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COUNTY NEWS

Former Bedford School player, Graeme Friendly Pairs for the Finchampstead

Avon

Landmark Robertson, continues to do very well,

winning the Open Pairs at the Easter

Trophy. Our Welcome to BBCBA event at

clubs is in full swing, with most of the

www.avoncba.org.uk

Master Point CONGRATULATIONS to Andy, Cathy

Congress (with Michael Byrne). As affiliated clubs participating; at the time

captain of the Cambridge University of writing the leading scores are 75.0%

Promotions and Ralph Smith, and Steve Tomlinson team, he led them to victory in the in the Existing Members category and

April – June for winning the Crockfords Plate.

In the Gold Cup, David Jones, Trevor

Portland Bowl. 64.96% in the New Members.

Diary Dates: the Bedford Congress Diary Date: Sept 19, Flitch, 1.30pm at

2010 Ward, Steve Turner and Steve Tomlinson takes place over the weekend of Sept SBBC.

defeated the 11th seed in Round 4 and 11-12 at the Sandy Sports Centre (details

have again reached the last sixteen. on the BBA website). The Opening Pairs

Mike Elliott – Tim Brierley finished follows on Sept 23 at Wilstead.

Cambs and Hunts

in a fine 3rd place and Mike Short – www.cambsbridge.org.uk

Nelson Stephens in 16th place in the

CONGRATULATIONS Corwen Trophy. In the Pachabo, Andy Berks and Bucks THE County Knock-out Teams was won

and Cathy Smith, Steve Tomlinson and by Catherine Curtis, Paul Fegarty, Jon

to all those who Steve Turner finished 5th. www.berks-and-bucks-cba.co.uk Cooke and David Kendrick, while the

have achieved The County League season concluded A SUCCESSFUL end of Plate was won by Wendy Pollard, Fred

in early May and the winning teams in year for Berks & Bucks Langford, Roger Courtney and Dominic

Landmark Clark. Peterborough Bridge Club’s 2010

the respective divisions were as follows: with victory in the Garden

Promotions League 1: Jeremy Rickard, Robert Glass, Cities by the New Amer- Charity Event raised £288 for the local

between April 1st Aidan Schofield, Robert Covill, Nelson sham team (Richard Pal- Sue Ryder Hospice.

Stephens, Dan McIntosh. League 2: mer, Ed Scerri, Peter and David Kendrick was in the winning

and June 29th team in the Gerard Faulkner Salver (the

David Birt, Geoff Evans, Trevor Towers, Dee Lindon, Derek and Celia Oram,

2010. Simon Richards, Phil Felman, Mike Best. Sally Brock, Barry Myers, picture below) national Seniors Knock-out), and also

Details of your League 3: Margharita Lihou, Sue O’Hara, having also won their Regional Final by a finished second in the Crockfords Plate,

just ahead of Dave Harrison, Sue Oak-

current Master Sue Lowe, Oli Noel, Cathy Walker, Deb large margin. Harvey Bengen, Richard

ford, Victor Milman, Nadia Stelma-

Ogilvie. Palmer, Dick Davey, Chris Burley and Ed

Point rank are Chris King – Steve Tomlinson did the Scerri won the main County teams shenko. At the Spring Bank Holiday

available on your double winning both the Bristol Mixed knock-out for the Crowhurst Quaich and Congress in Bournemouth three Cambs

& Hunts pairs finished high up in the ‘A’

personal record, Pairs (Hockey Cup) and also the West of went on to achieve 4th place in the

Final of the Pairs: Catherine Jagger –

which can be England Bridge Club equivalent. The Pachabo – by the way, apologies to Chris

Burley who was in the winning team in Jonathan Mestel were 3rd, Joanne

Everett Cup ( Bristol Teams ) was won by

accessed from the Cathy Walker, Mike Davies, Chris King the Bedfordshire Swiss Teams, not Richard Caldwell – Ian McDonald were 5th and

