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COUNTY NEWS and 11th in the Open Pairs and rounded The County Teams Knock-out Cham-

We regret that because Avon it off by teaming up again to come 9th in pionship has the defending champions,

of a technical problem www.avoncba.org.uk the Swiss Teams. Very well done – a captained by Mike Perkins, in the final

consistent all round performance by the and awaiting the winners of the Bengen

we can feature only the IN the County Leagues, League 1 is cur- Bedfordshire quartet. v Baldock semi-final.

January promotions in rently very close with the leading four Graeme Robertson continued his Diary Dates: Apr 11, Mixed Pairs,

teams (Smith, Jones, Davies and Oliver) Windsor. Apr 21, Senior Pairs, SBBC,

this issue. The February separated by very little. In League 2,

good form by coming 2nd in the Open

list is available on-line Pairs at the London Year End Congress. 10.30am). May 9, Men’s & Ladies’ Pairs,

Nicholls are in the lead, while Buxton are Windsor. May 17, Berks v Bucks matches.

He was also 7th in the National Swiss

at www.ebu.co.uk. at the top of League 3.

Teams event.

The County Knock-out has reached the

Congratulations to Ron Davis who Cambs and Hunts

semi-final stage where the matches are

was runner-up in the 2009 Master Points

David Birt (the holders) v David Jones, www.cambsbridge.org.uk

Race, with 29,650 points, just missing

Congratulations to the Andy Smith v Huw Oliver.

out on winning back the Sunday Tele- CONGRATULATIONS to Marion and

In the Gold Cup, Steve Turner’s and

newly promoted Mike Elliott’s teams are both through to

graph Silver Salver. Trevor King (photo below) for winning

Premier Grand Master: Sadly, Christine Clarke, a founder the County Pairs, followed by Paul

the third round. In Crockfords, the

member of the BBA, died on her 90th Fegarty – Catherine Curtis, and Victor

London team including Trevor Ward and

Mr I.M. Panto, Middlesex David Jones has reached Round 5 (last

birthday on Christmas Day 2009 at Milman – Rod Oakford.

Capwell Grange in Leagrave, Luton.

16). In the NICKO, the three teams

Congratulations to the representing the West of England club Diary Dates: May 13, BBA AGM and

newly promoted (Evans, Robinson, Urbanski) have all following that, the EBU Simultaneous

reached Round 4 . Pairs, 7pm, Wilstead. Jun 27, EBU Green-

Grand Masters: Pointed One-Day Swiss Teams event,

In the County Heat of the Garden Cities

Mr R.A.M. Allison, Lancs (for teams of eight) six teams took part Vauxhall Recreation Centre, Luton. For

and there was a tie for first place between further details, see the BBA website.

Mr H.S. Melbourne, Derbys

Photo: Cambs & Hunts CBA

two teams representing Bristol BC: Lene

Priess, Preben Schmidt, Delia Stephens, Berks and Bucks

Sue Lowe, Sue O’Hara, Nelson Stephens,

Margaret Harris, Richard Kendall, and www.berks-and-bucks-cba.co.uk

Master Point Sandra Cooper, Deb Ogilvie, Colin

Cheek, Dan Lewis, Cathy Walker, Pat

MANY congratulations to

our Tollemache team who Marion amd Trevor King, winners

promotions Chant, Margharita Lihou and Oli Noel. won the bronze medal, of the Cambs & Hunts County Pairs.

The tie was split in favour of the Priess just missing out on second

Avon District Master team, so congratulations to them and place and so will be ‘A’ The Novice Teams Tournament was

Mr K Bennett commiserations to the runners-up. The seeded again next year. won by Geoff Burbridge, John Frampton,

Premier National

Mr ED Lowther winners will represent Avon in the The County Pairs Championship Sylvia Morton and Sue Fox. Second place

Master

Area Master Regional Final in May. Qualifier had to be cancelled because of went to Olive Richley, Susan Lee, Jerry

Mr MD Huggins and Pauline Hathorn.

