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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:


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: for booking forms.

North East

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

Middlesex Congress Teams winners, from the left:

Tony Verran, Pat Johnson, Peter Scotting and Brian Gladman

Photo: Peter Hasenson


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