Championships in the Czech Republic.
Other Oxfordshire results: Carol Benzie - Aleksandar
Lishkov won the Swiss Pairs Consolation Final at the Torquay
Congress and David Southcombe came 4th in the Malvern
Congress Swiss Pairs.
Oxfordshire's team of Alan Wilson, Nick Smith, Chris
Cooper, Ed Jones, Robert Procter, Mike Robinson, John
Williams, Sandra Claridge, Kathy and Denis Talbot came 3rd
equal in the Tollemache Qualifier.
Diary dates: Feb 8, Midland Counties League v
Leicestershire. Feb 22, OBA Swiss Teams Championship. Mar
11, OBA Management Meeting. Mar 29, Midland Counties
League v Warwickshire.
RESULTS of the Western league matches to date: vs
East Wales, 'A' won 19-1, 'B' won 16-4, 'C' won 13-7.
Vs Devon, 'A' lost 5-15, 'B' lost 8-12, 'C' lost 9-11.vs
Wiltshire, 'A' lost 9-11, 'B' won 17-3, 'C' won 19-1. Vs
Hereford: 'A' lost 3-7, 'B' won 16-4, 'C' won 19-1.
The Tollemache team of Alan and Jette Bailey, Eric
Cummings, Colin Flood, Frank Coltman, Colin Simcox,
Colin Juneman and Roger Sweet came 7th out of nine teams
in their group.
Diary dates: Feb 14. Bridge Café Seminars, Beah Café,
Wells. Feb 16-20, Michael Coda Sims Pairs. Mar 6, Paul
Bowyer Seminars, Woolavington.
Staffs and Shrops
CONGRATULATIONS to Justin and Paul
Hackett for being in email@example.com/p>
Diary dates: Sun Mar 8, Shrewsbury Open
Swiss Pairs, Radbrook Community Centre. Our
Green-pointed weekend is at the Park Inn Telford; Pairs on
Sat Apr 11 and Teams on Sun Apr 12; entries/enquiries to
Judy Mitchell, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ( 0174
ONE hundred and thirty-eight pairs from
Abbeygate, Clare, Deben, Framlingham, Frinton,
Ipswich Hospitals, Stansfield and Woodbridge
bridge clubs took part in the Suffolk Simultaneous Pairs won
by Charles Parker and Andre Gray from Framlingham.
In the Tollemache qualifier Suffolk finished mid-group and
failed to qualify, but David Price and Jane Moore did well to
finish 2nd overall in the cross-IMPs.
Nine teams contested the Abbeygate Shield, won by
Colchester A and twenty-two pairs played in the ever popular
Novice Pairs won by Wendy Harknet - David Parish.
SURREY are holding a Blue-pointed Elimination
Teams event on the weekend of April 10-12 with a
Swiss Teams on Sunday 12 at Sandown Park
Racecourse. Please support this special event at
this prestigious venue.
Diary dates: Feb 8, Men's and Ladies' Pairs, Ripley. Feb 15,
Friendly Swiss Pairs, Oxshott. Mar 29, County Pairs & Plate,
Oxshott. Enter via the Surrey website or contact Frances
MANY congratulations to Oliver Powell and
Jonathan Derrick who were selected to play for
England in the Under-20s Channel Trophy in Lille.
It is with some pride that we heartily congratulate
County stalwarts Sally Bugden and Joy Mayall who
were presented with a Gold Award and Dimmie
Fleming Award respectively at the EBU AGM in November
(see pages 30-31). Their outstanding contributions to English
(and in particular Sussex) bridge are well-known to, and
much appreciated by, all SCCBA members and these awards
are richly deserved.
Please also note that the SCCBA Seniors' Simultaneous Pairs
will be played over two days on Wednesday February 11 and
Thursday February 12. As with the Charity Sims, individual
players may only play in one heat. To arrange for your club to
enter this event, please email or telephone the organiser, Peter
Clinch (his contact details are on the SCCBA website).
The 29th Coventry Congress will take place on
March 27-29; the Swiss Pairs on Saturday and Swiss
Teams on Sunday are both Blue-pointed. The
Peeping Tom Pairs on Saturday is for less
experienced players, a light-hearted one session
event playing four six-board matches, the emphasis being on
participation rather than competition. On both days, twocourse
meals are available at a cost of £8 per day. Further
details can be found on the Coventry and North
Warwickshire Bridge Club website www.bridgewebs.com/
cnwbc or contact the Congress organiser at stephandbob
@live.co.uk ( 01675 443291 for a brochure.
Congratulations to the West Midlands Bridge Club for
winning the NICKO. Paul, Justin, and Jason Hackett were
joined by Brian Senior and Anita Sinclair.
Diary dates: Tues Feb 10, National Pairs Heat, 7.15pm,
West Midlands BC.
February 2015 English Bridge
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