Mrs LM Curry In the Western League, the most the snow in January, so the qualifier and

Premier Regional recent match was against Herefordshire final were played on the same day, with a Further afield, David Kendrick, Roger

Master Mr RM Gregory

and resulted in 20-0 wins for both the A carry-forward into the final. The winners Gibbons, Paul Fegarty and Catherine

Mr K Jani

Prof N Stephens team and the B team, while the C team of the Rex Avery Trophy were David Owen Curtis finished equal 7th in the National

Club Master

1 Star Regional suffered a loss by 7-13. and Mary Hughes (in the photo below Swiss Teams, and David Kendrick and

Master Mr B Edwards Jon Cooke reached the last 8 in the NEC

Diary Dates: Apr 1, Avon County left), for the second time, David having

Mrs S O’Hara Berks & Bucks Mixed Pairs, Bristol BC. also won twice before with different part- Cup in Japan.

2 Star Premier ners. The other qualifiers to play in the Diary Dates: Apr 25, County Swiss

7 Star Premier Pairs.

Master Corwen are David and Janet Barnes, Mike

Regional Master Bedfordshire

Mr CJ Jones Ribbins – Tim Rees, Ed Scerri – Chris

Mr TS Martin

5 Star Master www.bedsbridge.co.uk Burley. The Plate competition for the Channel Islands

1 Star Premier

Mr EK Page WINNERS of the 1-Star Chris Burley Trophy was won by Joyce

Regional Master

Pairs event were Jennifer Baldock – John Greenhalgh, last year’s www.cwgsy.net/community/cicba/

Master Mrs E Crossley

Reid – Pamela Smith winners of the main championship, THERE has been very little

Mr DR Gregory 1 Star Regional ahead of Ian Reissmann – Mike Perkins.

with a score of 70.3%. in the way of major compe-

Area Master Master

David Harris – Ron Davis The Friendly Swiss Pairs for the Pat titions since before Christ-

Mrs GS Evans Mr R Donnelly Husband Trophy was won by Keith

have won the BBA Cham- mas. In Jersey the Winter

Local Master 15 Star Premier pionship Pairs Final at Wilstead. The Goswell – Elaine Lloyd, to add to their League, played over six

Master success in the previous Friendly Pairs sessions by seven teams, was won by

Mr C Bushby County Pairs Plate competition held

Mrs CE Moir concurrently was won by Alan and Saroj event. The Club Teams final had a field of Howard Basden Smith, Marion Miles,

Bedfordshire 8 Star Premier Ellis. 29 teams and was won by the Reading David Hole and David Friswell.

Master Maris Sheppard, Alan Cooke, Maureen team of Tony Parkinson, Andrew Parker, In Guernsey the District Mixed Pairs

9 Star Premier

Regional Master Mr A Smith and Brian Stairs did well recently in the Peter Hawkes and Richard Bird, ahead of resulted in a tie for 1st place between

Mr BE Taylor 2 Star Premier Madeira Congress. Maureen and Brian two Thame teams in joint 2nd place, Martin Jones playing with Tuala Lehtinen

1 Star Regional

Master started by coming 3rd in the Swiss Pairs. Andrew and Diana Lintott, John Slater (a welcome newcomer to the CICBA)

Master Mrs DM Burley Maris and Alan won the Mixed Pairs and and Gillian Lonsdale tied with Paula and and that long-established pair, Clarice

Tournament then teamed up to come 2nd in the Pivot Ian Hesslewood, Hugh Thomson and Alder – James Fattorini.

Mr A Foley

Master Teams. They followed this by coming 5th Mike Webley. We are now looking forward to the

5 Star Master

Mr B Beauchamp

Mr ND Welch

3 Star Master

3 Star Master

Dr JTR Sharrock

Mrs JF Irvine

Mr C Wang

2009 MASTER-POINTS LEADER BOARD

1 Star Master

2 Star Master CONGRATULATIONS to John Holland of Manchester CBA (in the

Mrs EM Sharrock

Mr VC Crump photo), who has won the Sunday Telegraph Salver for the most points

Advanced Master 1 Star Master

Mr J Boughey

earned in the year. He finished ahead of Ron Davis (Bedfordshire), the

Mrs J Grayson

Master Mrs L Pratt

2007 winner, and Frank Springett (North East).

Mrs V Eaton Mr T Williams David Bakhshi (London) has regained the lead in the Gold Point list,

County Master Advanced Master

ahead of John Holland and last year's leader Tim Rees (Berks & Bucks).

Mr J Hulatt Mrs CL Bushnell

Mr PA Kilduff Mr ML Jordan Full ranking lists can be downloaded from www.ebu.co.uk.

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