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Lam Lok Hin but was 2nd in the Teams, the popularity of this tried and tested Paul Tapster – Marian Wilcox won the

Landmark won by James Hall, Antony Edwards, formula. Mixed Pairs and Marian was also suc-

Promotions Rachel Rowe, Neil Zussman. All players

represented Warwick University.

This year the county is supporting the

further development of bridge lessons

cessful at the EBU Overseas Congress in

Fuerteventura, winning the Ladies’ Pairs

Congratulations to Hylda Townsend alongside the successful work carried with Maureen Hannah.

Mrs DE Wakeford

on celebrating her 100th birthday in out by Philip Wraight over the last ten In the Midland Inter-County League,

Mr A Wakenshaw March. She has been a stalwart sup- years. Kendal, one of the clubs in West- our second team has ensured that they

Mr DJ Wiltshire porter of Warwickshire bridge both as a morland, has applied to become a will win the Porter Cup with a match still

Sussex player and, over a great many years, as a charity and is seeking its own premises, to play. In doing so, they have has set an

Life Master member of our Executive Committee. following a generous donation. excellent example to the first and third

Mrs J Rumsey Hylda is also an EBU vice President. teams, although they both occupy res-

Regional Master The Warwickshire Championship Pairs pectable middle of the table positions.

Mr MR Godfrey was won by our County Chairman Wiltshire The Annual General Meeting is to be

Master Darren Evetts partnering Susan Stock- www.wcba.co.uk held on Monday May 20 at 7pm, venue

Mrs H Coe dale. They, plus the three runners-up, will WILTSHIRE events largely to be announced. All County Members

represent the county in the forthcoming escaped the snowy con- are invited to attend. The Seniors Pairs

Mr Dennis Hawley

Corwen Trophy. Sylvia and Kevin New ditions in the winter, so will be held on Monday June 10.

Mr Robin Kennard won the ‘B’ Final and Peter Whale – all events could be played. In the The Grand Prix Teams continues to

Mr Sergio Magri Thelma Oliver won the Consolation Final. excite, with Half and Half leading the

Mrs SM Morgan Championship Pairs Final, the results

Another successful Seniors’ Pairs were close across the whole field; Sonia field. However, Worcester Grant are only

Mrs Eileen Perrigo event was won by Peter Oldbury – Brent 4 IMPS behind and appear likely to have

Blandy – Georgie Dalton won, with

Mr David Peters Wormald; 2nd were Val Cooper – Bob Andrew Parkes – Norman Botton 2nd played in all six heats. They are, there-

Mrs B Trenchard Foster. and Roy France – Sam Sloan 3rd. The fore, in a strong position as they will be

Warwickshire There will be a change to the format Mixed Pairs had a high attendance but able to drop their lowest score.

Life Master of the County Charity Simultaneous not such a tight finish, as Katharine

Mr MJ Meakin Pairs. The event, in aid of the Warwick- Hodgson – Roy France won with 66.36%

shire Air Ambulance will be played on Yorkshire

Master from Keith Williamson – Pat Davies, with

two nights, April 23 and 25, with Hugh Gross – Di Bishop 3rd. www.ycba.co.uk/

Mr M Adams different hands on each night. Please

Mrs P Beasley The annual County Simultaneous CONGRATULATIONS to

encourage your club to support this very Pairs was won by Tony Olec – Alan

Mrs GD Charlton worthwhile cause. Rhys Munden (Bradford)

White of the Swindon Club, from Taf who played for the winning

Mrs SE Cook Diary dates: Thurs Apr 4, Ladies’ & Anthias – Pat Davies from Bath, and England Under-20s team in

Mr Douglas Tweddle Men’s Pairs, 7pm, Mos. Sun Apr 14, Phil Bennett – Phil Cooke of Devizes.

Garden Cities Heat (entry via clubs) the Peggy Bayer Trophy home

Westmorland The League is coming nicely to an ex-

1pm, Cov. Tues Apr 23 and Thurs Apr international series.

Master citing climax. In the Premier Division EBU Year End Congress, Blackpool –

Mr R Brazier 25, Charity Sim Pairs, various clubs. Sun Williamson and Blandy have moved well

Apr 28, Novice Swiss Pairs 1.30pm, Ken. Swiss Pairs: 1. David Waxman – Richard

Wiltshire clear of the pack now, but play each other Pike, 2. Keith Sowerbutts – Phil Godfrey,

Sun May 5, Charity Swiss Teams, 1.45pm, in the next round. In Div. 2, Thackaberry

Master 3. Frank Littlewood – Roman Gembecki.

