Newall – Brian Ripley. Cup Round 1, Rothley Centre. Dec 8, Congress. Sunday Dec 19, Santa Claus Pairs,
Diary dates: Oct 9, Northern Bridge Stanley Trophy Round 3, Glenfield. London Trophy Pairs: 1. Arun Suri – Manchester Bridge Club, 2pm.
League, Round 4. Oct 10, Pendle Witch Bob Bowman, 2. Chris Wall – Steve
Pairs, Brierfield Bridge Club. Oct 17, Burton, 3. Mike Bertini – Ken Merseyside/Cheshire
Foundation Cup Swiss Teams, Black-
Lincolnshire McClements. London League: Div. 1:
burn Bridge Club. Oct 30, Lancashire www.lincsbridge.org.uk 1. Tartan (Arni Anidjar-Romain), www.mcba.org.uk
Congress Swiss Pairs, Brierfield Bridge THE Davey Cup was 2. London Duplicate (Graham Clay); THE President’s Cup for
Club. Oct 31, Lancashire Congress Swiss won by Drene and Alan Div. 2: 1. Bury the Hatchet (Dudley inter-county teams was
Teams, Blackburn Bridge Club. Nov 14, Brown, Mo Parsons and Leigh), 2. Young Chelsea 5 (Brian held in Carlisle in mid-
Athenaeum Swiss Teams, Bury Athe - Maurice Ladlow. The McGuire); Div. 3: 1 Lillycrop (John July. We played steadily
naeum. Dec 5, Lytham Rose Bowl, Charles Heward Trophy Lillycrop), 2. August Blue (Mark through the first two
Lytham Bridge Club. (restricted) was won by Mary Milnes, Bill Davies); Newcomers: Putney Pirates sessions and went into the lead during
Gibbs, Joyce Gregory, Jean Robertson. (Peter Blumer), 2. Crouch End (Alan the third, only to be narrowly overtaken
Leicestershire Whitehouse). Home Counties League: at the end by Manchester. Well done to
At the AGM on June 27 Alan 1. Middlesex 2 (Peter Hasenson), everyone despite the disappointment.
www.leicsbridge.org.uk Andrews was re-elected Chairman, Bill 2. London Red (Simon Cochemé). The team was Dave and Jean Keen, Alan
THE Samani Salver Parsons Vice-Chairman, Mike Llewellyn Diary dates: Oct 30-31, Lederer Stephenson, Stuart Matthews, Chris
(summer knock-out Treasurer, and Stuart Knox Competi- Memorial Trophy; fabulous spectator Pope, Andy Prothero, Colin Humphrey,
cup) has now reached tion Secretary. There were no nomina- event at the YCBC starting at 1pm each Mike Swanson, Peter Broster, Bob Pitts.
the final stage. It will tions for Secretary as Drene Brown day. Watch eight international teams of Whilst our A and B teams struggled
be contested between (photo below, left) is unable to continue stars compete for this prestigious title; last season in the Northern Counties
Melton and Hinckley A, who defeated due to health problems. At the time of enquiries to Stefanie Rohan stefanie@ League, our C team were winning their
Clarendon 1 and Clarendon 2 respecti- writing this report, we are still awaiting metrobridge.co.uk or ( 07891 747273. division. This qualified them for the
vely in the semi-finals. a replacement. Nov 7, Junior Teams of Four, YCBC, National Final where they finished a
The corresponding Plate final is The AGM Pairs was won by Elaine 1pm. Nov 28, Under-19 Pairs, YCBC, creditable 3rd in their section. The team
between Blaby C and the Golf Club. Proctor – Maurice Lynn. 1pm. For both junior events contact for the national final was Cameron Boyd,
Diary dates: Oct 10, Midland League Sadly we have to report the death of Chris Duckworth ( 020 7385 3534 or Geoff Cowie, Earl O’Keeffe, Rob Roberts,
v Derbyshire (home). Oct 12-13, Peter Hughes on July 16. With his wife, firstname.lastname@example.org. Barbara Serres, Gareth Thomas, Ric and
Josephs Bowl Preliminary Round, Club he participated in many events. He was Julia Dearing, though other players did
Heats. Oct 14, BGB Simultaneous Pairs, a lovely gentleman and will be very take part in the local rounds.
County Bridge Club. Oct 27, Stanley Manchester
much missed. Deepest condolences to Winners of the Wirral BC Swiss
Trophy Round 2, Glenfield. Nov 10, Brigid and family. www.lighton.btinternet.co.uk/ Teams (Jim Davies Cup) were John
Josephs Bowl Preliminary Round Open Diary dates: Oct 24, Random Seeded Hampson, Simon Whitehouse, Paul
Heat, Glenfield. Nov 24, Leicestershire BEST of luck to our
Teams, pre-entry (only as a pair) Roberts, Julian Merrill.
three Manchester mem-
essential. Nov 7, Mixed / Married Pairs. Bob Pitts has revived the County
bers – Gary Hyett, John
Nov 28, Lincoln Imp; this competition Newsletter. This will be sent out by e-
Hassett, Jeff Morris –
is now open to all as a multiple teams mail four or five times a year to any
who will be part of the
event with the team meeting the rank players who send him their e-mail
team representing England in the
restrictions awarded the Imp plate. address and to all clubs in the County.
