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pointed, Open and Really Easy Pairs on 14= in the Harrogate Spring Congress, comfortable in winning Div. 3.

Saturday, Mixed/Flitch, Ladies’, Men’s taking 2nd place in the Stratified B Yorkshire

Pairs on Friday evening. Hosts will be Section.

available for all sessions, so singles are At county level, John Morrell – Mark Worcestershire

very welcome. Further details by email Marshall won the County Pairs. The Eva EIGHTY-SEVEN teams of

from or Wilde County Teams event was won by eight took part in the 2012-

( 0121 704 9633. Carolynne and Alan Famer, Bob Bagot AS the season has drawn 2013 Yorkshire League. Shef-

The very successful Introductory Pairs and Geoff Maskall, all regular players in to an end, Worcester- field A retained their title as

was won by Marijke Rodrigo – Gerri the NBL C division. This year’s Indivi- shire has much to be

champions of Division 1.

Draysey from Northfield BC; 2nd were dual was again played at Arnside with proud of! John Sansom

Brighouse B in Division 8 were the only

Helen Thompson – Judith Currie from Mike Patefield winning out of 44 celebrated his promo-

team to win all seven of their matches.

WMBC. The Ladies’ Pairs was won by entries. tion to the rank of Premier Grand

Congratulations to the following on

Janice Fine – Mary Shingler with Anne Entries for Westmorland Green Master by finishing as runner-up, with

their successes in county and national

Woosnam – Barbara Wren 2nd. The pointed Open Swiss Pairs on Sunday Richard Jephcott, in the Premier Grand

Master’s Pairs at his first attempt. We’ll events: Peter Littlewood Midweek Pairs:

Men’s Pairs was won by Ken Crane – September 29 are now being received on Madge Allison – Sue Boag. Yorkshire

Gerald Nodding with Justin Hackett – be expecting better next year, John, and

the county website. This is being held at Improvers’ Pairs (photo below): 1. Hazel

Darren Evetts 2nd. we expect you to follow the example of

Castle Green Hotel, Kendal. Each year Gore – Sue Towler; 2, Jan Thornton –

In the Inter-county League Warwick- Pam Pearce, who successfully repeated

we have more entries, so sign up early to Ann Taylor; 3. Viv Keel – Jane Walker.

shire has won the Markham Trophy for her win with Ron Davis in 2009 in the

avoid disappointment. Golf Clubs Trophy: Catterick (Susan

the 3rd year successive year, congratu- Portland Pairs. Pam is also playing in

Finally one of our clubs, Kendal, is MacKellar, Anthony Abraham, Alison

lations to all those involved. the final of the Hubert Phillips Plate,

now a registered charity, one step Sayer, Sue Hird); Plate: Doncaster (Peter

Well done also to John West (photo playing with John Sansom, Joyce Skelton

further to obtaining their own premises. and Brenda Ambrose, Joan Graham and

on previous page), who won the EBU and Richard Jephcott, and we wish them

luck in that. Chris Miller). Scarborough Congress,

Masters Pairs with his Moseley BC

Wiltshire Also in the Ranked Pairs, David Championship Pairs: Richard Hilton –


Williams and partner won the Regional Pauline Cooper; Teams: David Lewis,

Diary dates: Sun June 23, Avon Masters Pairs, and David Heard (photo Martin Carlile, Steve Roswald and Mel

Trophy Swiss Teams, 11.30am, SOA. At

AS the Wiltshire season on previous page) and his partner won Wilder.

WMBC: Sun June 30, No Fear Open

comes to an end with the Masters Pairs. In the Midland Inter- In the Harrogate Spring Congress,

Pairs at 1.30pm; Cock O’ County (two-

just the Chairman’s Cup Counties League, our second team have Alan Jarvis – Gill Copeland won the

session pairs) at 1.45p.m and the AGM

to play for, it is pleasing to report that won the Porter Cup. We wish them Mixed Pairs. In the Swiss Pairs, Adam

at 5pm. Thurs July 11, Seniors’ Teams

we have seen the best attended events success in the National Final. Ian Dickinson – Dominic Pinto were 4th.

with afternoon tea, 1.30pm. Fri July 19,

for some years. Thompson’s team (Stewart Fishburne, In the Swiss Teams, Mark Bratley was in

City of Birmingham Cup (Handicapped

Latest news is that Pat Davies – Chris Simon Harrison, John Turner and Mike the 3rd-placed team.

Butler Pairs), 7pm.

Dixon finished as runners-up in the Willoughby) won the Worcestershire Alan Jarvis – Derek Markham were

National Pairs, an event that also saw Closed Teams and we wish them luck in the winners of the Northern Pairs

Westmorland valiant efforts from Richard Samter – the Pachabo Cup. Championship; David Fletcher – David

Norman Botton, and Trevor Purches – Nearer home, the Championship Pairs Waxman were 4th. Susie Gall were also well placed in the B results were: 1. Nick Forward – Steve Northern Easter Festival, Swiss Pairs:

SALLY-ANN and Mike Final. Allerston, 2. Linda Gervis – Paul Tapster, Tom Cohen – Sarah Teshome were 3rd;

Rothwell have again led The combined Wilts/Avon Green 3. Sue Lane – Paul Hammond. The Swiss Teams: Phil Morrison, Alan Jones,

the way for Westmorland: Point Weekend at Bath saw two capacity Grand Prix Teams was won by Worcester Robin Jepson, Nick Woolven were 2nd.

they came 2nd in the days with 60 tables for each. On the Grant and Worcester A won the Wor- In the Portland Pairs, Carole Kelly –

Portland Pairs. They also playing side Pat Davies – Kathy cestershire heat of the Garden Cities. Geoff Kenyon were 4th, and Cheryl and

won the County Nights Hodgson held the flag aloft for the The Veterans Pairs was won by Jimmy Dave Duddell were 5th.

competition over the year. Together county, winning the Swiss Pairs. A new Ledger – David Thomas.

with Ray and Irene Gregory, the combination of Gerry McAinsh, Ann The Phillipps Qualifying Heats were Diary dates: June 12, Affiliated Clubs

Rothwells did well to qualify for the Hall, Emma Scarisbrick and Ian Lund convincingly won by Ian Thompson – Teams, Tickton. June 13, John Gerrard

National Pairs final. won the Spring Teams. Stewart Fishburne with Brian Stanley – Sim Pairs, clubs). June 16, Castle Swiss

Betty ‘four nights a week’ Limb also The League season finished a little Simon Harrison runners-up; the result Pairs, Huddersfield; June 23, Newcomers

qualified for the Regional Final at Brad- tamely as Williamson were comfortable of the final will be announced in the Pivot Teams, Doncaster. June 29, York-

ford with her partner Dick Courchee. winners from Blandy in the Premier next edition. The Pairs Ladder was won shire Schools Cup, York. June 30, Malton

Betty is one of our founder members Division; Gwyer were comfortable by John Sansom – Richard Jephcott, Swiss Teams, York. July 7, Yorkshire

still playing a ‘mean’ game at 94. winners in Div. 2 from Thackaberry; with Simon Harrison – Ian Thompson Flitch, Harrogate. July 14, Waddington

Jeremy Harris – John Ellwood came while Hodgson were even more runners-up. Cup Final, Leeds. r

June 20th is the

closing date

for the submission

of county reports

for the next issue

of English Bridge.

Please e-mail:

Photo: Yorks CBA

Prizewinners in the Yorkshire Improvers’ Pairs: from the left, Ann Taylor and Jan Thornton (second),

Sue Towler and Hazel Gore (first), Jane Walker and Viv Keel (third).

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