died at the end of April. Obituary on Bridge Club in Costessey has already Stead – Pat Tuff.
page 53. taken up his idea and booked well- Nottinghamshire
Diary dates: June 3, AGM, 7.15pm known international player Heather
and Committee Cup, 8pm, both at Dhondy for an all-day workshop at the
Oshwal Club, Northwood. The County club on Sunday 6th October. IN the County Match against Leices-
website has an extensive competitions tershire, the first team won 18-2 and the
THE Northants Green second 12-8 but the third team lost 2-18.
North East Point Swiss Pairs will In the final rankings for the season
be taking place at 2012-13, Notts was 5th out of nine in
Bugbrooke Sports and Community each division.
CONGRATULATIONS Centre, Camp Close, Bugbrooke, The Journal Cup was won by Frank
www.bridgewebs.com/norfolk/ to NEBA players Julian Northants, NN7 3RW on Saturday June Ball – Graham Lee, with Alyson
TURNOUT was up for the Gibson – John Atthey 22, starting at 1pm. Entries to Peter McLintock – Dick Milne 2nd, and Ellen
first Norfolk Congress held who won the EBU Har- Fountain by email to p-fountain@sky. Overton – Stan Zygadlo 3rd.
at the Wensum Valley ri son Gray Salver for com or ( 01733 320845. Diary dates: the Wednesday pro-
Hotel in Taverham in Grand Masters Pairs. In gramme continues with alternate
At the county AGM the committee
April. The new venue close the EBU Northern Easter Festival, played sessions of the Black and Farr Cups in
remained much the same as last year
to Norwich was so popular in York, NEBA players fared well. Alison which any members may play. This
with the addition of Mike Keogh as Vice
that a few people had to be turned away – Young – Audrey Bainbridge won the should be checked on the website as it
Open Pairs, Bev Godfrey – Nicola Chairman and Tim Durdin.
but NCBA Competitions Secretary Peter may have been reviewed following the
Smith said there would be no such Cockerill-Smith came 2nd in the Swiss The Winter League play off was won
by Marcus Witt, Trevor Thrower, Bill discussion at the AGM of the future of
problem next year: ‘We were highly Pairs while Clive Owen, playing with the Wednesday sessions.
delighted at the turn-out which exceeded John Holland, Bernard and Rhona Chadwick and Mike Gore Browne. The
all our expectations,’ he said. ‘We have Goldfield from Manchester, won the match was decided on the last board
already booked a more spacious suite at Swiss Teams. Congratulations to the when a grand slam was bid in only one Oxfordshire
the same venue for next year and hope Bishop Auckland pair of John Little – room converting a 1 IMP deficit into a
numbers will continue to increase.’ The Brian Myers for gaining overall first place 12 IMP win. The Broke Cup was won by
date of the 2014 Congress has been nationally in the EBU Stratified Jim Deacon, Chris Wormleighton, THERE is still time to
changed to March 28–30 March. Simultaneous Pairs held on Thursday Daniel Baines and Robert Miller; the enter the Oxfordshire’s Con-
Peter paid tribute to tournament March 14 (photo on page 23); with a score team will represent Northants in the gress on June 15-16.
directors Martin Lee and Gary Conrad of 67.53% John and Brian headed a field Pachabo. In a match with lots of swings. Oxfordshire members
for their efficient running of the of 309 pairs from clubs across the the Betts Bowl was won by Richard are invited to the County
Congress, which ran to 39 tables on both country. Gibson, Eifion Jones, Malcolm Orr- AGM on June 11, 7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday. The Championship The NEBA Inter Club League for this at Oxford Bridge Club.
Ewing and Ian James. The Alastair
Pairs event on the Saturday was won by year has finished and Hurworth A are to At the EBU Harrogate Congress, Ed
Brodie Memorial Trophy was retained by
Maria and Simon Budd, and the Swiss be congratulated on again winning the Jones’ team won the Swiss Teams event,
Maggie Jones – Eifion Jones; 2nd were
Teams on the Sunday by Roger O’Shea A Division and the right to represent the and Stuart McPhee’s team came 2nd.
Jim Shoesmith – Hugh Williams and in
with Paul, Jason and Justin Hackett. NEBA in the Garden Cities Trophy. Congratulations to Michael Robinson –
3rd place were Karen Blacklock – John
The Congress marked the close of Other divisional winners were Hur- Rob Procter who were in the winning
George. The Teams event in the evening team at the Bedfordshire Swiss Teams.
County President Mary Smith’s year of worth B, South Shields, Brunton C,
was won by Colin Porch, Amy Cherry, Aleksandar Lishkov – Matthew Covill
office (photo on previous page) and she Hexham and Chester-le-Street B.
Terry and Mary Knights, with Sheilagh were 10th in the A Flight and Rob Dixon
has now handed over to Mervyn Scutter. The final of the Kempson Vases, for
McIntosh, Janice Chun, Jean Raven and – Pete McAllister 4th in the B Flight at
Norfolk was pleased to welcome the Teams of Four, was won by Bob Horton,
EBU Club Liaison Officer Andrew Jen Horton, Laurie Monkhouse and Gerard Lawlor 2nd. the EBU London Easter Swiss Pairs. At
Urbanski, who spent a week touring the Andy Pryor. The Deane Cup, for Mixed Congratulations to Ross Stacey – the EBU Ranked Masters, Stuart McPhee
county’s bridge clubs at the end of Pairs, was won by Emily Goodway – John Josephs who were second in the was 4th in the Grand Masters section; in
February. Andrew said that his mission Neville Green with Brenda Osborne – Regional Pairs Final at Solihull. the Life Masters section Lorna Swadling
was to help demonstrate the EBU’s com- Colin Hepworth finishing 2nd. There In the first Eastern Counties League – Alastair Gidman were 3rd, and in the
mitment to grassroots players – and his was an exciting finish to the Newcastle match of the new season the county Regional Masters section Rob Dixon –
mantra was that bridge players should Bridge Club One-day Congress with played Cambridgeshire and Hunting- Rita Todd were 4th. At the Wiltshire and
aim to keep learning and improving, with Dorothy and Mike Craig winning on a donshire with the A team winning 20-0, Avon Swiss Pairs, Jean Squires – Isobel
good teaching and seminars high on his split tie from the two other pairs of the B team losing 8-12 and the C team Townley-Freeman were 3rd, and Denis
list of recommendations. The Afternoon Pauline Bell – Janet Angel and Robert winning 11-9. and Kathy Talbot 4th. At the Devon
Nationa Masters Pairs category winners at the EBU Ranked Master Pairs,
National Pairs winners Gad Chadha (Essex) and Ingar Hansen (London). Mike Skelly (Surrey) and Martin Baker (London).
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