Commonwealth Nations Bridge Cham-
All events at Dunholme Village Hall. Copies can also be downloaded from
pionship in Delhi from October 23. Best
Unless otherwise stated, arrive by the County website.
of luck also to Michael Byrne in his role
1.25pm. Diary dates: Oct 17, Chester Bowl
as non-playing Captain of the Under
21s in the World Championships in Charity Pairs, Deva BC. Nov 14 Water-
worth Cup (County Open Pairs), MBC.
London Philadelphia, USA, at the beginning of
October. Dec 5, Merseyside Cup, MBC. Jan15-16
www.metrobridge.co.uk On October 11 at 4.30pm Suzanne 2011, Chester Congress, Deva BC. Feb 6,
Gill, Chairman of the EBU Education County Trials, MBC. Feb13, Merseyside
Working Group, will be holding a & Deeside Cup (Pivot Teams), MBC.
the following: at the
meeting of northern counties to consult Feb 20, Jean Keen Trophy (Women’s
Summer Seniors Congress,
on education development. Anyone Teams), MBC.
Martin Hoffman and
Peter Cogliatti were first interested in education or Youth Bridge
and third in the Swiss Pairs, and Mandie will be welcome. Please inform Jeff Middlesex
Campbell – Benji Hackenbroch were Morris if you can attend.
Congratulations to Michelle Brunner, www.middlesexbridge.co.uk
third in the Pairs B Final; at the Riviera
Congress, Alice Kaye won the Swiss Teams Rodney Lighton, Bill Hirst and Howard CONGRATULATIONS to
and Alex Hydes (photo on page 52) won Melbourne who won the one-day MCBA Alex Allfrey for being part
the Swiss Pairs; One-Day Swiss Pairs Green Point Swiss Teams in July; 24 of the winning team in the
were won by Anne Catchpole in Oxford teams competed. In the Swiss Pairs at A Final of the Swiss Teams
and Nigel Freake – Gill Hutchinson in the EBU Scarborough Summer Festival at Brighton. Nevena Senior
Essex / Herts; at the SBU Summer on 1st August winners were Mike Bell – and Catherine Seale were
Congress, Chris Duckworth, Brian Jason Hackett; John Parsons – Ed Levy in the team which came
Callaghan and John Matheson won the were 9th. second, while Neil Rosen,
Consolation Teams; and in Brighton, in Brighton Meeting: in the Senior Swiss Anne Rosen and Martin Jones came 5th.
Despite having a brain tumour the teams Andrew Robson and Tony Teams Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield, Tony Waterlow, Victor Silverstone and
and in the last three years Forrester won the Four Stars A Final, Kath Nelson and Jim Luck (photo next Ian Panto came 8th in the B Final. In the
major open heart surgery, as Simon Gillis won the B Final and Chris page) were the winners from a field of Swiss Pairs, Neil Rosen came second and
well as suffering two strokes Duckworth and Marek Malysa won the 51 teams. In the midweek events Celia Ian Pagan finished 4th.
that have left her partially Swiss Teams, with John Reardon second Comrie and Tom Slater did very well At the Riviera Congress, Philip
and Alan and Olivia Woo and Alex finishing second in the E/W section of Town – Neil Harcus finished 3rd in the
sighted, Drene Brown of Lin-
Hydes 3rd; Tom Townsend (photo on Play with the Expert. In the main Swiss Swiss Pairs. Shivam Shah and Basil Letts
colnshire is proving that you page 49) won the Tuesday Pairs; Paul Teams held over the second weekend were part of the team that finished
can overcome disabilities and Lamford – Chantal Girardin were Michael Byrne’s team finished 7th in the second in the Swiss Teams at the Essex /
carry on winning. She is espe- second in the Mixed Pairs; Open Pairs A Final; 180 teams competed. Herts event. In the Summer Senior
cially proud of winning the and Teams were won by Gordon Diary Dates: Sunday Nov 7, Man- Congress, Jeremy Dhondy finished 3rd
Lincs CBA Championship Pairs Rainsford, Pip Railing and David Gold chester Intermediate Pairs, St Peters in the Championship Pairs A Final.
with husband Alan for the first (twice); and Ros Nanayakkara – Edd Assembly Rooms, Hale, 1.30 pm; entries Diary dates: Oct 3, MCBA New-
Edmondson were first and Timothy to Barbara Lewis at babsandalec@dsl. comers Pairs, Novnat Bridge Club, 1pm.
Wilson – Monica Marinescu were pipex.com. Sunday Dec 5, Ben Franks Oct 31, Ranked Masters Pairs, Oshwal
second in sessions of the Really Easy Pairs, Manchester Bridge Club, 1pm. Bridge Club, 2pm. Nov 14, Senior Pairs,
50 English Bridge October 2010 www.ebu.co.uk