David Hole, David Friswell, Howard nationally in the EBU Spring Sim Pairs. overall.
Landmark Master Basden-Smith. In the Senior Pairs, the Helston and Penzance had two other Instead of presenting the EMBA Plate
Point Promotions top CI pair were Robert Brouard –
David Waters (9th), who were awarded
pairs in the top 15: Michael
Rowbottom – Richard Draycott were
for the Mixed Pairs Championship as
DCBA President, Wendy Watson, play-
the Douglas Romain Cup, a new trophy 13th, and Owen Prior – Wendy Miller ing with John Squires, received the
Avon introduced last year. The Mid-week Pairs were 15th. trophy for winning the event. The Flitch
was closely fought with Jane Watts- The Marie Gregson-Brown Pairs moved was won, yet again, by Irene and John
Life Master Wakeham – Howard Basden-Smith just to an excellent new venue, the Porth Auld, who took 3rd place.
Mr J Doran losing top spot by 0.14%; 3rd were Avallen Hotel, and were rewarded with a Amanda Sowter, Mike Clayton, Judy
Bedfordshire David Hole – David Friswell. In the strong entry and a tight finish. Jill and Lomas, David Wright had a convincing
Mixed Pairs, Robert Brouard – Jackie David Newton (60.42%) won for the lead to win the Eric White Winter Plate
Life Master Rumball finished equal 11th and won third consecutive year, from the Bicker- competition. Amanda Sowter also tri-
Mr B Marsden the Fox Cup for the highest CI pair. dikes (60.26%), with Colin Pote – Pat umphed in the Bill Pratt Mixed Trophy
Regional Master There was also a strong field in the Swiss Meade (60.19%) 3rd. with husband John Sowter.
Teams; the best CI performance was by Cornwall finished a pleasing 2nd in Don Smedley – John Griffin with
Mr B P Holmes the Guernsey team of Mike Allen, Andy the Western League. The B team were David and Mary Marshall were the win-
Mr N F Perry Hall, Margaret Allen, Gill Morgan, who 2nd overall, and the C team won their ners of the Brigden Trophy, beating
Mrs P Skelton won the Lambourne Cup. division and now go to Solihull for the runners-up Brian Elliott’s team by 44
One Guernsey player at the Congress national finals. Congratulations to Brian IMPs.
Berks. & Bucks. who did not win any prizes, but had and Elaine Relton, Viv Mably, Celia At the DCBA AGM Mary Marshall
Life Master something to celebrate, was Vera Babbe, Bishop, John Finch, Dave Mattos, Ian was nominated by British Rail Bridge
Mr A A Brown who reached her 90th birthday; her team Edwards and Alan Biggs. Club, and installed as DCBA President
recently got to the semi-final of the Dairy Dates: Sept 12, AGM and Indi- for the 2010-11 season. County Ties
Regional Master Guernsey Teams. vidual Competition, Ladock. Sept 18, were awarded to Randy Curzon, Steve
Mrs S Ribbins The County Teams were won by Robert Falmouth Swiss Pairs, Falmouth BC. Cave and David Briggs.
Master Plumley, Susie Farnon, Lynda Mildon, Sept 26, Green Pointed Swiss Teams, Diary Dates: Sept 25-26, Derbyshire
Alastair Kent; 2. Harold Walden, Robert Wadebridge School. Green Point Event; Saturday Pairs,
Mr J A Archard Brouard, David Hole, David Friswell. Sunday Teams. For entry, please contact
Mr J Barnard County Mixed Pairs: 1. Marion Miles – Amanda Sowter ( 07812 369243, e-mail
Mrs P Barnard David Hole, 2. Jane Knight – Chris Hill amanda@firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr L Ellis (all Jersey). In the Guernsey District www.ccdba.co.uk
Mr C G Elwell
Individual Brenda Walker and Sylvia
OUR team got off to a cracking start in Devon
Lawrence-King were first equal.
Mr G Guy the Northern League ‘C’ Division this www.devonbridge.co.uk
season by coming top of the group. CONGRATULATIONS
Mr J B Hockenhull Congratulations to the winning players: to Ann Slee who has
Mrs W Reed Colin Woods, Graeme Walker, Ian Reeves, won the Victor Ludorum.
Mrs T Templeton Tony Bartlett, Alan Anderson, Sam She has won the trophy
Mr D Tilquin Norman, Anne Breakey, Peter Rooke. for ten out of the last
Diary Date: our first County event of twelve years.
Mr C Tucker the new season is the Butler-scored IMP Congratulations to the winners of
Cambs & Hunts Pairs on Sept 12 at Keswick. various Devon events: Jim Grant, Stefan
Lindfors, Alan and Jette Bailey who won
Derbyshire the Western Morning News Trophy and
Mr P Oxley qualified to play in the EBU Pachabo
Master www.dcba.org.uk Cup; Warner and Louise Solomon, Peter
Dr M J Johnson Marion Miles and ALEX Hogg – Peter Kelly Bowles and Mike Oriel won the Plate,
Howard Basden-Smith finished a commendable beating the Clarke team in the final by
Channel Islands 5th in the EBU National only 2 IMPs; Warner and Louise Solomon
Master Early this year Marion Miles – Howard Pairs Final. Wendy Watson, won the overall position of the Devon
Basden-Smith (above) won the Pre-con- playing with Frank Little- Winter Pairs; Ruth Edmondson, Brigid
Mrs M J Friswell wood from Sheffield, won McElroy, Ann Slee and Alison Pollok
gress Pairs at the EBU Madeira Congress.
Mr M J Hancock the last session with 63% to finish 10th won the County Swiss Teams following
Mr M Newman
Regional Master A BIG welcome to our 300
Mr ML Casley new members. We’d love to
Mr BH Edwards see you at county competi-
Mrs S John tions. Please phone Chris
Mr I R Macfarlane Bickerdike ( 01326 572430
for information and Barrie
Miss H M Upton Benfield ( 01208 812934
Mrs J Vaughan with news for this column.
Master A correction: Wally Heaton and
Wendy Thornton’s Welsh victory was in
Mr I C Edwards the Mixed Pairs. They were 3rd in the
Miss H Peers National Pairs.
Mrs E Tozer There have been further successes for
Jenny Vaughan. At the Cheltenham Con-
Cumbria gress she and her sister, Irene Thomas,
Grand Master won the Ladies’ Pairs. They were also
Mr PM Mollart 2nd in qualifying for the Open Pairs, and
6th in the Final. Jenny and Heather
Derbyshire Upton, playing with Graham Jones and
Life Master Irene Thomas, were an excellent 3rd= at
the Cardiff Swiss Teams.
Mr S Haywood
Photo: Gill Pain
Chris and Sandra Bickerdike, playing
Master with Shirley Goldwin and Brian Crack, Mike Amos (right) presents the Corwen Trophy
Mrs A R Beecroft were 2nd in the Kent Green Pointed Swiss to Jim Grant (left) and Stefan Lindfors of Devon.
Teams. Chris and Sandra were also 9th
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