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COUNTY NEWS

Diary dates: Sun Apr 28, Higson Cup In the county, Pinner A won the Club March with Julian Gibson – John Atthey

Landmark and Plate Finals, MBC, 1pm. Thurs May Teams of Eight Championship and will finishing second. The secondary final for

Promotions 23, Annual General Meeting, Cheadle

Hulme BC, 7.30pm.

represent Middlesex in the Garden Cities

Championship in May; well done to

the St Georges Shield was won by

Rosemary Gray – Simon Hedley.

Uday Hegde, Richard Bowdery, Jacqui

Mrs M Jones Tobias, Gary Jones, Trevor Morris,

Dr DA Thomas Merseyside/Cheshire Northamptonshire

Vanessa Clarke, Tony Mutukisna, and

Merseyside & Cheshire www.mcba.org.uk Frank Wharton. Congratulations to www.northantsbridge.info/

Master LIZ Commins – David Charlotte Vine – Jacqui Tobias who won ON Sunday April 7 we

Mr D Armstrong Stevenson completed a the Ladies’ Pairs; Hanna Broomberg – shall be holding the

Mrs S Howard very successful year for Rita Hochenberg were 2nd. Alastair Brodie Memo-

their partnership by Diary dates: Jun 3, County AGM, rial Trophy. The event will be pairs in the

Dr Robin Huddleston

winning the Swiss Teams 7.15pm; Committee Cup, 8pm, both at afternoon with teams in the evening,

Middlesex at the Blackpool Year End with Paddy Oshwal, Northwood. The County web- team-mates being determined by your

Grand Master Murphy (Merseyside) and Tracy Capal site has an extensive competitions position in the pairs. This year’s trophies

Dr G Haase (Manchester). Well done also to David calendar. will be presented at this event rather

Mr A McIntosh Burrows – Margaret Howe, who were than at the AGM.

Regional Master the highest placed Category B pair in the

Norfolk Congratulations to the following

Mr TE Hoftaniska Swiss Pairs and to Geoff Cowie – Rob teams who have won their divisions in

Roberts who won the Open Pairs. www.bridgewebs.com/norfolk/ the Inter-club League: Kettering A in Div.

Mr AH Mahomed

The County Trials were won by Angus CONGRATULATIONS to 1; Kettering B in Div. 2; Wellingborough

Master Clark – Ken Ferguson with Ted Reveley –

Mrs B Black all 72 keen, if foolhardy, A in Div. 3 South; Stamford D in Div. 3

Mike Swanson a close 2nd. bridge players from as far North. Wellingborough A and Stamford

Mr JY Jim The Merseyside & Deeside Cup (Pivot away as Lincolnshire who D will play off for the Div. 3 trophy.

Ms DB Jones Teams) was won by Mike Jubb, George braved a Met Office snow Marcus Witt, Trevor Thrower, Bill

Mr D Landes Eakin, Angus Clark and Sally Clark. The warning to take part in the Chadwick, Mike Gore Browne have won

Mrs R Selby Jean Keen Trophy (Women’s Teams) was ABC Swiss Teams event during the the North-Eastern section of the Winter

Mr Mukesh Keshavji Shah won by Gill O’Neill, Margaret Barnes, January freeze. On the front cover League, with Jim Deacon, Daniel Baines,

Mrs MS Taylor Joan Marray, Avril Thompson. there’s the photograph to prove it. Well Tony Hough, Mike Trask winning the

Ted Reveley and Stuart Matthews done to the winning team: John South-Western section; these two teams

Mr Tony Uff

were part of the foursome that finished Harrison, Nawal Fenwick and Tom and will play in the final. The Broke Cup

Norfolk 2nd in the Teams at the Manchester Con- Charles Melvin. And a special mention Final (teams) will be between Headly and

Life Master gress in January. In the Chester Congress, in dispatches for the wonderful James Stacey, the other semi-final is between

Mrs MAE Harnden the Pairs title was won by John and Julia Tullett, who push-started six cars to get Miller and Keogh. Teams captained by

Sqn Ldr MAE Harnden Dearing, with Chris Pope – Peter Kauf- them away at the end of the afternoon. Richard Gibson and Bill Chadwick have

Master mann 2nd; the Consolation event was Next we have the Noverre BC Golden reached the final of the Betts Bowl.

Mrs JB Davies won by Julian Merrrill – Paul Roberts; the Jubilee – which they nearly forgot to In the Eastern Counties League the

Swiss Teams winners were Catherine celebrate. It was only when they noticed county have played Bedfordshire; the A

Mr D Kirby

Draper, Andrew Petrie, Ollie Burgess, that the Silver Jubilee Trophy was dated team lost 14-6, the B team won 18-2 and

Mrs SH Merriman

Andrew Woodcock from Lancashire. 1987 that someone realised that 2012 the C team won 11-9.

