Bill Niccol were 3rd.
Diary dates: Mar 1, Jean Keen Trophy, MBC. Mar 8, Eric
Howarth Cup, MBC. Apr 26, Preece Rosebowl, Blundellsands
BC. May 17, John Armstrong Trophy (GP Swiss Pairs), MBC.
May 30-31, Dublin match, Deva BC. June 11, Jim Davies Swiss
Teams, Heswall BC.
MANY congratulations to Alex Allfrey whose
team has won the Gold Cup (report on page 21).
Andrew McIntosh and Stefan Skorchev were in
the team which finished 2nd.
Well done to Nevena Senior and Nicola Smith
who were in the Women's Team which won the
gold in the World Mind Games. Nicola then went
on to win the Individual gold (see page 16).
In the Middlesex Congress Swiss Pairs the clear winners were
Andrew Conway and Keith Bush; Mark Hill - Giles Ip came
2nd and Andy Bowles - Shireen Mohandes were 3rd. Well
done to all of them. In the Swiss Teams Pat Johnson, Peter
Scotting, Brian Gladman, Tony Verran won, with Alex
Roberts, Shivam Shah, Peter Crouch, Simon Cope runners up.
Diary dates: Mar 22, Gentle Duplicate Pairs, 2pm, Pinner
BC. In February there are a number of Mixed Pairs heats.
Please visit the county website which has an extensive
competitions calendar: www.middlesexbridge.co.uk
BOOK now for the 47th Norfolk Congress, to be
held again at the Wensum Valley Hotel in
Taverham, near Norwich, from Friday 27 to
Sunday 29 March.
Hon Congress Secretary Maureen Kimbley is
confident that it will be another successful and well-attended
Congress: 'Our new Norwich venue has proved really popular
over the last two years,' she said. 'Entries have been flooding in
for months and we look forward to welcoming bridge players
from all over the country - our regulars and new faces too.'
The Norfolk Congress is open to all members of the EBU
or equivalent bridge unions. Events during the weekend range
from several pairs' trophy matches to the teams of four Bob
Lawton Trophy and Norfolk Swiss Teams - Neville Hill Cup.
Players can book the entire Congress for £52 - or pay just £5
to compete in one of the Friday afternoon or evening events.
See the Norfolk Contract Bridge Association website:
www.bridgewebs.com/norfolk for booking forms.
IN the Congress Teams of Four Final at Peebles,
congratulations to two NEBA Teams who came
2nd in both the A and B section namely: Clive
Owen, John Atthey, Charles and Vi Outred, and
Norman and Rosemary Gray, Frank Springett, Mike Stanbury.
Relative newcomers to bridge, NEBA pair Ken and Sue
Goddard scored 57.92% to come 4th out of 22 in their section
of the Pairs qualifier on Saturday night - a splendid result!
2014 Tollemache (Inter-counties Championship) qualifier:
the NEBA team of Julian Gibson (captain), John Atthey, Steve
and Georgia Ray, Martin Kane, Damian Hassan, Shivam Shah
and Basil Letts, finished a close 3rd behind Avon and London,
just failing to qualify despite only losing one match (to Avon).
The crunch match was the last of the day against Avon, so it
felt a long journey back from Birmingham having lost!
THE county's Eden Cup and Murchie Lerner competitions will
take place at Kettering BC on Sunday March 29. The top two
pairs in the Eden Cup will represent the county in the Corwen.
The Alastair Brodie Trophy will be held at Kettering on
Sunday April 12. This is designed as a social event with a pairs
event in the afternoon and a teams event in the evening. The
pre sentation of the season's trophy will take place in the
Belated congratulations to Malcolm Pollack who finished
second in the Two Stars Pairs Final at the Autumn Congress.
In the Eastern Counties League match against Cambridge
University the A team lost 7-13 and the C team won 15-5.
FROM October 2014 the County Winter Pairs has been played
on the second Wednesday of the month. In 2015, the Journal
Cup for the County Pairs Championship will be played on
Sunday April 18.
Honours were even in the match against Staffs and Shrops:
13-7, 10-10 and 7-13. Other matches include Leicestershire in
January and Derbyshire in February. In the Tollemache Notts
performed reasonably coming 5th in their group of nine teams.
Rob Sharpe and William Crook did well finishing 2nd in
the Seniors' Congress Swiss Teams in November.
AT the EBU Seniors' Congress Oxfordshire players
were very successful with Robert Procter and Mike
Robinson's team winning the Swiss Teams and
Sandra Nicholson and Krys Kazmierczak's team in
joint 2nd place. Another well done to Hugh
Thomson - Mike Webley who came joint 2nd in the Swiss Pairs.
Well done to Freddie Illingworth and Laura Covill who
played for the England Under 20s team in the Junior
58 English Bridge February 2015 www.ebu.co.uk
Middlesex Congress Teams winners, from the left:
Tony Verran, Pat Johnson, Peter Scotting and Brian Gladman
Photo: Peter Hasenson