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COUNTY NEWS

Babs Matthews, David Strawbridge and Cavan – David Wooldridge. Swiss Teams: Helen Kinloch, Tony Page, Dave Willis,

John Farmer. Bob and Jacqueline Baker, Alan and Essex John Folkes. Bloxham Teams: 1. Miles

Pro-Am Teams: 1. (miles ahead of the Jette Bailey. www.essexbridge.co.uk Cowling, Steve Preston, Jeremy Baker,

rest of the field) John Maclachlan, The Devon Tollemache team (Jim EBU Seniors Congress: Andy Hughes; 2. Lilias Lamont, Richard

Robin Rose, Ina Gray and Kathleen Grant (captain), Stefan Lindfors, Joe Well done Margaret Harris, Mike Fithyan, Chris Kinloch;

Hedley; 2. Wendy Owen, Keith Longstaff, and Gillian Fawcett, Warner Solomon Curtis – David Sherman 3. Pauline Serby, John Moore, Tim

Carol and Alan James. and Alex Maddocks, Ann Slee, Richard who were 4th overall and Dunsby, Helen Ackroyd. Yuletide Swiss

We are very saddened by the death of Lingham, Mike Orriel, Peter Bowles) highest-placed veterans. Teams: 1. Andy Hughes, Dave Huggett,

Marjorie Bamford. She was a member finished 5th in their group of nine in the Middlesex Congress: Steve Preston, Robin Khan; 2. Jeremy

of Barrow Club and Cumbria Contract qualifier, just 8 VPs behind the runners- congratulations to Peter Scotting, Pat Baker, Jill Shortman, Fred Hotchen

Bridge Association for many years. up. Johnson, Tony Verran and partner who Nick Kraik; 3. Helen Ackroyd, Tim

Marjorie served on the County Com- Congratulations to Geoff and Nettie won the Swiss Teams; also well done to Dunsby, Ann Sharples, Robert Mott.

mittee and represented Cumbria in White, Ian Walsh and Graham Hoare Jacek Lapszys – Sandy Riach who were Diary dates: Feb 4-8, IBM Dupli-

years gone by. She was a great supporter for winning the Heart Foundation Swiss 7th in the Swiss Pairs. cated Pairs (clubs). Feb 17, Valentine

of our Congress and her name fre- Teams, held at Smithaleigh in Novem- EBU Marmaris Congress: once again Mini-Swiss Teams. Feb 24, Pottage

quently appears on the trophies, ber. Congratulations to Mike and Clare Essex shines: winners Swiss Teams: Semi- Finals. March 17, Harrop Swiss

particularly the Ladies’ Pairs, in part- Hamon for winning the One-day Swiss Mary Homer, Albert Kitchin, Simon Teams. Apr 14-19, Bayer No-Fear Pairs

nership with Dorothy Heron and more Pairs, held at Torquay Bridge Club in Moorman, Peter Oake; Swiss Pairs: (in some clubs including the IOW). All

recently Mary Cooney. We extend our December. Simon Moorman – Peter Oake; Mixed events are held in Romsey and start at

deepest sympathy to Marjorie’s family. Diary dates: Mar 15-17, North Pairs: Mary Homer – Albert Kitchin; 2pm unless otherwise noted. Entries to

Diary dates: Sun Feb 17, Champion- Devon Weekend, Barnstaple Hotel, Barn- Open Pairs: Simon Moorman – Peter Lillian Craigen ( 02380 254276 or

ship Pairs, Eden Club, Carlisle. Sun Mar staple (contact Brenda Martin ( 01271 Oake. lillian.craigen@sky.com

17, Inter-club Teams of Eight, Barrow 862013). Apr 12-14, Devon County Stratford Autumn Congress: Sandy

Club. Mar 8-10, Cumbria Congress, Congress (Green Point), Palace Hotel and Martin Smith made the Teams A

