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Master. All Sunday events start at least three days beforehand to Lillian Club). in playing bridge. It is early days and

2.15pm and include a tea. Entries can be Craigen, or the Committee would welcome any

made to the Chief tournament Director ( 02380 254276. Hertfordshire suggestions so that the site can be made

by e-mail to as useful as possible for its target

Don’t forget to check out the GCBA audience.

Herefordshire FIRST, an apology for The Manx Bridge Union Annual

website for results and events. missing the last two issues General Meeting received reports about

IN the coming competition year, the due to committee re - a satisfactory year and a good Congress

Hants and IoW running of the County events has been organisation. in 2009, with the Monday evening handed over to the affiliated clubs to In the Seniors Congress improvers’ classes being well supported.

organise according to guidelines laid at Eastbourne, congratulations go to Liz Kelly joined the Committee as a new

WELCOME all those

down by the County Committee. Of the Celia and Derek Oram who retained the member and has since been instrumen-

new members who have

County’s ten affiliated clubs, eight have main Pairs Trophy, and the team of tal in developing the website, and Fred

come to us. We hope that

accepted this role and identified a David Stimson, Roger Edmonds, Anne Kissack took over the Secretary’s mantle

some of you will try the

particular event to run and appointed a and Cliff Short who won the Swiss from Erika Slatcher who had held the

county events. Held main-

responsible person. It is hoped that Teams event. In the Herts / Essex Swiss post for many years. Otherwise the

ly in Romsey, a mid-county venue with

spreading the load of encouraging Teams, the event was won by Herts Committee remained unchanged. Erika

easy access, and including a plated tea,

entries etc. between eight clubs, and players Fiona and Paul Littlewood, June will continue to be the shareholder and

they are good value for a pleasant

giving each club and its members an Ball and Helen Robinson. attend shareholder meetings at the EBU.

afternoon and early evening’s bridge.

association with particular events, will In the Beck Cup (an inter-counties Diary dates: Oct 24, Island Pairs

Some of the events are aimed at less

lead to larger entries. Directors have to team of four competition) the Herts Championship. Nov 14, Island Teams

experienced players (look out for the

be appointed from the County pool and team of Anne Flockhart, Vernon Gaskell, Championship. Jan 9 2011, Island

‘No Fear’ and ‘Simple Systems’ compe-

duplimated boards ordered. After the Celia and Derek Oram won the event Handicapped Pairs Championship.

titions) and we hope to see new players

events, the County Treasurer (who has for the second year running.

in these competitions particularly. In

set the entry fees) gets a financial sum- County Events: the county Cham-

any of the competitions, average club

mary and surplus (if any) but the County


players will not feel out of their depth pionship Pairs winners were David

bears the risk of any shortfall. Walker – Alan Kay and the Humble Cup,

and will have a chance to meet members

Ben Britton – Mike Ralph achieved the county teams of four championship, CONGRATULATIONS to

from other parts of the county. So check

the best result for Herefordshire entries was won by the Dickson team (Malcolm Hugh Llewellyn-Jones and

your handbook or the county website,

in the East Wales Congress at Cwmbran Harris, Dave Walker, David Dickson, Peter Llewellyn-Jones,

and contact Lillian to enter as given

with 8th in the Swiss Pairs. At Brighton, Alan Kay, Anne Flockhart, Mike winners of the B Final of

below. We look forward to seeing you!

Tom Paske with Tom Townsend won the Hancock). Bob Turnham – Hazel Miles the Championship Pairs at

Late results from last season: HIOW

Championship Pairs (photo below), while were winners of the Seniors Pairs and the the Summer Seniors Con-

players swept the board at the Dorset

Ben Paske’s team reached the 4 Stars A Watford BC team (Christine Leek, Tricia gress in Eastbourne.

