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November 2012 – THE NATIONAL David Gold (London) leads

the Gold Point list, with

LEADER BOARD 98.44. Previous leader, John

February 2013 Holland (Manchester) is

CONGRATULATIONS close behind in 2nd (95.67)

to John Holland (Man- and Chris Jagger (Cambs &

chester), who wins the Hunts) is 3rd (79.28).

LANDMARK 2012 Sunday Telegraph David’s total for the year is

PROMOTIONS Salver for most master- the highest since the 18-

• There are currently four points earned during

the year. His score of

month-long 2007 season.

landmark promotions

(Master, 5000 master 32,376 is well ahead of

Steve Auchterlonie Prize winners in the 2012 Club Champions

points; Regional Master, draw are: 1. Robbie Kingston (Chipping Camp-

10,000 MPs including at (Kent) in second place

den BC), who wins £400; 2. Maggie Neal

least 25 Green Points; (25,719) and last year's winner, Ed Scerri (Pinchbeck BC), who wins £200; 3. David

(Berks & Bucks), in third (24,114). Willson (Stowmarket BC), who wins £100.

Life Master, 60,000 MPs

including at least 150

Green Points; and Grand

Master, 120,000 MPs when this year’s Charity Pairs is being

including at least 600 Avon Bedfordshire held in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis

Green Points). When you Society. This event was a great success

are promoted to one of last year. Tickets costing £11 include a

WELL done to June THE Marsh Trophy (pre- buffet lunch and a glass of wine. Table

these four levels, you Forte – Julienna viously known as the numbers are limited to 18 and so early

receive a good quality gift Holder and to Robert One-Star Pairs) was held booking (before April 17) is recom-

and free entry into the Covill – Mike Huggins at Wilstead in January mended. Further details of this and

Ranked Masters pairs. for respectively win- and the winners were other forthcoming events are available

ning the Ladies’ and Peter Flippant – Jen Reid.

• All other promotions Men’s Championship Pairs at Bristol Winners of the BBA County Pairs held

on the BBA website.

enter a four-monthly Bridge Club. Congratulations too to Bob at Wilstead in February were Liz Varga –

Master Point draw with Curtis – Steve Tomlinson for winning Les Calver. The Plate Competition held in Berks and Bucks

three prizes – first prize is the Helmore Salver. Bristol BC’s A team the evening was won by David and Anne

two nights Dinner, Bed & (Mike Letts, Tony Gammon, Tony Rat- Gilling. Please note the County Swiss Pairs THE last two months have

cliffe, Rob Lawy, Peter Sherry, Brian had to be postponed because of the snow seen several successes for

Breakfast for two people Dyde, Sue O’Hara, Nelson Stephens) and has been re-scheduled for Thursday BBCBA members. Our

at a Puma Hotel. won the Avon Garden Cities Qualifier. April 18 with a 7.30pm start. Tollemache team played so

• The winner of the most In the Avon League, the leaders are

Birt, Stephens, Selway and King in

Away from the snow in the Canaries,

Brian and Maureen Stairs won the recent

well during the qualifica-

black points in each affil- tion weekend in November

iated club’s events enters Leagues 1, 2, 3 and No Fears, respectively. Fuerteventura Congress Pairs. Congratu- and excelled themselves by winning the

Smith will play the winners of Birt and lations to them! final in February by miles! It was the

the Annual Prize Draw Oliver in the final of the Knockout Discussions are taking place on how

for the Club Champions first time ever in BBCBA’s history. The

competition; in the Plate the final is to celebrate next year’s 50th anniversary star team members: Sally Brock, Barry

with a first prize of £400 between Page and O’Brien. of the BBA. If you have any ideas you Myers, Ed Scerri, Gary Jones, John

(see top right). In February, Bristol BC celebrated the would like to put forward, please contact Howard, Tim Rees, Richard Bowdery and

• The annual local and 90th birthday of Bob Curtis with a

Stratified Bridge party, prizes generously

a member of the BBA committee. Alter-

natively, you could raise the subject at

Andrew Murphy with NPC Dick Davey.

Mike Perkins and Ian Reissmann were

national awards continue

provided by Bob. Good food and bridge the forthcoming BBA AGM to be held at unfortunately not able to play in the final,

(see top right). were enjoyed by everyone. Bob invited Wilstead on May 9. but certainly helped us to get there.

us all to the next party in ten years’ time! A date for your diaries is April 21, The English Bridge ‘Christmas Quiz’

had one winner with all correct answers:

Congratulations Chris Shambrook, BBCBA, was the one

to the newly promoted and only.

Premier Grand Masters: The World Bridge Federation were

running Sim Pairs at the end of January.

Mr P Crouch, Kent Steve Lynch playing with Colin Johns

Mr JA Sansom, Worcs won on the Wednesday, and was runner

up on the Monday with Paul Dolphin –

Congratulations world class, obviously.

to the newly promoted Let me welcome a newly affiliated

Grand Masters: club to BBCBA as from 2013, Diamond

Bridge Club in Aylesbury.

Mr L Anderson, Surrey

Winners of recent county events:

Mrs CT Duddell, Yorks Trevor Passby – Richard Porter (Pat

Dr DA Duddell, Yorks Husband Trophy, Friendly Swiss Pairs);

Ms G Fawcett, Devon David Green – David Calcutt, (Rex Avery

Mr B Green, London Trophy, County Pairs); Michael Green –

Dr G Haase, Middx Chris Shambrook, (Chris Burley Trophy,

Mrs VA Kennewell, Worcs County Pairs Plate), Carole and Herb

Mueller, (Mixed Pairs Cup, Mixed Pairs),

Photo: Bristol BC

Mr A McIntosh of Middx and Dee and Peter Lindon, (BBL Cup,

Mr B Ransley, London Married Pairs).

Dr B Stoker, Surrey Bob Curtis celebrating his 90th birthday party at the Bristol Bridge Club Diary dates: Apr 7, Ladies’ Pairs and

Men’s Pairs for Chairman’s Cup and Reg April 2013 English Bridge 45


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