BRIDGE continues apace in Wiltshire and our
community has grown too. A warm welcome
to our newest affiliated club, Bridge for all
Marlborough (www.bridgewebs.com/bfamarlborough), and
we wish them every success for the future.
IT'S unusual, and very welcome, to be able to
report an international success by a Worcester shire
member. However, John Sansom achieved a
bronze medal in the Seniors event in the World
Bridge Series in China - well done John!
Closer to home, having moved to its new venue, the
Malvern Congress was again a great success. Significant prizewinners
were: Green-pointed Swiss Pairs: Jack Terry - Ian
Walsh (photo above); Green-pointed Swiss Teams: Tim Brierley,
Jack Terry, David S. Jones, Alan Jones.
At the Porthcawl Congress, Pam Pearce - Susan Sharp won
the Ladies' Pairs.
There are significant changes to the county competitions
this year. In order to make them more accessible to a greater
number of our members, some qualifying rounds are being
abolished, leaving a simple Sunday event. Members are
encouraged to look out on the county website or ask their
club secretary for details.
CONGRATULATIONS to Fiona Brown on her gold
medal as a member of the victorious England
women's team at the World Mind Games in Beijing
(see page 16).
Yorkshire finished third equal in their qualifying group for
the EBU's Tollemache Cup - not quite enough to reach the
final. The team was Brian Senior, Sandra Penfold, James
Thrower, Phil Godfrey, Tom Gisborne, Sandy Davies, Sarah
Teshome, Richard Winter, Richard Pike and Dave Robinson.
Janet and Ted Latham (photo below) won the Swiss Pairs at
the EBU's Seniors Congress. At the EBU's Montenegro Congress,
Toby Wall - Mike Rodgers were 2nd in the Men's Pairs, and
Julia Staniforth - Philip Mason were 3rd in the Mixed Pairs.
Diary dates: Feb 8, Yorkshire Cup Final, Leeds. Feb 12,
Margery Cartwright Simultaneous Pairs, Clubs. Mar 18, Peter
Littlewood Midweek Pairs, Leeds. Mar 22, Improvers' Pairs,
Leeds. Mar 29, West Yorkshire Open Teams, Bradford. Apr 3-5,
EBU Northern Easter Festival, Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley. r
60 English Bridge February 2015 www.ebu.co.uk
Malvern Congress Pairs Winners,
Jack Terry (left) and Ian Walsh
Photo: Tony Gervis FRPS
Jeremy Dhondy (centre) presents Ted and Janet Latham with
the Swiss Pairs trophy at the EBU Seniors Congress
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