Charlie Wilderspin Diary dates: Apr 21, Preece Rosebowl must be the 50th anniversary of the club Diary dates: Sun Apr 7 Alastair Brodie

North East (Ladies’ Pairs), Blundellsands. May 6, originally founded by Peter Soutar and Memorial Trophy. Wed Apr 17, County

Life Master May Day Pairs, MBC. May 16, Andrew based at Norwich YMCA. It has AGM, Kettering. Wed May 1st, Fixtures

Mr RA Hancock Rosebowl, LBC. May 19, Open GP Pairs, relocated several times – including to Meeting, Kettering.

Mrs R McMahon MBC. May 30, Open Pairs, LBC. Jun 1-2, the former Noverre cinema which is

Regional Master County Match v Dublin, Deva BC. Jun 6, where it gets its name from – and is now

Liverpool Open Teams, LBC. Jun 20, Jim settled at Trowse, overlooking the dry ski Nottinghamshire

Dr AJ Cornish

Davies Swiss Teams, Heswall BC. Jun 25, slope. Hon. Sec. John Stobart said that,

Miss J Grist Bill Hughes Sim Pairs, clubs. www.bridgewebs.com/nottinghamshire

once remembered, the anniversary had

Master IN the County Match against Stafford-

been celebrated at the annual Christmas

Mrs M Ball shire the first team won 18-2, but the

event: ‘We are a small, friendly club

Mrs H Jackson Middlesex second and third teams lost 8-12 and

which now looks forward to being here

3-17. In the match against Lincolnshire

Mrs J Sadler www.middlesexbridge.co.uk for another fifty years.’

the first and second teams both won 14-6,

Mr AN Wedderburn SHIVAM Shah, Basil Letts Looking at diary dates the Norfolk

but the third team lost 9-11.

Mrs C Wharton and Tom Paske were Congress has moved to the Wensum

NCBA Mixed Pairs Championship:

Valley Hotel, near Norwich from April

Northamptonshire members of the Under-25 1. John and Irene Auld, 2. Gordon and

English team who won the 5-7, 2013. You can find the booking

Life Master Angela Fullerton. The NCBA Team of 4

form on the NCBA website.

Mrs C White Junior Camrose. The team KO Heat was won by William Crook,

And finally . . . I am under strict

Master dominated the event win- Sandy Fulton, David Hodge and Mark

instructions from our County President,

ning all their matches. Goddard. The NCBA Individual Cham-

Mr Kevin Cobb Mary Smith, to report how she was

Well done to Pauline pionship was won by Frank Ball with

Mr Fred Murphy forced to undertake the onerous task of

Cohen who came 3rd in the Lady Milne John Auld 2nd. The President’s Cup was

Mr Paddy Skells presenting the winner’s trophy for

Trials and has been selected to play in won by Keith Rodgers with Lloyd

Norfolk’s prestigious Committee Cup

Nottingamshire the Lady Milne in Scotland in April. Eagling 2nd.

event in February to Peter Cotes,

Life Master Congratulations to Martin Jones – In view of the poor attendance at

Captain of her own Wymondham BC

Mr DK Rodgers Neil Rosen who won the National Swiss Wednesday evening events, the Com-

team of eight.

Master Teams. Middlesex players distinguished mittee has experimented with introduc-

themselves at the London Year End Con- ing some open teams events into the

Mr John Ashworth

gress: Neil Rosen won the Swiss Pairs, North East planned schedule. Thus the Wednesday

Mrs C Batten Pauline Cohen – Glyn Liggins won the calendar is fluid. Members should see

Mr JH Black Mixed Pairs with Richard Hillman 2nd, www.neba.co.uk the website for the currently arranged

Mr J Burnett Francis Morton – Anthony Golding won DESPITE bad weather events. Any four NCBA members may

Ms SC Dawson the Open Pairs and Nick Sandqvist, Janet interfering with the semi form a team at any of these open teams

Mr LB Flintham de Botton, Artur Malinowski and Thor- finals, the final of the evenings.

Mr Phil Ottewell Eric Hoftaniska won the Swiss Teams. NEBA Pairs Champion- Diary dates: The Wednesday pro-

Mr N Rossiter In the Fuerteventura Congress Michael ship for the Chronicle gramme is under review, so see the

Miss T Smith Gentry – Jill Feldman won the Pre- Cup was held in January. website for details. The NCBA Journal

Congress Pairs. The winners were Damian Hassan – Bill Cup, the county’s Pairs Championship,

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