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2. Chris Derrick, Will Roper, Arthur Sarah has been selected for the Under 2nd in the Swiss Teams. Diary dates: Feb 10, Ladies’ Pairs,

Tayler. Champions Cup: 1. Surrey (Peter 25 Junior Camrose in February and Rob Diary dates: Feb. 10, Merseyside & 2pm, Pinner Bridge Club. Feb 17,

Lee, Jeffrey Allerton, Frances Hinden, has been selected to play in the White Deeside Cup, MBC. Feb 17, Jean Keen Middlesex Clubs Championship (Teams

Mike Scoltock); 2. London (Graham House Junior Tournament in Amster- Trophy (Women’s Teams), MBC. Mar 7, of Eight). Throughout February and

Sadie, Simon Cearns, Martin and dam in March. Charity Challenge, MBC. Mar 10, Eric March there are numerous qualifying

Margaret Nygren). Seniors Camrose: John Holland and Howarth Cup (GP teams), Deva BC. heats for the National Pairs, the Mid-

Diary dates: Feb 10, Palmer Bayer Paul Hackett will represent England in Mar 24, Portland Pairs Heat, Deva BC. dlesex Mixed Pairs and the Middlesex

Trophy – No Fear Pairs, YCBC, 1pm; the Senior’s Camrose in May after win- Apr 14, Charity Teams, MBC. Apr 21, Championship Pairs. The County web-

contact Chris Duckworth chris.duck ning the trials weekend. Preece Rosebowl (Ladies’ Pairs), site has an extensive competitions

worth@lineone.net or ( 020 7385 3534. Diary dates: Feb 16-17, Junior Blundellsands. May 6, May Day Pairs, calendar.

Feb 17, Ian Gardiner Trophy – London Camrose Trophy, from 10am, Park Inn MBC. May 16, Andrew Rosebowl, LBC.

Championship Teams of Four, YCBC, Radisson, 4 Cheetham Hill Road, May 19, Open GP Pairs, MBC.

11.30am; contact Sati McKenzie sati. Manchester M4 4EW. Sun Feb 17,

Norfolk

mckenzie@googlemail.com or ( 020 Cantor Cup (Newcomers), 1pm, Man- www.bridgewebs.com/norfolk/

7627 0977. Mar 9-10, Green-pointed chester Bridge Club. Sat Mar 9, Green Middlesex

Swiss Weekend, St Paul’s School, Barnes; Pointed Pairs, 11am, St Peters Assembly PEOPLE who think bridge

www.middlesexbridge.co.uk players are anoraks were

Swiss Pairs on Saturday at 1pm, Swiss Rooms (Altrincham Bridge Club).

Teams on Sunday at 11.30am; contact CONGRATULATIONS to entirely justified during

Mike Hill at michaelrd.hill@btinternet. Alex Allfrey who has won the Barclays Bank Trophy

Merseyside/Cheshire the BGB Gold Cup. Janet held at the British Legion

com or ( 01732 863283.

www.mcba.org.uk de Botton, David Burn, Club in Norwich on 9th

THE winners of the Nick Sandqvist and Thor- December. It was absolutely freezing –

Manchester County Pairs event Erik Hoftaniska were all and the heating failed so all thirty-nine

(Waterworth Cup) runners-up. Alex also pairs had to play huddled in coats and

www.lighton.btinternet.co.uk/ came 2nd in the Premier scarves. Eileen Townsend said it had been

were Beth and Barry

BEN Franks Trophy: Wennell; 2nd were League this year (see pages 22-23). bitterly cold but praised Neil Tracey, who

congratulations to Mike Sheila Shea – Margaret Barnes, with Jill The Middlesex Tollemache team fin- was in charge of the movement: ‘He had

Bell – Sarah O’Connor Knight – Joan Marray 3rd. These ished 3rd in their qualifying group and to re-set it four times because so many