Windermere Hydro; as a trial, we are Torquay (contact Terence Treeby Herefordshire

Final with non-Essex team-mates.

starting the Saturday sessions earlier at ( 01803 844342. Recent Essex events: Fletcher Trophy: www.herefordshirebridge.co.uk

11am and 3pm. won by Loughton BC; congratulations AFTER the second round of the Inter-

Dorset to Michael Watson (Capt.) Nigel club Teams, Marcle – Cider are leading,

Derbyshire Bardsley, Wendy Coldham, Patrick followed by Hereford A and Fownhope.

www.bridgewebs.com/dorset O’Gara, Sue French, Rod Hudson, But there are still three rounds to go.

www.bridgewebs/derbyshire WE are sad to an - Marion Cook, John Birch. Cup for Clubs The Ace of Spades (restricted to

nounce the death of Trophy: won by Collier Row BC; players below Advanced Master) was

THE only DCBA cham-

Martyn Hill-Jones who congratulations to Ann Savory, John won by Pat Barclay – Ralph Rea closely

pionship before Christ-

was one of Dorset’s Rowden, Kit Charlton, Robert Elliott. followed by Janet and Sam Hardy.

mas was the Invitation

most eminent players over a long period. Tony Kelvin Trophy: 1. Winnie Godber, In the No Fear Teams (only one

Pairs which was won by

Mike Pownall shares his thoughts: John Stimson, Chris Taylor, Sue Taylor; member of the team may be Advanced

David Marshall – Paul

‘Martyn had struggled with poor health 2. Peter Oake, Robert Elliott, Mike Master or above), the winners were Sue

Madden. In 2nd place

for the entire length of the thirty years I Graham, Ian Moss; 3. Paul Mollison, Val Munday, Naomi Lacey, David Wall and

were Malcolm Caporn – Mary Marshall.

knew him. Despite this, he was very Mollison, Brian Davies, Bernie Hunt. Eileen Wall; the runners-up were Geoff

The EMBA party was the usual

successful in national events through- Mixed Pairs: 1. Laurie and Stephanie Harrington, Andy Lowe, Christine

success with splendid food followed by

out the 1980s and 1990s. He won both Burtt, 2. Pat Watson – Sandy Riach and Barnes and Tony Cockbain.

bridge. The Open Section winners were

the Pairs and Teams at the Brighton 3. Pat Johnson – Peter Scotting. Flitch The Healey Cup is a Worcestershire

Annie Young – Viv Ross with Dave

Summer Congress and also the National winners were Chris and Sue Taylor. inter-club event to which Herefordshire

Briggs – Jim Tomlinson in 2nd place.

Pairs with Jim Pepin before going on to The League Cup was won by teams are also invited. We have a good

The winners of the Beginners Section

make the top section in the final phase Loughton Cookies (Marion Cook, John record in this event (last year HBA clubs

were David Rees – Dave Wesson, 2nd

of the European Pairs the following Birch, Sue French, Rod Hudson). came first and second), and this year

were Jan Millar-Craig – Brenda Green,

year. He played in the Crockfords Final Diary dates: Feb 3, Swiss Pairs. Feb Wyeside came second (Bob Underhill,

3rd were Linda Pritchard and partner,

twice and the final weekend of the Gold 9-10, Woodham Ferrers; Feb 17, Helliar John Griffiths, Stephen Booth and Chris

and in 4th place congratulations to

Cup. Many bridge players in Dorset Trophy. Mar 8, Gwen Herga Trophies. Thomas).

youngsters Harry and Bethany Madden Mar 17, Play with an Expert. Mar 20,

were taught or helped by Martyn in Congratulations to Tony Forrester

who have been playing for only four Essex Spring Seniors. Mar 28, Spring

some way. He will be sadly missed.’ who this year equalled Boris Schapiro’s

months. Pairs League.

Chope Salver: 1. Claire Hillyard – record of eleven wins in the Gold Cup.

