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Diary dates: the Norfolk Congress has Winter League 4: 1. Marcus Witt, Trevor found on the county website. The venue is the Grays Hotel and

moved to the Wensum Valley Hotel, near Thrower, Bill Chadwick, Mike Gore Diary dates: Sun Feb 10, County Pairs Conference Centre, Foregate, Telford.

Norwich, April 5-7 2013. You can find Browne; 2. Jim Deacon, Ian Clarke, Semi-finals. Sun Feb 17, Midlands Swiss Pairs on Sat Apr 20 and teams on

the booking form on the NCBA website Tony Hough, Tim Durdin. Counties League v Staffordshire – away. Sun Apr 21. Please contact Judy on

at www.bridgewebs. com/norfolk/ Diary dates: Sat Feb 2, Saturday Sun Mar 17, Midlands Counties v ( 0174 3235374 or email mitchellmj@

Winter League, Stamford. Wed Feb 20, Lincolnshire – away. Wed Mar 20, OBA

Wednesday Winter League, Northamp- Management Committee meeting. Sun

North East ton. Sat Mar 16, Winter League Play-off, Mar 24, EBU Portland Pairs, Steventon.

Suffolk Stamford. Sun Apr 7, Alastair Brodie

Memorial Trophy.

THE NEBA Annual Con- Somerset

gress was held in early VICTOR Floriean, Chris Kennedy, Birte Ditchburn

November at a new Nottinghamshire

SOMERSET finished 3rd in and Peter Carlisle won the

venue, the Marriot their Tollemache qualifying Championship Teams Plate.

Hotel in Gateshead. On

IN the County Match against War- group – the county’s best Team Bresler (qualifier winners) joins

the Friday night the

wickshire all three teams lost 4-16, 2-18 performance for years. teams Moore, Hanley, and Newman in

winners were: Women’s Pairs: Ros

and 3-17. In the match against Wor- Congratulations to Captain the Championship Semi-finals.

French – Diana Drysdale; Mixed Pairs:

cestershire all lost 7-13, 4-16 and 5-15. Eric Cummings and his Elizabeth Tora – Jane Moore retained

John and Rossalyn Halliwell. Men’s

The Derbyshire/EBU Green Point Swiss team of Colin Flood, Colin Simcox, the Suffolk Simultaneous Pairs from

Pairs: Horacio Oliveira – Simon Hedley.

Teams was won by Geoff Topol, Andrew Frank Colman, Alan and Jette Bailey, John and Maureen Heath, with Sam and

On Saturday, the green-pointed Swiss

Scott, David Hodge and Mark Goddard. Roger Sweet and Mike Whittaker. Bim Wilson coming 3rd.

Pairs was won by Bohdan Hnyda – John

The Anniversary Teams was won by The County Swiss Teams was won by Suffolk, represented by David Price

Eglington and on Sunday, the green-

the Leicestershire team of John Milne, Donne Hoong, Michael Toft, Pip Duncan (Capt.), Peter Sutcliffe, Jonathan Green,

pointed Swiss Teams was won by Phil

Brian Marlow, Michael Mahoney and and Sharlean Weir. The top three teams Jane and Andrew Moore, Chris

Godfrey, Clive Owen, Chris Owen and Chambers, Peter Gemmell and Rick

Trevor Barret , with Gordon Fullerton, were separated by 2 VPs. The County

John Atthey. Bev Godfrey is standing Hanley, qualified for the Tollemache

Frank Ball, Ellen Overton and Keith Teams of Eight was won by the team from

down as Congress Secretary and our Cup Final, the premier event in county

Rodgers 2nd. the Yeovil Club of Colin Powell, David

thanks go to her for all the work she has bridge, for the third time in the last four

Graham Brindley has been appointed Steele, David Latchem, Bob Warrender,

done in organising this and many years.

to be the NCBA Representative, repre- John Durrant, Brian Bottomly, Peter

previous Congresses. Gurman and Stewart Upton. The Ladies’ Suffolk had mixed fortunes against

senting Nottinghamshire clubs on the

The final of the NEBA Gazette Cup and Men’s Pairs were won by Anne Cambs & Hunts in the ECL. The A Team

EBU County Clubs Committee.

was held in October and the winners McBride – Anne Skinner, Ralph Smith – won 20-0 but the B Team lost 8-12 as

Diary dates: The Wednesday pro-

were Clive and Christopher Owen. The Steve Tomlinson respectively. did the C Team.

gramme is under review, so see the

Gazette Shield was won by Neil and Inga The Western League results against Colchester retained the Abbeygate

website for details. The NCBA Journal

Aiston. The Annual Teams Congress held Wiltshire, Hereford and Dorset were: Shield, the county Club Teams-of-Eight

Cup, the county’s Pairs Championship,

by Cramlington Bridge Club was won will be on Sun Apr 7. (For enquiries and Wiltshire: A team won 19 – 1, B team and will represent Suffolk at the Garden

by Norman and Rosemary Gray, John entries contact Graham Brindley ( 0115 won 18 – 2, C team won 19 – 1. Cities regional final in the new year.

