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Pairs events. They were 2nd (out of Diary dates: Feb 10, Mixed Pairs & Brenda Walker – Brenda Lihou. Both

Avon 1286 pairs) with 71.8% in the EBU Flitch for Mixed Pairs Cup and BBL Cup, islands have also held their Mixed Pairs

www.avoncba.org.uk Autumn Pairs, 2nd (out of 1029 pairs) SBBC. Mar 3, Club Teams Final for the events and these were won by Susie

with 69.5% in the 75th Anniversary Committee Cup, Windsor. Apr 7, Ladies’ Farnon – Robert Plumley (Guernsey)

DAVID Jones has

Pairs and 2nd (out of 2063 pairs) with Pairs and Men’s Pairs for Chairman’s Cup and Howard Basden-Smith – Marion

been promoted to

73.1% in the Children in Need Pairs. and Reg Capewell Trophy, Windsor. Wed Miles (Jersey). In Jersey the B Le V

Premier Grand Mas-

Let’s hope they soon go one better! Apr 17, Senior Pairs for the Director’s Durell Trophy was won by Chris Hill –

ter – congratulations!

Diary dates: Feb 10, County Pairs Cup, SBBC. Jane Knight.

Congratulations

Semi-final, Final and Plate, 2pm, Don’t forget to enter for our GP Diary dates: Mar 9, CI Green Point

too to Tim Brierley,

Wilstead. Feb 28, BBA County Teams- Weekend on 22-23 June. Swiss Pairs, St Martin’s Community

Alan Jones, David Jones and Jack Terry

of-Eight, 7.30pm, Wilstead. Sun Mar 10, Centre, Guernsey. Apr 26 – May 5, EBU

for winning the Swiss Teams at the

Bedfordshire One-day Swiss Teams & Jersey Lambourne Congress, St Helier.

Malvern Bridge Congress, and to Graham

(more details on the BBA website). Mar Cambs and Hunts

Hartley, Alan Jones, David Jones and

14, Mixed Pairs, 7.30pm, Wilstead. Mar www.cambsbridge.org.uk

Andrew Urbanski for winning the Avon

21, Seniors’ Pairs, 2pm, Wilstead. Cornwall

County Championship Teams. CONGRATULATIONS to Cambridge A www.bridgewebs.com/cornwall

More congratulations: the County on winning the 2011-2012 NICKO. The

Ladies’ Pairs was won by Marguerite Berks and Bucks THE County Swiss Teams

team was Jonathan Mestel, Julian was won by Val Clifford,

Lihou – Delia Stephens and the County www.berks-and-bucks-cba.co.uk Wightwick, Jon Cooke, Chris Jagger and

Men’s Pairs was won by Alan Jones – Ann Ampleford, Malcolm

OUR Tollemache team Catherine Jagger. Chris Jagger was in the

Jack Terry. Stow, Marijonas Rocius;

enjoyed a highly successful winning team in the Premier League,

The County Knockout Teams event tied 2nd were Lynda and David Chidell,

qualification weekend, win- while Paul Fegarty’s team (Jonathan

has reached the semi-finals: Smith v Chris and Sandra Bickerdike, and the

ning group D after an Mestel, David Kendrick, Catherine

Glass and Birt v Oliver. The League has early leaders, Brian and Elaine Relton,

outstanding performance. Curtis, Jon Cooke) finished in 5th place.

progressed to the half-way stage; leaders Mark Reeve and Dave Mattos.

Let’s hope they will keep it Paul and Catherine also finished 8th in

at present are Glass (League I), Stephens Dave and Dommy Boxall, Val Clifford

up when playing the final in February. the Pairs A Final at the Autumn Con-

(II), Selway (III) and Evans (No Fear and Jenny Vaughan won the Mixed Pivot

The team members: Sally Brock, Barry gress. Rod and Sue Oakford were 7th in

League). Teams from Brian and Elaine Relton,

Myers, Mike Perkins, Ian Reissmann, Ed the Pairs at the Felixstowe Congress.

It is with sadness that we report the Barrie Benfield and June Fitness. This

Scerri, Gary Jones, John Howard, Tim The county has qualified again for

death of Margaret Harris, who served was Val Clifford’s third consecutive

Rees, Richard Bowdery and Andrew the final of the Tollemache. The team

on the County Bridge Association and county win (she won the Mixed Pairs,

Murphy, with NPC Dick Davey. was Jon Cooke, David Kendrick, Paul

organised the county’s Western League with Dave Boxall, in October).

I am pleased to say attendance at the Fegarty, Catherine Curtis, Julian Wight-

matches for many years. She will be There was a very tight competition in

first events of this season has improved wick, Giles Woodruff, Jonathan Mestel

greatly missed. We offer our sincere the popular Bodmin Swiss Teams, with

from last year. Please, keep coming to our and Paul Barden.

condolences to her family. the lead changing several times. The

county events! The winners of BBCBA The county, in association with

Diary dates: Feb 24, Avon Cham- winners were Dave Mattos – Mark Reeve

competitions the last two months are Norfolk and Suffolk, is holding a new

pionship Pairs, Bristol BC. The Avon & from Geoff Warren – Bill Thomson.

