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