Diary dates: Mar 6, Spare date for

David Gill, 2. Lesley Lewis – Miles Full results of all county competitions

completing 2013 teams-of-eight matches. are on our website.

Cowling, 3. David Berwitz – Helen

Mar 9-10, Leicestershire Green Point Ackroyd.

Hants and IoW Diary dates: Feb 9, Club Teams of

event, Spondon – entries to Robert Tollemache: Dorset finished 5th= in Eight, 10.30am, Tarrington Community

Northage rnorthage@btinternet.com or www.bridgewebs.com/hiwcba/

their qualifying group. Hall. Feb 16, Charity Swiss Teams,

( 01509 553 302. Mar 20, Final Round Other notable results: Paddy Bowen – CONGRATULATIONS to 10.30am, Tarrington Community Hall.

of Teams of Eight. Mar 27, Final Round Brian Browse finished 5th in the Swiss Bob McRobert who was Mar 2, Championship Pairs, 10.30am,

of Eric White and Winter Plate. Teams and 10th in the Swiss Pairs at the part of the winning team Tarrington Community Hall. Mar 8,

EBU’s Marmaris Overseas Congress. at the EBU Seniors Con- Inter-club Teams Round 4, 7pm, Ledbury

Devon David Gill – Eugene Sheehan were 2nd gress and also to John Community Centre. Mar 22, Mixed Pairs,

in the Championship Pairs at the Jones – Adrian Fontes who came 3rd in 7pm, Bartestree Village Hall.

www.devonbridge.co.uk Torquay Congress. Mark Hooper – Nikki the Pairs B Final.

THE Torquay Bridge Club Decent finished 2nd and Daphne County results: Simple Systems Pairs:

Congress in November Philipps – Helen Ackroyd 7th, in the 1. Christine Coombe – David Pine, Hertfordshire

was once again a very Chidwick Cup (Charity Sims). 2. Marian Grasse – Carol Parkes, 3. John www.hertsbridge.co.uk

successful event. Thanks Diary dates: Feb 3, Frost Rose Bowl Berry – Reg Merrell. Wessex Swiss CONGRATULATIONS to

to organisers Chris and (Blue-pointed Teams) at Allendale Teams: 1. Jeremy Baker, Dave Huggett, the Hertfordshire team of

Joan Ley, Joy Murray Brown and Bridge Club, Wimborne. Feb 17, John Sherringham and Steve Preston; David Dickson, Malcolm

directors Marilyn and David Jones. Weymouth College Trophy – Teams, 2. James Clark, Owen Leigh, Christine Harris, Vernon Gaskell,

Congratulations to the following win- Weymouth Bridge Club. Mar 24, Ray, Mike Fithyan; 3. Clare and Martin Roger Gibbons Alan Kay,

ners: Mixed and Open Pairs: Richard Portland Pairs – Green-pointed Sim Bevan, Sula Turpin, Andy Fry. Jubilee David Walker, Derek Oram, Celia Oram

and Christine Ray. Consolation Pairs: Pairs, Christchurch Bridge Club. Mar Cup Teams of Eight: 1. Mike Kinsey, and Roger Edmonds who have qualified

Terence Treeby – Joy Pellow. Champion- 27, Garden Cities Qualifier – Teams of Dave Hinkin, Owen Leigh, Mike Fithyan, for the final of the Tollemache Cup.

ship Pairs: Alan and Jette Bailey. Mar- Eight, Dorchester Bridge Club. Steve Preston, Heather Maidment, Lilias Congratulations also to the team of

jorie Bean Cup: Barbara Biggin – Anne Further information available at Lamont, Peter Dunne; 2. Rosemary and Jean Anderson, June Ball, Jeff Green and

Skinner. Copy.Shop2Printers Prize: Sara www.bridgewebs.com/dorset/ David Spencer, Clare and Ian Fearon, Helen Robinson for winning the

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