Kingcome and Jim Hodgson. 9232186). The AGM is scheduled for Hereford: A team won 12- 8, B team We are excited about the East Anglian

May 12. won 20 – 0, C team drew 10 – 10. Bridge Weekend, a Green Point Swiss

Northamptonshire Dorset: A team won 12-8, B team lost Pairs & Swiss Teams Weekend to be held

6 - 14, C team lost 0-20. jointly with the Norfolk and Cambs & Oxfordshire Diary dates: Sun Feb 3, Two-tier Hunts Associations on Ipswich Water-

SADLY Peter Coleman Teams of Four (Club Championship), front on March 9-10 2013.

lost his fight against CONGRATULATIONS to Oakes. Sun Feb 24, Three-tier Pairs Two beginners, Paddy Lockwood –

cancer recently. He Lorna Swadling, Alastair (Club Championship), Draycott. Mon Antony Hurden won the biggest Novice

joined Kettering Bridge Club while still Gidman, Sandra Nicholson Mar 4, Pairs league (1), Webbington Pairs field for at least a decade. Runners-

in his teens and soon made his mark in Hotel. Tue Mar 12, Pairs League (2), up were Simon Riley – Diane Whiteley.

and Krys Kazmierczak who

club, county and national competitions. Woolavington. Sat Mar 16, County Bill Bethel – David Eaton won the

achieved joint first place in

He will be remembered for his calm, Mixed Pairs, Street. Fri Mar 29, Pairs Improvers section.

the Middlesex Swiss Teams.

laid back approach to life in general and League (3), Webbington Hotel. Diary dates: Sun Feb 10, Jyl Marsh

The Malvern Swiss Teams Congress saw

particularly bridge. He was that rare Individual, 2pm, Colchester. Fri Feb 22,

three of the top ten places taken by

combination of an excellent player, but Suffolk Pairs Semi-Final, 7pm, Kesgrave.

Oxfordshire teams. Dinah and Andrew Staffs and Shrops Sat Mar 9, East Anglia Bridge Weekend

more importantly a real gentleman at Lintott, John Slater and Helen Lawton-

the bridge table. GP Swiss Pairs, 1pm, UCS Ipswich. Sun

Smith were the highest placed of these,

The Lakeland was won by Stamford. Mar 10, East Anglia Bridge Weekend GP

finishing 7th. At the EBU Seniors’ PAUL Hackett was in the

The Broke Cup semi-finalists are Swiss Teams, 11am, UCS Ipswich. Sun

Congress Peter Russell – Ron Quainton, winning team in the

Graham Hedley, Ross Stacey, Robert Mar 24, Club Teams of Four, 2pm,

along with Olivia and Alan Woo, also Senior Camrose Trials

Miller and Michael Keogh. The Betts Pakenham.

achieved a top 10 finish. and will be representing

Bowl semi-finalists are Robin Griffiths, Congratulations to Gillian Lonsdale – England in the Senior

Bill Chadwick, Brian Churchill with the Nigel Wilkes on winning the OBA Swiss Camrose in Wales in May. Surrey

winner of the match between Kevin Pairs Championship. At the county’s first The county team had a magnificent

Fogarty and Richard Gibson. Welcome Day in October, Robert Procter, 20-0 win against Lincolnshire in the

In the Eastern Counties League match Peter Finbow, Norman Gascoyne and Dawes. The victorious team was Edward CONGRATULATIONS to

against Hertfordshire, the A team lost Adrian Lambe won the OBA Friendly Levy, John Parsons, Paul Cutler, Roy the Hinden team (Frances

4-16, the B team won 14-6 and the C Swiss Teams. Rita Todd – Moira Pavelin Edwards, David Beavon, Roger Keane, Hinden, Graham Osborne,

team lost 5-15. won the well-attended Oxford Café Robin Adey and Geoff Davies. The Jeffrey Allerton and Chris

Results: Wed Winter League 3: 1. Kevin Bridge event which was played simulta- second team also won 20-0; congratu- Jagger) who have won the

Fogarty, Margaret Bryant, Richard neously in six different locations. lations to Mike Cornes, Annette Lucas, 2012 Premier League (see pages 22-23).

Gibson, Eifion Jones; 2. Hugh Williams, Winners of the County monthly Dan Crofts, Sandra Fenton, Dave Ken Ford, Charles Chisnall, Ian

Jonathan Watkins, Brent Hill, Andy Seniors’ Pairs were: December: Norman Clarke, Celia Day, Lawrence Haynes and Swanson and Bill Hodgkiss did very well

Robinson. Wed Winter League 4: 1. Jim Gascoyne – Alan Prior; November: Dale Keith Shuttleworth. to reach the semi-finals of the Gold Cup.

Deacon, Dan Baines, Mike Trask, Tony Thomas – Keith Goswell. Diary dates: The heats for the Bearn Despite last-minute team changes

Hough; 2. Kevin Fogarty, Margaret The Children in Need Sim Pairs was which are open to all of our county due to illness and a clash of dates, the

Bryant, Richard Gibson, Eifion Jones. well supported by Oxfordshire clubs, members are: Newcastle on Mon Feb 25 Surrey team qualified for the Tollemache

Sat Winter League 3: 1. Graham and raising over £2500. and Stafford on Thur Feb 28. The Bearn final in 1st place.

Berry Hedley, Ben and Joan Gibson; Wallingford Bridge Club is holding a final is on Sunday 7th April. John Samuels – Maureen Dennison

2. Marcus Witt, Mike Gore Browne, new Swiss Pairs event on Sunday Judy Mitchell is accepting entries for won the Senior Pairs, Arun Suri – Bob

Trevor Thrower and Mike Auger. Sat February 3. Further information can be our Green-pointed Shropshire Congress. McRobert won the inaugural Midweek

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