Arden. Sun May 19, Green Point Swiss and Gwyer are just 1 VP apart; they too

Dr Martin Davies Pairs, 1pm, Cov. Mike Rodgers – John Scott won the

Mrs W English must play each other before the com- Men’s Pairs at the EBU’s Fuerteventura

Mrs H Holden petition finishes. In Div. 3, Hodgson and Overseas Congress. Antony Edwards and

Mr Graham Williams Westmorland Wright are leaders but as with the others Neil Zussman were in the winning team

divisions they must play each other in the at the Inter-University Festival.

Mrs JA Wright www.bridgewebs.com/westmorland final round. A seminar at Leeds Bridge Club, led

Worcestershire WESTMORLAND players Wiltshire is looking forward to its by Gill Copeland and Brian Davison, on

Premier Grand Master have enjoyed considerable joint Green Point Weekend with Avon defensive bidding, was attended by

Mr JA Sansom success over the winter. shortly. Entries are high and some good more than 50 improvers from across the

Grand Master The county was well repre- bridge is expected. county.

Mrs VA Kennewell sented at the Blackpool Year Congratulations also to: Yorkshire

Regional Master End Con gress with Sally- Worcestershire Pairs: 1. Carole Kelly – Geoff Kenyon, 2.

Mr Chris Davies Ann and Mike Rothwell 4th in the Mixed Alan Brosgill – Robin Jepson, 3. David

Pairs, Jacce and Peter Jeffreys 26th out of www.worcestershirebridge.co.uk Waxman – Richard Pike, 4. Martin

Mr MH Vetch

80 in the Swiss Pairs and Sally-Ann and WORCESTERSHIRE mem- Cantor – Frank Littlewood, 5. Tom

Master

Mike Rothwell, Philip Wraight and bers brought the county Gisborne – Sandy Davies. Yorkshire

Mr R Chilimonczyk

Malcolm Hartley 2nd in the Swiss Teams, considerable success at the Schools Pairs: 1. Gideon Harvey – Daniel

Mr CD Elliott just 1 VP behind the winners. Midland Counties Congress. Winter, 2. Alex Grafton – Ashley Corke;

Mrs A Gittins The county Pivot Teams competition Notable winners from the Minibridge: Corey Eastwood – Tom

Yorkshire took place in January with David county included: Championship Pairs Sutton; Beginners’ Bridge: Katie Loft-

Grand Master Strawbridge, Paul Thornton, John (Foster Cup): John Turner (Worcs) – house. Doncaster Swiss Pairs: Carole

Mrs CT Duddell Farmer and Dave Harrison being the Geoff Fogg (Dorset); Championship Kelly – Geoff Kenyon. Margery Cart-

Dr DA Duddell most successful combination. The Teams (Hayward Cup): John Sansom, wright Simultaneous Pairs: 1. Alistair

Regional Master annual County Day at the Royal Win- Richard Jephcott, Nick Forward, Steve Copeland – Tony Kingham (Bradford),

Mr N Solden dermere Yacht club was another success Allerston. Ladies’ Pairs (Allen Cup): Sue 2. Phil Godfrey – James Thrower (York),

with afternoon bridge, a general quiz Lane – Marian Wilcox. 3. Adrian Ford – Bill Holmes (Leeds).

Master

and an evening buffet again confirming At the Blackpool Year End Congress, Yorkshire Cup Final: Mike and Carole

Mrs L Armitage

Rattenbury, Paul Davies and Les

Mrs J Barstead

Winters (Keighley).

Mrs L Blanchard Diary dates: Apr 7, Yorkshire League

Mr GW Bramall

Mr GW Hurren April 20th is the closing date (Round 7). Apr 12-14, Scarborough

Congress. Apr 21, Yorkshire Mixed

Mrs MM Ness

Mrs CM Powne

for the submission of county Pairs, Bradford. Apr 27 & 28, Corn

Cairdis, England v Ireland, Bradford.

Mr PCB Skuse reports for the next issue of May 5, West Yorkshire Swiss Teams,

Mrs FT Snee Bradford. May 7-8, Bridlington

Mr Alan Thickett English Bridge. Midweek Congress. May 12, Leeds Swiss

Mrs J Wood

Mrs M Woodford

Please e-mail: elena@ebu.co.uk Pairs. May 19, Yorkshire Masters Pairs,

Doncaster. May 31 – Jun 2, Yorkshire

Congress, Cairn Hotel, Harrogate. r

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