team who came second in their group to qualify
for the final. Special congratulations to Mike Hill for receiving
the EBU Silver Award (see page 30) for outstanding services to
bridge - very well-deserved.
The Lederer Memorial Trophy will be held over the weekend
of February 28-March 1 at the RAC in Pall Mall. Spectators
very welcome - enquiries to email@example.com
Other diary dates: Sun Feb 8, Ian Gardiner Trophy. SatSun
Mar 7-8, Green Pointed Swiss Weekend. Sun Mar 29,
London Championship Pairs. Tues Apr 21,t April Café Bridge,
WORLD Championship selections: after medalwinning
performances in the European
Championships, Jason and Justin Hackett were
selected for the Open team, Catherine Draper
for the Women's team, and Paul Hackett and John Holland for
the Seniors' team.
Catherine Draper was part of the gold medal winning
Women's team in the World Mind Sport Games (see page 16)
and the winner of the bronze medal in the Individual.
Congratulations to Mike Bell and Michael Byrne on
promotion to Division 1 of the Premier League. John Holland
and Alan Mould separately reached the semi-finals of the Gold
Cup; sadly neither player made the final. Well done to Bernard
and Rhona Goldenfield on winning the main event, the Swiss
Pairs, at the Scottish Bridge Union Peebles Congress.
Diary dates: Sun Feb 8, Gazette Cup, Altrincham Bridge
Club. Sun Feb 22, Cantor Cup (Newcomers), 1pm.
Manchester BC. Sat Mat 7, Green Pointed Pairs, 11am, St
Peters Assembly Rooms (Altrincham Bridge Club).
The North Wales Teams event for the Harold
Griffiths Trophy was dominated by M&CBA
teams with Dave and Jean Keen, Stuart
Matthews, Marks Weeks winning and John
Hampson, Paddy Murphy, Andy Prothero, Chris Pope 2nd.
In the NWBA Autumn One-day Pairs, Ted Reveley -
February 2015 English Bridge