(photo below) who won leading three pairs will be our represen- narrowly failed to qualify for the final. people had to drop out with colds or flu,

the Corwen Qualifier in December just tatives in the Corwen Trophy. Heather Dhondy, Nevena Senior and and players needed to qualify so they

ahead of John Hassett – Jeff Morris. The The winners of the North Wales Nicola Smith were all part of the Great couldn’t find substitute partners.’ Neil

other Corwen qualifiers were Rod Teams were Chris Pope, Peter Kaufmann, Britain Ladies team that won a bronze stressed that shortcomings like heating

Franks – David Pennington, and Gary Simon Edwards and Paddy Murphy. medal at the World Mind Games invi- will be resolved: ‘I believe the venue is

Hyett – Rodney Lighton. The Chester Bowl charity pairs event tational event in Beijing (see page 54). ideal for bridge and the N&NBC is

Gold Cup: John Hassett’s team (Jeff was won by George Eakin – Angus In the Autumn Congress, Neil Rosen prepared to help the British Legion get

Morris, Michael Byrne, Michael New- Clark; Paul Roberts – Julian Merrill came 2nd in the 2 Stars Pairs Final. the premises up to standard.’

man, John Holland and Bill Hirst) lost were the runners-up. The Consolation Simon Cope won the Eastbourne Bowl Barclays Bank Trophy winners were

in the quarter-final to the eventual Final was won by Mark Weeks – Peter teams event. Mike and Barbara Harnden with Mike

winners, Allfrey. (Gold Cup Final report Sumption. In the county, Richard Hillman – Walsh – Matt Millson as runners up.

on page 39) Well done to David Stevenson – Liz Keith Bennett won the Middlesex In other recent events, the Allwood

Llangollen Swiss Teams: Michael Byrne Commins who won the LCBA Green- Congress Swiss Pairs (photo below); Alan Wharton Trophy (Club Teams of Eight)

was a member of the team which won pointed Pairs event last October (photo Mayo – Rob Cliffe finished joint 2nd was won by Norfolk & Norwich BC and

the WBU’s Llangollen Swiss Teams. on previous page). The following week- with Tim Nash – Mark Westley. The the Houston Trophy Swiss Teams winners

Santa Claus Pairs: Manchester BC’s end, David and Liz, along with Paddy Swiss Teams was won on a split tie by were Mike Millson, Mike Walsh, Roger

popular Christmas event was won by Murphy and Matt Foster, won the LCBA Lorna Swadling, Alastair Gidman, Amey and Michael Whiting.

Jason Hackett – Rob Myers; runners-up Foundation Cup. Sandra Nicholson, Krys Kazmierczak; Hard-pressed Norfolk clubs will have

were Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield. Well done to the foursome of Liz 2nd were Pat Johnson, Peter Scotting, more Tournament Directors in 2013 as a

Junior Bridge: In the Channel Trophy Commins, Barry Jones, Paddy Murphy Brian Gladman and Tony Verran. Well three session training course over three

between England, France, Netherlands and Bob Pitts, who were runners-up in done to Jeff and Tracy Hartstone, months was well attended. James Tullett

and Belgium, Sarah O’Connor, Sinead the Llangollen Swiss Teams. Murray Leader and Gary Diamond who is one of those with fingers crossed

Bird, Laura Bonney and Kirstyn Fuller Well done also to John Hampson – won the Middlesex Ranked Masters waiting to hear if he has passed the exam:

all played for the England Under 25 Julian Merrill. Having won the main Teams. Congratulations to Joanna and ‘It was enjoyable and good to learn about

Girls Team, Rob Myers played for the Pairs event at the EBU Seniors Congress Michael Lord who won the Ranked the ins and outs of directing,’ he said. ‘It

Under 25 Open Team, and Michael last year, this time they were a creditable Masters Pairs. The Senior Pairs were won was an excellent course and I would

Byrne captained the Under 20 Team. 5th and also part of the team that were by Charlotte Vine – Rita Hochenberg. recommend it.’

Photo: Manchester CBA

Photo: Middlesex CBA

Mike Bell (left) and Sarah O’Connor, winners of the Ben Franks Trophy, Middlesex Swiss Pairs winners, Keith Bennett and Richard Hillman

with Manchester CBA Chairman Kevin Comrie. with County President Charlotte Vine.

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