Sharon Bayne – Paul Gibbons, (Jarret friendly Green-Pointed Congress (Swiss

Wiltshire EBU Green-pointed Weekend Jan Keast – Jenny Cant were con-

Cup, Butler Scoring), Carole and Herb Pairs on Saturday and Swiss Teams on

is on Mar 9-10 at the University of Bath. vincing winners of the Ladies’ Pairs

Mueller with Phil Thornton and Mike Sunday) in Ipswich on March 9-10. from Margaret Warner – Janet Heath.

Perkins, (Carole Mueller [!] Trophy, Mixed Diary dates: Feb 16, Garden Cities The Men’s Pairs produced another

Bedfordshire Swiss Teams), and Nicky and John Qualifier. Feb 24, County Individual decisive win, for Stephen Crouch –

Pendered (Tony Boothroyd Plate, Final. Mar 9-10, new Green-Pointed

www.bedsbridge.co.uk Chris Bickerdike from last year’s

Friendly Pairs – see picture below). Congress (Swiss Pairs and Teams). Mar winners, Alan Biggs – Ian Edwards. Our

WINNERS of the Inter- In the Children in Need Sim Pairs Brian 16, County Pairs Final. Mar 23, Novice new County Director, Jenny Vaughan,

club Teams-of-four were Geary – David Patterson came 1st, and Pairs. Apr 28, County Swiss Pairs. officiated.

Alan Cooke, Maris Olive and Graham Watts were 6th out of

Ron Fisher, who had been Vice-

Sheppard, Brian and 1995 pairs (Wednesday), Evelyn Crossley

Channel Islands Chairman at Penventon and played

Maureen Stairs. – Robin Gardiner were 3rd out of 2423

regularly at Truro, has died. He had

The new Seniors’ pairs, (Monday), just to mention but a

www.cwgsy.net/community/cicba/ been a soldier by profession, rising to

Teams event was held at Wilstead in few other BBCBA achievements.

December and with eight teams com- Chris Mooney – Kevin Elstow not only the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He

THE Inter-insular took place recently in

peting, the winners were Peter Malpass, played very well during the EBU Seniors fought in India and Burma and, after

Jersey. Jersey recorded an emphatic

Derek Marsh, Stephen and Penny Bligh. Congress in the Pairs to finish in 8th place, leaving the Army, became a professional

double over their Sarnian neighbours,

Peter Malpass – Andrew Mason have but also rounded it off by winning the advisor to Sheikh Faisal of Sharjah. He

winning both the A Team and B Team

done very well in recent national Sim Swiss Teams with non-BBCBA members. lived in Abu Dhabi, and was Commo-

matches heavily. Top scorers for the A

dore of the Sailing Club. He was 89.

Team, winning the Coleman Trophy,

Diary dates: Feb 3, Swiss Pairs,

were Stephen and Sharon Halston,

Victoria Hotel, Newquay. Feb 10,

Harold Walden and Nigel Elliott; the B

National Pairs Heat, Betjeman Centre

Team top scorers were Mary Friswell,

Wadebridge. Feb 17, Club Teams of

Aline Staples, Eric Todd and Rob Ingram.

Eight, Ladock. Mar 1-3, Cornwall Con-

Three other events were completed

gress, Falmouth Hotel. Mar 10, John

over the weekend; the CI Ladies’ Pairs

Perks Pairs Heat, Ladock. Mar 13, John

was won by Sue Rankin – Marion Miles,

Perks Heat, Penzance. Mar 24, John

the Men’s Pairs by Martin Jones – Hugh

Perks Final, Ladock.

Bacon, and the Sigma Trophy by Mary

Friswell – Aline Staples.

The winners of the two County Open Cumbria

Pairs qualifying heats were Andy Hall –

Robin Endean and Ralph Laski – Clarice www.ccdba.co.uk

Alder. Alistair Kent – Daniel McIntosh CONGRATULATIONS to all our

won the County Upper Restricted Pairs, winners!

and Douglas Child – Michael Roberts Cumbria Simple Systems Pairs (Strati-

Photo: Berks & Bucks CBA

the Lower. Alistair and Dan also won the fied Event): (A) Geoff and Kath Bell, (B)

Guernsey qualifying heat of the National Jean Ridley – Sylvia Rogerson, who were

Pairs, while the Jersey heat was won by the overall winners, (C) Michael Brewer –

Chris Hill – Jane Knight. Annie Simon.

Berks and Bucks CBA’s Friendly Pairs’ winners, District News: The Guernsey Men’s County Multiple Teams: 1. David

Nicky and John Pendered. Pairs was also won by Messrs Kent – Latimer, John Robinson, Peter Mollart

McIntosh, and the Ladies’ Pairs by and William Thompson; 2. Tim and

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