Swiss Teams in June: 1. Tracy Adams,

Final of the Swiss Teams. Englert, Judith Meredith, John McBride) Congratulations to Jeremy Willans –

Steve Tearle, Keith Bennett and Andrew

Diary Dates: Friday Oct 8, the draw won the Cadet Teams competition. The Ian Draper on winning the Phillimore

Bennett; 2. Phil Norman, Guy Lawren-

for the KO Teams and play of the first Victor Ludorum Awards for the most Cup, the Kent Swiss Pairs Championship.

son, Mark Hooper, Chris Bradley; 3.

round, Ledbury Community Centre, points accumulated in county events The Kent League East, for the Dover

Karen Dewar, Mac Lowcock, Kenneth 7pm. Friday Oct 15, Inter Club Teams

Dunn, Charlie Patrick. went to: Open – Ann Flockhart; Inter- Cup, was won by Brian Crack, Shirley

League – first round, Ledbury CC, 7pm, mediate – Steve Mossey and Mark Wads- Goldwin, Clemency Schofield, Malcolm

County results: Charity Sims: 1. Mike (both these events run by the Ledbury

McMorran – Barry Tobutt. Hicko: Peters- worth (joint winners); and Newcomers – Lewis, Margaret Mace, Keith Rains,

Club). Saturday Oct 23, Ladies’ and Marion and Tony Watkins. David Ilott. The North West Kent League

field. Men’s Pairs, Tarrington Community

Diary dates: Oct 3, Mixed Pairs Diary dates: Friday Oct 8, Club Cup Division 1, playing for the Gill Cup, was

Hall, 10.30am, (run by the Ross Club). Winners, Bridge Centre, 7.30pm. won by Norman Inniss, Ossie Saeed,

(Flitch / Plate for married / unmarried Friday Nov 19, Inter Club Teams

pairs). Oct17, Wessex Swiss Teams. Nov Sunday Oct 24, Humble Cup – 1st Stefan Syplywczak, Colin Game. Winner

League – round 2, Ledbury Community Qualifinal, Bridge Centre, 1pm. Friday

7, Simple System Pairs (+IOW heat), of the North West Kent League Division 2

Hall, 7pm. Saturday Nov 20, No Fear Oct 29, Mixed Pairs Championship, was team Walsh: Suzanne Walsh, Steve

clubs (inquire below for nearest club). Teams (only one member of each team

Bridge Centre, 7.30pm. Friday Nov 19, Ripley, Dennis Ingham, Clare Ingham.

Nov 21, Jubilee Cup Teams of Eight. may be Advanced Master or above),

Eccles Cup, R C Parish Hall, Hemel Arnold Cup: the Kent’s premier knock-

Events are held at Romsey, starting at Wellington Heath Memorial Hall,

Hempstead, – 7.30pm. out teams event was never completed

2pm unless otherwise listed. Entries at 1.30pm (run by the Wellington Heath

due to the unfortunate deaths of Denis

O’Donovan and Marie Horlock.

Isle of Man The Arnold Plate was won by Graham Foreman, Lyn Foreman, John Griffiths,

BY the time this issue of Graham Pollack .

the magazine is circu- Well done also to Chris Burton who

lated, the biggest event obtained distinction in the final part of

in the Manx bridge his Club Directors course.

calendar for 2010 will Diary dates: Sunday Oct 10, Dyer

have taken place. The 44th annual Isle of Smith / Hunter Cup Mixed Pairs

Man Bridge Congress will have been Championship, Tunbridge Wells, 11am.

held from September 10 to 12 in Douglas. Saturday Oct 30, Kent Congress Swiss

Players from the Island and from Pairs, Tunbridge Wells, 1pm. Sunday

around the British Isles will, no doubt, Oct 31, Kent Congress Green Pointed

have enjoyed the usual small and Swiss Teams, Tunbridge Wells, 11am.

friendly green-pointed event and basked

in the habitual sunshine which allows Lancashire

visitors to make the most of the Island.

Results from the Congress will appear

in the next issue of the magazine. IN the second round of the

Anyone too impatient for that can view Northern Bridge League,

the full results now on the Manx Bridge Lancashire A finished 3rd

Union’s website. out of four teams, Lanca-

The website is a new innovation this shire B 5th out of eight

year. The site is designed to be a source teams and Lancashire C first out of

of news and information for members eight teams. Lancashire A lie fourth

Photo: EBU

Herefordshire’s Tom Paske (left) and London’s Tom Townsend, of the MBU and to provide an intro- after two rounds, Lancashire B third

winners of the Championship Pairs at the Brighton Midweek Congress duction to bridge on the Isle of Man for and Lancashire C second.

visitors to the Island who are interested Preston Summer Pairs: 1. Barrie October 2010 English Bridge 49


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