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 btinternet.com
Wednesday Winter League, Northamp- Management Committee meeting. Sun
North East ton. Sat Mar 16, Winter League Play-off, Mar 24, EBU Portland Pairs, Steventon.
www.neba.co.uk Stamford. Sun Apr 7, Alastair Brodie
Memorial Trophy. www.suffolkbridge.co.uk
THE NEBA Annual Con- Somerset
gress was held in early VICTOR Floriean, Chris
www.somersetbridge.org.uk Kennedy, Birte Ditchburn
November at a new Nottinghamshire
SOMERSET finished 3rd in and Peter Carlisle won the
venue, the Marriot
www.bridgewebs.com/nottinghamshire 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 &
www.northantsbridge.info/ Oxfordshire Diary dates: Sun Feb 3, Two-tier Hunts Associations on Ipswich Water-
SADLY Peter Coleman www.oxfordshirebridge.co.uk 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. www.staffsandshrops.org.uk 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 www.surreycountybridge.org.uk
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
50 English Bridge February 2013 www.ebu.co.uk