Nadia Stelmashenko – Victor Milman

Members Area on and Steve Tomlinson. Palmer as previously recorded. In the

were 7th. Cambridge University’s Presi-

the EBU website At the Welsh Seniors Congress, the Spring Bank Holiday Congress, Tim Rees

was second in the Pairs A Final and Ed dent’s Teams was won by Jonathan

Teams title was won by Colin Cheek –

www.ebu.co.uk David Hampe. In the Swiss Pairs held on Scerri – Chris Burley were 4th. Mestel, Paul Barden, Graham Hazel and

Congratulations to David Owen and Jon Green.

the Monday, Alan Jones – Dan Mcintosh

Charles Chisnall who won the Men’s Diary Date: Oct 30, Open Swiss

finished 4th.

Pairs so ensuring that David won the Teams, Peterborough BC.

At the Cheltenham Congress, a number

Congratulations to the of Avon teams did well. In 2nd place were Victor Ludorum Trophy, and to Carol

Irene Robinson, Mike Huggins, Myles Humphreys – Carole Mueller who Channel Islands

newly promoted Ellison, Paul Keightley; 4th were Ralph, retained the Ladies Pairs – their fourth

win in succession! The Perkins Cup, www.cwgsy.net/community/cicba/

Premier Grand Master: Lesley, Cathy and Andy Smith, and 5th

Margaret Harris, Richard Kendall, Dan played as a Multiple Teams due to the The Lambourne Festival of

Mr P Shields, Glos Lewis, Colin Cheek. low entry, was won by Richard Palmer, Bridge took place at the

In the Swiss Teams (Hamilton Cup) Bill Charlwood, Steve Moss and Nigel Hotel de France, Jersey,

Congratulations to the held on the Monday of the Spring Four- Wolfendale. and was a great success.

somes weekend, Alan Jones, Andrew The annual Berks v Bucks match was The Swiss Pairs were won

newly promoted Urbanski, Trevor Ward, David Jones held in deepest Berks and resulted in a by Jersey’s David Hole – David Friswell.

Grand Masters: finished in 2nd place. home win, all three Berks teams trium- In the Multiple Teams, the Jersey team of

phing. Many thanks to Finchampstead Robert Brouard, Jackie Rumball, Rose-

BC, who were excellent hosts. mary Pallot, Norman Le Cocq qualified

Mr C Chisnall, Surrey Bedfordshire Congratulations to Marilyn for the top section and finished 4th; the

Mrs J Davies, Herts www.bedsbridge.co.uk Murtagh – Christine Moir who won the Consolation Final was won by Brian Youd,

WINNERS of the Cham-

Prof JR Harper, London pions’ Trophy held on

10th June were Alan

Mrs EJ Hoskins, Sussex Cooke – Maris Sheppard

with a score of 60.7%. At

Mr J Mizel, Middlesex the recent AGM a new

trophy was awarded in memory of Jon

Mr PM Mollart, Cumbria Williams – the Victor Ludorum Trophy –

Mr T Thrower, Northants for the player having the greatest success

in County events during the previous

Mr ME Wren, Essex year. This was presented to Ron Davis.

After the AGM, the EBU Simultaneous

Pairs event followed and was won N/S

by David and Anne Gilling with 57.8%

and E/W by Ron Davis – Lynne Emmett

with 59.2%.

Other Landmark In the final of the County Knock-out

Master Point Teams, Tudor Rose (Oddie, Davis,

Harris, Roberts, Emmett) beat Buzzards

Promotions (Lawson, Wilson, Brown, McCann) and

start on the went on to play in the Pachabo com-

Photo: Gill Pain

petition. County Pairs champions Ron The New Amersham (Berks & Bucks) team, winners of the Garden Cities:

next page Davis – David Harris finished 11th in from the left, Ed Scerri, Barry Myers, Derek Oram, Richard Palmer,

the Corwen Trophy after a strong start Sally Brock, Celia Oram, Peter and Dee Lindon.

and an initial lead.

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